I thought that, with the advent of downloadable content packs, true expansion packs were dead in the ground. Then people like Fallout 3 and Borderlands started releasing DLCs on CD. Then Dragon Age: Origins released an actual expansion pack.
Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening continues the story (and suffers title-stack almost as bad as Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast… There’s actually some abiguity on the box; could it be Dragon Age: Awakening: Origins? Dragon Age: (Origins) Awakening?) of the main game, while doing the usual add-loads-of-new-spells-and-items-to-justify-my-existence thang. There are some new characters, too.
I’ve heard conflicting reviews about this expansion pack, hence my holding off for so long. But it seems to be sitting at £12.99 for the duration, so I bit the bullet and picked it up. So I don’t have to buy a compilation in ten years.
Spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins itself inevitably ensue, as well as minor ones for the expansion.