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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 30, 2014
    4
    I have never said this before, and I hope to never say it again: this game is so ugly it actually distracts me from being able to play it. II have never said this before, and I hope to never say it again: this game is so ugly it actually distracts me from being able to play it. I cannot even properly review it because of how awful the graphics are. It looks like an alpha build, they clearly just flipped the switch on some effects, halved the texture sizes and called it a day.

    No one expected it too look it's best here, but it could have at LEAST looked DA:2 in quality. There are launch titles that looked better. There are PS2 games that looked better. I'm not just being facetious; texture resolution varies wildly, things pop-in everywhere, the lighting is a combination of far too dark and way too bright (how did that manage this?), people float around and animate through things, and there are tons of visual glitches like the screen tone constantly shifting for no discernible reason. At first I thought there was a day-to-night cycle, this is just tragically bad.
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  5. Nov 19, 2014
    3
    The ps3 port is broken with crashes, glitches, cut scene problems, gameplay sound problems, awful rendering, bad player AI, clunky UI, etc. ItThe ps3 port is broken with crashes, glitches, cut scene problems, gameplay sound problems, awful rendering, bad player AI, clunky UI, etc. It looks awful and shouldn't have been released on non-next-gen consoles if it looks that bad. The story is very slow paced and bland. The characters are very one-dimensional. The game feels like it was made specifically for the DA:2 audience and needs you to rely on it's bland back-story to fully appreciate everything around DA:I. It relies heavily on fetch quests or action gameplay rather then story and character development. Nothing really memorable about this game. Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2015
    2
    At first, it looks as if DA:I consisted of an enormous world with virtually no boundaries. But it's just illusion. The truth is, the wholeAt first, it looks as if DA:I consisted of an enormous world with virtually no boundaries. But it's just illusion. The truth is, the whole landscape is just a narrow hose, as is the story. The non-player characters are ridiculously one dimensional, and there are a few points in the story where you can make decisions. But it's nothing near DAO or DA2 and the story remains colourless and boring all the time no matter what task is to be performed. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2015
    0
    The graphics look OK at best compared to the new versions and get the job done, but the main issue here is the broken game. I started havingThe graphics look OK at best compared to the new versions and get the job done, but the main issue here is the broken game. I started having issues earlier in the game, where the game would show me a cutscene with only backgrounds and no NPCs. After that, when I had to enter an area for a mission, the game kept teleporting me back to the area I had already been to. The texture popping is the icing on the s*** cake. Avoid at all costs. Expand

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