Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The dreaded Archdemon has been slain and the advance of the darkspawn halted by a lone, heroic Grey Warden. The kingdom rejoices, but at least one question remains: what happened to Morrigan? The sorceress joined the Wardens cause, but it is said her true purpose was not revealed until the eve of the last battle. She vanished into the shadows, and while rumors claimed she crossed over the mountains into Orlais no trace of her path could be found. She was never heard from again... until now. Nearly a year has passed since the Archdemon's death, and word has reached the Wardens that Morrigan has returned to Ferelden. She has been sighted in the southern wilderness where she was first encountered. Is it truly her? If it is, then why has is she here and what secret does she carry with her? The Warden heads into the forest to find out and tie up this last loose end once and for all. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Despite some small bugs and two somewhat open endings, Witch Hunt proves to be a fine DLC that should't disappoint any fan of the series. If you're a fan of the game and look forward to a decent conclusion to the fantasy saga told until now, look no further.
  2. 65
    The tale of how you find Dragon Age's sparsely clothed mage is a decent one filled with personality and humor, and the combat encounters, as brief as they are, can be fun, but Witch Hunt ultimately doesn't provide enough substance to satisfy.
  3. A mediocre ugprade to a real great RPG. Shame.
  4. As an excuse to spend another mildly diverting evening in Ferelden, Witch Hunt does its job, but it's a functional offering rather than an inspiring one. Hamstrung by the piecemeal nature of Dragon Age DLC, and squandering a lot of the brilliantly constructed narrative from the full game, it's for completists only.
  5. But as the last of Dragon Age's downloadable expansions, Witch Hunt closes out the story with more of a whimper than a bang. [Nov 2010, p.81]
  6. Morrigan's return is a disappointment in this vapid downloadable add-on.
  7. Maybe if Morrigan's ending had been a satisfying one I would have been fine with paying for a 45 minute side quest through places I've already been but it wasn't-so I'm not.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 19, 2011
    8
    While this add-on is rather short it packs a punch in the long run of the story. What you get here is not some epic adventure, it is a short, few hour long add on which only costs a few dollars. If you are a hardcore DA fan you do not want to miss this tidbit of the story, which feels like it serves a huge purpose for later on in the story (DA3 perhaps?) Expand
  2. May 21, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Okay, so this is it. The Big One. the DLC so bad that it was awarded the Gamespot award for "Worst DLC to a good game." But is it really so?

    First off, the plot: The point of this pack is for you, the player, to find Morrigan for a final face off. Along the way, you gain two temporary allies. Oh yeah, and your dog is back. There is that. Now, that is the entire plot, to find Morrigan and what it is that she plans. And yes, it actually leaves you with more questions with answers, but it also does do a fairly good job at giving you closure. That is, if you have romanced Morrigan. I'm sure if you haven't, than you would be missing out. The pack is also only two hours long, with maybe one side quest. However, given the focus, I'm not sure what else they could have done with it.

    Gameplay: This is a pack for Dragon Age: Origins. Outside from a really cool end boss, there's not much that is different. But, then again, it's Dragon Age, so that's not a particularly bad thing.

    Characters: Outside of your dog (who I don't need to say much about, because, well... he's a dog), the other two allies that join you are Ariane, an elf searching for Morrigan after the latter steal a sacred book from her tribe (which is never resolved, by the way), and Finn, a young mage who doesn't quite like life outside of the Tower of Magi, but nonetheless joins you on your quest. While these two do provide some humorus dialogue and funny moments, their personalities don't quite wonder beyond what I just told you. That being said, I would like to see them in a future installment, if nothing else to make them more well-rounded characters.

    The verdict: I can see why this DLC dissapointed, seeing as how it not only promised a finale to Dragon Age, but was also centered around one of the most popular characters, AND how it was realeased the same day as Lair of the Shadow Broker, which was probably the best add-on for Mass Effect 2 (I thought Liara was kind of "meh" until I played that pack). But as for the worst DLC to a great game? No, I don't see it. True, it's flawed, and ture, BioWare is capable of doing better. But for what it is, a DLC meant to serve as a definite ending to DA:O, it's not that bad. There are some funny moments, an incredible final boss (which admittedly is pretty easy, but I digress), and, if you so choose, an emotional closing scene between the Warden and Morrigan. And, it promises something big will happen in the future of Thedas, something in which the Warden, Morrigan, and their son will play a part in. It could have been a great DLC, but for what it is, it's not terrible. I just wish that they could have brought up the thread in this game in Dragon Age 2. Let's hope Dragon Age 3, at least.
    Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    5
    Overall a really forgettable DLC that seems to only pander to those who wanted more closure regarding Morrigan. The mission itself isn't bad, it just feels a bit out of place and needless. I really would only recommend this DLC to those who chose Morrigan as their Romance option. Everyone else, can give it a miss. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2010
    3
    The Good: Finn and Ariane, the new companions who join the Warden on this adventure, are interesting and amusing. Their dialogue is the highlight of this DLC.

    The Meh: Combat is boring and unchallenging; the sole new creature comes from the development of DA2. Areas are all reused from Origins and Awakening. This gives the whole experience an air of the tired and predictable. It really doesn't feel like a lot of effort was put into the DLC.

    The Bad: It is extremely short. Also, for a DLC that was billed to be about Morrigan, and offered the chance to resolve the Warden's situation with her and gain answers, it failed woefully. On release, it was bugged so as not to recognise all the decisions the Warden made at the end of Origins (so Morrigan would react as if your actions had been different to what you actually did, in many cases). The bug has since been fixed, however. Only a tiny proportion of the game's already minuscule play length were spent with Morrigan at the end, and they were very unsatisfying to my (female) Warden, providing no closure whatsoever. (Male Wardens who romanced Morrigan do get a chance for closure, but I guess I was just unlucky enough to play the "wrong" gender and romance the "wrong" companions?)
    Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2011
    0
    Quite dreadful. The story is almost non-existent. This was more of a waste than practically any other BIoware DLC to date. I can't believe that they even released this. What a waste. Expand