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40 hours in and I still find Dragon Age Origins pretty boring... Does it get better?

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So, I bought DAO Ultimate Edition on the Steam Summer Sale on the day it was on sale.

Thing is, I dunno, but I'm finding the game pretty boring so far.
The story is pretty boring, bland and predictable in my opinion... Combat is boring, the AI (for my party at least) is dumb as hell, and the game is ridiculously unbalanced (I mean, I have level 15 party members and feel like I'm fighting level 20-25 mobs).

I've played plenty of RPGs in my life, of all kinds, both WRPGs and JRPGs, such as Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Final Fantasy, Diablo 2, Mass Effect, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest, and so on, but I've yet to find one that bores and annoys me as much as this one.

I really don't want to give up on it since I paid money for it and hate seeing money go to waste, but I don't know if I'll be able to keep myself entertained to finish it...
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Yeah that game sucks a** IMO. You need MORE pimples, LESS friends, and be a virgin to enjoy it, I'm guessing.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk;14621327 
Yeah that game sucks a** IMO. You need MORE pimples, LESS friends, and be a virgin to enjoy it, I'm guessing.

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Honestly..
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk;14621327 
Yeah that game sucks a** IMO. You need MORE pimples, LESS friends, and be a virgin to enjoy it, I'm guessing.

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Cool story bro
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It was very boring. I had no interest in buying the sequel.
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For me it was an epic game. the sequel on the other hand is a complete and utter waste of money! I regret buying Dragon Age 2 frown.gif
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post #7 of 40
At least you didn't pay for Dragon Age 2 rolleyes.gif

I think Bioware storytelling\characterisation peaked at Baldurs Gate 2, and has gone downhill since then.

If I were in the market for buying an RPG right now, I'd pick something like Fallout New Vegas.

Without spoiling too much, there's a lot of combat filler in DA:O and the main quest structure is the same old Bioware: collect 4 MacGuffins to get to the final battle.
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post #8 of 40
If youve played baldurs gate that explains why you are dissatisfied with dragon age.

Otherwise its a good game, but Baldurs Gate was a time where gameplay was the most important matter of all... they NAILED it with that game, it was exciting, awesome storyline and characters seemed too pull you into their universe, but those days are long gone. frown.gif

Bioware have come from an indie developer, too a cash cow. In their early days it was about making the best games they could(I mean come on, a game based ENTIRELY on the original Dungeons and Dragons ruleset? With online multiplayer and an amazing well thought out storyline? oooooh yeah wink.gif ), now its about making as much money as they can... All companys do it with age...

I suggest you look for new games from new developers, because they have too really try and do something new that works well for the game to go on sale.
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post #9 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by losttsol;14621419 
It was very boring. I had no interest in buying the sequel.

^ Well that should be true for people who enjoyed the game.
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post #10 of 40
I never figured out how to get out of the first castle. That game is twenty of the dumbest dollars I ever spent... which is saying something.
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