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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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E3 2014: Dragon Age: Inquisition Game Trailer at EA Press Conference
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: 98 out of 158
  2. Negative: 30 out of 158
  1. Feb 22, 2015
    10
    Though I'm not your typical RPG gamer, I did go ahead and purchase this game after seeking something different to experience (plus microsoftThough I'm not your typical RPG gamer, I did go ahead and purchase this game after seeking something different to experience (plus microsoft was having a sweet deal on xbox live and might still be!). Now keep in mind I have been playing video games of all types and from all genres for 20+ years; and in that time never have I played a game that left me so enthralled to simply run around doing basically nothing for hours on end. The vast sprawling landscapes are exceedingly well detailed notching up the immersion factor to near stratospheric levels. The turn based battle system adds a style to this game that I find elegant, intuitive, and just the right amount of challenging. Is it a bit buggy? Yes. Is it severe to the extent that it derails the experience? Not at all. In my opinion a developing venture on this scale will inherently contain some bugginess. But if you can look past that, a vast fully realized fantasy world full of adventure and mystery awaits you. Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2014
    10
    I got to ride a unicorn 10/10I got to ride a unicorn 10/10 . 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 21, 2014
    8
    Ugh, I am so sick of users on this website giving games bad reviews because the game wasn't EXACTLY like the last one. Waaa DAI isn't exactlyUgh, I am so sick of users on this website giving games bad reviews because the game wasn't EXACTLY like the last one. Waaa DAI isn't exactly like DA2 Waaaa. The game is good, it is not perfect but it provides a high level of entertainment. It is different than the other DAs and oh well. 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. Jan 2, 2018
    6
    Hikaye = 6
    Oynanış = 7
    Grafikler = 6
    Sesler = 7
    Keyif = 7
    Atmosfer = 8
    Süre = 6
  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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