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Poll Results: Which version of Dragon Age Will You be Purchasing?

 
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Right, late to the game, but finally started playing!

I actually put it off for a while, as I'm not generally into the fantasy genre. However, Mass Effect 1+2 are one of my favourite games ever, so I decided to give Bioware another chance on this one.

To my surprise, I am actually enjoying it. I love collecting items and advancing my character, and the story line isn't too cheesy so far (Played 3 hours). I used to play Diablo years ago, and it reminds me of that. Looting, bettering items etc. So yeah, quite enjoying it!

I love finding an RPG I can get totally lost in. Hard to come by, but so rewarding when you do.

Pity the graphics aren't brilliant, but not to worry! I was wondering if you could force a small amount of bloom or anything like that, to spice it up a little?
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Not sure about forcing bloom but the modding community is very active. I would try out some texture mods that improve the visuals and character faces a bit.

http://www.dragonagenexus.com/
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Not sure about forcing bloom but the modding community is very active. I would try out some texture mods that improve the visuals and character faces a bit.

http://www.dragonagenexus.com/
Ah cool! Rep for you ;D
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I have just realised (And confirmed) that Claudia Black and Kate Mulgrew have done some voicing!

I'm sure that's not news to anyone else. Still, I love seeing famous actors doing voice overs.
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I have just realised (And confirmed) that Claudia Black and Kate Mulgrew have done some voicing!

I'm sure that's not news to anyone else. Still, I love seeing famous actors doing voice overs.
They couldn't have found a better voice for Morrigan than Claudia Black. Just getting into a little bit of Farscape and I dig it. Great, great voice actor.

You definitely have to start modding the game. Adds a ton of replayablity to a game that already had that aspect. Just check the top 100 on Nexus and it will give you a good idea of the better mods. Adonnay's weapon replacer and Dragon Age Redesigned are a couple absolute *musts* in my book.
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can't wait for the dlc :d

great game.
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Completely random.. but..

I was flipping around for some late night TV the other day and I came across some goofy show on the Disney channel. There was some goof ball running around acting like an ass and I was about to flip it but his voice was so familiar. It hit me.. The guy sounded just like Alistair. After watching a bit more (to my detriment; the show is awful) I concluded it had to be Alistair.

Sure enough. The show is called "In the band" and the actor who voices Alistair (Steve Valentine) is one of the adults that is apparently in a band with some kid. Hy-jinx ensue as you would imagine. Really a dumb show in the Hanna Montana ilk. Just goes to show that as a big Dragon Age fan, I would resort to watching almost a whole episode of complete drek in order to see a voice actor of one of my favorite all time games.
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Tim Russ (Tuvok - Voyager) did Zathrian the Keeper and additional voices!

Knew it

Wonder how much it is to hire names like these.
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Tim Russ (Tuvok - Voyager) did Zathrian the Keeper and additional voices!

Knew it

Wonder how much it is to hire names like these.
Apparently a decent amount since there are rumors why more of the main cast wasn't in Awakening was because they (Bioware) didn't want to pay that much. I know I heard something about Bioware balking at having Leliana in Awakening because she specifically wanted too much money. What "too much money" is, I have no idea. It could be that Bioware are just cheapskates.
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Apparently a decent amount since there are rumors why more of the main cast wasn't in Awakening was because they (Bioware) didn't want to pay that much. I know I heard something about Bioware balking at having Leliana in Awakening because she specifically wanted too much money. What "too much money" is, I have no idea. It could be that Bioware are just cheapskates.
Ah right! Although haven't met Leliana in game yet.

It really makes a big difference I think. For example having Claudia voicing Morrigon is perfect. It pays to have some decent acting I think.

Regarding Alistar on TV mentioned a few posts ago... I'm not keen on his acting in the game. Seems... Bland.
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