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  • Summary: Choose and spearhead a group of characters into challenging battles against a variety 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 followers fight by your side, or switch to tactical viewChoose and spearhead a group of characters into challenging battles against a variety 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 followers fight by your side, or switch to tactical view to coordinate devastating offensives using the combined might of your party. See the tangible, visible results of your journey through a living world – raise structures, customize outposts, and change the landscape itself as environments are re-shaped in the wake of your Inquisition. Lead a party chosen from nine unique, fully-realized characters – each of whom react to your actions and choices differently, forming complex relationships both with you and with each other. Create your own character from multiple races, customize their appearance, and select their powers and abilities as the game progresses. Extensive customization options allow you to choose everything from the color of your follower’s boots to the features of your Inquisition stronghold. Become an agent of change in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. Shape the course of empires, bring war or peace to factions in conflict, and drive the ultimate fate of the Inquisition. Will you stop the cataclysmic anarchy gripping the Dragon Age? [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    For a game on the ps3 this is a great game, a lot better than DA:O or DA 2. There are tons of missions and areas to explore. I think someFor a game on the ps3 this is a great game, a lot better than DA:O or DA 2. There are tons of missions and areas to explore. I think some people for some reason think this game should have the graphics that the new consoles have, that's just ignorant. Has great graphics for a ps3 game, and gameplay is by far better than the other DA games. I'm looking forward to seeing how this game looks and runs on the ps4 and pc. Expand
  2. tja
    Dec 26, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I seriously don't understand why people are giving this game poor ratings. Bioware released two patches to fix issues on the consoles and on the PC, so please try them and see how you like it. I haven't had one single issue since playing on PS3. This game is huge and by huge I mean lots of areas to explore, lots of side quests, etc. I am currently just in the Hitherlands area and I'm taking my time, and I can tell you Ive put so many hours into this game and I haven't even completed all side quests. There must be hundreds of sidequests in this game. I like the way everything is set. Characters are easy to control and equip, upgrades, etc. Since playing on ps3, I've seen the graphics look very realistic, haven't noticed any glitches in this game yet. All the complaining people should download the two latest patches and try again. You won't be disappointed. This game looks realistic and so do the characters. The fighting is awesome. This game is a lot harder than the previous two games. This game also combines everything into one from the previous two games. You feel like you're playing the first one because you travel all over the wilderness fighting bears and yes bears will attack you, and you feel like youre playing the second one a bit, so it just combines everything from the first two. I'm having fun completing side quests. I don't know whether or not I will find everything I need to complete them because the environment is very huge! Thanks bioware, looking for some cool DLC Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2014
    9
    First of a few complaints: The character customization is pretty bad with no real indication of how it works, hair looks like legos andFirst of a few complaints: The character customization is pretty bad with no real indication of how it works, hair looks like legos and texture close up is pretty bad, load times are dreadful taking about a minute to finally load (luckily single player has few load screens but multiplayer if full of them) and gameplay is pretty boring as you just hold a button and occasionally when allowed hit another button to do a special, and sometime there's no clear indication of where to go and what to do, along with a pretty bad inventory system that unless you have time is an annoyance to get through. However the story is pretty engaging, everything is centered around you and you take direct impact in the plot, character are pretty unique (with several returning back) and are various, the beginning is just the worst part of it as you are weak and pretty helpless with out a party, but later on as you level up you get cool unique armor and equipment with new abilities making some battles easy others not so much. Speaking of the start: at first your put on a few linear objectives and guided by allies to do a thing, however a little later the entire world opens up to you as you're able to explore variety of landscapes, at first this is very overwhelming as you don't really know where to begin but the game does some what guide you through making it so several areas difficult so that you know what areas to explore first and then explore later. As for the quality of the game it's not so well at least of last gen, though this only hinders the experience slightly I recommend getting the PS4 version, as the PS3 (and 360) version is somewhat buggy with some quest breaking bugs causing me to either comeback to the quest another time or reload a save. I highly recommend this game to anyone who has a lot of time on their hands, anyone who buys this game but has a tight schedule so only like 1 or 2 hours of game time is a fool; the game demands patience and exploring, as such trying to run through it will hinder your experience. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2014
    6
    I'm really disappointed with how they made DAI on PS3. I know this is old gen but they could at least do better. So many bugs, glitches,I'm really disappointed with how they made DAI on PS3. I know this is old gen but they could at least do better. So many bugs, glitches, texture pop in, clunky UI, delayed texture loading and not to mention the constant frame rate drop and lags. THOSE SHINY HAIR, SHINY LIPS and SHINY ARMORS are hilarious. Did i tell you how stupid the loading time is? How can you enjoy a game like that? They're so many open world PS3 games out there that don't have all of this problems all at the same time. It's like they didn't bother to put more time to test their game. No game is perfect I get that but I wish they could've done better. This is after all their top AAA game this year. So we're just going to wait for their patches and update right? I'm sick of this habit from game developers.

    Positive: I like the Create you character and race mode, decent amount of choices. The story and characters are good and enjoyable. That combat and skill tree is good. The maps are nice (that's why I'm disappointed by how they treated this game on ps3), great content, so many side quests and collectibles to get, the music is really nice, and they put so much effort on the Lore and Codex. I love the recurring characters too. So yeah these are the things that prevented me from giving this game a lower score but still very disappointed because the game is great but they just didn't give it more time and attention to polish it.
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  5. Jan 6, 2015
    4
    I can honestly say I've never been so disappointed in a game. This thing no longer bears any resemblance to Dragon Age Origins. Where do II can honestly say I've never been so disappointed in a game. This thing no longer bears any resemblance to Dragon Age Origins. Where do I even begin?

    It's pretty obvious the devs feel so very proud of themselves for their new engine and "open world" gameplay. And you know what? It resembles an MMO perfectly: tedious, boring grinding and fetch quests. There's so many it's practically a joke. If you play this game, this is 90% of what you do. It's every bit as tedious and boring and it seems. I've seen many people claim that the game magically becomes much better after you invest the ludicrous sum of 20 hours into the game. I'll tell you straight up: it doesn't. They try to throw a bunch of crap in your face to try and distract from it, but it's sure as hell still there.

    I have my gripes with the combat as well. Of course, there's no auto-attack. The tactical camera is almost worthless since micromanaging your team has been disemboweled. No longer can you stack commands and control every detail. Instead you can marvel at your teammates teleporting next to you and mages running into melee range. I played a 2H warrior, and it was honestly completely boring. Battles only really come in two flavors: ones that require no thought, but go on forever because they have ludicrous amounts of health, or battles in which you die instantly because the game makes no attempt to communicate enemy levels to you. Limiting potions seems to be a decision made solely to leash you and force you back to a camp all too often. It's hardly even worth mentioning how worthless the AI is in the game either.

    Graphically is where this game surprised me the most, by not surprising me in the least. They were pretty clearly pumping this up to be something huge, but it looks awful on previous generation consoles. Both of the previous games looked far better.

    The biggest issue of all is the optimization. This game is beyond broken. Over my 25 hours of play, I experienced countless freezes, more graphical glitches than you can shake a stick at and all kinds of wild and wacky bugs. Facial textures seem to often fail to load, and pop-in is horrendously slow, often only catching up near the end of cutscene. Slowdown is a very common occurrence as well. It really is a marvel of poor programming.

    The story is choppy at best. Most of it a fairly bland affair, but the characters get a few glimmers of interest here and there. However, it's only enough to make you hope you were playing a better game. Wholly, the characters just aren't very interesting or likeable. In general they'll be fairly one-note the entire game.

    The Dragon Age series deserved better. I can only hope that it'll be left to rest in peace, but given the slavemasters in control of the IP, we can expect to see it die a slow painful death as they wring every last penny out of it's once good name.
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  6. Nov 19, 2014
    2
    I was super excited that they decided to bring this out for the last gen consoles. I didn't expect they would. That being said, I alreadyI was super excited that they decided to bring this out for the last gen consoles. I didn't expect they would. That being said, I already expected that they would have to cut down on the graphics to make the game run smoothly. However, I didn't expect them to do a chop job on the whole game like they did. The pop-textures and the PlayStation 2 quality graphics were seriously distracting. It's pretty disturbing how bad they are on the PlayStation 3, considering how good their other games they've made were on the eyes. Example would be Mass Effect, the whole series. With that said, it felt like they just put this together and hoped it could be masked in, what I believe to be, a decent storyline. But it only detracts. I'm hoping some sort of patch will help this out, but I don't hold my breath.

    As for the story, its truly massive which is normally great for most games. Such as Elder Scrolls Skyrim. But in the case of DAI, I felt overwhelmed by all the info being thrown into my face all at once. It truly made me feel anxious and unfocused on any one task. Not a good thing, in my opinion. Nothing felt casual about these encounters - it just felt like an MMO scripted and forced.

    All that being said, I'm speaking in past-tense because I plan to stop playing this mess and wait until I get a PS4 in hopes that I can stop feeling nauseated by the terrible graphics and focused on what is a decent storyline. One can only hope.
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  7. Dec 4, 2014
    0
    for graphics(the most important thing) its more like a ps2 game not a Ps3
    I got Dragon Age: Inquisition and Assassins Creed rouge on the same
    for graphics(the most important thing) its more like a ps2 game not a Ps3
    I got Dragon Age: Inquisition and Assassins Creed rouge on the same day for PS3. I was stunned at the lack of quality on Dragon Age. Texture pop-in, missing textures. Some degree of downgrade is expected, but this was just lazy. Assassins creed looks like someone cared about the game. Much better frame rate, better textures. It's hard to believe they phoned it in so much for inquisition. I understand they're trying to sell PS4s and XB1s but damn... we spent $60 too and deserve a little effort. Farcry 4 looks great on PS3 without looking like a disaster... I don't understand why dragon age would sabotage their own game. They should want to release a quality product on whatever platform they release it for.
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