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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  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. Gamereactor Denmark
    Nov 11, 2014
    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 30, 2014
    90
    Vast and gorgeous environments full of highly varied missions together with an involving plot, brilliant characters and a deep and satisfying combat system make Dragon Age: Inquisition one of the best RPGs to date. Unmissable.
  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: 95 out of 152
  2. Negative: 27 out of 152
  1. Feb 24, 2015
    10
    Amazing game, the graphics are good with only a few hiccups. The character skill variety is enough to warrant an extra play through or two.Amazing game, the graphics are good with only a few hiccups. The character skill variety is enough to warrant an extra play through or two. Story missions are engaging with plenty of side missions. A few too many collectables for my taste but this doesn't detract from the game. Haven't played multiplayer, not really my thing. Definitely worth your time and money if your a RPG fan. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    The only way you will not like this game is if you are not an RPG fan, or if you think WoW is a RPG. It seems all the negative reviews areThe only way you will not like this game is if you are not an RPG fan, or if you think WoW is a RPG. It seems all the negative reviews are simply from dumb people who aren't sure how to properly play the game, or don't know what an RPG is supposed to be. This game LITERALLY gets EVERYTHING right. (The story might be its weakest part, but in by NO means is it bad). Im not sure where the comments of it being "Unoriginal" come from, (other than from someone with down syndrome) but this game is the MOST original RPG to come out in the last 10 years, and its a THOUSAND times better than Skyrim. Also, contrary to more incorrect reviews, the game is far from a HackNSlash. It has pause Tactics, that unless your playing on easy, you will need to and want to use often. On top of all this, i did not like the first dragon age or the second. At all. I cannot put this game down. Bad reviews of this game are pure and simply, false. 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. Jan 11, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have never written a review for DA or on this website so I have no experience with the game. I have an overwhelming amount of experience playing games for over 27 years so I feel qualified to express my opinion of the game. Despite what a lot of folks are saying and despite the storyline being a bit disjunct and choppy, the game is simply outstanding. Character mods, weapon and material development, RPG style and active combat fight mixtures, team management and skill usage, exploration, conversational user input, influentially based team advancement, the multiplayer levels......the list goes on and on. Very well designed, programmed and developed game. I keeping telling myself, "I'm going to end the game a this point...", and then I never do. It's just and all around really good game...not perfect but very good. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    7
    This is a solid game, any RPG fan would want to own.

    Understand most of the negative reviews are political. They sound like they are
    This is a solid game, any RPG fan would want to own.

    Understand most of the negative reviews are political. They sound like they are complaining about lack of story. But if you read it closely they are complaining about lack of LBGT relationships in the game. Which shows they didn't play the game, as you find a woman being attacked by some Templars in the first non tutorial zone. If you talk to her you find out her and her female lover were found and attacked by the Templars. Very early on you run into the anti established religion, pro pagan Bioware soap box. Rest assured Bioware's shameless reach for awards and it's "story" shoving LBGT lifestyles down your throat are still in tact and oddly more "out" then ever. I guess this is what happens when you review a game based on rumors before you have actually played it.

    Many are probably disappointed from the serious learning curve. Like Skyrim it's first hour is basically a tutorial. Then to feel even more disorienting the second hour is essentially a base tutorial. If you ignore these "tutorials" you will miss important new aspects of the game and may feel the game has no real direction. It's only when you take the time at base to learn how to use these new systems and talk with companions that you will start feeling like your playing a DA game again. The basic controls for inventory, "political" powers and the map take a couple of hours before they feel natural.

    You may also feel early the Mage is not what they used to be, as they replaced the healing system with a barrier system. Which will cut most DA fans to the core. Rest assured, It's still healing, but it gives everyone in it's radius an "extra" health bar for a limited amount of time. It seems weak at first, but can become extremely powerful when used properly. With Life Steal rings, potions (another new system to learn) and barriers you have healing more than covered.

    Some complained about strategic game play not being there. But if you just hit the "start" button, it stops all action and you can chose what everyone in your group does. The barriers also need to be used correctly to be most effective. CC has limitations and one needs to know their strengths and weaknesses. I.E. Mages are usually immune to ice CC, but you can beat on those not immune, while they are frozen. The fire CC fears people but breaks if the target is hit. And if you use stop feature, the game won't feel like a barroom blitz.

    Early on this game has been played non stop at my house. There are 4 of us taking turns playing our characters. All enjoy watching the other progress, as we learn new things watching others play. In the early stages, the game feels confused. But so did Skyrim when we first started. I suspect just like DAO, until you get your specializations you won't really get to love the game or it's characters. After wards this will be a cherished game you play over and over again. And the more I play the game, the more it seems actually limited by EA sticking too closely to the older limiting factors of DAO. Like it's zones and rails. But if the choices and story pan out, this should be another classic. But until I reach cap and replay it man times, I give it a 7.
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  6. Feb 19, 2017
    6
    Although DA:Inquisition is a huge improvement over DA:II fans of DA:Origin will be disappointed.

    An open world RPG this is not. The Game
    Although DA:Inquisition is a huge improvement over DA:II fans of DA:Origin will be disappointed.

    An open world RPG this is not. The Game has several small-medium sized maps you unlock through the War Room mini game. There are a ton of invisible walls and obstacles that your required to walk around(Mountains,hills you can't traverse etc) to get from A-B making the maps seem smaller(Don't expect SKYRIM levels of exploration).
    The story is Dull and adds nothing new to the RPG genre.There's a big blast that creates a "Breach" between the world of Thedas and the Veil which opens up a bunch of mini portals called "Rifts" around "Thedas" and lucky for the inhabitants of this land you happened to get caught in the blast that created it and received a mark on your hand that let's you close these "Rifts". Wow! amazing story alert,amazing story alert, who wants to hear an amazing story? XD

    --Negatives

    --This open world is as open as the maps on Fable 3 and feel like a repetitive cut/paste job with Super Mario 3 themes like desert,snow etc. There's not a lot to do or see It feels more like a B game that should have been left on PC.
    --the graphics look like last-gen with a bit more polish. Not as good as next-gen titles that launched around the same time.
    --It's hard to relate to characters that act so pompous. Gone are the interesting Under Dogs from DA:O and in are these new 1%-er protagonists who are more worried about their own petty problems then they are about the end of the world.(I'm revising this review a year after writing it and can't remember any of their names)
    --You'll spend a lot of your time doing annoying one-liner fetch quests to unlock new regions to be able to progress through the very short and uninteresting main quest. I spent 20 hours doing those boring forced side quest and only got 12+hours of main quests.It's the first time an RPG forced me into hours of fetch quests. One play through is all I can do on this. This game is an MMO RPG in disguise being sold as a AAA Single Player game.
    --Terrible Combat, Hold down the RT and spam XYB till you run out of stamina rinse and repeat. I liked the semi-turn based Combat of older Bioware Games, Holding down RT and Spamming X,Y,B, gets boring fast.
    --More Glitches then I could shake a stick at, my game crashed a handful of times especially during certain cut-scenes and I noticed a Frame-Rate drop every time I pressed the run button. There are definitely performance issues with this game but it's still "playable."
    --Repetitive Multi-Player with micro-transactions(Proof that this really is a cheap MMO in diguise).
    --Character progression and overall learning curve is definitely geared towards casual gamers. They either think were too dumb or too lazy to actually level up our own characters to keep pace with the game and to play the Combat portions without some sorta autopilot(There's more hand holding here then in the last one).
    --I could go on forever about the terrible combat.graphics,story,acting etc.

    -Positives

    -Dragon fight's were fun. Nothing like Dragon's Dogma or anything but still fun.
    -soundtrack was okay
    -War Room was a good feature but becomes repetitive and annoying fast.

    --There are a few thing's that this game does get right and a few thing's that it does really well but unfortunately it's not enough when compared to everything else. The story is short but not sweet and it's locked behind hours of useless repetitive fetch quests. I don't know why they thought this was a good idea cause it's not.The combat is you holding down the RT, spamming XYB and that's it(Even Casual gamers should feel embarrassed by this level of hand holding). Although there a variety of maps in the mix but they're not filled with much and are full of invisible walls and obstacles that are there to set you up for a bit of dialogue and forgettable combat encounters.This game is not worth the full price of admission and is another let down from one of my favorite game developers ever.
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  7. Sep 28, 2016
    0
    Being a rogue assassin is one of the main abilities that a rouge could be. However, the way of assassin quest that is required to be done toBeing a rogue assassin is one of the main abilities that a rouge could be. However, the way of assassin quest that is required to be done to get that specialization is bugged. After investing 75 hours into the game and trying every trick that people wrote about I was still unsuccessful, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THE GAME. Unless of course you do not want your special ability tree that gives you all of the good skills in the game. This issue has been addressed a long time ago, but yet EA fails to fix it. I WILL NOT EVER BUY ANY EA game again. I even canceled my Battlefield preorder. Expand

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