Game Review – Dragon Age: Inquisition

WHAT. THE. F#CK.?

Those were the words that came to my mind when i was peacefully walking in The Hinterlands and a dragon came out of nowhere and killed my entire party with 1 attack.

I will be honest with you, i’ve never played the Dragon Age series before, and i was really interested in playing them but never got the games, now that i finally have one i must say that i’m impressed. Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the most complex games i’ve played so far.

No wonder this game won Game of the Year award. Visuals, story, dialogues, interactions, enemies and even the most worthless NPC’s in this game are truly unique.

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I’ll will begin by talking about the Tactical Mode/View introduced in this game. I’ve found it to be very helpful, i can’t basically fight without using it atleast twice in a battle. It allows you to completely stop the time and just move around the battlefield checking every single creature status, you can command your characters by making then hold a position, attack a certain enemy or use a certain skill. This comes very handy, specially when the AI sucks sometimes and won’t use a class properly, such as Rogues. After you command your characters you can advanced the time at any rate you want and observe the flow of the battle, allowing you to make immediate changes in the strategy that will help you to come out victorious even in the most terrible situations.

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Another thing that i loved about this game is the way you can expand your inner circle of members. Every single character has a different personality and will act different in every situation. When picking your party members it all comes to preferences and playing styles.

Now, i will try not to spoil anything fom the story itself, but i’ll just comment how deep it is and how well made the world is. Every map has unique quests that will allow you to explore every corner of it, from simply rescuing a Druffalo to killing an-almost-inmortal dragon you just won’t get bored. Just remember to leave The Hinterlands, there are far better looking and interesting maps. People usually stay there for hours(as i did), or even days because it is the first map, but you can come back at anytime and complete every single quest, even if you complete the main story line.

As for the sex romance, it is actually really fun how you make other people fall in love with you, and there are no strings in this area. That means if you’re an elf you can make a dwarf fall in love with you. Or if you’re a guy you can make another guy fall in love with you, it is all up to preferences there.

 

Dragon Age™: Inquisition_20141104095324Also, i love the variety of mounts you can find here, this type of game is usually restricted to horses or even no mount. In Dragon Age: Inquisition you can even mount an unicorn.

I have not forgotten the multiplayer, i was impressed at how deep it is as well. The whole process to unlock a new character is quite long and tired, but it is all worth it, the bad taste comes when you end up with a party of newbies that have no idea how their class works and won’t even use their headset. But if you forget that it is amazing.

Anyways, not everything is perfect. It does have visual glitches and constant frame drops on the cut scenes but that’s expected because there a lot of things happening at the same time in this game. However, everything else just shines.

You won’t regret playing this game over and over specially because some of the dialogue options allow you to make NPC’s react differently and this will completely change the way you’ll end up playing and saving the world.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a MUST for the RPGs lovers out there, trust me you’ll need to find an excuse to stop playing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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