I was absolutely filled with hype for Dragon Age: Inquisition. I pre-ordered it (one of the only games I pre-ordered all year), got the deluxe edition and played for most of the December holiday. It's now three months since the game was released, which feels like enough time for a re-evaluation. This isn't a re-review, but it may add some new perspective on the game.
It is hard to manage your inventory in Dragon Age: Inquisition, especially when not all "valuables" are junk. Is it safe to sell all? As you progress, you may not want to sell off every underpowered dagger, sword or staff. But Bioware has listened to us, at last.
Mass Effect 3 had some excellent multiplayer. It was fun and cooperative, and had some excellent tie in with the game. The new Mass Effect (that won't be called Mass Effect 4 but we'll keep calling that until we get a new name to work with) will also have multiplayer and Bioware is looking for the right leader for it.
Dragon Age: Inquisition was a massively successful title for Bioware. Winning all kinds of awards, Dragon Age is being called Bioware's most successful launch of all time. Of course they will make more Dragon Age games, but not this year. Instead, the focus will be directed at some other games to make fans extremely happy.
I played Dragon Age: Inquisition through most of the December holidays. I will eventually have the time and inclination to finish my second play through, too. It had a wildly successful launch - the best in Bioware's history. While people might speculate that this will make Mass Effect follow Dragon Age's lead, that's not what Bioware is doing.
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.