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DA: Awakening - Reviews @ GameBanshee, 2404

by Dhruin, 2010-04-02 21:16:08

I was going to do a full Awakening roundup but these two were sent in, so let's run with them for now.  GameBanshee has posted a fairly critical review of Awakening:

Overall, I was underwhelmed by Awakening. The expansion pack is competently made, and it might provide you with 15-20 hours of entertainment, but as I played it I kept feeling like I was getting Origins leftovers. Now, I enjoy leftovers from time to time, but I'm not really a fan of paying $40 for them, especially when they could have used a few more minutes in the microwave. So buyer beware. If more of the same sounds good to you, then you’ll probably like Awakening. But if you were hoping for something new and unique, then not so much.

...and a more positive one at 2404.org, with a score of 8.1/10:

Still, when distilled down to its core, I did enjoy Awakening a little bit more than I did Origins. I found the focus in the story to be very strong, and I always felt like what I was doing was important or building towards some goal. Perhaps Origins would have benefitted from a bit more focus and less needless map screen marching, which still makes an appearance here but is far less annoying. I would love to describe and discuss the ending and my observations about the importance of the decisions you make within the game, but that would add far too many spoilers to a simple review (expect an upcoming blog discussion). Overall Awakening is an expensive but fun extension to a quality game and easily recommended to fans of the series.

Information about

DA: Awakening

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released