Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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The aninmation style was very different that what I was expecting. Every image had an almost ethereal glow. It made everything almost too pretty, but after a bit, I got used to it.
The story itself could have been taken from Dragon Age Origins, and I liked that. It should fit in that well.
The bad guy was pretty 2 dimensional, though, I wish we'd had at least a minute or two of backstory on how he became so hideous looking, apart from the whole "I are a blood mage! RAR! I kill you all!" thing.
Would I recommend this to people who have not played the games? Yes. The story is easily accessible, and enjoyable.
As a fan of the games I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. When I first saw it advertised here, I had a bit or morbid curiosity. For the most part Anime has been on a severe decline in quality of story telling and visuals lately, so I was none to pleased to see a Japanese studio handling it. CGI animation has never really been Japan's strong point. Even some of the better CG movies I have seen from them look pretty poor when compared to an American made one. (Appleseed vs Anything by Pixar.) Only exception I can think of I have seen is Final Fantasy Advent Children. I was also concerned about how well a country who's RPG's tend to be of a totally different flavor than western ones, would handle it.
I can say happily that they exceeded my expectations.
The animation and designs are good. Maybe not great. (would have rather seen it done like the game models used for cutscenes.) but they avoid looking totally stiff and lifeless.
The battle sequences. Yeah they fit the dragon age setting. Pretty much everything seen in the movie can be done in the game, or is shown in a game cut scene.
So for any fans of Dragon Age I can highly recommend.
On another note. Buy the Blueray, even if you do not have a player for it. It comes with the movie on DVD as well and as of May 31st 2012 is almost $10.00 cheaper than the DVD version.
For people who do not know much about the games or the setting, it does not rate as high. (3 stars there) It's still an entertaining watch, but you would probably get the feeling one gets when they start reading a book series halfway through. You may like what you see but you are totally lost on who is who.
Note: I rented the SD version and watched it on my tablet and it looked sharp. Not sure that this would be noticeably different in true HD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you like the game you'll like this. Might be worth a 4...but that might be pushing it.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Plagued by problems. One-dimensional characters with no real motivations, "evil for the sake of evil" villains who spew their plans into dialogue, inept "everyone who... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jr
I believed the art of the movie was poor in design. Other than than, great movie and plenty of backstory of Dragon Age's CassandraPublished 5 months ago by Sheriindallas