Originally Posted by _LDC_
a friend of mines told me it requires some kind of exping, that means it would also require lot more time to be completed and, he didn't suggest me to get it knowing I am a casual player. Would you agree on his opinion?
Yeah Dragon Age has that old-school RPG difficulty. Some fights will be impossible if unless you're at a certain level (which isn't a problem, just return to fight on another day). Combat in Dragon Age: Origins (the only one that is a masterpiece) is very strategic and not casual at all.
DAO is 50-60 hours, and should be played at least 6 times on 6 different characters to experience everything it has to offer, and this is excluding
the DLC. DA2 is 40-50 hours long without any of the DLC.
The problem here is, most story driven games are not casual. Casual and story-driven don't really go together regarding games, since most casual gamers just want time-wasting entertainment like Call of Duty.
Mass Effect is a bit more casual, especially 2 and 3. But they also keep the industry-leading storytelling found in Dragon Age (in fact, Mass Effect pretty much invented it). So if you're ever in the mood for a sci-fi masterpiece, definitely give it a go.
Of the other games I listed, the ones closest to being casual are Amnesia and Penumbra, since there's no combat at all (except in the first Penumbra, but it can be avoided entirely). They still reward exploration, and have a number of puzzles, but at least the puzzles make sense.Dear Esther
is a story-driven, almost Lovecraftian game that can be considered casual, since there really isn't much gameplay to speak of. It's like a short story. On that note, there are some very similar mods for Crysis like Triptych
and The Worry of Newport
The upcoming Source mod Underhell
is masterfully crafted and story driven. The prologue is out to give you a taste, but it requires Half-Life 2. Chapter 1 will be out soon, doesn't require any paid item. It is moving away from casual gameplay as you can see here
, but you should still be able to finish it without many problems.