Dragon Age: Inquisition shows off more environments

Bioware has been feeding us the slow drip of information about Dragon Age Inquisition. Yet, like a woman stranded in the desert, I have been savoring every drop. Now, there are some new screens to rub all over your eyeballs.

First up, we have the twitter reveal of a new location, The Western Approach.

In stark contrast, we have the lush and glorious images of The Emerald Graves:

Emerald grave 1Emerald grave 2Emerald grave 3Emerald grave 4

Wow, combining this with the images we’ve seen of the icy environments, we seem to slowly be covering every classic environmental type. If each one is as large as they look, there will be a ton of exploration in Dragon Age: Inquisition, something that has been seriously lacking in the franchise thus far. We haven’t seen many city environments thus far, though – it will be curious to see if they avoid the urban landscape after the backlash they received from Dragon Age II.

This new offering from Bioware is just the thing that I need this year. It will be great to have a solid Western RPG to indulge in. As much as I love an open-world sandbox, it’s really nice to have the stories and character development that Bioware deliver so well. Now I just need to remember what choices I made with my original characters in the first two games. Maybe I should get cracking on yet another replay, or I might just have to start the third game from scratch and pretend this is my first Dragon Age game.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!
  • Admiral Chief in Space

    All good and well, but after the whole Watch*cough-DLC-cough* Dogs debacle, will we be getting the whole game? Or is there ALREADY talk of season passes and extra missions or sparkly armour?

    • Hammersteyn

      New location reveal/new map reveal. Smells like DLC

      • Kromas

        Sing in Best Nirvana Impression.

        With DLC out, it’s expensive
        Here it is now; entertain us
        It is stupid and contagious
        Here’s a new one; entertain us

        Kromas-Smells Like DLC. Available now on Itunes.

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          HAHAHAHA

        • Hammersteyn

          LOOOOOOOOOOOL!

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Think I might quit my job so I can focus a full month on this game…

    • Rock789

      Now that sounds like an awesome idea! I think I may have to do so too.

  • Hammersteyn

    Looks very pretty. Still waiting for the bombshell to drop.

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      I’m no longer excited by new games tbh (unless its Star Wars)

      • geelslang

        Really? thats kinda sad. Gaming is only one of my hobbys, hope you have another hobby that can still get the blood flowing.

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          “New” games really don’t excite me any more. What excites me is getting a game I’ve been wanting to play on a crazy discount special and then enjoying it. Gaming still excites me, and I still enjoy them immensely, but “new” games, no ways

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’ve gotten to a point where every time they announce an awesome-sounding new game one of my first thoughts is, “What’s the catch?”

          • Kromas

            Dude play Long live the Queen. It is my new FTL.

            Edit: Oops … copy pasted the wrong thing. Oh well … still play it. :P

          • Kromas

            This is what i wanted to paste.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            LOL. That made my morning.

          • geelslang

            Ok, I get it. I freaking cant wait for DA:Inquistion.

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            ;)

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I know what threat’s lurking in the sand: chafing & blisters. That stuff gets everywhere, like ants.

  • oVg Errorist

    “Arid, corrupt, and dangerous”
    Is he talking about the bugs that they are going to fix on day one?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Of course not, the only thing you’re getting day one is DLC.

      • oVg Errorist

        Like the Prothean DLC that kind of was fcking important to the Mass Effect lore.

        • Admiral Chief in Space

          and oVg hits the nail ON THE HEAD

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Exactly. It’s an EA game after all, not Bioware – they’re just making it for them.

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            EA just turns everything to shit. I want the old Bioware back, that cared about the Deep RPG experience

          • oVg Errorist

            When the co-founders were in charge.

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            Damn, it’s clear how EA influenced them, not that I can blame them for it. Publishers strong arm the devs. But it’s clear looking at the difference between ME 1 and ME2. Even added the option to make the game more actiony

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I think you meant to say, “give it mass-market appeal to make it more accessible.”

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            Oh, so shit then?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            My way sounds better. Nobody would buy it if they described it your way ;)

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            Lol GOOD! It should be that way

          • oVg Errorist

            I hope they can fit the real 2gig ending on the disk this time instead of making us download it because they wanted to save money rather than cutting a third disk.

        • Rincethis

          Exactly.

    • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

      Or the ANC

      • oVg Errorist

        Another Naughty Comrade :P

    • Weanerdog

      Day 1 DLC – combat only $5.99, Attributes only $4.99 and story mode $39.99(beta)

  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

    Dragon Age was far better than ME ever was imo. Combat was much … MUUUUUCH deeper than ME and required actual thinking and skill. I felt much more connected to the characters as well

    • Kromas

      Gonna disagree. As a Franchise ME was waayyyy deeper and more fulfilling. Still DA comes a close second.

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

        Deeper? Never, ME’s combat was extremely shallow, especially from 2 onwards, became much more of a shooter. DA required much much more strategy. I can agree however, that as a franchise, ME trumps

        • Kromas

          Maybe not combat but story ME trumps DA. Also DA2 was sad.

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            True True. ME built an extremely rich universe. And We do not speak of that abomination

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There was nothing wrong with DA:One Cave… besides the obvious.

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            ME beats DA by such a margin it looks like DA never got started

          • Kromas

            DA: Origins of Future Mass Effects past?

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Dun dun duunnnnnnnn

          • Kromas

            With special guest NPC Wolverine!*

            *Only available as day one DLC.Free on CE and DDE.$12 on normal Edition.

        • InsanityFlea

          I stopped at ‘deeper’ & ‘fulfilling’ …. err what were you guys talking about again?.

          • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar Returns

            Sex….We’re talking about sex baby

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        DA came first in the WC though :P

Must Read

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Review

Company of Heroes 2 was generally quite well received on its release ...

Where are the eSport fans?

There are a lot of bad things people can say about eSports, ...

Valiant Hearts Review: A good game for a Great War

Valiant Hearts is an incredible piece of storytelling, but how is it ...

Murdered: Soul suspect review – Unchained Malady

Murdered: Soul Suspect should be an engaging murder mystery. Instead, it's a ...

How sexist is E3?

I have heard how unsafe and uncomfortable E3 and other conventions can ...

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook review

The Acer Aspire S7 is a delight to behold and to use. ...