So the PC and XBox versions of Bioware’s Dragon Age Origins first post launch downloadable content have been released and are available to play after quite a LONG delay. No word on the PS3 version though. I have no clue what happened, and really don’t care as it is behind all of us. I downloaded it last night, and ended up playing through it on my dual-wielding warrior. Granted, she is level 15 and working through the dwarf area before heading to the Landsmeet so my party is already pretty well decked out.
There’s lots of the information on the DLC already out there, but I’ll try not to spoil too much but you’ll notice the note before my last paragraph where the potential spoilers are. The content itself isn’t all that long but it was enjoyable to wrap up all the loose ends. Lots of good dialog and flashbacks mixed in with the various battles. I felt the duration and pacing felt about right – as it is about as long as Warden’s keep, possibly a bit shorter. Some good teasers and hints for what’s coming up in the expansion, so that was a pleasant surprise. A couple of potentially tricky fights, but I’m still on the medium difficulty on my 3rd play-through, so nothing terribly difficult. For me, I enjoyed it and it was worth the$5. Will I be getting more DLC for DA:O? I’m not sure – but I will be definitely getting the expansion.
Now for a bit of the down-side (and spoiler info) as there a couple of things I didn’t like. First off, all the items obtained are Tier 5 (best is Tier 7) and the armor only helps from a stamina perspective and coolness factor. I figured if Alister’s going to be king he should look the part, so I’m sacrificing a bit of his survivability for looks ;). But I find it very weird that the king isn’t wearing better armor or that I have a number of weapons better then Duncaan’s swords. It just struck me as weird that for content geared at level 13/14 ish (just going of the Strength requirement for the armor) that it is so much worse then Wade’s Dragon Plate and the Juggernaut set. But I think the most disappointing part was they didn’t have anything in there regarding Duncaan as I we should’ve at least been able to bury him.
Anyway, I’m glad I played it and now I’ll finish off this play-through and get ready for Awakenings.