Billed as "the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate", Dragon Age: Origins was released at the end of 2009 to critical and commercial success. It's particularly notable for its success as an RPG on both consoles and desktop platforms. The gameplay sees you create a character with one of six different "origin" backgrounds. Which you choose will affect your starting location (and prologue quests) as well as a smattering of differences throughout the game in terms of how others react to you. From there, you explore the world, take on various quests, and form a party of heroes to help you on your way. The majority of the game is spent either fighting or talking.