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Director: Fumihiko Sori
Running time: 85 minutes
Dragon Age: Dawn Of The Seeker is an animated film based on the popular RPG video games. I’ve never played the games, but I am a big fan of rival RPGs such as The Elder Scrolls series. I’m not exactly adverse to swords, sorcery, and dragons. Dargon Age: Dawn Of The Seeker takes place in your typical fantasy world and begins with what seems to be a religious rite, in which dragon’s blood is fed to a young girl. The girl is soon rescued by a group of knights known as Seekers. One of these Seekers is Cassandra, who is beautiful and skilled but also quite rash and violent. She soon uncovers a plot that is attempting to overthrow the Chantry of Andraste.
The film is »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
When it comes to talking about fan's attachment to BioWare's extended universes, it's tough to talk about Dragon Age without at least thinking about the RPG developer's other major IP, Mass Effect. It's clear that the latter has a dedicated and often vocal fanbase with a great deal of attachment to Shepard's journey aboard the Normandy these past few years. At the same time, it's hard to imagine (or find) the same kind of obsessive clamor for the studio's dark fantasy RPG series.
Nevertheless, here we are talking about an animated expansion of the Dragon Age universe in Dawn of the Seeker. And while there's some nice technical gloss on this CG feature from director Vexille director Fumihiko Sori, this 90-minute film fails to make a convincing case for why one should care about BioWare's fantasy IP.
The film follows Cassandra, a Seeker (essentially a knight), who accidentally sniffs out »
- Charles Webb
With all the furor surrounding Mass Effect 3′s ending, EA have come out with some further sombre news regarding their now almost forgotten fantasy RPG, Dragon Age II. When asked on Twitter about whether the game would be getting an Ultimate Edition, the game’s executive producer Mark Darrah replied:
‘retailers have to be willing to take it. There isn’t any retail interest Atm.’
There it is then, it would appear that the game has breathed its last commercial breath. While by no means an awful game, Dragon Age II was heavily criticised upon release for simplifying the intricate gameplay and storyline that made Dragon Age: Origins so popular. The game sold poorly compared to expectations, and was quickly condemned to bargains bins at most major game retailers. On the bright side, rather than waste time flogging this dead horse, Bioware can now look ahead to making the »
- Robert Zak
“While we will still be keeping an eye out for any issues that might crop up in Daii and supporting the community should any emergencies should arise, we’re moving the entire team’s focus to the next phase of Dragon Age’s future.
“You’ve most certainly heard the rumors floating around, and unfortunately I can’t really comment on them, However, what I can say is that we’ve been thinking a lot about Dragon Age – what it means, and where it could go. This past year, we’ve spent a lot of time both going back to the ‘BioWare vault’ of games and re-examining them, »
- Matt Mann
BioWare has stopped future development of Dragon Age 2 content as the team focuses on the next game in the series. In a post on BioWare's forums, Dragon Age 2 executive producer Mark Darrah revealed that the latest patch would be the last update for the game. "While we will still be keeping an eye out for any issues that might crop up in Daii and supporting the community should any emergencies arise, we're moving the entire team's focus to the next phase of Dragon Age's future," Darrah said. "You've most certainly heard the rumors floating around, and unfortunately I can't really comment on them. However, what I can say is that we've been thinking a lot about Dragon Age - what it means, (more) »
- By Scott Nichols
5 items from 2012
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