Dragon Age ™: Inquisition (NA)

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Description

Ready yourself for the coming battle by securing your pre-order gear today!

Smite your enemies with the Flames of the Inquisition weapons arsenal. Whether staff or daggers, great sword or shield, these weapons will make short work of your foes.

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The epic role-playing series from BioWare takes a thrilling leap forward with the power of Frostbite 3. Beautiful vistas and incredible new possibilities await you. Ready yourself for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

A cataclysmic event plunges the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages break into all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you and your party of legendary heroes to restore order as you lead the Inquisition, hunting down the agents of chaos. Bonds will form - and some will break - as the campaign for truth takes its toll.

BioWare’s latest action-adventure delivers an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. Explore hidden caves, defeat truly monumental creatures, and shape the world around you based on your unique play style.

Explore, lead, and battle: Tough choices define your experience, and even one decision can change the course of what's to come.


Key Features:

Become the Inquisitor

Wield the power of the Inquisition over the course of an epic character-driven story, and lead a perilous journey of discovery through the Dragon Age.

Bond with Legends

A cast of unique, memorable characters will develop dynamic relationships both with you and with each other.

Discover the Dragon Age

Freely explore a diverse, visually stunning, and immersive living world.

Change the World

Your actions and choices will shape a multitude of story outcomes along with the tangible, physical aspects of the world itself.

Play Your Way

Completely control the appearance and abilities of your Inquisitor, party of followers, outposts, and strongholds. Decide the makeup of your Inquisition forces and your own style of combat.

Customer reviews

95

A Well-Deserved GOTY

harpiegirl | Dec. 9, 2014 | See all harpiegirl's reviews »

A foreword; I love BioWare games, however, that doesn't blind me to flaws in their games. Just like any other company, regardless of how much you may love their games, that doesn't make them perfect. With that being said, this game is truly a masterpiece.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third installment in the Dragon Age series. Since completing the game, I've tried to go back to Dragon Age: Origins and I just can't get into it anymore - and that's saying something, as Origins was my favorite game when I first played it, until now.

The graphics are beautiful. They're by far the best I've seen shipped in a PC game and I've encountered no graphical errors in my two playthroughs. I play on ultra settings and the characters and environments are all gorgeous; I've no complaints whatsoever.

Character creation. You can create extremely diverse looking faces, far more-so then past Dragon Age games. However, there are things left to be desired. There aren't enough hairstyles but as that is a personal preference and there are some like-able styles, I do not find that this point should affect the score. The lighting can get a little goofy and you won't be able to tell how good your character will really look outside of the creator if you use make up. My suggestions (which as always worked for me) is to only set the transparency to a level where you can just barely see that there is make up. I find that it comes out very nice in-game.

The combat is like a cross between the tactical DAO and the action-y DA2. The combat moves as fast as you want it to, essentially. I personally played it without pausing most of the time, only to place AOEs and other such spells as well as telling a party member to use a potion or such before a large enemy attack. As far as tactics and behaviors go, for the most part that has been stripped down to some basic options in the character menus. I've heard many complaints of this yet I believe those who say that aren't considering why that may have been. DAI has many new aspects to the comment - mostly coming from the environment. For instance, you could place a wall of ice to block enemies behind. If you think about it, you really couldn't properly program or set tactics to take into consideration wall placements or on what level of terrain they should be standing on (this can play a huge factor in combat on higher difficulties). Essentially, I believe what BioWare had intended was for the PLAYERS to define the strategies of their characters themselves - and there is evidence in this when you consider that there two types of orders you can give your party members now - one for movement and one for a skill. Tactics menu aside, I have never had any issues with my party members. They have always been as useful as I wanted, if not more than I expected.

TLDR; party member AI is most definitely competent. Game was clearly designed for the player to manually control party members for tactics, not to have them designated via menu as it would be too complex on both ends to properly account for all new (environmental) variables.

The story is everything I had hoped for and more. It surprised me, it made me sad, happy and excited. There were many things I didn't see coming regardless of accidentally reading spoilers ahead of time. There are some very important and difficult choices for the player to make that will make you stop and consider them first. There are very few perfect choices - each will have its flaws and perks. The romances are far better than past games - well written. surprising, sweet and best of all; they tie into the story extremely well. You'll see that your romance progresses and grows along with the story, sometimes scoring you new cut scenes.

Side quests are bountiful, to say the least. There were so many and I was so excited to see the end of the story that I went and finished the game before doing even half of them. I ended up clocking in about 70 hours for my first playthrough, less than half the side quests finished. I still haven't finished them all in my latest playthrough but it's looking like it will take at least 100 hours, most likely more.

With all things considered, there are some glitches here and there within the game. BioWare is releasing a patch for some of them today (09/12/2014) and more in a later, third patch. They have also announced that they will be introducing some new content to the game with coming updates. In short, while there's already so much good stuff to have now, there's more to come. This is a fantastic game - if you love RPGs, this one is the king of 2014.

75

Urg.

Kane987245 | Nov. 24, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »

This game has great potential to be an RPG to not only be proud of owning, but be one of the best of this decade. However, bugs, need of patches, and optimization are three of the many needs of this game. For all that it is, it feels as though this was a game near the finish line but was released in order to meet the date and because of this takes a considerable amount away from it. It's unfinished to me to be honest I think I can speak for some of the gaming audience when we say for companies to stop releasing these games unfinished the way this. If you can wait it out, do so.

If you want to jump in and see for yourself what I mean, be my guest. I recommend that people wait this out.

90

Amazing but with some quirks

creamgirL | Nov. 22, 2014 | See all creamgirL's reviews »

Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals itself to a comically HUGE questing environment. I have issues with the grinding of some of the quests as well as the combat being more relative to DA2 instead of Dragon Age: Origins, which had a much more fluidic/better combat system. The graphics are absolutely beautiful, no doubt as a result of the improved Frostbite 2 engine and the characters are very in-depth. Although it remains to be seen how impactful your actions are on the characters in your party. This game's multiplayer is grindy at times but very fun once you get going and there's many different classes for you to play. Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend this game to a friend.

95

What a RPG Should be.

Jauren | Nov. 21, 2014 | See all Jauren's reviews »

When I first stepped into the Dragon Age world, I had no idea what to expect. I heard numerous good things about the series, but never experienced them myself. now, with this being my first game, I am slapping myself for not getting into the series sooner.

Pros:

In truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a model for what all RPGs should be. Your companions have complex personalities and all present different likes and dislikes, and moving the relationship forward with them is not so simple either. As you can think you have someone figured out then all of a sudden they start disapproving of what you are doing.

The world in itself is also massive and full of life. You overhear conversations as you walk down streets, and there is guard activity all over the place. NPCs tilling fields and the likes. So far, I have spent over 20 hours in just the first area you go to explore, not even touching any of the others yet. there is simply such a massive amount to see and do, that this world can almost seem like you are living in it.

Combat is also fluent and interesting. From playing in a tactical mode to switching which party member you play as mid combat. Everything is in your control in what you do, and the fighting feels like actual fighting, and not just you mowing down mobs of enemies.

There are simply many more pros that I have, but I do not wish to make this review into a story book for anyone who might be interested in picking up the game. I do want to leave some things to be discovered.

Cons:

There is really only one con that I have, and that is the way the females stand when idle. They seem like they are always tense, ready to attack or yell at someone, and the way their legs are almost seems like it is uncomfortable and not natural. This does not detract from the game at all, just an observation that I have made.

Overall:

Overall, an absolutely amazing game, and sets the bar for what a RPG should be and I hope that future developers follow in this path.

50

Apparently reviews are shut off for this game nlm

p6o6g6o | Nov. 19, 2014 | See all p6o6g6o's reviews »

I reviewed this game the day it was released and still there isn't a single review showing. The game is good yes, but the PC version is not! It is very poorly optimized. I have a pretty high end rig (gtx 970, i7 4770k, 16gb Corsair vengence ram at 1866mhz) and I gotta run the game at medium to high settings to achieve a solid 60fps and even then there is terrible stuttering. I have tried everything to fix these issues but nothing works. Things I have tried include, Running game in borderless windowed mode, capping fps with Afterburner and dxtory, Forcing v-sync and tripple buffering with d3doverrider and I have tried various settings in Nvidia control panel as well. Nothing works. With my setup the game detects my harware and recommends ultra settings with 2xMSAA which is what I expected according to the games requirements but I am telling you this game's optimization is crap and at the automatically detected settings I was getting 40-60 fps with terrible stuttering. Those fps might not sound bad to some but I put $1,600 into this build to get maximum performance and this rig runs properly optimized games perfectly (solid 60fps, no hiccups) but every now and then a game like this comes along and reminds me that some developers just don't care about PC as a platform and it pisses me off when I buy a game at full price to support these kinds of companies. DO NOT BUY UNTIL THIS GAME IS PROPERLY PATCHED!!!