Dragon Age: Inquisition is the latest installment of the popular action role-playing franchise, developed by Bioware for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC systems. Inquisition puts players in the center of a journey to end the civil unrest and to close the breach which is allowing evil to spread through. Like its predecessors, there are many plot twists and turns to uncover the mystery and bring peace once again.
Dragon Age Inquisition is a third person game with some strategy elements and plenty of detailed role-playing aspects are in the game. The franchise first began in 2009 when Dragon Age: Origins was released, with Dragon Age II following a few years later. Inquisition is the third game in the critically acclaimed series. If you are are used to this epic franchise, you will find similar gameplay mechanics. The player can control the main character and also allows for control over companions you will meet along the way. Combat can be done in the standard third person mode or in a strategic mode which allows for greater control over all party members movements. The latest game is set in the same world as the previous two and references to past games are plentiful along with familiar locations despite the events occurring a few years later.
Dragon Age: Inquisition was critically acclaimed on release for many different reasons; it was typically considered that the game is almost perfect with some very minor issues. The game is a fantasy epic with it’s huge world, immersing and branching player-driven storyline, great combat system and an amazing soundtrack. The mixture is certainly a great one for role-playing games and fantasy game fans alike. The strategy mode for combat is extremely useful at harder difficulties. Playing the game on Easy is perfect for players who are only interested in the storyline of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
While being almost perfect there are a few very minor issues with Inquisition. The storyline is not particularly strong, nor is the combat system robust enough as in previous iterations. It’s almost as if this instalment was meant to bring in new players to the series. For fans of the series, less strategic combat can be a pretty big downside. The crafting system in the game can be a little complicated and takes some time to get used to. Impatient players may just find themselves ignoring it altogether.
Despite a few minor flaws, Dragon Age Inquisition is a worthy installment to the franchise. The epic fantasy game will please and satisfy all Dragon Age fans while appealing to RPG fans alike. Role-playing game lovers will feel at home, even without having the history of the previous Dragon Age games. It would probably help to know a little about the past games, though it’s certainly not a requirement.
This is an epic strategy game well deserving of the attention it received upon release and is perfect for RPG fans looking for a long game to get into, especially on the new-gen consoles. Though the combat may be less strategic it certainly hasn’t made it any less fun. For those without prior knowledge of the Dragon Age lore, this is a perfect chance to get into the series and begin creating your own story.