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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 4, 2014
    10
    Absolutely amazing game. Hours and hours of game play, great voice acting. The story is fantastic and I loved the tie ins to the books andAbsolutely amazing game. Hours and hours of game play, great voice acting. The story is fantastic and I loved the tie ins to the books and comics.
    This is not a game you rush through. This is not a point and click. This is a 200 hour gaming adventure. It tells a story and you get to shape that story. You build your friendships, you build your Inquisition, your armor and weapons, and you customize your castle. This game takes shape based on you and it shows.
    If you're looking for graphics, stick with next gen or PC. It's worth every penny.
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  3. Feb 5, 2015
    9
    I highly recommend Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game play is refreshing and the story is engaging. The writing is incredible and I give a A+.I highly recommend Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game play is refreshing and the story is engaging. The writing is incredible and I give a A+. I also enjoyed the humor a lot and found myself laughing out loud many times throughout my journey here. You feel attached to the characters you meet and you feel like you are the hero of this engaging conflict that all rests in your hands. I spent about 140 hours playing through the campaign. I didn't finish every side quest or complete collecting all the shards, paintings, etc. Those types of things are the least fun for me. I made the story and journey my own and did what was necessary to complete all the main story plots and main character plots. This game is a sand box and you can make it what you want within the parameters of the campaign. There are tons of options and critical choices you must make along the way. It had a great mix of action combat, RPG elements, skills, character development, loot, and story/lore to be one of my favorite games of 2014. Besides Skyrim this has been my favorite first/third person RPG to date.

    Graphics 10/10
    Sound 10/10
    Story/Writing 10/10
    Gameplay 9/10
    Character Development 10/10
    Camera 9/10
    Innovation 10/10

    Overall 9/10

    A little about me: I'm a 39 year old gamer who enjoys all genres of games. Some of my recent and past favorites are: World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Guid Wars 2, Star Wars Old Republic, 2, Divinity Series and Original Sin, Half Life 2, Metro 2033 Redux, Rust, South Park the Stick of Truth, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, H1Z1, Path of Exile, Diablo 3, State of Decay, Rift, the Forest, Warframe, Dota, Banished, Galactic Civ 1 and 2, Tropico 4, Civilization 4 and 5, Endless Legend, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2, Starcraft Series, Warcraft series, and many many more.
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  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. Nov 24, 2014
    3
    While the game is beautiful and characters appealing - it quickly becomes obvious that it wasn't created with PC gamers in mind...The controlWhile the game is beautiful and characters appealing - it quickly becomes obvious that it wasn't created with PC gamers in mind...The control is beyond broken with kb+m, there is no tactical mode to speak of as it's broken as well, and in general it's so frustrating that it made me quit after 2 hours. No auto-attacks didn't help either as you have to mash buttons like you are playing it on console. Honestly can't say how much I feel betrayed , by all the promises of "going back to the tactical mode of DAO" crap that Bioware pushed down our throats,. Also by all the positive reviews, here and in other places as well, as they are all payed for these, as no sane person would give it positive score on PC.

    I just don't understand how is it possible to **** up this bad controls on PC, when you already had them nailed down on DAO...it just feels like MMO but worse than SWTOR - their own MMO. I will be refunding the game until all this is fixed, or if not will look in other titles to support.

    Basically what Bioware did here, was to tell us to bend down little further while they are standing behind us unzipping..
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  6. Mar 27, 2015
    2
    Singleplayer MMO with fetch quests and a poor story. It's Bioware cashing in on Skyrims formula. It's the MacDonalds Big Mac of the BiowareSingleplayer MMO with fetch quests and a poor story. It's Bioware cashing in on Skyrims formula. It's the MacDonalds Big Mac of the Bioware catalog. Big, but filled with a whole lot of filler and very little meat. Expand
  7. Jan 31, 2017
    0
    Eventually I ended up playing this game. Very mixed up initial impressions (where the devs can't even get the cover right - the hero's mark isEventually I ended up playing this game. Very mixed up initial impressions (where the devs can't even get the cover right - the hero's mark is on his left hand, while the cover shows the right hand) but I decided to play along to see what this game offers after finishing the prologue/the first act.

    Dear God, it's unfanthomable how incompetent this game is. It's beyond bad. It's the worst type of nu-MMO pacing and combat schlock, but with crap locations and abysmal character progression and hectically boring encounters. It's literally nothing positive to be said about this empty shell of a game. Some of 2D arts are pretty decent? But that's it.
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