When Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date was pushed back, I was disheartened. I needed the game and though it was only a month, I was overcome with the desire to play it. So I played through all of the Mass Effect games, again, and got the few remaining achievements I didn't have in Dragon Age 1 & 2. Monday came and by then I had watched every trailer for Inquisition about 10 times. I knew I was going, I couldn't wait until the morning.
There I was, standing outside as it snowed, waiting in line with a lot of guys getting the Xbox One released of Grand Theft Auto V at 11pm on a Monday night. I can honestly say by the time I couldn't feel my fingers, I had begun to regret all my life choices. We were finally let in and I got my game!
The next morning, I woke up sick. I was sick for days. Standing outside in the snow had ended poorly but I still had Inquisition! Behold, my unboxing of the game!
The box was simple, it came with two discs: an install disc and a game disc. The install took foreeeever! But it was launch night at 1 am, frantically sending my mother in Nepal outrageous messages of "the game will never install!". Finally, it installed, I switched discs and my adventure began!
This world is huge! I was blown away. I am a BioWare fan girl, as most of you are aware, but the recycled levels and dungeons in all of their pervious titles was incredibly frustrating. Oh look, a dungeon I have clear five times. Oh, the only thing different is this door is locked. Great... Thanks. Immersion = ruined. They really took the feedback from fans, dungeons are similar if they are in a similar area but still unique. Areas are giant! My pervious feelings of claustrophobia in Dragon Age are gone.
This title also brings in a multiplayer function which was unavailable in previous Dragon Age titles. It is simple and repetitive, similar to the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer but it is still fun and enjoyable with friends and a group! Except when it glitches out and you get stuck without a key to the next level despite killing all available monsters. That happened to Ken and I.
I have had the luck to see this game played on almost everything it is for and there isn't a huge difference! BioWare games have always had their own style and it hasn't been cutting edge graphics. They make expansive games with amazing stories. Their games are pretty and impressive but they are still stylized. Only issue I have ever run into, and why I giving the game a 4.5, is texture problems. Textures just don't want to load sometimes and it annoys me. I'm sure there will be a patch and I am looking forward to see what DLC there is. Get this game if you like dragons, adventures, stories or video games! You won't be disappointed. I know me and my 50 hour save file aren't.
- Large areas to explore
- Areas and dungeons are not just recycled over and over
- Environments are gorgeous
- Characters are funny and deep
- There are characters of multiple sexual identification
- The game is long, and I mean long
- Character customisation is fantastic
- Voice actors care and are great, especially Varric and Iron Bull
- It was worth the extra development time
- A lot of replay value
- Some texture issues