If you missed out on BioWare's excellent role-playing adventure, Dragon Age: Origins , you can play catch-up with the Ultimate Edition.

According to a new listing at GameStop.com , this Ultimate Edition will indeed become a reality on October 12. Unfortunately, we don't have any additional details, but we're prepared to guess: given all the extra DLC available for the RPG, we'd like to assume it'll all be included in the new special edition. It'll cost the standard $59.99 amount but as the game will be about a year old by that time, the extra cost for an "old" title must indeed encompass plenty of extras and goodies. Evidently, the Ultimate Edition will release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on the same day and it should act as the perfect lead-in to Dragon Age II , which is scheduled to drop in March. Basically, you should probably think of this as a Game of the Year Edition of sorts and of course, we highly recommend it. We gave it RPG of the Year in 2009 so it stands to reason that we really loved BioWare's effort.

The only question is whether or not you'd want to nab this over other newer titles set for October; that month is – as usual – downright loaded . But we don't see many RPGs, so…

Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Origins

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eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Dragon age was the biggest disapointment for me. There was more talking than fightning. leveling was too easy. Places were too small. meh

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yes, it was a narrative experience. Is that really a bad thing?

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Yeah it is when theres more narrating than playing. HEavy rain was kind of a narrating game but there was enough gameplay. It was just really really really boring after awhile.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

More narration than playing? Leveling up easy…?

…the hell game were YOU playing?

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

I loved Dragon Age until the final boss fight where I had my backside handed to me every time, so stopped playing.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i remember mentioning in one of the last dragon age topics here recently that i just wasn't feeling it… but here i sit, 40 hours into my finished human warrior file, and 6 hours into my city elf rouge file that i take all that back :D… i am eating crow… mmm…

however, i am just not ready for extra stuff… i am ready for fallout new vegas and this game became my summer binge once it finally sucked me in after about 15 hours… the story really pulled me in and has yet to spit me out…

but, i recommend this for anyone who has been interested like myself… there's probably at least $50 worth of DLC on this disk… i bought the bare model for $30, and even that's enough to make it to october 22nd… 6 origins and at least 3 playthroughs :D… time is starting to quickly approach that infamous date with vegas nowadays…


Last edited by bOnEs on 8/10/2010 12:45:03 AM

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

@ ellejuss

Maybe try it on a harder difficulty than easy.

Because when you turn up the difficulty and magic starts to fly, you kill your own team just as easily as the bad guys.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm probably getting this, but to solve that nasty problem of whether to pass on newer titles I'll get it for xmas or something. This is great news because I was considering blowing too much cash on the Awakening expansion. Now I don't have to, and I'll probly get the DLC to boot.

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
11 years ago

Word. I'll get it. . . Anywho, what other RPGs did it compete with for that award? I'll look into them too.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Demon's Souls, and I don't think there was anything else.
Peace.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Well, I've been thinking of picking up DA:O for a good long while now, and this becomes the new goal. It'll have to wait a while though. Maybe about June of next year depending on what comes out before then, and how much of my collection I can get through. Great news though.
Peace.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

If this does have both Awakenings and all the DLC, I'll be surprised that it fits on a DVD.

Snicket
Snicket
11 years ago

Me too, thank goodness for Blu-ray 😉

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

DVD versions will probably be at least 2 discs. that's my guess.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I never could make up my mind about getting this game, but this could convince me to make the purchase. Especially if it includes all additional content.

Gordo
Gordo
11 years ago

I just picked it up cheap last week. Played it for a few hours and it's ok. The cut scenes are good but the running around the place feels a bit like Fallout 3 in 3rd person view.

I'm playing it after 40 hours of Demon's Souls (just taking a mental break for a few weeks) and it's taking a bit of getting used to a more traditional RPG format.

So as long as you buy it for the role playing, atmostphere and the narrative you'll be ok. I'm just going to stick it on easy and play it for the story.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

I loved dragon age. I bought all the books before the game came out and was totally immersed in the Dragon age world. I loved the story and enjoyed most of the gameplay. Wasn't all that fond of the mages on ps3, but I loved the rogue's.

However this just reaffirms my decision to not purchase Dragon age 2 on release day. I bought DA:O on release day and my support was met with the same response it often is. For being a fan and supporting them I am required to pay twice what others will pay.

So when Dragon age 2 comes out I will wait until it's special edition is released with all content and then because I have waited so long I'll wait until I can snag that collection for $40.

I just don't see a point in spending $150 for something I can wait and get all of it for $40 or less.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Kraygen,

That's one of the reasons I rarely buy new right away.

The same thing happened to Fallout3, with all 5 expansion packs being included in their later released GOTY version, which I think would have totaled at least a hundred bucks(US)if everything was bought separately.

After even waiting a bit more on the newer GOTY version, I was able to get the whole kit & kaboodle at Gamestop for only $40 new during their Power sale.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

Yeah I've pretty much made up my mind that the only game from coming out in the next couple of years I'm buying new is WKC 2, because WKC wasn't all add on crazy.

I am excited for quite a few games, but I'd rather pay $60 for the game and all the add ons than $200. Cost of add ons has gotten ridiculous. I counted today and DA:O has over $90 worth of add on content. That's just wrong.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I almost bought DA:O around release when it was on sale at Future Shop for $40, but I guessed there would be a "complete" version eventually. I'm glad I waited.

Plus, I haven't finished Fallout 3 yet anyway.