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.
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.
EA kicked things off at Gamescom today with a brand new gameplay demo for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Spells, swords and shivers, it’s all looking pretty amazing still.
I may not be a fan of Dragon Age, but I can sure as hell appreciate some fiiiiiiine art when I see it. The weekend saw some new tidibits of info and videographics for the upcoming game roll out. As well as this great concept art from Bioware’s Matt Rhodes that was shown at PAX. Feast your peepers on it after the jump.
Next up, the expected Inquisition. Or more specifically, Dragon Age Inquisition. We get a deeper look at the game, thanks to a dev diary.
Dragon Age III, which we're supposed to stop calling that and only refer to as Dragon Age Inquisition, is seeing the return of playable races. Yay! So how did this beloved element return to the game, and what impact will it have?
Quick, name one of the best fantasy games to come out on consoles this generation! The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim? Yes! 10/10 points to you! There’s no denying that the Bethesda developed and published game that arrived a year ago was an absolute slobber-knocker of a title, even if it did hate PS3 players and had its fair share of glitches and loading screens. Overall, it was a successful game, and that’s a bit of lightning in a bottle that Bioware is hoping to capture for Dragon Age 3: The Inquisition.
So what’s next for Dragon Age? What we do know, is that the game is targeting a 2014 release date, and will ship with the moniker of Inquisition attached to it. And much like that classic Monty Python joke, it could also unexpectedly show up on next-gen systems as well.
Ha ha! No one expected the Dragon Age 3: Inquisition! Our two chief weapons are surprise, sequel milking and nice shiny new concept art pieces! While Dragon Age 2 may have been a clusterbomb of bad gameplay and cheap ideas, it looks like EA has learnt from that blunder of a sequel, as they’ll be bringing in some new features for the third game, all rolled up in a world that is biblical in scale.
Love or hate Bioware, there’s no denying that they can certainly make some damn fine games. And then you get Dragon Age, the black spot on their track record. A fantasy RPG, the first Dragon Age game actually built up a decent entry for the new franchise, before the rushed sequel cocked all that hard work up. Still, never say die, as EA has confirmed that a third game is on the way, with Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.
And no one was expecting that!