- 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
Positive: 0 out of
Mixed: 0 out of
Negative: 0 out of
Nov 19, 2014For 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
Dec 26, 2014This 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
Dec 19, 2014First 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
Feb 27, 2015I haven't played a DA game since Origins originally released and I didn't want to play DA2 because it looked unappealing to me. I've actuallyI haven't played a DA game since Origins originally released and I didn't want to play DA2 because it looked unappealing to me. I've actually been out of the gaming world for a few years now, but I recently gained access to a PS3 so I figured I'd pick up the latest installment. I knew this game had launched for current-gen and PC but saw a PS3 version at a local game store and picked it up. Now I've been a Bioware fan for years; I've played Baulder's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire, every Mass Effect game (for some reason), and DA:O. I saw PS4 gameplay of this game and figured it would be worth a shot, and after about 35 hours in I am regretting my decision; seeing as how I can't return it for a full refund.
Before I get into my gripes with the game, I will say that the story and plot are overall pretty good and are easily the game's strongest point. There is A LOT of stuff going on here: opposing and bickering forces, a new foe to face, tons of lore to read, and a few interesting characters. I also really like the weapon/armor crafting system this game offers, it allows you to make some pretty amazing gear virtually anytime you can. The open world aspect and search function are nice and executed somewhat well, but those alone won't rise it from the depths it has fallen.
This particular port of the game is without a doubt A COMPLETE DISGRACE AND ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE!
- The visuals are well below average and make the game look like it was released in 2006. Now as an RPG fan, I'm well aware that visuals/graphics alone don't make a game but this is just shameful. Objects constantly pop in and out, textures take a long while to fully load, attacks/character effects just blur together, character animations in cut scenes often fail to load completely, and environmental effects look disgusting; the trees in MGS3 Snake Eater look more polished than this!
- The gameplay is loaded with bugs that constantly impede your enjoyment of the game. Characters/NPCs appear and jump all over the place, you are constantly seeing your legs fall through the floor, basic dialog interactions with NPCs will sometimes just not work forcing you to mash the X button repeatedly until you can talk to them, it has a seemingly permanent ultra-lag effect in the Desert Oasis that causes the game to move at roughly 1 fps (seriously, 1 fps) and after three months STILL HASN'T BEEN PATCHED SO IT MAKES THAT REGION COMPLETELY UNPLAYABLE, and the game has frozen on me three times now. I know there are many more I am forgetting to mention but so be it.
- The combat is completely broken, boring, and makes the game way too easy. It feels like they were trying to expose this franchise to other markets but hardcore RPG fans will be disappointed. It is extremely clunky and incredibly buggy. Dishing out commands to your allies is poorly done and they barely listen to you, especially since the "Tactics" menu is a complete joke as you have hardly any say in what they do. This franchise has been turned into an ARPG, with literally no tactics involved. Just hold R2 to attack and you've killed everything; hooray. It can be enjoyable at times, but it's very unsatisfactory because you don't feel like you're doing anything.
- Quests are dull, tedious, and extremely repetitive. Everything is a fetch quest or "take this item and place it over here". It feels like I'm playing an MMO because every quest is the same time-consuming affair. And every region contains mostly the same quests, literally. There's one for seeing all locations, one for reaching all landmarks, one for collecting all of a certain object, one for closing all enemy rifts, etc. It just wastes so much time and makes you feel like you're not doing anything interesting.
- The War Table where you progress the story and accept missions is a nice feature but falls flat. Most of the side missions you are given to do offer incredibly poor rewards and it always feels like a waste of time as you are constantly deciding which person to want to send on what mission and after careful planning you receive a meager 100 gold; I'm so thrilled I can hardly contain myself.
Now some minor things that annoyed me: You can't switch any of your controls around, so I hope you like clicking L3 because you'll be doing that a lot by using the search function which shows you the locations of items (herbs, loot, metal ore) on your mini map. This is a nice feature but if you're like me you like to collect everything in sight and tat takes up a considerable amount of time. Every time, EVERY TIME you decide to pick up something your character stops, kneels down, and picks it up. Doesn't sound bad but you will likely spend 20-30% of your time in maps just picking up stuff; it really bogged down gameplay and wore me out.
Overall, the game can be fun at times but all of the issues within it just ruin anything good here. Anyone giving this game anything higher than a 7 are, in my opinion, completely delusional.… Expand
Nov 20, 20141: 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 huge1: 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 RPGâ€™s. And Bioware knowâ€™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 ME3â€¦ )
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 illusionâ€¦
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 donâ€™t take Bioware seriously any longer. Because I canâ€™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 donâ€™t think for a minute, that any fan of RPGâ€™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. Donâ€™t insult us. And donâ€™t try so hard to appeal to people who donâ€™t play RPGâ€™s. The only thing you really do, is making it harder for other companies to put out real RPGâ€™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 donâ€™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 Gameâ€¦
(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. Thatâ€™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 toâ€¦ thats all! How stupid of meâ€¦
Hope you enjoyed reading this review,
(I am a German living in Vienna Austria)… Expand
Mar 14, 2015At 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
Nov 21, 2014Complete ****. We need to get our voices heared at EA and express our disapproval. Check online for the Petition againts EA and Bioware fromComplete ****. We need to get our voices heared at EA and express our disapproval. Check online for the Petition againts EA and Bioware from X019Q and file againts them! Share with your friends!!… Expand
- (55 views)