- ASIN: B006P28VBM
- Release Date: December 29, 2011
- Average Customer Review: 85 customer reviews
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When the program first launches it requires you to enter or create an EA/Origin ID.
I had the same similar error message for both games, but the actual solution for each was different:
The problem I had was that when I entered my information (existing account), I got a generic "We're sorry, an error has occurred." message.
After multiple exchanges with both Amazon and EA technical support - here was the solution:
For Dragon Age:
Download and install the Origin client and use that to activate the game. It will detect that it is already installed.
(same goes for Dragon Age II). Once the game is activated, and you run it at least once, you can uninstall the Origin client.
If you uninstall the "EA: Shared Component Game Activation" you will have to re-activate the game.
For Dragon Age II:
Even though you can create an account online and use special characters in your password, the game itself does not recognize it and you will get that generic error. Just use letters and numbers, and you should be able to connect to the Dragon Age Servers from within the game. Then all the DLC will be recognized.
Don't know why the same password only worked for Dragon Age and not Dragon Age II, but figured I would share my $.02 anyway.
Note: No problems with using the Amazon Downloader software. While you can use the Origin client to download and install the game - it has a terrible bug in that it may encounter an error, not complete the download, and delete all the downloaded data thus far (even trying to set the do not delete permissions on the folders doesn't resolve the problem).Read more ›
Origins terms of service are pretty broad and it gets me a little leary thinking about the nefarious things they could do that still doesn't detract (for me anyway) the awesome value of this bundle.
You can register these games on origin (not needed to be on origin or register it on origin to play)
The pack comes with separate keys for each of the game:
DA:O game key and complete dlc key
DA2 game key and the black emporium key
You can register both keys (and dlc keys to unlock the content) on the bioware site.
For those that want to use origin: both keys will register but you have to put the dlc keys on the bioware site. Also the game does NOT autoupdate, so you have to install the patches manually from the bioware site.
Other than those things, the pack is a great deal and I had no problems installing it and running the game on my win7 x64 machine.
There is nothing in the game or on Bioware's website that directed me to this solution. I eventually browsed the DAO forums and found a link to the EA support site (NOT the Bioware support site which the game directs you to). The efficient EA tech support patiently helped me resolve the issue. But all told this was the worst installation I have experienced since the world wide web was born.
As for the game itself ... it was ok. The controls and gameplay are good enough. The story is darker and more predictable than I would wish. There are no shocks and no real chance at heroism or villainy as you might find in other Bioware titles. It is very much Baldur's Gate 3 but replacing the humor with bloody choices where every success is tinged with failure. In this way it was too much like covering real life in blood and shoving a few demons in.
That is days of high quality gameplay. Dragon Age is a classic, and Dragon Age 2 is a pretty good game too.
Review for Dragon Age:
If you haven't played this game, do it now!
Review for Dragon Age 2:
If you can get over the fact that you do not play as the same character as the first Dragon Age, then it is a pretty damn good game. Dragon Age 2 is a bit more simplified than its predecessor, but that also means less time sifting through clutter in your inventory. The consolidation is comparable to Mass Effect -> Mass Effect 2.
The downside is that it does have less customization than the first game. It almost seems like they tried to dumb the game down to attract a broader audience, but instead ended up disappointing the fans of the original game.
That being said, I still really enjoyed this game. The combat is fun, faster paced than the first game, but also with less strategy involved. The first game kicked my ass at times when I just rushed into a place with no strategy, but Dragon Age 2 (on normal difficulty anyway) allows you to charge headfirst without much forethought.
The story is what you would expect from a Bioware game, excellent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dragon Age, as with the mass effect games are great games. 2 did get repetitive but was still enjoyable.Published 18 months ago by Typhoongrande
I love DA 1 so much. One of the best RPGs ever made. It actually has a story!
DA2 was a bit of a let down. But I'm waiting for DA3 impatiently...
These games are my favorite of any I've played. Engaging storyline, well thought-out history and world, and fun tactics. Having all of Origins was great. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Angela Camp
I played neverwinter series and wanted more solo RPG action. the DA pack is fun fun fun. This is by far one of the best RPG games I have played in over 20 years. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Starcraft2WOOT
I've had these games for a while so far but I never got around to writing a review so here it goes. I thought both games were well made. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is best mmorpg but not best for all i think want steam key and if you want to buy it i dont tell any thinkPublished on December 19, 2013 by Mr.Spoie
I still enjoyed playing this game but Bioware took a step back from the first game that I found no problems in. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Cat lover