Lead a team of heroes on a perilous journey through a living, open world. Discover the dramatic world of Thedas, from war-torn plains to jagged coasts, in the upcoming action RPG from BioWare, the creators of Mass Effect.Read full description
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.
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.
Dragon Age Inquisition is a solid RPG game with an in depth and compelling story-line. Each playable character has a great background story. There is a great deal of opportunity for character conversations and interactions. In fact, I highly recommend players interact often with your allies, you may gain new mission or even perhaps fall in love with someone if you so choose. Leveling up is straight forward and reasonable. I played as a Dalish Elf Mage. As a magic user I found it nice I could specialize in a variety of magics. One thing though is that specializations start to become somewhat confounded later in the game. You only have 8 slots for magic which sounds like a lot but it's not, I don't want to use spoilers so let's just say you get lots of options of specialization and there's just not enough room for the spells you want to pick from. Potions require way too many ingredients, that is one big complaint I have. It takes forever to collect and even with allies helping collect it seems they rarely came back with what they said they were going to collect making it even harder. Another negative was, no healing spells. I have never seen this in an RPG before and think it was a bit of a mistake. Other spells were great. It look a little bit to get the hang of some of the area effect spells but once I got it it was easy. For the most part you are free to roam rather than play the game in a completely linear fashion, but be cautious, you may end up in areas too difficult for you if you wander too far from the main missions too fast. The War Table is an interesting addition to the game. You can choose in what way you wish to complete mission, by stealth, with forces, or with your ambassador's connections. Environment and game-play graphics are excellent. CGI and character animations left something to be desired. In particular with the character animations, the character's facial features seemed sub-par, and once again female characters were stuck wearing very un-girly macho looking hair choices. There is also some issues with lighting in both the character creation UI and Armor Tinting UI that does not show realistic results of the way your characters and armor looks outside the UI screens. I found often my character looked cool in the creation UI but then later in CGI scenes looked terrible, or armor looked a completely different shade outside the tinting UI. Armor and weapon creation was pretty good but could have been simpler to do some things missing were the ability to see what the armor or weapon looks like or does (it's stats) before choosing to buy the schematic. I am also almost positive that I may have bought and/or found the same schematics several times in the game and there was no warning that I already owned them. Leveling up characters is fairly easy but it lacks one very basic concept I have never seen before in an RPG. Unless I'm mistaken you don't get any increases in stats or health. I have never seen a game allow me to pick spells but not also pick a main stat for instance magic to level up as I see fit. This made two of my characters fairly weak in the higher levels. Basically the game relied too heavily on armor and weapons to increase stats and health. The other annoying thing about character stats that irritated me is that you cannot see in what way if any increases main stats such as Willpower is doing, if anything for your character. You have stat bars that show up when equipping armor, but it fails to measure these stats so makes it very hard to decide if it's better to have +40 to health or +2 to Constitution in this game. The story-line and characters really is the best part of this game in my opinion and it outweighs the negatives which is why I gave this title a very high score. I look forward to the DLC and will review those once I've played them. I recommend this game to any RPG lover, especially if you are a story driven player who likes investigation and reading back story, because there is lots of it. Oh and there are definitely dragons.
While Final Fantasy, Disgaea and Neptunia are some of my favorite RPG series this one somehow managed to worm it's way in my heart. It was a huge surprise, because I read a lot about it and to be honest, it just didn't look very good. In the end though, to me, it ranks up there with the awesome story telling and graphics. It is in my top ten list of favorite RPG series and is a must have.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game that almost lives up to the predecessor in Dragon Age 1. Its story is rich and engaging. The characters are far more interesting than DA2. The quests can also be interesting as well, at least the main quests. It's also fun being so integral to the building up of an organization as powerful as the Inquisition, when once it was just a tiny player. However, some flaws are thus: -bland side quests that have been done too many times and you will do too many times throughout the game. -the game starts out strong with its areas and then increasingly, you get to smaller and smaller zones that sometimes aren't as interesting as the first three you start off at. -Sometimes, the characters can be really annoying. Overall, though, a great game.
This is the best Dragon Age game, overall, but it still has faults. Dialogue is more varied than ever, but oftentimes the differences in choices are minuscule. Combat is sluggish and awkward (controller recommended). The main story is a bit short with a lame villain, but overall it's largely very good. The open world is beautiful, but it gets bogged down by generic quests and a largely static environment. The game is definitely worth picking up and has plenty of content, but realize this is a flawed jewel. You'll love it, but at some points, you'll also want to pull your hair out. I definitely recommend picking up the Trespasser DLC, as that completes the story.
Graphics: Much improved and looks great, albeit a bit too colorful and stylish compared to Dragon Age 1 and even 2 at times. Great updates to character models, though if you pay close attention, you'll notice some recycled animations from the previous two games, most likely due to development time constraints. For once however, the Dragon Age Universe has more than one body type per race (which is great!) The environments are beautiful and quite large, but a bit misleading as it feels empty at times. Facial animations can sometimes look a bit funky, though I would chalk it up to the face I built (other character facial expressions seem fine) There are graphical glitches out there (Varren was doing squats when I spoke with him in town, guess hes gotta stay in shape) and sometimes camera angles are positioned incorrectly and go through characters while zooming in for dramatic effect. Game play: Really a click fest, It reminds me of Dragon Age 2 but a bit toned down on the cartoon-ish aspect. The tactical view (at least on PC) is a mess and its difficult to get the right camera angle. This can be shown in some boss fights where its difficult to position your camera correctly due to size of enemy models and attempting to right click certain assets. Even on normal difficulty sometimes its best to pause multiple times to make sure you get the commands right. If you liked DA2 combat, you'll probably like this. If you preferred the RPG style in DA:O, you'll be disappointed as not much change has occurred here. There are many missions to perform but sometimes feels tiresome, much like MMO quests where you simply perform a mission for the sake of 'bolstering your inquisition' instead of moving the plot forwards. That being said, the combat is still an overall improvement compared to the previous iteration and feels more refined. Running can be agitating sometimes as it has an acceleration factor (no doubt catering to the console players) Story: Not much in the way of story. Overall it gives the impression of trying too hard to be epic. It is a standard 'Build on your kingdom' type RPG and thus the overarching story is standard fare but you get to enjoy many fragments to piece together and build on the universe. Personally I prefer a more story focused game that has a beginning middle end, but instead it is more of one simple 'save the world' story with lots of branches. Unfortunately, choices in DA:O appear to be retconned (The grey warden is dead and a dalish female. I unfortunately don't care for DA2's story so I didn't notice any good references there) The dialogue does its job, much of it reviews on the DA universe so veterans to the series may find some of the conversation pieces boring. Summary (tl:dr version at the bottom): Again, the game feels like it tries too hard to be epic, ideally the reboot should have tried to stand on its own feet with its own story and mechanics, but you get the impression Inquisition tries to cater to both newbies and DA veterans. There are multiple unnecessary callbacks to the previous game (way too many characters, both major and minor, return to Inquisition, damn its a small world) and it will only confuse both veterans and new players for different reasons. Newbies to the franchise may feel lost at times: be prepared to cycle through many dialogue choices to catch up on the story if you care. Due to this, your interest heavily depends on how you like the combat and game play mechanics. I suggest you look up videos on the game play to determine whether the game will be enjoyable for you. The RPG elements do their job but nowhere near as in depth as other RPG titles out there. Without a doubt, the game is a larger, more beautiful, more refined version of DA2 with a much greater emphasis on mission completion and empire building. One final rant: Relationships. What ever happened to a good RPG that did not cater to letting you bone the various characters in the universe? In the original Mass Effect, the romance was organic to the story as you felt that you went through a great deal with your companions and thus one tasteful scene was added before the final mission. It was certainly realistic and probable. Instead now it is constantly in your face and feels forced/unnatural. DA:O was the catalyst to this and should be toned back to focus on making an actual game instead of a dating simulator. the tl;dr version: Overall a good game. By no means great, it perhaps takes a step back towards the RPG genre but is by no means a real RPG. It still has many of the mainstream aspects you see in DA2 and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It is a 'build your empire' game, so do not expect a mind blowing story, but many different stories rolled into one bloated package. There is much to do in the game, but be sure you like the combat you see in the videos or you may find yourself bored after a few hours.
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