Dragon Age: Origins

I have had Dragon Age: Origins on my gaming radar for a while, but as so often is the case I have to question when I would actually get to play the darn thing.

It sounds like the PC version is the one to get; better graphics, tons of downloaded content, and a potentially large user community with lots of potential mods. I am considering a new PC/laptop just for this sort of thing (i.e. gaming). I would not get a gaming rig per say, but something that is more powerful than what I am currently using.

Looking at the metacritic scores, the PC (91%) has received the highest ratings followed by the PS3 (89%) and then the 360 (86%). The PS3 scores are interesting because the game (as I understand it) was ported from the PC/360 – and somehow the PS3 version has higher ratings than the 360? Maybe that means that PS3 reviewers have lower standards? Maybe subpar ports (just talking out loud about graphic issues) are expected to be the norm these days?

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2 thoughts on “Dragon Age: Origins”

  1. For what it’s worth, I’m running DAO on a laptop and it smokes. I’ve got about a month-old Dell Precision M6400 running Win7 64bit, 4GB Ram, 512 MB video, and I’m running the game off an SSD. It lags in 1920×1200 resolution, but runs great on the highest settings at 1650xWhatever. And the game is awesome.

  2. Gordy – Thanks for the comments. Right now my only laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1525; not up to the specs you have, but can run WoW adequately.

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