Dragon Age: Origins Summary

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Dragon Age: Origins Review

Dragon Age: Origins is already a smash hit on the console, and now Strategy Informer takes an in-depth look at the PC version. (PC)

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BioWare "not quite done" with new story content for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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There's more trouble only an Inquisition can solve on the way from BioWare, as creative director Mike Laidlaw confirms they're not moving on from Dragon Age: Inquisition yet. Sadly there'll be no Hero of Ferelden dropping by.

Our original Dragon Age character "will not be appearing" in the Inquisition in person. The Jaws of Hakkon was the first major new story content from BioWare and looked to the Avvar tribes.

Exploration in RPGs the "biggest change" in genre, says Dragon Age developer BioWare

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A whole generation of RPG gamers was first introduced to the genre thanks to Bethesda's Skyrim, a title which has sold millions and has led to "totally different expectations" in storytelling and exploration, says BioWare's Mark Darrah.

That's why Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone 'back to scale' with its explorable worlds, as RPGs have 'shrunk' over the years in sacrifice to fidelity. BioWare is now gunning for both.

Dragon Age: Origins free on Origin until October 14

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Bioware's opening chapter in its flagship fantasy franchise is currently available for free - Dragon Age : Origins is the latest title to be added to Origin's 'On The House' promotion.

So if you've lost your Origins save game (and it was released five years ago, so that's more than likely), here's a chance to forge a new one in time for November's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Alistair "not a party member" in Dragon Age: Inquisition, Morrigan art released

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Executive producer Mark Darrah has confirmed that Dragon Age: Origin's Alistair is "not a party member" for the Inquisitor in the upcoming sequel, but that doesn't rule out a possible cameo appearance.

BioWare has also announced an initiative to help fan artists and cosplayers by releasing "detailed, descriptive, high-resolution character designs" before it launches.

Writing romances is opening "Pandora's Box", says BioWare writer David Gaider

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Dragon Age: Inquisition lead writer David Gaider has discussed the topic of romance in BioWare's RPGs, and how some would be happy if they "just abandoned the effort altogether," but it's tricky.

There are those who enjoy BioWare's tales as much as they do because of romance options, but the team often feels the pressure and always ask 'should we bother?'

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