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May 6th, 2010, 01:10
BioWare has kicked up a page for the Darkspawn Chronicles DLC that was revealed yesterday. This $5 standalone adventure will see you playing as a darkspawn; from the official blurb:
You now fight as the Darkspawn! The city of Denerim, jewel of Ferelden, girds itself for war. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of your fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle. Heed the archdemon's call—Denerim must burn!
* A look at an alternate history: what if your character had died in the Joining ceremony, and the Grey Wardens marched under Alistair's command instead?
* A standalone adventure in which you command genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and even the mighty ogres.
* Complete the module and unlock an epic Darkspawn item in DA:O and Awakening.
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May 6th, 2010, 01:11
You have got to be kidding me.

Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language…they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.
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May 6th, 2010, 01:33
Indeed. Sounds a 100 % ridiculous.
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Yep, sounds like the sort of thing you'd see from a fan mod.

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If they had allowed you to use the events from your regular campaign and see them take place from a different angle it would be interesting. But, to just re-write the game history and take your character out of the picture seems a little lazy.

Although, for 5 bucks they probably aren't too worried about making a masterpiece.
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May 6th, 2010, 04:03
Sounds awesome to me!
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May 6th, 2010, 06:10
Huh, my first response to this news was that actually sounds interesting.
I played the main campaign and that was enough for me. I didn't go back for Awakening as it sounded more of the same.

This might be the thing to have me fire up DA again after finishing the main campaign.

Strange the range of responses you get to DLC announcements. Just like the old adage: you can't please all of the people all of the time.
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May 6th, 2010, 06:14
I like the idea to, it sound like David Gaider's The Calling

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May 6th, 2010, 06:16
I read that book as well, maybe that makes this DLC more interesting.
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May 6th, 2010, 07:09
I smell EA.
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May 6th, 2010, 08:31
Btw, how do I get that "RPGWatch Donor" sig, I did donate but used my real name.?

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May 6th, 2010, 09:09
I'm not too sure about this one either. It might be fun but I would rather see DLC like Wardens Keep.
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May 6th, 2010, 09:43
It sounds interesting..not sure why there are negative reactions. I, for one, was tired of battling Darkspawn AGAIN, after Origins and (little bit of) Awakening. This DLC with role reversal might be fun when you are pitted against Grey Wardens and (possibly) battle Alistair.
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May 6th, 2010, 12:58
Well, I'm guessing a few hundred thousand fans will gladly pay 5$ for this.

Once again, DLC/free money demonstrates how the limited resources of this world should be divided.

Sigh.
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Btw, how do I get that "RPGWatch Donor" sig, I did donate but used my real name.?
Send a PM to Myrthos with the details (eg real name + nick) and he'll fix it up.

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May 6th, 2010, 13:23
Sounds interesting, but not interesting enough for me to start playing DA again just yet. I'll probably buy this the next time I decide to give the game a whirl though.
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May 6th, 2010, 13:33
Can i command hordes of minions against 4 pathetic characters who don't know how to fight and got a dragon vs a loser and some pregnant women at the end?

If yes then i am so getting it .
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May 6th, 2010, 13:57
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This DLC with role reversal might be fun when you are pitted against Grey Wardens
It's probably just one Warden (Alistair). All the others are dead… Oh, and Riordan (if I remember the name correctly).

I feel like I could… like I could… TAKE ON THE WORLD!!!
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May 6th, 2010, 16:49
Darkyawn… I hope they do away with them in DA2. My least favorite part of DA:O was the darkspawn. It's hard to find a more one dimensional enemy in gaming. "We are evil!!!, because we are really really evil and… and.. well evil."

In this DLC though, do you get to pick a class? Mage/theif/fighter for your darkspawn?
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May 6th, 2010, 18:08
Sounds like an interesting little change of pace for a sunday afternoon gaming session. Might be fun
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