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I am interested in playing dragon Age series and was wondering if it is worth the time to play the first one or just get dragon age 2??
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1st one much better than 2nd one.

Dragon age 2 is basically Dragon Effect 2, but worse
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Play Dragon Age 2 first.

You'll enjoy it, and then you'll enjoy the first one more. (maybe)

People who compare DA2 to DA set themselves up for failure. Treat it as its own game set in the universe of DA:O.
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They are both excellent games IMO....However Dragon Age 1 is longer, and a lot deeper. I'd play through the first, and if you like it, pick up Dragon Age 2.
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Play Dragon Age 2 first.

You'll enjoy it, and then you'll enjoy the first one more. (maybe)

People who compare DA2 to DA set themselves up for failure. Treat it as its own game set in the universe of DA:O.
Thats really really hard, considering the game has a 2 in the name. They also don't set themselves up for failure, they are setting themselves up for disappointment. Game was 100% intended to be a sequel of some magnitude over DA:O, and I believe it hasn't been able to live up to that expectation.

You don't have to play the first one to follow along the story thats for sure. If this is for a PC try the demo, if its console just save the hassle and just rent the game. I personally don't think its worth $60, but DA:O is quite cheap now especially one of the bundles with all the DLC. I would have no problem recommending that.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/15/11 at 4:48pm
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Thats really really hard, considering the game has a 2 in the name.
Meh, DA:O is a prologue (hence "origins"). It's The Hobbit is to The Fellowship of the Ring. DA2 does a good job explaining the world if you never played DA:O. Each game has its own stories and characters that don't conflict.

The reason I suggest DA2 first is because, in the end DA:O is the better game and you'll enjoy DA2 more if you're not constantly comparing game play and story to DA:O while playing DA2.
Edited by velocd - 3/15/11 at 4:56pm
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from what i've played of the demo, DA2 is a severe disappointment.

i'd get Origins Ultimate and play that as there is a LOT of content in there for $40. you can pick the rest up when you've decided if you want to play through the DA universe more.
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Meh, DA:O is a prologue (hence "origins"). It's The Hobbit is to The Fellowship of the Ring. DA2 does a good job explaining the world if you never played DA:O. Each game has its own stories and characters that don't conflict.

The reason I suggest DA2 first is because, in the end DA:O is the better game and you'll enjoy DA2 more if you're not constantly comparing game play and story to DA:O while playing DA2.
I do agree with that analogy of Hobbits to Fellows, however it was stated by Bioware themselves that they are developing and releasing a sequel. I often feel had they stated they are releasing a side-story more action oriented game based on the "Realm / World" it would have been very well received by the fans. Similar to a low-end Icewind Dale to Baldur's Gate.

You wouldn't be disappointed with DA2 if you don't have high expectations, still don't think its close to being worth $59.99, but definitely worth it if you can get it for a low 30~40$.
Edited by RagingCain - 3/15/11 at 5:20pm
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Thanks for all the input everyone. its much aprecieted. I think im gonna take velocd's advice and play the second one first then follow up with origins. Feels good to be back at the overclock.net community. thanks guys!
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Meh, DA:O is a prologue (hence "origins"). It's The Hobbit is to The Fellowship of the Ring. DA2 does a good job explaining the world if you never played DA:O. Each game has its own stories and characters that don't conflict.
Actually Origins is called that due to the 6 different starts or Origins in the game. Your character can originate from 6 different places. You can be human, dalish elf, city elf, dwarf noble, dwarf commoner, or mage.
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