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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. Nov 27, 2014
    10
    I don't understand all the negative reviews of this game. Game looks fantastic on the PS3 when I thought it would really suffer. Open-worldI don't understand all the negative reviews of this game. Game looks fantastic on the PS3 when I thought it would really suffer. Open-world gameplay with a good step back towards DAO and away from DA2, though keeping DA2 combat was an excellent decision. The overhead tactical is very welcome, though disappointing that you have a clear required distance before you're capable of availing of it for attacks with ranged characters. Happy you're not forced to choose a certain race character. My only issue is with on-line use. The game can drop framerates, and get a bit unreliable if you're playing online as the game constantly attempts to access the Keep. It would be nice if Bioware had made Keep access occur only on saving so as not to interfere with gameplay.

    That said however, this game is a fantastic game and well worth the expense, with the caveat that this game is far more open-world RPG than it's predecessors meaning that if you don't like walking and exploring or collecting, this game is likely not for you. If you're a completionist who really enjoys as much game for their money as possible, this is a perfect game for you. If you're an RPG enthusiast this is a prime purchase with hours and hours of entertainment.
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  3. Feb 1, 2015
    9
    One of the best games for ps3. I don't understand why the reviews of this game for ps3 system are so low... I played as a human rogue and iOne of the best games for ps3. I don't understand why the reviews of this game for ps3 system are so low... I played as a human rogue and i absolutely loved the game, the story was real good (leliana, morrigan, hawke are back :D ), it was interesting to see the evolution of the inquisition and the relationshiop between the inquisitor and his companions. The best thing of this game for me it was the explorations, the game has 10 GIANT areas, where there are plenty of things to do. The combat was also amazing i always used the 2 cameras, the tactical camera to send orders to my companions and then i changed to the "personal" camera with my inquisitor to see the suffering of my enemies more closely. The subclasses are also very good (the tempest is epic). The graphics are also very good, of course the next gen versions have better graphics, but that was obvious from the start, areas like fallow mire, emprise du lion, or hissing wastes look gorgeus on the ps3 version, the unique area where the ambients could have been improved on the ps3 version was hinterlands, the first area. The scores isn't a 10 because there are some cutscenes where textures pop in after a few seconds, but still the game is really good, even on old gen versions, do not be afraid to purchase the ps3 version of this game ;) Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    4
    Clunky gameplay. Mediocre story. Hamfisted characters. Very big downgrade from DA2 which was considerably worse than DA:O. As a AAA title DA:IClunky gameplay. Mediocre story. Hamfisted characters. Very big downgrade from DA2 which was considerably worse than DA:O. As a AAA title DA:I fails to deliver in a lot of areas. Any video game enthusiast would feel cheated paying full price for a mess like this. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2014
    3
    1: At first I have to blow of some steam here...

    I own every Dragon Age and Mass Effect title with every DLC. And this game is another huge
    1: At first I have to blow of some steam here...

    I own every Dragon Age and Mass Effect title with every DLC. And this game is another huge - monstrous really - letdown! I mostly play RPG’s. And Bioware know’s quit a bit about how to make a good one, or even a superb one.
    (granted, the ME series is more of a Shooter with an interactive Story because of the lack of complex combat options - But it is tons of fun. I enjoyed ME3's combat in particular very much. I think they nailed it in ME3… )
    I became a huge Bioware fan with DA:Origins and began to question their sanity when DA:2 came out. It was the first video game which I literally threw in the bin, after playing it for about 15 hours. That thing had absolutely no resemblance to Dragon Age Origins to me. I felt used, to say the least. Back then I really thought, "oh man, EA is doing this to them". But after I have seen the combat system of Inquisition, I am free of that illusion…
    Since I enjoyed ME3 very much, I have high hopes for ME4. But since Dragon Age Inquisition, I no longer have high hopes (or any hopes for that matter) for the future of the Dragon Age series.
    I don’t take Bioware seriously any longer. Because I can’t!

    PS3/Last Gen specific: The graphics on the PS3 are f.....g hideous!!! It is unbearable!!! This should never have been released on last gen consoles... How could they??! The last gen consoles are absolutely NOT capable of showing, what they have created here! So, now I will have to buy a next gen console and a second copy of the game to actually enjoy what they have created here, having wasted 70$ for a PS3 Digital Deluxe version in the process. AWESOME!

    2: And I will tell this to Bioware:

    Guys, I still think your awesome and you have a lot of talent and passion. In the past I bought every Dragon Age and Mass Effect title with every DLC (honestly!). But, if you cut out or rather leave out complex systems, like the combat and skill mechanics of DA:Origins in future titles of the DA series - like you did here - you will have lost a paying customer forever! And don’t think for a minute, that any fan of RPG’s will take this sort of politics lightly! Complex systems, combat agency and a great freedom in character creation and party member configuration, is what lies at the heart of RPG gaming. Don’t insult us. And don’t try so hard to appeal to people who don’t play RPG’s. The only thing you really do, is making it harder for other companies to put out real RPG’s, because you water down the expectations of consumers.
    I guess my most diplomatic advice would be, to try and find a middle ground here. Make it possible for us to access all the skills via the radial menu and leave it optional for casual gamers to play an action game. Because this title is only partly a RPG! We want a broad variety of skills and more freedom to create. We like to create things from scratch and find our own solutions, our own approach to the game - YOU KNOW THAT!
    YOU ARE DESTROYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF YOUR DRAGON AGE SERIES!
    And me, as a RPG fan, I don’t want to buy or play oversimplified action games.

    3: Now for the rating...

    My rating for Dragon Age Inquisition goes about like this:

    A RPG really has two components:
    1. The story and the dialogue or social interactions.
    2. The combat

    For each part I have 5 stars to give at maximum. Because they both are equally important in my mind.

    In DA:I I would give 4 of 5 for the story part. 1 of 5 for the combat.
    And I subtract 2 stars from my PS3 rating for the hubris idea of publishing this title on last gen consoles.
    Do they take us for fools (...and quite frankly, "tools"...) ???!

    I feel the need to point out, that I really want to give them an extra star for producing wonderful games and for pushing hard and so on. But since the skill system and combat system is even more dumbed down then DA:2 - I clearly cannot. They just took a pair of scissors and cut out every bit of complexity they could find. Well thanks for that, Bioware!

    4: For my future considerations on buying a Dragon Age Game…
    (This is not effecting the Mass Effect series - so far...)

    First - It is very unlikely that I will trust Bioware ever again!

    Secondly - If Bioware does not put back in a complex combat system like DA:Origins had, in the next title - this series is nothing but a very poor memory of a typical consumer sin to me. That’s really all it will be. The reason I am so fed up with Bioware is, I have no real reason to even hope, that Bioware wants to fix these things. Even so they keep telling us. Which I take as a clear lie from them, at this point! I got lied to… thats all! How stupid of me…

    Hope you enjoyed reading this review,

    a Bioware-Critic
    (I am a German living in Vienna Austria)
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  6. Dec 30, 2014
    2
    Wow, the people giving the PS3 version of this high scores must work for Bioware or EA. No one is exaggerating how watered down the graphicsWow, the people giving the PS3 version of this high scores must work for Bioware or EA. No one is exaggerating how watered down the graphics are for the PS3. I bought this game knowing it would be a lesser version of the new system, but man the difference is down right shameful. I tried playing through my disgust but today I returned the game and got The Stick of Truth which is all ready a lot better. It's a shame because I wanted to get know the cute character I had created (that why it gets a 2) but sadly I had to leave her. If you really think this game is for you, wait and get it for PS4 it might be worth a try. If you think you can handle glossy skin and armour, npc that look like there straight out of PS1, and half rendered backgrounds, good luck! Expand
  7. Dec 1, 2014
    0
    This is a masterclass in how not to make a port. I get that it's supposed to be for the current gen but this game is broken for the PS3. IThis is a masterclass in how not to make a port. I get that it's supposed to be for the current gen but this game is broken for the PS3. I expected some muddy textures and lower frame rate. What I got is sporadically loading textures, textures that flat out refuse to load in and a frame rate that looks like something out of a bad stop motion animation feature. I love Bioware games so those by themselves would not be an issue. I've played buggier games for the story alone but, the straw that broke the camel's back came when I was climbing a ladder in the Forbidden Oasis area and the game decided to slow to a crawl. It took my character a good three minutes to slowly, agonizingly ascend the ladder. No big deal though I'll just keep moving and it will sort itself out. Ten minutes later it had not. I figured saving then reloading might be in order. How wrong I was as I reloaded the game only to find that the lag had been saved along with the rest of the game. I tried moving to a new location in the game world via fast travel. The lag now persists in the entire game world becoming more of a threat to Thedas than the rifts in the sky. I might pick this game up when I upgrade to the PS4 next year. In the meantime I would discourage anyone thinking of buying this game for the PS3 from doing so. If you enjoyed the other Dragon Age games then this one will just make you angry. It's nowhere close to the caliber of the first two entries into the series and has made me wish that they never even bothered to try to port it back to the former generation of consoles. Expand

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