Fresh from their success on the original ‘Dragon Age: Origins’, BioWare pushed immediately into production on ‘Dragon Age II’, turning the game around on an impossibly fast schedule and releasing to mixed reviews. It was a pleasant surprise then that they also found time to repeat the success of ‘Dragon Age Journeys’ with a companion flash game released through Facebook.
Sometimes reviews come too late. Deep Realms was a Facebook exclusive Social RPG that is now no longer available to play. The game has vanished and even the official Facebook page has been taken down. It’s a crying shame too because for a while there this was the pinnacle of RPGs on that medium.
Straight out of the gate I have to admit that I am a life-long DC comics fan, which I try to not let get in the way of enjoying the recent insurgence in Marvel based products. Would the game be better if the focus was on the Justice League rather than the Avengers? Yep, but then there’s not a major motion picture driving interest in that material yet. That Avengers Alliance has appealed to me not just on Facebook but on my phone too should speak for its quality.