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Old 06-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Do I need to play Dragon Age first?

Just picked this up at Best Buy for $5 (awesome coupon in the @gamer magazine!). I've never played the first one, but head all the hype about it. I was wondering if I need to play the original Dragon Age before playing Dragon Age II.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Just picked this up at Best Buy for $5 (awesome coupon in the @gamer magazine!). I've never played the first one, but head all the hype about it. I was wondering if I need to play the original Dragon Age before playing Dragon Age II.

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no, not really. the story doesn't follow on, but there are a few references to the first game. you should play the first game though. its infinitely better than the second, but the second is fun too.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Definitely play the first game before the second. This series is extremely story driven just like Mass Effect. You'll get a lot more out of it by playing the series in order.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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I was going to chime in as to how I've spent the last 3-4 weeks playing Dragon Age: Origins every night when I get home from work, and how freakin' amazing the game is, and that Quiet182 should pick it up... when I noticed his/her xbox profile: "Last seen - 8 hours ago playing Dragon Age: Origins."

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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im playing the first one on pc
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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Just picked this up at Best Buy for $5 (awesome coupon in the @gamer magazine!). I've never played the first one, but head all the hype about it. I was wondering if I need to play the original Dragon Age before playing Dragon Age II.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
the reg copy or ultimate edition w/ all the dlc included?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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Its not necessary

It is not necesary to play it for the story, you do however get a few guests and a few extra codex pages (too bad the second halve of these codex pages is glitched :C)
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
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About to buy this.....after i might get DA1 if 2 is that good.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:41 AM   #9
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As others say, no. Origins seems a but slow after DA2 though. Recommended to play that one first, but you dont need to
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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About to start this, I played dragon age first so it should be fairly easy
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #11
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DAO is so great. If you can get past the 2005 graphics.

Also if you have a save from DAO you only need to play through DA2 once to get one of the achieves, instead of twice.
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