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How Dragon Age: Inquisition Takes You on a Journey of a Lifetime
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What exactly is it that makes Dragon Age: Inquisition special?
Well, for one it is a Dragon Age game but so was Dragon Age 2 right? The latest installment in the series though, has a lot more that you can count on. Undoubtedly, it is powered by Frostbite 3 but someone who is in it for the love of all things Dragon Age would want to know more than just that.
The first thing that comes to my attention when I look at Inquisition is a vast open world that BioWare is bringing us. Dragon Age: Inquisition has a huge world so much so that it is being touted as one of the biggest games of the recent times.
World of Inquisition is divided into multiple zones, and each zone can take a playthrough lasting a whole day if you wish to completely explore it.
Talking about the open world, we couldn’t really close our eyes and put it in that category because those zones house a living World that is affected by your actions, in a good or bad way.
While the world is gigantic, it is also full of variety. In fact, you would probably love how it can take you from the scorching heat of the deserts to the snow-capped mountains. Not to forget the wetlands and marshes that we have seen even in the earlier screenshots.
With such a vast world, you would wonder how much control you could have over the character and the game – after all there is so much already going on with the politics, war and more. However, the game gives you a thorough control over how you shape your journey.
You get to choose what your character looks like, what race he comes from, what followers he has and so on. Even when you have made your unique character, you can manage his impact on the game by controlling what powers and abilities he has, what items he crafts and what line of combat does he follow.
Your team will be of your making, and you will be leading a nascent faction against a long list of enemies forging alliances along the way. Obviously, you can’t trust anyone but that is going to be your choice. You can decide to go head-on and engage with your enemies, or you can choose to stay tactical.
Speaking of your Team, Varric is a party member you definitely want to keep in your party set-up for the most of the battles throughout Thedas. Why? Because he packs a punch. Like us, if you like Varric and would like to cosplay him, here is Amie Lynn cosplaying Varric to show how it’s done:
Although your companions kick ass, you aren’t limited to companions when it comes to resolving the conflicts in Thedas. You have advisors who will advise you on the different actions that you can take but in the end, it will be you who decides whether you want to be the warrior or the politician.
What’s more there will be times when you have to be both. Even in combat, you could make a coordinated attack through your group, or you could go side by side with them and battle until the last man is standing.
In the end, whatever you do isn’t just going to be buried in the past. Your decisions are going to shape up the future of your journey. Like a true living world, everything you do will have an outcome. You will grow, and take the world with you.
You will strengthen your people and even give them new constructions aiding development. Of course that is on the upside; on the downside, you could give them a burning hell if things go wayward.
In all fairness, Dragon Age Inquisition would at least keep you glued to the screens for a hundred hours or so, if nothing more. It is a whole new role-playing experience.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.