I'll forgive you for forgetting that Dragon Age: Inquisition, last year's stellar RPG epic, even had DLC. It's been ages since Jaws of Hakkon released as a little timed-exclusive package for Microsoft platforms (sorry 360, not you), but if you've waited with bated breath you can finally let out a sigh of relief. It's coming to every other platform, and pretty soon too.
You know what’s better than playing games? Many, many other things but I’m contractually obligated not to mention them. Still playing games that you’ve bought with funds that are going straight to charity on the other hand, is an easy feel-good experience! And EA has teamed up with Humble Bundle for a sequel Origin special. Here’s what a whole dollar (or more) will get you.
I played Dragon Age: Inquisition on PS4 and it was a mostly fantastic experience. However, Bioware insisted that the best experience could be found on PC. That said, even this many months down the line, there are still some issues remaining, especially if you have more than two buttons on your mouse. These are getting fixed on PC, as well as a range of other issues across the board.
Dragon Age: Inquisition might not have had the deepest quests all of the time, but there was no denying that there was a hell of a lot to do. There's so much that BioWare still hasn't seen some of its more elaborately hidden content surface, meaning there are still some juicy secrets to uncover. Just like this absurdly weird quest that has been leaked - although it sounds like trolling at its best.
If there’s one thing I’ve also thought the Witcher did better than most RPGS, it’s quests. Sure, there’s padding all over the place, but most of the time side-content feels like it has a lot of meaningful weight behind it. It’s not simply "go here, pick that up and return" – something which the Witcher 3’s lead quest designer feels Dragon Age: Inquisition had too much of.
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.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is an exquisite game, but it isn't without its problems. I ran into a handful during my review, but lately they've been cropping up more and more. The most annoying one by far is a little audio glitch that strips the game of all its sound effects, and sometimes crashes dialogue entirely. BioWare has yet to fix it, but there are some ways around it.
Despite having only two games in the series, Dragon Age has a surprisingly chequered past. Origins was like a gift from The Maker himself, harking back to the RPG eras of old and delivering an all-round stellar experience. Dragon Age II, although not terrible, failed to live up to the first's exceptional standards - an odd thing to say about a BioWare game. Inquisition is not the same Dragon Age as Origins, but it manages to take the best of both previous games and deliver something truly spellbinding.
I thought I would quickly log in to The Dragon Age Keep to check that reports on the game being live were true. Instead, I lost a whole bunch of time as I created my character and started playing. Now you can do the same, because The Last Court is available, absolutely free.
Whether or not you're changing platforms for Dragon Age: Inquisition, you will need to recreate the world changing decisions that you made in the first two games. Those decisions will be kept in the Dragon Age Keep, which you can now go dive into.
We already knew that the new Dragon Age was going to spice up the romance element. Doing away with the "insert gifts until sex comes out" approach to seduction, Bioware has promised more natural and realistic relationships with all characters in Dragon Age: Inquisition. However, this had led to some strange insights into the developers' ideas of normal sexuality.
Every Bioware companion has a unique personality, but I found the Dragon Age ones to be a bit two dimensional at times. It seems that Dragon Age: Inquisition is making each one much more interesting, and after watching this trailer I might be developing a bit of a crush on Iron Bull.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is almost here; only about a month to go until we get our hands on possibly one of the best experiences ever created by Bioware. But not everyone has played the game that started the franchise, and now you can - at absolutely no cost.
Dragon Age Inquisition is almost upon us. While I'm getting ready by fobbing off as much work as possible on innocent younger members of staff, other people prepare themselves by dressing up as their favourite characters. This crew is truly incredible.
There are a bunch of reasons that I'm excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The story-telling from Bioware has always been fantastic, but I'm also keen for all the extra RPG and tactical elements of the game. The war table is one such element, and it is sort of making me giddy to think about.