I was surprised by how much I liked the tavern songs in Dragon Age: Inquisition. They were so varied, ranging from upbeat numbers to tune that would make me cry. Now Bioware is giving them away for free, with a little something extra, too.
With all the talk about representation of various people in games, it's nice to see that a game that does it well is getting recognized for it. There are many reasons to love Dragon Age, and if sexual orientations or identities don't matter to you, you probably won't care about this. But for those people for whom it's a big deal, Dragon Age: Inquisition made a big difference.
The definitive version of Dragon Age: Inquisition is supposed to be on PC. Considering how gorgeous it looks on PS4, that must be saying something. But that doesn't mean it's perfect, and the latest patch is meant to fix some of the biggest problems.
Yesterday, Dragon Age: Inquisition stats about how many dragons have been killed were interesting, and gave me a reason to share some of my tips and tricks for killing the dragons scattered around the world. Here's a new infographic, but I'm rather surprised by it.
Hunting down and killing all the dragons in Dragon Age: Inquisition was seriously fun when I played over the holidays. Yes, I killed every Dragon, contributing to these delicious stats released on twitter.
Anyone remember Shadow Realms? It’s supposed to be the next big from BioWare, which was announced as a PC exclusive at Gamescom last year after some exciting cryptic marketing. The episodic, 4 vs. 1 styled dungeon crawler looked like it was going in the free-to-play direction, but now it could be an all new game entirely.
With the new age of console hardware here we all expected a massive leap forward in terms of how many pixels developers could push into our eyes. This new generation isn’t disappointing, bringing a lot of absolutely gorgeous games worlds, new and old, to life. But in an age where broken visual experiences are a scary reality, our winner stood tall, delivering a beautiful, stable and artistic world.
I think I love RPGs most of all. They have always been my favorite genre of gaming, and it's hard to pick a favorite. However, one game blew my mind this year, giving me the best RPG experience of 2014, hands down.
Influence is something carefully cultivated - do great deeds and they might be noticed, a bit. Influence unlocks Inquisition Perks in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it can be rather difficult to max out. However, this system gives you unlimited influence at no cost. Warning: contains light spoilers.
Dragon: Age Inquisition is a pretty good game, if you’re not the sort who prefers RPG’s featuring spiky pink-haired androgynous lead characters. Unfortunately, there are still a couple of issues that are preventing it from being a wholly incredible experience. It’s getting a patch today – but it unfortunately doesn’t fix the issue that’s making the game a little soulless for me right now.
Writing compelling narratives are difficult. Writing ones that twist and turn like the tale in Dragon Age: Inquisition are far more complex than I can even imagine, and I envy the skill of writers that are able to craft such stories. But it's a daunting task - even for the best writers - and Inquisition's prologue suffered the most during development.
No, these aren't bloody agents like we've heard about on the news - agents are NPCs that you can recruit into the Inquisition, increasing its power and helping a specific leader from your War Table. They can help reduce the time for advisors to complete their missions, and are generally just awesome. As with all guides, contains spoilers.
EA has a rather nasty habit of buying studios and running them into the ground. A fairly recent example of this would be Burnout developers Criterion, who quickly fizzled out after being put on Need for Speed duty. EA regularly buys talent instead of nurturing it from within - but that's going to change.
There has been a ton of talk about inclusion in games. We need to have people of more walks of life represented in games to draw in a more inclusive audience - it doesn't alienate those who are part of the majority, but it makes people in the minorities feel included. Bioware has always been ahead of the curve on this, and Dragon Age: Inquisition takes it to a new level. Warning: contains possible spoilers.
I'm really loving Dragon Age, but it's massive! So, here's another guide to help you make sense of everything. A big part of the Dragon Age: Inquisition experience is the war table. It opens up new areas, unlocks all kinds of extras and gives you access to your Inquisition Perks. But it can get a bit daunting. Here are all the perks in one place to help you make decisions.