Still a little rattled by Dragon Age 2? Can't quite understand the notion of not liking a Bioware game? Fret not, dear reader; as both Zavvi and The Hut have kindly opted to drop the price on Dragon Age Origins: Awakening, the meaty chunk of boxed post-release DLC, to a mere £4.85. That's less than a fiver! It's not much of a looker, and it pales in comparison to the original's sprawling yarn, but it's a damn good experience and well worth the paltry price of admission.
I know it's very fashionable to hate on Dragon Age II at the moment, but it's also difficult not to when even the expansion pack to the original game offers a better storyline. Massive, game-changing, heartbreaking decisions dominate Awakening - and though romance options are sadly not available, I actually prefer the new characters. Especially the awesome possessed corpse inhabited by a justice demon (or something, feel free to correct me in the comments). Amazon Jersey currently have the best price around... although it's worth noting that newcomers should make a beeline for the ultimate editions that include all of the DLC for one reasonable price.
Return to Ferelden and continue the adventures of the Grey Warden in this expansion to Bioware’s stunning RPG. Set several months after the end of the original game, you must rebuild the region and restore the Grey Wardens whilst dealing with a returning threat of the Darkspawn who aren’t ready to call it a draw just yet. With a collection of new companions (and a return appearance by everyone’s favourite drunken Dwarf), set about solving the mystery of the latest danger to Ferelden. While it doesn’t have the same level of memorable characters of the main game and isn’t a direct continuation of the plot, if you fancy some more Dragon Age then whilst you wait for the sequel it’s a deal worth looking at. Thanks to Zuulan @ Hot UK Deals!
So you've slain the Archdemon, but fret not, Dragon Age addicts, we've got you covered. Dragon Age Origins: Awakening, the first chunk of DLC to be released, can be nabbed off HMV for the mere price of £5.99!
For a piece of DLC, £5.99 might sound a bit dear. But Awakening is considered like a mini-game in itself, housing an epic Dragon Age tale with a new cast of characters, friends and foe alike. For £5.99, it's a bit of a bargain.
Set a half-year after the events of Origins, you'll again take up the mantle of a Grey Warden, but this time in the realm of Amaranthine, fraught with social upheaval and political strife. With a band of followers, you travel to Virgil's Keep to enlist the help of the resident Grey Wardens, but find the fortress defeated by Darkspawn. Evidence suggests it wasn't a mindless horde, however. It was a well-planned, well-organised assault. Who could be masterminding such an attack from the seemingly dim-witted Darkspawn?
And so begins your quests, in search of this elusive 'intelligent' Darkspawn. You'll gather a new team of allies, from witty mages to dual-wielding dwarfs. Along the way, you'll encounter the Architect, a being of unimaginable power who may hold the key to quelling the Darkspawn. Reports suggest Bioware have refined the combat-system, meaning it won't be such a chore to deal with a single band of Darkspawn, and that quests have received a major overhaul resulting in less repetitive grinding.