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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: 94 out of 150
  2. Negative: 27 out of 150
  1. Jun 8, 2016
    10
    The story is epic, though not without flaws. The character customisation and skill trees are intricate, though the levelling up is not asThe story is epic, though not without flaws. The character customisation and skill trees are intricate, though the levelling up is not as deep as the original Dragon Age. The art and environments are lush and diverse. The loot is pleasing, the mini-games not without their charm, and the crafting is addictive. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    Superb game, how can anyone rate this low? Gorgeous visuals, massive world, loads to see and do etc etc etc This is the first good RPG thisSuperb game, how can anyone rate this low? Gorgeous visuals, massive world, loads to see and do etc etc etc This is the first good RPG this generation and hopefully the first of many. 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. Jan 7, 2015
    8
    With so little competing titles on XBO it's no wonder this stands out.
    The graphics are probably 'ordinary', but good for DA games.
    The
    With so little competing titles on XBO it's no wonder this stands out.
    The graphics are probably 'ordinary', but good for DA games.
    The story is really good, characters excellent.
    The world is big and fairly rich in content and diversity.
    I wonder how it will look when there's titles of the same genre and production value on XBO?
    You don't need to be a DA fan or have played the others.
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  6. Nov 25, 2014
    6
    DA: Inquisition makes me feel quite mixed. I will list my positive and negative points in a short list:

    positive: - good immersion in the
    DA: Inquisition makes me feel quite mixed. I will list my positive and negative points in a short list:

    positive:
    - good immersion in the start.
    - storyline feels like a dragon age game and is well done.
    - landscape graphics are quite beautiful
    - cinematics and storytelling feels good.
    - the talents in the former games felt like different talents. in Inquisition it is not changing much at all. it is bloating.

    negative:
    - character graphics and animations are buggy and sub par.
    - open world quests are mmo style.
    - companion characters do feel obsolete and missing deep.
    - inventory and weapon upgrade system is a nightmare!
    - combat system is the worst of all 3 games.

    The game starts very imemrsive and with good storytelling and character/companion integration.
    The more the game goes on the less connect with characters and the game you get.
    This is mainly because the "open world" quests feel stubborn and less of an exploration. It is more like mmo leveling quests. The big puzzles and dungeon parts of da:origins and also the second da game are missing.
    There are some storyline quests like the mage questline but it lacks puzzles and character integration.
    The game tries to many and all of that in an mediocre style.

    Da. Inquisition is an ok game but does in no case reach it's ancestors. Ther eis not much exploration more a kind of "grind"
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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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