Updated May 26, 2010

With the release of Darkspawn Chronicles on Tuesday, reviews have made their way out. Sadly, they are rather poor.

While a few of the Darkspawn, the Ogre and Shriek, are fun to play around with, the short length, lack of customization options, and absence of any real character interaction make this bit of content too straightforward to be especially memorable.
They can't all be Awakenings, of course, but it's becoming increasingly clear that only the very naive will still be holding out for lovingly crafted bite-sized stories in future instalments. For a narrative powerhouse like BioWare, that seems like a terrible waste.
In the end, Darkspawn Chronicles is a cheap piece of DLC with a number of issues, but if you enjoy Dragon Age’s combat system (or the prospect of two more achievements), you might some enjoyment out of it...


So, what do the players and readers of the wiki think of the DLC? Place your thoughts in the comments section below.


UPDATE: Seems like someone liked it over at Game Rant.

"More than anything, Darkspawn Chronicles is plain and simply fun. There’s none of the dialogue, the decisions, the weight of destiny hanging over top of you. There’s simply the enemies in front of you and a powerful voice inside beckoning you to push forward. The end result is exhilarating, and I heartily recommend that all Dragon Age fans try The Darkspawn Chronicles out for themselves."

However, he isn't a big fan of DA:O... perhaps there is some implication there?