Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)

5.5 Overall Score
Story: 5/10
Acting: 5/10
Visuals: 6/10

Sometimes interesting visuals

Generic fantasy story and film probably only of interest to fans of the game

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Dragon Age:  Dawn of the Seeker

Studio:  BioWare

Genre(s):  Animated/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Release Date(s):  February 11, 2012

MPAA Rating:  Not Rated


Well, you’re shorter now…

There is a traitor in the Chantry.  When Byron learns of the traitor, he and his trainee Cassandra set out to uncover the danger.  Unfortunately, Byron is cut down and now Cassandra finds herself teamed with a circle mage named Regalyan to find out what the blood mages are planning.  Cassandra and Regalyan find themselves hunted as a plot to control the dragons could be hatched and Chantry may fall.

Directed by Fumihiko Sori, Dragon Age:  Dawn of the Seeker (or the Japanese title of ドラゴンエイジ ブラッドメイジの聖戦 or Dragon Age: Blood Mage no Seisen) is an animated tie in to the popular Dragon Age video game which first was released in 2009.


If I control them, can I keep one as a pet?

I got Dragon Age for Xbox 360, but had a hard time getting into the game.  It felt like too generic of sword and sorcery RPG fighting game…and likewise, Dragon Age:  Dawn of the Seeker is also very generic in its presentation.

I feel a little spoiled in the world of RPGs.  Games like Final Fantasy and Elder Scrolls are very good and cinematic in their presentation.  The movie is meant as a lead-in to Dragon Age II where Cassandra appears as a character, and though it is an independent story, it feels like there is so much backstory that doesn’t make much sense unless you play the game.  This makes the movie hard for people who don’t really play the game and probably just makes those who do play the game rather wish they were playing.


Cassandra…slayer of fiery things

The animation for the movie is sometime kind of inspiring and other times rather cheap looking.   The characters have a lot of motion capture look to them and that does give the movie some real texture and feel.  The creatures of the film (though too far between) are good looking…the movie is called “Dragon Age”…I would have like more dragons throughout (not just ending).  The biggest aspect lacking in the film is much texture to the backgrounds and sets.  The film just comes off as video game animation in that aspect.

Dragon Age:  Dawn of the Seeker is a generic barbarian adventure that doesn’t really add much to either the game nor stands alone.  The original Japanese voice actors are replaced for American viewing and at an hour and a half, the story is too long for what it is.  Unless you are a mega fan of Dragon Age, don’t bother with this tie-in.

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