Why You Should Play Dragon Age: Inquisition

By   /   Nov 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Electronic Arts.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has arrived and you, the Inquisitor, are now to lead an organization of warriors and sorcerers to stand their ground and push back the horde of demons that have crawled through black space to enter our world.

While the game’s lore dwells into deeper context and also links up to the events of the past two Dragon Age titles, at its core it boils down to some mysterious new party that has somehow managed to break the Veil separating the dark realm from ours.

With vile infesting the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Inquisitor is going to have his hands full in trying to deal with new found enemies, helping out stranded and defenseless locals, facing past demons, and ultimately trying to find who is responsible for breaking the Veil and putting it back in place.

The scale of the game’s world is massive – which is divided into seven regions. To give you a fair idea of how large the world is, consider that it’s going to take you more than seven hours to just go through the first region – and that doesn’t even included exploring every little corner.

In total you can expect to invest around 90 hours of total gameplay if you’re into uncovering every little secret and side-quest. And that is purely justified because of how gorgeous the game looks. No two regions look alike and each new area to explore is a new experience.

Consequences are the order of the day when it comes to the Questing element of the game. Every decision you take during your game’s progress will somehow have an affect on either the world surrounding you, your storyline, or the people around you. This includes choosing between companions and how you treat them, deciding between the order of quests, your allegiances and more.

Less we also forget that any RPG loses flavor without a suitable customization option. Dragon Age: Inquisition offers a very comprehensive and detailed character customization menu. Armor sets gifted to other party members will transform in size to fit their body type. Players also have the freedom to change colors, patterns, shapes, and other aspects of armors and weapons.

Speaking of characters, The Iron Bull is one of your companions and one of the fan-favorites. If you intend to cosplay him, here is Amie Lynn showing how it’s done:

The combat is a balance of simplicity and strategical complexities. The tactical view can be brought up at any time during combat to give you a top-down view of the battlefield. From here you can issue orders to your companions and once everyone have received theirs, resume the game to begin play.

Not every fight is going to be easy enough that you can simply plough through. Consider bringing up the tactical view to take advantage of the terrain, flank around an isolated enemy, or request cover from your companions.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is now available on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

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