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  • Summary: Draft and lead a group of characters into rugged battles against a diversity of enemies – from earth-shattering High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go hand to hand in visceral, heroic combat as your followers fight by your side, or switch to tactical view toDraft and lead a group of characters into rugged battles against a diversity of enemies – from earth-shattering High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade. Go hand to hand in visceral, heroic combat as your followers fight by your side, or switch to tactical view to coordinate murderous 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-formed 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Nov 16, 2014
    100
    There’s no hyperbole when I say that Dragon Age: Inquisition is the best RPG I’ve played in a long time. Hell, it’s the best game of any genre I’ve played in a long time. It’s a shoo-in for Game of the Year in my books, a masterclass in game design that deserves a spot in everyone’s game library.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    95
    Dragon Age Inquisition has raised the bar for storytelling. It’s the sort of game you think you have figured out after a few hours, but time and time again it’ll surprise you. With a rebuilt combat system, an open and inviting world, 150 hours of content, and a warm and familiar storytelling system, Dragon Age Inquisition is the best RPG I’ve played in a decade.
  3. 90
    Great story, beautiful and complex semi-open world. An insane amount of content and fun mechanics. That Dragon Age: Inquisition is great looking and with an added bonus of co-op does not hurt either.
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    90
    In a few ways, Inquisition feels like a soft reboot of the Dragon Age series. Combat is different, Thedas has changed and the story has never been more about you as a character.
  5. Nov 17, 2014
    88
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of those rare games where its flaws sound severe on paper, but often melt away when you’re actually playing. We can’t remember the last time we’ve been so thoroughly absorbed by a virtual place or so attached to a cast of characters. In that sense, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a flawed journey, but it’s one that we eagerly want to return to.
  6. Dec 18, 2014
    80
    It might not be the greatest example of the current generation’s power, nor is it an exercise in reinvention and uniqueness – but when you’ve sunk 50 hours into Inquisition and hardly realised, and you still want to play it for another 50 hours, then you know you’re onto something good. This time the fans get what they want – and apparently what they wanted was very good indeed.
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    60
    In trying to be all things to all people, Dragon Age: Inquisition lacks the impact that it might otherwise have had if BioWare had imbued it with the same sense of purpose that its predecessors carried....Inquisition, on the other hand, offers an embarrassment of things to do but sometimes forgets to provide the motivation to do them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 87
  2. Negative: 16 out of 87
  1. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    Purely amazing upgrades to the Dragon Age series. I've played em all, and this is the best one. Big open world maps, lots of intertwiningPurely amazing upgrades to the Dragon Age series. I've played em all, and this is the best one. Big open world maps, lots of intertwining story arcs, lots of back to the root RPG mechanics. One of the best RPGs made to date. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    So far after playing the first few hours I am really enjoying Dragon Age Inquisition the open world sections of the game are well done andSo far after playing the first few hours I am really enjoying Dragon Age Inquisition the open world sections of the game are well done and graphically look pretty good. The story and characters so far have been interesting. The combat is smooth and easy and the customization is pretty good as well. I'm rating this game a ten as it is as good as I had hoped for. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    * Amazing atmosphere, I haven't felt this giddy walking around and exploring since Skyrim... it's more polished though, with only the odd* Amazing atmosphere, I haven't felt this giddy walking around and exploring since Skyrim... it's more polished though, with only the odd graphical oddity.
    * Origins level, if not better, writing.
    * Controller+PC = The most fun way to play. The UI for KB+M is lovely, but the movement is much, much better on controller..... they very much tailored EVERYTHING to work better on the gamepad (which is odd for PC).. this may irk some (but delights others like me to no end).
    * Use Mantle if you are AMD GPU - I got a based god 10fps bump and everything just seems to look and run better when using the Mantle API.
    * Install on a SSD for sure, load times are next to none.. just long enough to read 1-2 of the cards then you're into the game.
    * Cut-scenes were a bit stuttery as well, until I used Mantle.. AMD cards and DX11 in this game don't like each other as much.
    * The best music I have ever heard in a game, and I'm only 10 hours in.. it's just...... spectacular.
    * The Storytelling, so far, is amazing... only bested by the superb atmosphere and character interactions.
    * GOTY shoe in from what I've played.. it's the Dragon Age game you have been waiting for since finishing Origins, believe the hype.
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  4. Nov 26, 2014
    9
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is the Dragon Age sequel that fans of the franchise have been waiting on. It is Bioware's declaration that they areDragon Age: Inquisition is the Dragon Age sequel that fans of the franchise have been waiting on. It is Bioware's declaration that they are back and better than ever. If you love rpgs and getting lost in these worlds, then DA Inquisition will keep you entertained for many many hours. If there was one word to describe this game, it would be MASSIVE. There is so much content packed into this title that I doubt the completionist in me will ever find peace.

    The environments are all beautifully rendered with 10 different enormous sandboxes to explore, each very different from one another. They all seem like their own worlds instead of parts of a larger one. Fast travel is thankfully included, but often I would walk or ride just to enjoy the journey and go exploring. The score is beautifully done and helps set the mood for each of the game's epic moments. One song in particular, The Dawn will come, will stay with you for a very long time.

    The party members in Inquisition are all well voiced and have their own unique charm. There may be too many of them tho as party selection was always difficult for me. The way they play off on one another is always entertaining and it seems they have their own lives and friendships going on when I'm not around.

    The gameplay is standard rpg fare and the return of the tactical camera is a welcome addition when playing on the harder difficulties. You will never lack for a challenge in this game, especially against the 10 optional dragon bosses.

    DA: Inquisition is a must play for all rpg fans and will have you entertained for a long long time.
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  5. Nov 20, 2014
    8
    The game is very good except the multiplayer that is very leggy and slow.
    It is very much like an old game multiplayer nothing like Titanfall
    The game is very good except the multiplayer that is very leggy and slow.
    It is very much like an old game multiplayer nothing like Titanfall or even Gears of war which are very good multiplayer systems.
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  6. Nov 22, 2014
    7
    First it's no skyrim, second it has way to many bugs. I have to exit and reload more than I would like to fix the audio. Third, you start inFirst it's no skyrim, second it has way to many bugs. I have to exit and reload more than I would like to fix the audio. Third, you start in the " hinterlands" , which is cool, but if you try to do all the side quests before advancing the main story, you will hate it , get bored, not care about the story or your character,and rate the game a 0-2. Leave the hinterlands! If you do, it's a very good game, with a huge world, and a reasonable story. Would rate it a buy, but maybe wait a few weeks till they fix some bugs Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2014
    0
    Nothing like DAo or DA2 and that's not a good thing. This is not an RPG, its a hack em up game. All that made Dragon Age fun is gone. Now INothing like DAo or DA2 and that's not a good thing. This is not an RPG, its a hack em up game. All that made Dragon Age fun is gone. Now I have to wait for Mass Effects and hope however the designers that ruined Dragon Age Inquisition don't get there hands on it! Very sad to see something that was so much fun ruined because people don't take a hint...If it is not broken, DON"T FIX IT! Expand

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