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I've been meaning to put this up for some time but I've been to busy revising for my GCSE's. And Was just curious what brought you to the Dragon Age Universe? I came into Dragon age by one of My friend showing me the Cinematic Sacred ashes for Origins and Thought it looked "Ok". He then went on to say how it looked amazing and that you could Shape-shift. I then Received it for Christmas and decided to put it to one side and go on some other games I got. I then decided to go on it and was blown away by the story, game-play,characters and everything else. I then got all the DLC etc and Am currently loving DA2, The ironic thing is my friend now can't stand Origins and only plays on DA2 when he's bored whilst I have completed both games on numerous times. If it weren't for my friend I wouldn't of been introduced into the wonderful world of Dragon Age, So how did you come across Dragon age? Daggers End (talk) 19:31, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

Looking at the responses, OP, I'd say: good thread. I salute you...erm.... Sir/Madam Pointy Thing. Though the point of a dagger is to slash, not pierce. That's why they're edged on both sides. Just saying. Quirkynature (talk) 01:56, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I fear not all stories are filled with unparalleled myth and glory. I just bought DAO at random and liked it. Noctarius (talk) 19:42, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

A friend got me DA:O for my birthday a couple of years ago. I'd never even heard of it! He persuaded me to give it a go. And the rest is history... NickyStuu (talk) 19:47, June 29, 2011 (UTC)NickyStuu

I saw the “Not Every Hero is Pure” commercial on TV one night, and I thought the game looked interesting--but I was also a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure about playing an RPG. (I was very much a “If I can’t fire a gun or drive a car, I’m not interested!” gamer, back then.) Then I lost my job on the day the game came out, and I said, “Well, I’ve got the time, now.” So I bought it, popped it in the ol’ Xbox, and when I finally put the controller down, 3 months had gone by. HELO (talk) 20:51, June 29, 2011 (UTC

My husband used to have a subscription to Game Informer. I was reading it one day and they listed Alistair as one of their "Top 10 Geeks" or something. Then there was all this fan mail from girls standing up for Alistair. I thought, "What is this game that has a hot guy that girls feel the urge to defend his honor?" Asked hubby about it. He hadn't heard of it (plays FPS almost exclusively). Then a couple of months later, while I was on maternity leave, he brought home DA:O for me to check out. It had been a long, long time since I had really played a game but just an hour or two in I was hooked. Noblemama (talk) 21:16, June 29, 2011 (UTC)Noblemama

I have the habit of trawling Ign for good reviews(which is like trawling fox news for accurate information), when I came across a game that was a fantasy rpg with humans, elves, dwarves etc., and was more highly recommended than the latest COD game. My first thought was that I'd create a human warrior named Aragorn and give him a sword the size of a small child so I can faff about and kill things like the indomitable son of zeus that you are on easy. Ten playthroughs and every single DLC later, I would rate it like I would Ocarina of Time:no matter what happens in the future, it will remain a classic that will remain in my heart and never fail to bring me joy whenever I play it after a particularly bad purchase, as if it's saying "don't worry, I won't abandon you like those other games". Creepy metaphors aside, I discovered it purely on chance, and it is the one game that can tear me away from Halo Reach.

I got it as a random purchase earlier this year. I just finished AC Brotherhood & wanted to get a new game that seemed interesting. I noticed the DA:O Ultimate Edition, & thought it looked ok. I asked the dude at Gamestop if it was worth buying, & he highly recommended it. I never heard of that game before then, (nor Bioware for that matter) & also I'm quite picky about the video games I play. I went ahead & got it. When I just started my first play through I wasn't sure if I'd like it that much, especially since i was still on my Assassins Creed kick at the time. (I also started with the mage origin which IMO turned out to be the most boring one) It was when I got to the battle of Ostagar mission when I knew this is going to be an awesome game. As I continued on with that first play through, I was hooked. Both Dragon Age games ended up being the only games I played for a few months until recently when I started playing the Mass Effect games. If didn't buy DA:O that day, I probably would overlook Mass Effect when buying new games. I'm glad I got it.Ser Derek of Highever (talk) 22:00, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

Game Informer said it was an RPG made by Bioware, and I spent months playing KotOR on the original Xbox, so I decided to give it a try. I've never had a game where I went through 4 times so I could get everything right before. Best Christmas present since the remake of the original Pokemon games. --CommanderCousland (talk) 22:44, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

This. Very this. Only KotOR on the PC. Rest is same. Quirkynature (talk) 22:51, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

It's a BioWare RPG and it was said it was going to be the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate. It seemed pretty obvious I was going to get this from day one. I mean, I'm not completely insane. Andy the Black (talk) 22:59, June 29, 2011 (UTC)

I never played a BioWare game before Origins, and I remember I bought both Demon's Souls and Origins the same day (the week of Origins release) and I played Origins first, Demon's Souls failed so heavily in comparison after that. But, I looked at potential top RPGs of 2009, then it just grew because of what I saw. It was hyped up to be one of the best yet, much like Skyrim is doing now. Then just decided to buy. Tommyspa (talk) 23:09, June 29, 2011 (UTC) (edited for poor grammar)

One night I had a gaming related epiphany which resulted in me buying ME and ME2 and I absolutely loved them. A few months and several playtroughs later I decided it was time to actually play something new, so I looked for other games made by Bioware and found Origins. I remember when I was watching the intro I was feeling all tingly and excited so at that point I knew I was probably going to love the game, then from the moment I stepped out into the Alienage for the first time I was totally hooked, and it quickly became one of my favourite games ever. Violet Rogue (talk) 00:10, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

About a few months after Origins was released, my sister asked my mom to buy the game and she had a go at it. At the time, I had absolutely NO interest in trying my hand at an RPG, since I was a more action oriented player, but on occasion watched my sister play the game and thought it looked ok. My sister played the Human Noble origin, and got royally owned during the Fade and Deep Roads quests, and eventually gave up on the game a bit before the Landsmeet out of frustration. Near the end of September of 2010, I had ran out of games to play, so my sister suggested that I try and finish Origins. After some thought I was like "sure, why not". I am SOOO glad that I did, and now I am officially HOOKED on the series, books included. Yay happy accidental encounters XD! Sevarian10 (talk) 00:25, June 30, 2011 (UTC)Sevarian10

I watched the IGN review of the game, nd at first wasn't interested but then I remembered KOTOR and I thought they seemed the same, and well the rest is as people would say, history. Dawnofdoom999 (talk) 01:01, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

It was the same thing that drags me, kicking and screaming, into every modern technology/game-platform/franchise/social-network I've gotten into, this century: a girl wanted us to have something in common. Futonrevoltion (talk) 02:57, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

My girlfriend just got a playstation 3. She bought White Knight Chronicles because I had it and then she wanted another RPG that you can create your own character and such in it. She was searching online alone one day and came to me later saying she wanted "the game with the red cover"... That really didn't help too much but then one day we were at the store and she pointed it out. It was already out for a year and it was a used copy and it was cheap, so I bought it on the spot for her. Told her it was for me so she wouldn't get upset but then I let her play it first. She fell in love with it and when I heard the Ultimate Edition was coming out a few months later I preordered that and began playing it myself and fell in love. Have beaten it fully 3 times, on my 4th, I want at least 2 or 3 more play throughs with different endings and origins. Love DA2 but not as much as Origins, I have high hopes for the beefy DLC we have been promised tho. I don't know what I would have done If I never bought the game for her. I love it. The Grey Warden symbol might be my second tattoo. Skursky (talk) 03:00, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I was sitting in the closet in my husband's office intent on ripping out a crappy children's choo-choo train border (we had just moved in) while he played Origins for a little bit in the background. I recognized the voice of Claudia Black and Steve Valentine, poked my head out, and started watching during the whole "Swooping is bad" scene. After that I was hooked. Thiel Serion (talk) 04:40, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I got into Dragon Age by a very backward route. I started BioWare games with Mass Effect, pretty much played ME and ME2 to death, and was looking for something new. I tried the demo for DA2, liked it, bought DA2, played through a few times, and heard DA:O was better. Bought DA:O, and BOY HOWDY was it better! Don't really have time to game intensively right now (plus I left my current Warden with only the Dalish Elves treaty mission left to do, which is my least favorite mission), but I'll probably get back to it in the not-too-distant future. Diyartifact (talk) 05:41, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

My little brother rented it one night and gave it a try. After he went to bed I started a game and never gave it back to to him... or Blockbuster..--Calle Cousland (talk) 05:45, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

Uhh... me and some friends got high and saw the blood dragon poster on the window of gamestop. It freaked me out and I screamed all the way home like it was chasing me. A few months later, i saw the game as I was buying Mass Effect 2 and thought "woah, this was the game that scared the shit outta me!" I didnt even notice the two games were made by bioware until Awakening. (talk) 08:01, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

We were looking for a game to play during the summer, hubby looked around a little and brought Origins, as it had good recommendations and was supposed to be the spiritual successor of BGII, which we both enjoyed. Neither of us expected that immense level of immersion (in my case even addiction, I suppose), which made it really THE game. --Ygrain (talk) 08:11, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I wanted to quit WoW and went looking for a non-MMO to replace it, figuring it'd be easier to take breaks with a game you can pause. After reading through a few forums it seemed DA:O had the reputation of being one of the best RPGs ever, with the advantage of multiple playthroughs actually being interesting. So, I went out on a limb and bought it. Nowadays I barely remember WoW exists. (talk) 08:45, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not allowed to say this, but fuck it. I was a cynic, and thought, "Wow, another Lord of the Rings ripoff with WoW game play," and then I torrented it because I like to be justified in my bitching. And oh my god, was I wrong. Boy, oh boy, was I wrong.

Now I legitimately own both games and every bit of DLC, and will continue to do so because I am another whore in the capitalist gang bang, but damn, do I love Dragon Age.HomelyDrugAddict (talk) 08:50, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

Capitalist gangbang. You made me LOL. Quirkynature (talk) 12:07, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

Looking for a game similar to the Legend of Zelda series on the Xbox 360, which I bought in the summer of 2010, led me into checking out this game series, and basically I found it interesting enough to purchase the first game and its expansion pack Awakening. (VicGeorge2K9 (talk) 12:24, June 30, 2011 (UTC))

I was aiding my Computer Lab Teacher by doing 'research' and found the Sacred Ashes trailer, I thought the game was so awesome I took the teacher's overview program and made the class watch it. Friendlysociopath (talk) 13:48, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I was surfing on the net, looking for something to wish for Christmas. Then I saw it...Dragon Age: Origins. I watched the trailer and I was amazed. I had to get it. Of course I pre-ordered DA2 as soon it was possible and now I'm playing it. DA fan forever -- (talk) 15:15, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I was waiting for this game to come out for ages... 5-6 years maybe. The reason I came to know about it was because I played NeverWinter Nights and really loved it and one day I was browsing on BW's website and saw that they were to relase a game called Dragon Age. So that's why I bought it. I loved Origins soo much, I couldn't stop playing, one game after the other.. lol LadyMiriel (talk) 13:18, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I was at Gamestop looking for a certain game but I couldn't find it, so I decided to browse the shelf for another game to buy and I saw Dragon Age: Origins and remembered that the Sacred Ashes Trailer looked pretty cool and I bought it. I was torn between doing the Human Noble Origin or Dalish Elf Origin; I decided to do both and with my Human Noble I made all of the "bad decisions" like siding with the Werewolves, Templars, Bhelen, preserving the Anvil, and not saving Redcliff; I did the opposite with my Dalish Elf. But I was hooked and forgot about the game i was originnally looking for! TheKingofKings (talk) 17:39, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I was having a painfully boring summer and decided it was in fact time for a game. After reading reviews and whatnot, I realized that Dragon Age: Origins was "the one." I have to say I loved it from the start. After I finished it, there was already no getting out - I was immersed in the DA world. --Angry Tank (talk) 03:52, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I know what you mean Angry Tank. I'm pretty sure I went straight into another play through after finishing my first. I saw things about Origins just in advertisement. It just looked like the sorta game I'd like. I've liked fantasy games for most of my game playing time. I suppose everyone has their taste in games. I'd say mine just about boils down to fantasy, racing, rpg, action, and anything else random I like the look of. Now if they can make an Action Fantasy Racing RPG we'll be in falucking business. Oh, with dragons, of course. Oh yeah, I like dragons, always though they were cool, so a game named Dragon Age is right up my ally. But yeah, I just saw some things, cover looked cool, read up on it, figured it'd be Oblivion-y, which I liked. Turns out, it kicked the shit out of Oblivion, and any expectations I could've ever had. As a single game, it's easily one of, if not my outright favourite of all time. It's the first I've played with any real implementation of companions, which I found just... friggin awesome. Playing anything similar now, it's like ...why can't I have 3 people with me doing this? S13Kuro (talk) 04:35, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • Yeah, DA really raised the bar for the games I play. The other day I was playing a few games I had enjoyed in the past, but they were just so, so boring!! I was already missing the DA system of having choices, having other companions to talk to. Most of all I missed the story, its depth and intricacy, and everything about the world. It was also my first game like that. Now I really can't pay much attention to a game that doesn't provide me with many choices, and plot is a vital part in my choices xD. Angry Tank (talk) 04:45, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

Geez, guess I'm just the weirdo that wasn't sold by the Sacred Ashes trailer. Oh yeah, it was awesome, but I was like, "Pfffft, trying to sell me on CGI videos tthat aren't even in game," and figured it'd suck. I hadn't seen the violence trailer, I saw it eventually, it was kinda cool. The Join Us trailer is awesome, and if I had seen that before hand I would have gotten all pumped, same with the long cinematic.HomelyDrugAddict (talk) 05:13, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I actually saw the Sacred Ashes trailer half-way into the game. There's a Join Us trailer? That sounds lame. The name, I mean.
Sacred Ashes is sort of accurate of what to expect. Morrigan=shapeshifting hottie. Leliana=really nimble hottie. Sten="strike when she comes for me". The Warden=shouldn't be speaking lolhax. Dragons? Yessir. Darkspawn? Only in nearly 3/4th of the game. Makes buying the 2 Grandmaster Silverite and Master Silverite Runes worth it.
Wait, what's the point of this thread again? Quirkynature (talk) 05:40, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
Hottie? I thought those CGI renders were eye-splodingly fugly! D: Dorquemada (talk) 06:18, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
I remember people being really, really upset that the art direction in Origins didn't match the CGI trailers - in particular, the one with a phosphorescent Warden entering the Deep Roads. I believe that they were made by a different company.
EDIT - That trailer was called "Warden's Calling." [[1]] Futonrevoltion (talk) 08:43, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
OoooOOOO, it's the "New Shit" trailer! :D And, oh mummy dearest is that Warden one ugly motherfucker. I would have panned him as the villain of the story if I hadn't known. All in all, seems that I were lucky not to see all that advertisement crap before playing the game; now when I think, I most certainly would have liked Hawke more if I hadn't seen those pompous cheesy trailers. Dorquemada (talk) 09:02, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah... the DA2 ads were on par with the "John Romero's about to make you his b*tch... suck it down" campaign for Daikatana. Futonrevoltion (talk) 09:07, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I heard X-Play say "Baldurs Gate" and I instantly pre-ordered. --Slowrider7 (talk) 05:43, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

Whereas I thought Morrigan was a hottie in game, while Leliana was meh, but in the Sacred Ashes trailer I thought Leliana was a hottie and Morrigan not so much. S13Kuro (talk) 07:04, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I was burning out from plying Gran Turismo 5 (the only reason I bought a PS3) and my GF was burning out on her game (some medieval castle game) when she played the demo on her computer for DA2. She showed it to me, then we found the Sacred Ashes Trailer. I hadn't played an RPG, well, since AD&D in the 80's. (flashback of throwing a d20 to hit then 6d4+6 for damage) We went to GameStop, and I got it for the PS3, and she got it for her computer. We've been hooked since! I discovered DragonAgeNexus, so I've bought it for my computer, I just recently got the video card I needed, but discovered I need more RAM (I'm getting that today) DA:O FTW! M.Dragon (talk) 12:01, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I saw the commercial a few days before Origins was released. Thought it sounded cool. I looked it up online (like reading the game's description on and decided I'd really like it. Went to Gamestop on release day and picked up one of the only PS3 copies they had that wasn't pre-ordered. To be honest the description and commercial made it sound more exciting (ie combat) than it actually was, but I still LOVE the hell out of that game. XIII Lightning (talk) 17:43, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

I just selected it completely at random. Goes to show that wasting time looking for nothing in particular isnt always a waste of time :)

Actually just picked this up a week and a half ago on EA's Origin. I originally saw this game and thought it was another WoW clone. I myself hated WoW and convinced myself never to buy this game. After DA2 came out with a demo, I decided to give it a try. This was the PC demo which was plagued with menu problems in the tactics screen but I thought hey, it seems decent enough. I then read a few reviews of DA2 which all said the original game was better so I thought it may just be worth a try. After scowering the net looking for a good deal, I finally bought the ultimate edition for $14.99 and have been having a very good time with the game. It took about 2 hours after installing it before I finally figured out how to enable my DLCs and get rid of most of the lag on my computer. I gotta say running on one core on a dual-core machine isn't the best way to solve the lag problems but otherwise I'd be playing at 2 fps. But enough about that, I've just healed Eamon with the ashes and I'm having a blast with the game. I can't wait to finish it, again and again. Freakium (talk) 20:17, July 1, 2011 (UTC)
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