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Dragon Age: Origins is more epic than Skyrim

Now before all of the Skyrim fanboys flood the thread with crappy flames, let me explain. I did not say Dragon Age: Origins was a better game than Skyrim. There is absolutely no arguing that Skyrim is better in a boatload of areas. As it should be, seeing as how Skyrim had about 3 years to develop after DA:O came out.


However, in terms of the writing and storytelling along with execution of the plot, I don't think many can argue that DA:O has Skyrim beat in that area pretty handily. Many credit this to the cinematics. I, however, think it's just a case of DA:O having a better written story. The character development is head and shoulders above anything in Skyrim. I found myself completely caring about my character and the people around him. The insane amount of plot twists that happen based on your choices alone gives you way more of a feeling of control than can be found in Skyrim. The feeling of impending doom from the very beginning of the game excellently portrays the motivation to finish the game and see the quest through. That is something severely hindering my enjoyment of Skyrim. I have yet to beat it because I just don't give a damn. The constant detachment and lack of character development kills any kind of feel the great story in Skyrim could have. Again, this is not to say that Skyrim isn't great in its own right. But for someone to say that Skyrim is hands down the best RPG ever made is a bit of an overstatement.


(Just a thread to discuss the differences between the two along with other Fantasy RPG's that could be tossed in the ring as well. Got in a discussion with a friend of mine and the thoughts displayed above are what came to mind. Feel free to open up discussion.)


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Skyrim and other games like it aren't very plot driven, so I don't consider that much of a feat.



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Dragon Age: Origins is more epic than Skyrim


So is Witcher 2


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So is Witcher 2
Absolutely agree. Loved Witcher 2. DA:O gets the nod over W2 in my book because of the somewhat boring combat in W2 and the customizable characters in DA:O.


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Drewbie
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Skyrim and other games like it aren't very plot driven
Also agree. But you'll find plenty of Skyrim fans who are like Bammers, in a sense. Skyrim is the best in everything, ever. Period.


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re: Dragon Age: Origins is more epic than Skyrim
You can get this game free, along with others for pc off of origin

LINK


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Froman
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Skyrim and other games like it aren't very plot driven, so I don't consider that much of a feat.


This. I like both games, but I don't remember playing Skyrim expecting it to be epic.


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Drewbie
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You can get this game free, along with others for pc off of origin
ETA: Nvm. Figured it out. Thanks a ton!
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Also agree. But you'll find plenty of Skyrim fans who are like Bammers, in a sense. Skyrim is the best in everything, ever. Period.

You seem to be trying to generate your own argument to argue against.

We should just call you Joe Biden.

DA:O has a more epic story, and better characters.

Skyrim has a more epic scale, better customization, a crafting system, better combat, etc.

I love both games.

The difference between the ES series and the DA series, is that Bethesda makes sequels that are awesome. Bioware makes DA2


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bluebarracuda
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you can do this with any downloadable game under $19.99! Just add a game, use the code, remove the game and repeat this for all the games that you want, then just buy them all at the end and theyre all free


DoUrden
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Thanks for the info, but it sounds like too much work and it is EA.


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I saw that you could do that after I had started my download. Wish I would have known. Could have gotten the game and the DLC for free :(


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bluebarracuda
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It's some work, but I'm not going to turn down free mass effect 1 and 2, need for speed, burnout paradise, and about 10 other games I cant remember for free


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Would I be able to try again if I made a new account? Surely not...


ETA: It works again if you make a new account. Wow this promo is full of holes.
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jefforize
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i agree...nothing felt quite as epic as traveling down into the Deep Roads.

dao was really amazing.


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Dragon Age: Origins = interactive soap opera
Skyrim = video game


Drewbie
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Dragon Age: Origins = interactive soap opera
So The Lord of the Rings is one long soap opera to you? Because the stories are eerily similar.


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Because the stories are eerily similar.


Basically every fantasy novel, and video game ever written or created is the same story as Lord of the Rings.


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