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  • Summary: Select and lead a group of characters into harrowing battles against a myriad 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 acolytes engage at your side, or switch to tactical view toSelect and lead a group of characters into harrowing battles against a myriad 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 acolytes engage at your side, or switch to tactical view to coordinate lethal offensives using the combined might of your party. Observe the tangible, visible results of your journey through a living world – build structures, customize outposts, and change the landscape itself as environments are re-honed in the wake of your Inquisition. Helm a party chosen from nine unique, fully-realized characters – each of whom react to your actions and choices differently, crafting complex relationships both with you and with each other. Create your own character from multiple races, customize their appearance, and amalgamate their powers and abilities as the game progresses. Enhanced customization options allow you to pick everything from the color of your follower’s boots to the features of your Inquisition stronghold. Become a change agent in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. Shape the course of your empires, bring war or peace to factions in conflict, and drive the ultimate fate of the Inquisition. Will you bring an end to the cataclysmic anarchy gripping the Dragon Age? [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 40 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Jan 22, 2015
    100
    The masters over at Bioware have done it again. This epic journey into the world of Thedas will steal more than 100 hours of your time, hours so full of superb gaming that you'll never forget them.
  2. Nov 14, 2014
    95
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is the best installment in the series and one of the best games in BioWare's history. There's a lot to praise: an interesting story, cool characters, big world, Skyhold. Sure, there are some minor issues and the combat system isn't perfect but the scale and attention to detail make all of that seem unimportant. An excellent game indeed.
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    92
    For people looking to get lost in a detailed world brimming with political intrigue, warring factions, tough choices that affect the story and gobs of replayability that will last you well beyond Fall and into the new year, Dragon Age Inquisition is a must buy.
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    88
    Not only one of the most expansive RPGs I’ve ever played, but one of the few that successfully fills its gorgeous, massive world with meaningful things to do and see. A frustratingly vague plot and typical BioWare bugginess drag it down a bit, but both in combat and out, Inquisition marks a welcome return to the RPG depth that made Dragon Age: Origins and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic so magnetic.
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    85
    The first Dragon Age still is the best game of the franchise, but we've really enjoyed this one. Fans of the genre won't be disappointed.
  6. Jan 14, 2015
    80
    Despite numerous shortcomings, the new BioWare project is undoubtedly worth your attention. One of the best RPGs of 2014.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    59
    More playground than living breathing world. BioWare opens a gigantic fantasy theme park. But unfortunately the only thing that is epic is the amount of content. Story, character behavior, quests and minigames are a mere shadow of the studio's former glory.

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  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    In my opinion, this is the best RPG in the modern gaming world. Excellent work, Bioware. Under the glorious enlightenment and guidance fromIn my opinion, this is the best RPG in the modern gaming world. Excellent work, Bioware. Under the glorious enlightenment and guidance from EA, a game publisher with precise long-term vision in future game development, Bioware finally manages to make a RPG suitable for everyone, but not just a game accessible only to a minority of hardcore RPG players.

    DA: Origins is an old-school and medicore game only appealing to a tiny market niche. DA II breaks the medicority, and introduces the popular mass effect decision tree and button-mashing mechanics, which attracts tons of Call Of Duty (COD) and action gamers around the world, contributing to its great success. However, it still suffers from a linear and small game world, and repetitive dungeons.

    DA: Inquisition evolves from its predecessors by combining the best elements of 2 popular RPGs in modern era. It adopts the sandbox open world, lightweight RPG perspective and enormous fetch quest system from the highly praised Elder Scroll Skyrim, as well as the popular decision tree mechanism and the combat elements from another Bioware's master piece, Mass Effects 3.

    By having a cohesive reasonance of 2 best elements from 2 outstanding RPGs, and adding tons of creative elements, this game simply becomes one larger than the sum of all parts. You have a large world to explore, tons of item collection and FedEx quests to play with, and the best button mashing mechanics to finish off your opponents. Skyrim and this game is great because they both remove the annoying character stat building mechanism. Stat is now only granted from equipment, how amazing and creative, isn't it? In addition, this game adopts the perfect RPG gaming style of Skyrim, i.e. explore first, just forget the plot, which removes player's frustration to recall memory about the main quest and story line. This is just like a great and sincere invitation to all COD fans and action gamers, as well as any potential causal gamers. It caters for the taste of all gamers around the world via greatly enhancing its accessibility. It is a master of everything rather than a jerk of all trade. This is a game for everyone!

    You may worry about that the return of the old-school tactical view from the mediocre DA:Origins may ruin your fantastic game play experience. Don't worry about that, it is just implemented for those hardcore players for their happiness in pausing the game all the time, breaking the pace of combat. This game can be handled easily by controlling your own character only under an action game style. The tactics setting of companion is simplified to an user friendly level for further accessibility. In contrast to DA: Origins, you can’t set up some complicated tactics for your companions, but this is unnecessary anyway. Friendly fire is disabled by default, so just forget your companions, and let them either fight or fall. You can handle fights easily by charging upfront and having high reflex in right timing of attack, dodge and button mashing. You can enjoy a fluid flow of combat all the time!

    Overall, by removing the complexity and annoyance from old-school RPG, adding the best elements from 2 most famous modern RPGs, and introducing an exciting button mashing combat mechanics to the game, this game has reached the highest height of RPGs that none in the world could ever reach. This is a milestone of RPG development, and should be referred to in future development of RPGs. Today is an important day that marks the beginning of revolution in RPG history! A new era of RPG has come! From now on, we can step forwards and forget about all classic RPGs in the old-school days. Everyone, express your praise and gratitude towards our beloved developers, and join us to have fun in this master piece of art now!

    In case if there are expansions or sequels for this gift from god, which are highly probable considering how successful this game is, we really hope that first-person shooting mode, QTEs and the mechanism of climbing tower to reveal map can be implemented. This will further induces passion from every gamers, because these elements are universally regarded by every gamer as the best features that have ever existed in shooter and action games!

    By the way, I am looking forwards to see at least 1000 DLCs for this game, because its scope is so huge, and with so much potential to further expand on. Don't keep us waiting, our wallets are ready! We hope that our beloved developers will listen to our suggestion and request, and release the DLCs and expansions ASAP for us. ;)
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  2. Dec 17, 2014
    10
    I will say frankly. Given that I have a weakness for Bioware games, i would say that my opinion is irrelevant,but objectively speaking,thisI will say frankly. Given that I have a weakness for Bioware games, i would say that my opinion is irrelevant,but objectively speaking,this game is absolutely fantastic. The story, voice acting, graphics, combat animations, free roaming, it's all on top level. There is no shallowness in this game and after 15-20h i felt i didn't even scratch the surface. It has couple of bugs,but nevertheless it's a gem that will last for ages for a true RPG fans. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2014
    9
    Ok... this is officially one of my favorite RPG games, and I rank it right up there with the likes of Skyrim (still my ultimate fave). I haveOk... this is officially one of my favorite RPG games, and I rank it right up there with the likes of Skyrim (still my ultimate fave). I have played all games in the series, and I like this one as much as DA:O. The game mechanics are more action-oriented, which is awesome, but you still have control over the action with the pause-and-play button if you like. It makes for interesting battles, especially against those pesky dragons. Of course, as you progress through to the end, dragons eventually become more sport than game-ending frustration but your first foray into dragon slaying might make you feel like breaking your controller.

    Graphically, it's beautiful... as long as your PC can handle it. One thing I do appreciate is the resolution slider (wish more games had this!) which allows you to custom tweak the variables along side the regular options. This is a HUGE game, and 150 hours in, I still haven't fully explored every area, and there are still a few main quests left. That's some pretty good bang for your buck. It definitely needs a good patch to fix some of the issues, but after all this time it only crashed twice (after LOOOONG play sessions) so I'd say it's fairly stable. Final verdict: get it and start exploring. Taking one point off for bugs, otherwise this is GOTY material for me.
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  4. Nov 22, 2014
    5
    First dragon age was a masterpiece of game craetion, it fast beczme on of my favorite RPGs, I've been waiting for second part long, but it wasFirst dragon age was a masterpiece of game craetion, it fast beczme on of my favorite RPGs, I've been waiting for second part long, but it was really bad. When the Inquisition was announced, I thought that bioware will correct their main mistakes that were made in second part of the game series. But what we see there? Old-fashioned graphics, boring plot, few good characters. Waste of money that is not worth buying! Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2014
    3
    Do not buy this game. It is a abomination and there needs to be a consumer inquisition that puts EA to justice for destroying yet anotherDo not buy this game. It is a abomination and there needs to be a consumer inquisition that puts EA to justice for destroying yet another great video game studio. EA will continue to do this terrible conduct of business, so long as they get enough hype on the market and continually grab fan bases from recently acquired studios. This is a disgusting mockery of what true capitalism stood for.

    DA:I doesn't follow Dragon Age Origins nostalgia at all. It is basically a glorified DA:2 with simplified controls. The only real good area are the graphics, but even those are poor to my standards. RIP Bioware. The story isn't even that appealing, it has drastically changed and offered no decent story bridges from DA:O.

    Plus, you need Origins to run this software, because EA doesn't like to share their games with other software distribution services. Typical self-serving attitude of a giant like EA.

    The question is: How much longer will people allow EA to suck in their favorite franchise and then burn it out into ash? I gave it 3 stars instead of 0, because the Graphics and Voice acting seem to be the only good thing about this game.. Everything else is a insult to what Bioware stood for, and what they created.
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  6. Dec 5, 2014
    2
    Dragon age origins was great and dragon age 2 was OK so I gave this one a try that was a mistake. luckily I was able to return it. for oneDragon age origins was great and dragon age 2 was OK so I gave this one a try that was a mistake. luckily I was able to return it. for one thing the battle system is very annoying. also I really didn't like the lifetime special feel of the game where everything is daddy's fault. Bioware just lost a customer for ever Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    0
    i absolutely love the dragon age games. except inquisition.

    navigation is sometimes impossible and i would jump over mountains and other
    i absolutely love the dragon age games. except inquisition.

    navigation is sometimes impossible and i would jump over mountains and other terrain to find the dot on the map.

    i got stuck three different times with no way out. it was glitched. i would reload a save and lose quests.

    then i got to the court approval objective and now i'm stuck with 1% approval and a horde of enemies i can't defeat quickly enough.

    i'm giving up on inquisition. how frustrating
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