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  • Summary: Choose and spearhead a team of characters into rough battles against a variety of enemies – from earth-shaking High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go mano y mano in visceral, heroic combat as your followers fight at your six, or switch to tactical view toChoose and spearhead a team of characters into rough battles against a variety of enemies – from earth-shaking High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go mano y mano in visceral, heroic combat as your followers fight at your six, or switch to tactical view to coordinate lethal offensives using the combined might of your company. View the tangible results of your path through a living world – construct structures, customize outposts, and change the landscape itself as environments are re-shaped in the wake of your Inquisition. Lead a company selected 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. Hone 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 100
    BioWare achieved everything that it needed to with Dragon Age: Inquisition. It revitalised a series that had suffered real brand damage in Dragon Age II, and easily stands as the best RPG we've seen in years. There is absolutely no reason to miss out on this one.
  2. Nov 20, 2014
    96
    Dragon Age Inquisition is a must play RPG on the PS4 that successfully takes the best out of both previous games to create sword and sorcery perfection.
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    95
    This is the return of the great Bioware, back on a path that we hope they don't leave ever again. Emotive amount and variety of content makes for an incredible adventure.
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    90
    With a huge, breathtaking world, an epic story, and choices that leaves a significant mark on the world around you, Dragon Age: Inquisition embodies everything that makes the series so popular.
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    88
    It’s a surprisingly huge, dense world, and I soon realized there were still entire sandboxes I hadn’t even set foot in. Even in my hundredth hour, I’m still discovering.
  6. Nov 12, 2014
    85
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is the biggest and best Dragon Age to date. Packed to the brim with content and carefully refined mechanics, it's sure to please any Dragon Age fan. It has a fair share of problems, but none detract too much from the strong core experience.
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    70
    Lovely design and solid atmosphere but the gameplay feels clunky.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 236
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Contender for game of the year. It's been a long wait, but man has it been worth it. Great battle mechanics, much to do (with purpose) andContender for game of the year. It's been a long wait, but man has it been worth it. Great battle mechanics, much to do (with purpose) and guess what? It doesn't fee grindy (say what?). This is because Bioware, does what it does well and offers solid STORIES. Not just a good main story, but hundreds of good side stories (so far). Thank you, Bioware! Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    dragon age inquisition is the best rpg to ever grace a console the amount of content on offer in this game is breath taking and the world isdragon age inquisition is the best rpg to ever grace a console the amount of content on offer in this game is breath taking and the world is as huge as it is beautiful ...i have no idea why people are trolling the game with such low scores but it makes no difference the game is outstanding im 80 hours in and have not even scratched he surface of this game Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This is why metacritic user scores are a joke. This game is amazing. Anyone giving it a zero is skewing the results way too far down. This hisThis is why metacritic user scores are a joke. This game is amazing. Anyone giving it a zero is skewing the results way too far down. This his may not be your cup of tea, maybe it's a ltittle buggy, maybe you don't like the PC controls, whatever the reason saying that the work they put into this is a zero shows the absurdity of the ratings. This is the best RPG I have played in years. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2015
    9
    This game has been described as a "watered down Skyrim" but I have to disagree. Dragon Age: Inquisition has you take on the role of "TheThis game has been described as a "watered down Skyrim" but I have to disagree. Dragon Age: Inquisition has you take on the role of "The Inquisitor" and a few other titles, as you build up your inquisition to seal "The Breach" in the sky among other things. This game a beautifully diverse and vast world just waiting for you to explore it. The game also has a fantastic voice acted cast of 9 companions, and since this a BioWare game you have the option to romance these people if you wish. And let me tell you, these romance scenes are top-notch. The story is fantastic and as long as you would expect a good RPG to be, at about 80- 100 hours. Also, the dragon battles are incredibly satysfying as they actually require strategy to defeat because of their size and power, and every dragon is different! Some use armor, some don't, some have major weaknesses that other dragons don't have. This game is great but does have some flaws. Some of the side quests are really just fetch quests, making some of the game feel MMO-like, and there really isn't that much armor variety in the game, so you may keep your same armor set for dozens of hours at a time. But the negatives pale in comparison to the great things this game does. I believe this game is a great addition to the Dragon Age series and is rightfully the game of the year! Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2014
    9
    Amazing game, a must buy for dragon age lovers! It truly delivers an action packed game play with a story that keeps you griped when start toAmazing game, a must buy for dragon age lovers! It truly delivers an action packed game play with a story that keeps you griped when start to finish. No more of the reused dragon age 2 areas those days are gone and behind them, they listened to the fans and produced a game so good I believe it is easily a contender for game of the year Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2014
    8
    This game is a lot of fun, and easily my favorite of the three Dragon Age games, but after having logged over 100 hours in the game over 2This game is a lot of fun, and easily my favorite of the three Dragon Age games, but after having logged over 100 hours in the game over 2 playthroughs so far...there are a few issues that have worn on me over the course of my time, and now really annoy me.

    First...the story. I'm probably somewhere around 75% through the story at this point, so no clue how it ends, but as it stands now...the game starts off slow but quickly gets very interesting and has a really powerful ending to the first act. I've not run many more story missions since then, as I've been busy exploring all the zones they offer. In that time, here are my main criticisms with the game:

    1. Itemization. In short...it sucks in this game. There are so many zones that require roughly the same level range, that by the time you venture to all of them, you end up getting unique items that are worse than what you already use. You end up getting a lot of the same crap items over and over throughout the course of your exploration. Cassandra is still using a unique armor from Hinterlands, and I've cleared all but 3 zones and have killed 4 dragons. Schematic drops are also stingy, and Tier 3 start dropping far too late in the game imo.

    2. Climbing Hills. Good lord, whoever programmed the vertical exploration of this game is really sadistic. Feels so amateurish when you jump on a seemingly manageable slope and your character grabs at air like you're scaling a mountain, as you slide down to the bottom. Hills with very similar slopes can either deny you, allow you, or straight up throw an invisible wall at you. It's pretty sloppy and inconsistent.

    3. Obstacles, Obstacles everywhere! What is the point of using a mount? They put so many rocks and tree roots all over the ground, all of which your mount is completely incapable of traversing smoothly, that you'll end up wearing out your "giddyup" button while using your mount. Quite annoying. I've also been "caught" by objects on the ground countless times while running around during battle and such.

    4. Aggressive Wildlife vs Passive Wildlife. Walking along, minding my own business, when suddenly a Fennec or Nug runs past me...and surprise surprise...there goes a wolf or something chasing it. It alerts my party, putting me in combat, but the wolf runs off into to the distance and out of my range quickly. Sometimes I can sneak in a grapple, but not always. This happens so much that the wildlife ends up being a natural snare for the group, constantly throwing me into combat mode and forcing me to disengage all the time. Bleh.

    5. Game is overly bloated with busywork. Mid game feels like a grind to remove items from your map, vs doing anything meaningful. I miss the early game at the moment.

    All in all, this game has consumed my wife and I's life for the last week and a half, and is pretty awesome overall...but over the course of 100+ hours with the game, the above complaints really start to wear thin on you...or me at least. Then again, I've logged that 100+ hours for a reason...it's an amazing game thus far, and these annoyances are no where near enough to push me away from continuing onward. Definitely recommend the game.
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  7. Nov 22, 2014
    0
    ps4 ........loved it untill 10 hours in when it crashed and corrupted my game this game is broken beware the game is bug filled and at timesps4 ........loved it untill 10 hours in when it crashed and corrupted my game this game is broken beware the game is bug filled and at times unplayable my first and last dragon age game Expand

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