Second weeks of November and several highly anticipated games arrives in-store today. This is the case of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, it is a sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2, making it the third episode of the Dragon Age franchise. What are the critics saying?
Dragon Age: Inquisition takes place in Thedas, the fantasy world in which the two previous games took place. The game covers a geographic area larger than its predecessors, with a map described as four to five times the size of Ferelden. The developers have announced that this episode would be more "french" since the game focuses on the land of Orlaise, which is inspired by France. As a result of the events described in the novel Dragon Age: Asunder, a civil war broke out in Orlaise between the loyalists of the ruling party (faithful to the Empress) and a powerful noble faction led by his cousin.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a wonderful game and a lengthy pilgrimage to a magical world with vital thematic ties to one we already know.
It’s a surprisingly huge, dense world, and I soon realized there were still entire sandboxes I hadn’t even set foot in. Even in my hundredth hour, I’m still discovering. Despite its less than compelling plot, I still want to go back to explore and fight through every nook and cranny of Dragon Age: Inquisition, until every dragon’s skull is mounted on my wall.
The true power of the Inquisition may be illusory, but that doesn't stop it being satisfying to wield while it lasts.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the biggest games I've ever played, and I still want more.
It’s unusual to be able to look back at a game like this and have such fine memories, despite being so underwhelmed by its opening hours. For some, it may well feel like too much of a grind to begin with, and for time-poor players those 15 hours may be far too much of an investment.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is BioWare's reaffirmation of what it's capable of delivering. It's a gorgeous game on an epic scale. Rich in character and story, it creates a fantasy world with plausible social rules you can get lost in.
With a mixture of open-world exploration, entertaining combat, and top-tier characters, the team at BioWare has found a winning formula that isn’t shackled to either Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age II. Inquisition is not defined by the traditions it returns to, but by the new directions it forges for this magnificent fantasy universe.
That the sceptics are reassured, Dragon Age Inquisition revives the glorious origins of the saga while him infusing a wind of features drawn here and in previous BioWare's RPG there.