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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. Jan 2, 2015
    10
    Thank you for so much content in the original release!! They could have totally had like 4 DLC's but Bioware did the respectable thing andThank you for so much content in the original release!! They could have totally had like 4 DLC's but Bioware did the respectable thing and included a lot of content in the basic version!

    Graphics get a 10.. (980 GTX, 4K using Nivida DSR- Dynamic Super Resolution on High settings, best looking game I've ever played.. not sure what the folks that are complaining are using)

    I'm at 103 hours of game play so far, and I kinda like it but.. I can't help to compare it to the the first two Dragon Ages. While playing this one I still have not come across any caves or side quest that take me so deep into the abyss that I wish I never stepped foot into it. Such as the Wolf of the Wilds quest in Dragon Age Origins, or when I almost die in the Fade. I had to re-load a save from 3 hours earlier just to stock up on potions to complete these quest.

    I had one surprise in this game about 10 to 15 hours into it, but that was it.. (there were many other small encounters that were interesting and could have been built on). I feel like someone made Bioware dial down the creativity nob and not add a little strange eeriness to the game. Perhaps it's still to come.. But like I said, I'm 103 hours into the game. I think I'm 75 percent complete.

    Story 7, Gameplay 9, Graphics 10

    Eitherway, it's an awesome game.. I'll be buying all the DLC for sure, thanks for so much content to begin with!!!!!

    Bottom line, if I don't compare to the first to DA's.. this is a 10.

    BTW, I gave Mass Effect 3 a 10 all the way, and loved the original ending Thank you for so much content in the original release!! They could have totally had like 4 DLC's but Bioware did the respectable thing and included a lot of content in the basic version!

    I'm at 103 hours of game play so far, and I kinda like it but.. I can't help to compare it to the the first two Dragon Ages. While playing this one I still have not come across any caves or side quest that take me so deep into the abyss that I wish I never stepped foot into it. Such as the Wolf of the Wilds quest in Dragon Age Origins, or when I almost die in the Fade. I had to re-load a save from 3 hours earlier just to stock up on potions to complete these quest.

    I had one surprise in this game about 10 to 15 hours into it, but that was it.. (there were many other small encounters that were interesting and could have been built on). I feel like someone made Bioware dial down the creativity nob and not add a little strange eeriness to the game. Perhaps it's still to come.. But like I said, I'm 103 hours into the game. I think I'm 75 percent complete.

    Story 7, Gameplay 9, Graphics 10.

    Eitherway, it's an awesome game.. I'll be buying all the DLC for sure, thanks for so much content to begin with!!!!!

    Bottom line, if I don't compare to the first to DA's.. this is a 10.

    BTW, I gave Mass Effect 3 a 10 all the way, and loved the original ending Thank you for so much content in the original release!! They could have totally had like 4 DLC's but Bioware did the respectable thing and included a lot of content in the basic version!

    I'm at 103 hours of game play so far, and I kinda like it but.. I can't help to compare it to the the first two Dragon Ages. While playing this one I still have not come across any caves or side quest that take me so deep into the abyss that I wish I never stepped foot into it. Such as the Wolf of the Wilds quest in Dragon Age Origins, or when I almost die in the Fade. I had to re-load a save from 3 hours earlier just to stock up on potions to complete these quest.

    I had one surprise in this game about 10 to 15 hours into it, but that was it.. (there were many other small encounters that were interesting and could have been built on). I feel like someone made Bioware dial down the creativity nob and not add a little strange eeriness to the game. Perhaps it's still to come.. But like I said, I'm 103 hours into the game. I think I'm 75 percent complete.

    Story 7, Gameplay 9, Graphics 10.

    Eitherway, it's an awesome game.. I'll be buying all the DLC for sure, thanks for so much content to begin with!!!!!

    Bottom line, if I don't compare to the first to DA's.. this is a 10.

    BTW, I gave Mass Effect 3 a 10 all the way, and loved the original ending
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  3. Dec 21, 2014
    9
    In my opinion this is the 2nd best dragon age game. The first one was the best total freedom for character development and what not. This isIn my opinion this is the 2nd best dragon age game. The first one was the best total freedom for character development and what not. This is 2nd because character development is really restricted to 6 classes and no multi class. So you cant have a little magic with your sword swinging. But the story line is amazing the graphics are really good, the branches could have been more but the choices are really good what they have put it. if you need an rpg that is really good and with alot of hours to play get this one. If you want a true hack and slash game go with shadow of mordor. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    5
    I have never had to write a review before.

    But there are to many problems on pc. Low frame rate 40-20 (20) being the biggest problem on
    I have never had to write a review before.

    But there are to many problems on pc. Low frame rate 40-20 (20) being the biggest problem on medium settings. The game automatically puts my settings to a mix of high and ultra. I have twin GTX 760's, 16g ram, i7 3.5. HORRIBLE. If they fix the problem I would give it a better Review.
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  5. Nov 24, 2014
    3
    I'm disappointed by the game so much that I felt the need to write a review.

    DAI is Kingdom of Amalur added with KOTOR II, adding the worst
    I'm disappointed by the game so much that I felt the need to write a review.

    DAI is Kingdom of Amalur added with KOTOR II, adding the worst elements of both.
    DAI is an enjoyable game. and some of the major choices you make are indeed engaging.
    But the Main story is lacking at best. The ending and the pacing is just off. and much of it seems reminiscent of the mistakes done in KOTOR II
    The characters are interesting however after finishing it all, I can't seem to get that closure or satisfaction I gained from KOTOR I ME2 DAO or the baldurs gate game
    The MMORPG semi open world fools gamers in believing that there is more to it, but you later find out most of the missions relevant nor worth the time.

    It seems that DAI is the embodiment of what bioware was and what it's trying to be.
    Sadly, much of what it was reflects the mistakes which Bioware made
    and What it's trying to be deviates from what used to make Bioware great.

    I do think they tried harder then Dragon age II. And it is indeed an enjoyable game
    However, I truly hope they search into their masterpieces, and try to go back to their roots for their next (maybe final) installment of DA series. MMORPGS and Slacky main stories cannot be tolerated, however interesting character plots and contents are.
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  6. Dec 29, 2014
    2
    The game is unplayable on my my PC. It stutters and freezes for long periods. MultiPlayer is erratic. They need some serious patches.The game is unplayable on my my PC. It stutters and freezes for long periods. MultiPlayer is erratic. They need some serious patches. My PC handles most other graphics intensive games just fine. Not sure what the issue is here. Expand
  7. May 9, 2015
    0
    doesn't even start. great game you guys made here. clicked on it, and it just simply doesn't work. and I payed 35$ for this broken game. Idoesn't even start. great game you guys made here. clicked on it, and it just simply doesn't work. and I payed 35$ for this broken game. I gotta get my money back RIGHT NOW. Expand

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