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  • Summary: Select and lead a group of characters into harrowing battles against a myriad of enemies – from earth-shattering High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go toe-to-toe in visceral, heroic combat as your acolytes engage at your side, or switch to tactical view toSelect and lead a group of characters into harrowing battles against a myriad of enemies – from earth-shattering High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go toe-to-toe in visceral, heroic combat as your acolytes engage at your side, or switch to tactical view to coordinate lethal offensives using the combined might of your party. Observe the tangible, visible results of your journey through a living world – build structures, customize outposts, and change the landscape itself as environments are re-honed in the wake of your Inquisition. Helm a party chosen from nine unique, fully-realized characters – each of whom react to your actions and choices differently, crafting complex relationships both with you and with each other. Create your own character from multiple races, customize their appearance, and amalgamate their powers and abilities as the game progresses. Enhanced customization options allow you to pick everything from the color of your follower’s boots to the features of your Inquisition stronghold. Become a change agent in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. Shape the course of your empires, bring war or peace to factions in conflict, and drive the ultimate fate of the Inquisition. Will you bring an end to the cataclysmic anarchy gripping the Dragon Age? [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 40 out of 45
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  1. Jan 22, 2015
    100
    The masters over at Bioware have done it again. This epic journey into the world of Thedas will steal more than 100 hours of your time, hours so full of superb gaming that you'll never forget them.
  2. Nov 14, 2014
    95
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is the best installment in the series and one of the best games in BioWare's history. There's a lot to praise: an interesting story, cool characters, big world, Skyhold. Sure, there are some minor issues and the combat system isn't perfect but the scale and attention to detail make all of that seem unimportant. An excellent game indeed.
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    92
    For people looking to get lost in a detailed world brimming with political intrigue, warring factions, tough choices that affect the story and gobs of replayability that will last you well beyond Fall and into the new year, Dragon Age Inquisition is a must buy.
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    88
    Not only one of the most expansive RPGs I’ve ever played, but one of the few that successfully fills its gorgeous, massive world with meaningful things to do and see. A frustratingly vague plot and typical BioWare bugginess drag it down a bit, but both in combat and out, Inquisition marks a welcome return to the RPG depth that made Dragon Age: Origins and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic so magnetic.
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    85
    The first Dragon Age still is the best game of the franchise, but we've really enjoyed this one. Fans of the genre won't be disappointed.
  6. Jan 14, 2015
    80
    Despite numerous shortcomings, the new BioWare project is undoubtedly worth your attention. One of the best RPGs of 2014.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    59
    More playground than living breathing world. BioWare opens a gigantic fantasy theme park. But unfortunately the only thing that is epic is the amount of content. Story, character behavior, quests and minigames are a mere shadow of the studio's former glory.

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  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    In my opinion, this is the best RPG in the modern gaming world. Excellent work, Bioware. Under the glorious enlightenment and guidance fromIn my opinion, this is the best RPG in the modern gaming world. Excellent work, Bioware. Under the glorious enlightenment and guidance from EA, a game publisher with precise long-term vision in future game development, Bioware finally manages to make a RPG suitable for everyone, but not just a game accessible only to a minority of hardcore RPG players.

    DA: Origins is an old-school and medicore game only appealing to a tiny market niche. DA II breaks the medicority, and introduces the popular mass effect decision tree and button-mashing mechanics, which attracts tons of Call Of Duty (COD) and action gamers around the world, contributing to its great success. However, it still suffers from a linear and small game world, and repetitive dungeons.

    DA: Inquisition evolves from its predecessors by combining the best elements of 2 popular RPGs in modern era. It adopts the sandbox open world, lightweight RPG perspective and enormous fetch quest system from the highly praised Elder Scroll Skyrim, as well as the popular decision tree mechanism and the combat elements from another Bioware's master piece, Mass Effects 3.

    By having a cohesive reasonance of 2 best elements from 2 outstanding RPGs, and adding tons of creative elements, this game simply becomes one larger than the sum of all parts. You have a large world to explore, tons of item collection and FedEx quests to play with, and the best button mashing mechanics to finish off your opponents. Skyrim and this game is great because they both remove the annoying character stat building mechanism. Stat is now only granted from equipment, how amazing and creative, isn't it? In addition, this game adopts the perfect RPG gaming style of Skyrim, i.e. explore first, just forget the plot, which removes player's frustration to recall memory about the main quest and story line. This is just like a great and sincere invitation to all COD fans and action gamers, as well as any potential causal gamers. It caters for the taste of all gamers around the world via greatly enhancing its accessibility. It is a master of everything rather than a jerk of all trade. This is a game for everyone!

    You may worry about that the return of the old-school tactical view from the mediocre DA:Origins may ruin your fantastic game play experience. Don't worry about that, it is just implemented for those hardcore players for their happiness in pausing the game all the time, breaking the pace of combat. This game can be handled easily by controlling your own character only under an action game style. The tactics setting of companion is simplified to an user friendly level for further accessibility. In contrast to DA: Origins, you can’t set up some complicated tactics for your companions, but this is unnecessary anyway. Friendly fire is disabled by default, so just forget your companions, and let them either fight or fall. You can handle fights easily by charging upfront and having high reflex in right timing of attack, dodge and button mashing. You can enjoy a fluid flow of combat all the time!

    Overall, by removing the complexity and annoyance from old-school RPG, adding the best elements from 2 most famous modern RPGs, and introducing an exciting button mashing combat mechanics to the game, this game has reached the highest height of RPGs that none in the world could ever reach. This is a milestone of RPG development, and should be referred to in future development of RPGs. Today is an important day that marks the beginning of revolution in RPG history! A new era of RPG has come! From now on, we can step forwards and forget about all classic RPGs in the old-school days. Everyone, express your praise and gratitude towards our beloved developers, and join us to have fun in this master piece of art now!

    In case if there are expansions or sequels for this gift from god, which are highly probable considering how successful this game is, we really hope that first-person shooting mode, QTEs and the mechanism of climbing tower to reveal map can be implemented. This will further induces passion from every gamers, because these elements are universally regarded by every gamer as the best features that have ever existed in shooter and action games!

    By the way, I am looking forwards to see at least 1000 DLCs for this game, because its scope is so huge, and with so much potential to further expand on. Don't keep us waiting, our wallets are ready! We hope that our beloved developers will listen to our suggestion and request, and release the DLCs and expansions ASAP for us. ;)
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  2. Dec 28, 2014
    10
    This game deserves a 10. The graphics are the best until now since the beginning of the 8th gen. the story is perfect. Characters interact inThis game deserves a 10. The graphics are the best until now since the beginning of the 8th gen. the story is perfect. Characters interact in a beautiful way. There are a few bugs and crashes but they don't affect the experience. Some people say bad port but I've heard PC was the basic platform not consoles. Every once in a while a game is released that redefines a whole genre. Dragon Age Inquisition was one of those games. It also made DAO and DAII look just like a practice to make DAI. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2014
    9
    The best of both Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 came together and birthed an Old God Baby -- Dragon Age Inquisition. It's beautiful,The best of both Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 came together and birthed an Old God Baby -- Dragon Age Inquisition. It's beautiful, plays well on PC, has a deep story and exciting game play. I don't understand how anyone could give it less than a 5 unless they're trolling or butt hurt because oh no, Bioware made a game that's different from Origins. Origins was a glorified visual novel. Dragon Age 2 was too action-y, too easy and automatic. Dragon Age Inquisition is a good combination and refinement of each predecessor's strengths. Deep story from Origins, more fluid game play from DA2. Frostbite engine goodness. Expect similar graphics demand as what you'd be pulling in Battlefield 4. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2014
    5
    this game is NOT ready for release. the PC has TONS of bugs and the game crashes HOURLY. everything else about it is magnificent which is whythis game is NOT ready for release. the PC has TONS of bugs and the game crashes HOURLY. everything else about it is magnificent which is why im not giving it a 0 but if its unplayable whats the point?

    they should of delayed it for the PC. its quite clear they only care about the consoles ( a week after release now and still not a patch for PC )
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  5. Dec 15, 2014
    3
    Boring. Bland. Grindy. I can't remember the last time I gave up on an RPG, but this one was a waste of time & money. Execution & polishBoring. Bland. Grindy. I can't remember the last time I gave up on an RPG, but this one was a waste of time & money. Execution & polish were spot on, but unfortunately it's the same hackneyed story delivered in an extremely grindy MMO fashion. It has no heart, no soul.

    Also, boring.
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  6. Dec 15, 2014
    2
    This is one of the worst sequels I have ever played for any particular game but for a Dragon Age game its a terrible let down. First off letThis is one of the worst sequels I have ever played for any particular game but for a Dragon Age game its a terrible let down. First off let me just say the controls for the PC are so atrocious, just playing the game is trying and not fun. Then they went and took all the features that made this game a great tactical RPG out of the game and made it into an action RPG. Tactics for your party members has been gutted and is largely worthless, attributes are there for looks only, there is no customization of them at all. The skill trees are all bland and no special ones such as the last 2 games had. There is no more click to move, click to loot, auto attack, lock on target, no more healing spells in the game. Like I am utterly speechless that they could take such an amazing game series and just ruin it by turning into another clickfest action game like so many these days.

    I have now watched EA ruin good developers after buying them up. Series like F.E.A.R. (not EA), SimCity, dead space, Mass Effect, and now Dragon age ruined, or turned into nothing more than mindless action games to appease all these young CoD/MW kids and their short attention spans. I'm sick to my stomach about PC gaming these days and I have been a PC gamer for more than twenty years now.

    At least now I know to pass on ME4, which was one of my all time favorite series, however I no longer have trust in Bioware to put out a good product that is bug free and ported correctly to the PC.
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  7. Aug 26, 2015
    0
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    That is the number I have to denote this game. I played DAO, DA2, MASS EFFECT 123... They all had me hooked from beginning to end. I never
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    That is the number I have to denote this game. I played DAO, DA2, MASS EFFECT 123... They all had me hooked from beginning to end. I never liked Skyrim but I never reviewed it either as that is really up to taste. DAI is not playable in this state on the PC. It is not friendly and requires a gamepad. This a poorly optimized port that lacks...... an ending. I am not giving it a 0 because I hate it or am angry, I am giving it a 0 as it is not a finished product and when I don't finish my duties at work I either stay late to finish them or .... well there is no other option.

    Whoever made this game is over payed and under qualified. The graphics are not as good as some would have you believe and the story is non existent. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AS IT IS NOT FINISHED!
    The pc version is full of bugs and a disastrous mouse + keyboard layout. Oh and I should add... it is poorly optimised for PC's. My friend cannot even start his on his i7 3.4ghz + nvidia 2GB + 8BG ram... keeps crashing to the desktop.

    Get witcher 2 or 3 if you haven't better yet get DAO and head over to Nexus and mod your game.
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