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[T]here's so much to do, and so much of it is great fun, that I don't miss those elements like I might in a game with art and writing that doesn't climb as high as Dragon Age: Inquisition does.
In sum, "Dragon Age: Inquisition" feels like a game in which the writers were set free to craft a story for contemporary adults. As I listened to the poetic diction of Cole, a character prone to alliteration and utterances such as, "The air smells like rocks," I wondered if the gaming industry might swell to provide a berth for poets as academia has.
With Inquisition, BioWare have handled the narrative and consequence of conversation and action with more assurance and depth than Telltale, while also constructing one of the finest and most forward-looking CRPGs ever made. And I'm as delighted and surprised as anyone.
For a fantasy game presenting dozens of hours of gameplay, Dragon Age: Inquisition largely delivers on its promises, both mechanically and in gameplay that fans will want from the third title in the series.
BioWare has created a whole new beast this time around. Dragon Age: Inquisition is not only a notable improvement over its predecessors, it achieves a new standard for the genre. You'd be hard-pressed to find an aspect of this game that doesn't completely shine and draw you in.
Dragon Age: Inquisition hits every RPG itch I had, and on top of that, creates yet another world I want to get lost in for hours. Do yourself a favor and pick up the best RPG of the year.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is perhaps one of the best RPGs I have ever played. It combines a number of excellent elements and stuffs them into a huge game. It's got a little something for everyone and enough meat to the game that it'll keep them going. Fans of the series will not be disappointed and those wanting to jump in will be awed.
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.
While BioWare is well known for their strong role-playing games, it's perplexing how they were able to reach this level of quality with Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's one of the most overwhelming experiences on the market, containing not only the best character development found in any RPG, but an open world that's actually polished.
BioWare achieved everything that it needed to with Dragon Age: Inquisition. It revitalised a series that had suffered real brand damage in Dragon Age II, and the third game in its fantasy trilogy easily stands as the best RPG we've seen in years. There is absolutely no reason to miss out on this one.
Dragon Age: Inquisition has incredibly deep and complex parts, while still maintaining the core gameplay values that Bioware knows how to do best with their third-person action titles. The game delivers everything promised, including gorgeous visuals and a strong story. Simply put, Bioware has returned the Dragon Age series to the greatness it truly deserves.
Dragon Age: Inquisition definitely surpasses its predecessors in terms of its gaming mechanics that can be played by a variety of gamers of all levels. The third game in the series is easily one of the most polished RPG's on any system that boasts an engaging story, wonderful characters and flawless combat with your different classes. However where this game does shine is with its beautifully created open-world universe that although has some limitations, still gives the player an unparalleled amount of freedom as they attempt to stop this ancient evil from destroying the societal structures of Thedas!
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.
Nevertheless, BioWare's four years spent developing Dragon Age: Inquisition have paid off, as it's easily the company's greatest achievement. The expertly crafted story and the massive world meant for your exploration are just the tip of the iceberg. Dragon Age: Inquisition is not only one of the best games to come out this year--it's easily the best RPG of the year.
The most fun I've had with an RPG in years. Even a simple quest can turn into a multi-hour affair thanks to how well the missions, characters, and rewards tie into each other
The best part about Dragon Age is how you take complete ownership of this world you've invested so much time in. For better or worse, you made this happen with your decisions and it shows. This might be the epic fantasy RPG you've been waiting a good long while for. Hell, it may just be the Dragon Age game you've finally been waiting for.
There's so much to go into in terms of Dragon Age: Inquisition's world, characters and content that ultimately boggles the mind. It's a wonderful experience that deserves to be experienced as freshly as possible, so we won't spoil too much of what it entails. It's a grand adventure in the truest sense, and a great comeback for the blockbuster RPG, delivering upwards of 50 hours of content for the main campaign alone, and it feels like we've barely managed to scratch the surface of everything there is to offer in this world. Fans of BioWare and RPGs in general can do no wrong with this, one of the most outstanding games this year.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the role-playing game you've wanted for years. You glimpsed the future and now, with a few minor exceptions, that vision has been fully realized. The odd part about this is that it's not a staggering work of genius; it's not a game that will resound in the annals of time forever and ever.
Overall, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a great game that everyone should have in their collection. It's one of the best bangs for your buck out there in terms of how much time you will clock in on this one and also in quality. Fun, addictive and life consuming, Inquisition is one of the best games I've sat down with in some time. It's the perfect holiday gift for that special gamer in your life or, let's be serious here, for you.
It may not hit the lofty heights of Skyrim, but it comes bloody close and, unlike its most obvious comparison, boasts consistently fantastic characters, a memorable and compelling storyline, and breathtaking visual fidelity out of the box.
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.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a graphical showcase for the next-generation consoles—a sprawling, beautiful open-world RPG with a deeply satisfying exploration loop and just enough in the way of mechanical depth to keep hardcore adventurers happy. At more than 50 hours for a single run through the story, it packs in a tremendous amount of content across a wide number of locations. After stumbling a bit of their past few releases, BioWare has recovered to deliver a truly excellent piece of epic fantasy.
With a huge, breathtaking world, an epic story, and choices that leaves a significant mark on the world around you, Dragon Age: Inquisition embodies everything that makes the series so popular.
Set aside a good few weeks of your life, because the Inquisition takes no prisoners when it comes to your free time. An RPG that manages to successfully tie an engrossing, engaging narrative to a vast, explorable world, BioWare's fantasy epic is one of the studio's greatest achievements. With superb writing and rewarding gameplay, Dragon Age: Inquisition offers just about everything that you could want from a genre that's been sorely missed on the PS4.
If you are looking for a time sink of an RPG with a strong sense of setting and character, then look no further, because Dragon Age: Inquisition is a Game of the Year candidate.
When you take a step back and look at it, Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't a retreading or even a revival, it's a rebirth. BioWare has taken a franchise that was on the ropes and invigorated it to the point of that it can stand up to the major powerhouse RPGs of our time. Look out Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Mass Effect, this franchise hasn't surpassed you yet, but given the new direction, spark of life and massive scale that it needed Dragon Age has made its mark. Ignore it at your peril.
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. It's still Dragon Age at heart, retaining some of the series' defining features, but it's hard to overlook some of the new, brilliant design choices that BioWare have made. Inquisition exudes ambition, and it's one of the very best RPGs you could ever hope to lose yourself to.
Dragon Age: Inquisition gives fans exactly what they've been clamoring for: an enormous adventure across a multitude of sprawling environments, but still laced with the series' signature blend of political intrigue and character-driven emotional undercurrents. And just as with past installments, its strict interrogation of the human condition through believable, engaging characters is what truly defines Dragon Age above all, allowing it to rise above the rest of the fantasy fluff crowding the genre.
Overall, however, Inquisition marks a return to form for Bioware. If the idea of a game that combines Mass Effect and Skyrim sounds good to you, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game you wouldn't want to miss.
It is an exhibition in RPG design, with its beautifully crafted cast of characters, its excellent dialogue, enjoyable gameplay and high replay value. It is a fantastic adventure, despite it's faults. Any RPG fan would be silly to pass on Dragon Age: Inquisition
With Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare has rallied from its previous disappointments to deliver a near-flawless fantasy experience of staggering scope, mending the oft-broken hopes of a gaming nation alongside its own reputation as the foremost purveyor of adventuring. As 2014 draws to a close, Inquisition is a contender not only for game of the year, but for the best title to come out of BioWare's impressive stable - either way, it's an essential purchase for any RPG fan.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is nothing short of astounding, from its immense world to the deep characters. The memorable adventure has flaws, but they pale in comparison to its numerous triumphs.
Dragon Age: Inquisition more than delivers on the promises of its devs. With beautiful graphics, sprawling maps and a detailed, compelling storyline, Inquisition improves on Origins' and DA2's weaknesses while keeping what made them so replayable.
Forget the disappointments of the previous instalment – BioWare are back on top form with Dragon Age: Inquisition. With huge expansive locations to explore, a rich and detailed world to be immersed in, and a branching narrative that has the player make tough choices, it is not only one of the best RPGs of the year, but a strong last-minute contender for game of the year.
There's little more that can be said; Bioware seems to have taken every negative thing said about Dragon Age 2 on board and improved upon each and every one of them. This is a real love letter to its fans and one of the best games to hit in a long time. Now about that next Mass Effect game… and the ending of number three...
Dragon Age: Inquisition presents a content rich world with a whole facet of interesting and deep characters. It's a worth addition to any RPG fan's collection and a gorgeous sight to behold.
Yet 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.
Inquisition is everything I want from an RPG and more. Unfortunately the more is countless hours tedious collectibles and fetch quests. Still, it's the most ambitious Bioware game yet, offering an action packed main quest of around thirty hours, a beautiful world to explore and interesting characters to meet. This comes highly recommended and should be an instant purchase for anyone with the time to spare.
It’s clear why this game won so many awards in 2014 and 2015. A huge story that any fantasy fans will get a massive kick out of, combined with a sprawling game world with tons of quests and activities to keep you busy for hours – not to mention my favorite mechanic, the combat system, and feels like a dream to play. Even in 2017, when open world RPG games are in abundance, Dragon Age Inquisition cements its rightful place as a real classic genre-defining RPG.
After the misstep that was Dragon Age II, Inquisition is a triumphant return to what made Dragon Age so popular in the first place boosted by a huge injection of Skyrim-flavored additional gameplay. If you enjoy what Bioware has done in the past or if you're a fan of RPGs with exciting combat and rich stories and characters, here's the game you'll be playing over and over again until a sequel is released.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the game that Dragon Age II should have been. Set in one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring game worlds in quite some time, Inquisition will have you searching every nook and cranny, spreading your influence as far as you can get it. Let down by a few bugs and some questionable design choices, it's still one of the year's best RPGs. Easily.
There is no way within the scope of this review to cover everything that Dragon Age Inquisition is in terms of story, game play, visuals, combat, companions, romances, and everything else that makes up what can only be described as Bioware's return to glory and as the preeminent force in the RPG genre. Dragon Age Inquisition is a must play for anyone who calls themselves a fan of role playing games.
Dragon Age: Inquisition not only feels like a fully fledged role-playing adventure, but it's also packed with fun things to do that will keep you busy for weeks. Having played well over 100 hours, I'm still finding things to do, working on my multiplayer characters, and plotting another playthrough to handle things a bit differently. Inquisition is a triumph and proves that despite some missteps along the way, BioWare hasn't lost its touch.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is still a brilliant if flawed gem from one of the best storytellers in the genre. The journey is long. The path is fraught with dangers and more than a few missteps, but it's an epic adventure well worth the undertaking.
The first act is a little slow to get going, but once the story has its hooks in you and the true scale of the world opens up before your eyes, it's easy to forgive early problems with pacing and a slightly lacklustre combat system. It says something that after around forty-five hours of gameplay I was disappointed that the main plot was showing signs of coming to an end, and that as soon as I finished I wanted to start the whole thing over again.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the biggest and best Dragon Age to date. Packed to the brim with content and carefully refined mechanics, it's sure to please any Dragon Age fan. It has a fair share of problems, but none detract too much from the strong core experience. Strong dialogue and fun combat make up for a weak main story and repetitive world design, and the multiplayer adds extra value to the package. It's been a long time since there has been an RPG this big and fully featured, and anyone interested in some classic swords-and-sorcery adventuring will have a hard time finding a better example than Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a great game, with a mostly engaging story and some impressive battle moments, and the development team at BioWare has managed to outdo itself when it comes to character evolution, graphics quality and world building.
Dragon Age: Inquisition has a terrific single-player campaign with quests that are truly memorable in its main storyline. While the title is not truly open-world and has an almost disposable multiplayer, the single-player is its strongest portion and one that is done incredibly well.
Dragon Age: Inquisition creates a massive, vibrant world on a scale far greater than its predecessors, and does an excellent job of making you feel in command. The heart of this game rests with its characters, who keep you invested in the action.
Whether you wish to take on world-destroying madmen or simply wander around collecting herbs, Dragon Age: Inquisition is guaranteed to include something you'll enjoy doing.
It might be conventional as far as visuals and monsters go, but its overall appeal rests in its provision of a living world that can be sculpted and altered in ways both subtle and explicit. So long as you're prepared to put the required time in, Dragon Age: Inquisition has plenty to give.
The process of earning respect is a key aspect of the game; establishing your team with only the most loyal companions is a tricky task among many other demanding objectives.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the game fans have been asking for having feeling displeased with Dragon Age 2. The amount of depth the game entails is best experienced through hands-on hibernation in which you never leave your room, ever, ever, again. Massive!
'Dragon Age: Inquisition' vies with 'Diablo' for the spot of best RPG currently available on the Xbox One. It avoids the grind endemic to games of its kind and has a good story on top of an even better open world. It is not without its problems, many of which BioWare has been criticized for in the past, but is nevertheless an important RPG that is both superior to its predecessor and certainly gives players their money's worth.
Ultimately, what will carry Dragon Age Inquisition is its characters and story. Without spoiling anything, this truly is one of gaming's landmark titles that will raise expectations for videogame writing. Like many good stories, it bides its time before unfurling its greatest moments, and while it takes a solid ten to fifteen hours before Inquisition really gets going, it is all in service to a greater long term reward. Inquisition also has competent gameplay, but it is truly one of the greatest mysteries why Bioware chose to "fix" something that was never broken and screwing with the combat system that worked perfectly fine in Dragon Age Origins, which still in my opinion remains the best game in the series. This is not a game for fans of hack n' slash RPGs or the easily distracted; this is a game for those who are willing to give it the same amount of attention they would give their favorite novel or three hour movie. In conclusion, Dragon Age Inquisition is a fine game that is easily recommendable to both fans of the series and newcomers because its story and characters are so rich that they make its shortcomings just barely tolerable.
So, after all is said and done, Dragon Age: Inquisition will most likely suffer the same fate as its predecessors. It's a fun game that will probably never achieve a broad fan base, but there will be those that love the game and will go to great lengths to defend it with rabid aggression. All told, I was expecting more but I'm not really that surprised. I had fun and that's what counts.
I'm still captivated by the structure the game is built on, the way it will give character priority over spectacle. Much of the choice and consequence talk is a bluff, but it can still surprise you.
Rubbish controls, dull combat, and a general sense that it's not quite sure what it wants to be, let down an otherwise entertaining and regularly amusing world-saving romp.
Ultimately, Dragon Age: Inquisition suffers from a very simple problem. It has enough things like graphical prowess and decent combat and the like to be passable. If the Dragon Age name hadn't been attached to this project it seems doubtful it would have been green-lit. Those looking for a better resolution to the story won't find it in here, and, ultimately, it feels like little more than a polished cash-in than an attempt to build or expand.