06-21-2009 05:11 PM
This is an information thread about the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins RPG from BioWare. There are a couple of Preview Trailers that are up on the site that show off some of the gameplay and character interactions. In a recent interview in Game Informer, it was hinted at, that there could be a possibility of some of the PC user made modules could make it to the consoles as either DLC or as part of the disk.
Developer: BioWare is a Canadian Electronic Entertainment Company founded in 1995. This company has produced many Computer RPGs and has recently begun working with consoles. They are well known for Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins.
Official Site: http://dragonage.bioware.com/index.html
Console Information (updated)
Story: The world is called Ferelden. A dark and foreboding place, where death and violence lurks in every shadow. A troubled world, where even the brightest light can often find itself extinguished by the ever encroaching darkness.
Civilization has fought for many centuries to hold the shadows at bay, but even now the mighty walls of Ostagar are beginning to crumble against the onslaught of an ancient threat. The darkspawn have returned again to bring their taint to the land, and this time, their ancient adversary, the Grey Wardens, have been left neglected by a complacent world that felt they no longer needed them. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, as these mighty warriors again take their place on the front lines against the Blight. But powerful as they are, their numbers have dwindled, and the time is near that a champion needs to step forward from their ranks and lead them to victory. But will the success of this Grey Warden ensure a new, brighter future for Ferelden, or be the first bloody step into a more perilous future?
Origin stories are a major feature of the Dragon Age experience. You choose your origin, and from that starting point, your story begins. You play through your character’s early days, defining his or her background and motivation and begin to learn more about the world of Ferelden from your own distinct perspective. Your choice of origin defines how you will view the world and how it views you. Choose a sneaky, disrespected commoner and you will play a story that focuses around subtle skills and careful wordplay. Choose a noble origin and the world will be much more positive and helpful, but those jealous of your status will not be afraid to take what you have, violently if necessary. More will be revealed on these stories soon…
In Dragon Age, your choices change the world and affect the people around you. Certain situations, storylines, and conversation options will change drastically depending on your origin and your motivations.
Representing the furthest point of encroachment by the ancient Tevinter Imperium into the barbarian lands of the southeast, the fortress of Ostagar was once one of the most important defensive Imperial holdings south of the Waking Sea. It stood at the edge of the Korcari Wilds and watched for any signs of invasion by the barbarians today known as the Chasind wilders. Straddling a narrow pass in the hills, the fortress needed to be by-passed in order for the WIlders to reach the fertile lowlands to the north and proved to be exceedingly difficult for the Wilders to attack due to its naturally defensible position. Like most Imperial holdings in the south, Ostagar was abandoned after Tevinter's collapse during the First Blight. It was successfully sacked by the Chasind wilders and then, as the Chasind threat dwindled following the creation of the modern Ferelden nation, fell to ruin completely.
It has remained unmanned for four centuries, though most of the walls still stand -- as does the tall Tower of Ishal, named after the great Archon that ordered its construction -- and Ostagar remains a testament to the magical power of the Imperium that created it.
The Chantry teaches that it is the hubris of men that brought the darkspawn into our world. Mages sought to usurp Heaven, but were cast out, twisted by their own corruption, only to return as monsters--the first of the darkspawn. They plague the underground caverns and tunnels once inhabited by the dwarven kingdoms. When they discover one of the Old Gods, ancient dragons slumbering in the depths of the earth, it rises as an archdemon to lead the darkspawn as they spread like locusts across the surface lands, destroying all in their path: a Blight. It has been four centuries since the last Blight, but the darkspawn are amassing once again.
Reserve Dragon Age Origins and receive these in-game items:
*Update history 11/02/08 fixed pictures*
*Update history 12/09/08 added new info from Dragon Age's FAQ and new links*
*Update history 05/30/09 added video links and pre order information*
*Update history 06/08/09 added new pictures, new main site address and fixed the broken pictures*
11-01-2008 05:26 AM
There is a ton of info. at the DAO website and the Bioware forums for those interested. The game is basically a continuation of Baldur's Gate hence the Origins. This is going to be one of the best RPG's in years. The game iwll be released on PC first then console will follow later in the year.
11-01-2008 08:41 AM
I just saw this in Game Informer and my faince and I were both interested in it. After watching some of the videos for the game I will have to keep my eye on this one for sure. I've been waiting for some things like this to come to the PS3 and it seems with titles like Fallout3 that are out now and games like this one on the horizon I may just get to post some in the RPG boards again for the first time since FFXI. Nice post OP I would Kudos if I could.
11-01-2008 12:32 PM
11-02-2008 05:58 PM
11-05-2008 02:44 PM
yeah i made a thread about this game a couple weeks ago and evidently i just had wrong timing cause the thread pretty much flopped lol, but i am really excited about this game. the day after i received my game informer, i got on bioware's website and signed up on the dragon age: origins newsletter. so i wont miss a thing