Dragon Age: Inquisition - Hands-On Preview

After getting hands-on with Dragon Age: Inquisition and speaking with Cameron Lee of BioWare, Kevin VanOrd and Tom McShea share their early impressions of this expansive, beautiful addition to the series.

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AstroGazer
AstroGazer

Didn't mention if PC version has GamePad support or not.

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Complaints:

1) this video didn't show anything new. Didn't Kevin already have an article telling us his thoughts in much more detail? Was hoping for a long unedited video of Kevin's play through.

2) at 1:53, why are they are standing on one side of the table and it looks like Leiliana, assuming the hooded one is her, is the only normal looking female.

Yeah, just little things. So tempted to preorder for PC this time around but the prices drop so fast esp. so close to Thanksgiving and the preorder bonus doesn't seem very tempting.

maljac
maljac

Yep cant wait for this game it looks great, been replaying DAO & Awakening DA2 the whole gambit, I do hope though there is opportunity to customise character(s) and or races like with the override addons available or toolset for DAO and or Skyrim would be nice, either way cant wait I usually like first person shooters but this game really caught my imagination just so much fun 

porcupine-fur
porcupine-fur

this game is what I live for, no matter whatever anyone else is saying. it looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

soulstealer138
soulstealer138

This is gonna be a fracking good time of a game! Can't wait to get my hands on the keep! 

PCsama
PCsama

skyrim wanna be YES.. can't wait for it and hope it is good as how they are marketing it

Peter_Eater
Peter_Eater

It looks amazing. It looks like Bioware took it in the right direction. 

I loved both Dragon Age games, and it seems that I will love this one too. It is nice to see game studios evolving their games the right way. 

I look forward to this one, can't wait.

JAHBU
JAHBU

Anyone know if your chooses from the previous games will carry over in this game? I'm thinking of replaying the other two games.

krazken
krazken

This is the game I'm most excited for this fall. I hope it's good.

Bugermeister
Bugermeister

Looks cool. I'll be picking this one up :)

joejoe1639
joejoe1639

Looks awesome, definitely a day 1 purchase for me.


People acting like DA2 was an awful game are just silly.  I'd say the combat and gameplay were better than DA:O.  The repetitive environments and linearity made it worse than DA:O overall, but only a hyper-emotional, horribly biased nit would say it was a bad game.  


Also, Mass Effect 3 was an amazing game; beginning to end.  I still have complete faith in Bioware; still a lot of quality in everything they release and Inquisition looks great. 

smartest_gamer
smartest_gamer

The dragon sounds exactly like the one from Game of Thrones. 

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim

I'm cautiously optimistic about DAI, but will not be preordering it. Bioware (EA) has lost the "preorder without thinking about it" status that they used to have with me.

They don't have my unquestioned trust anymore like CD Projekt now does. I'll likely wait and get the "Ultimate" edition on Steam.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

So what do you do when the Iron Bull starts getting h0rne and makes some moves towards your toon ? Need a big can of pepper spray or a cattle prod. My first playthrough of DA origins I jumped into b3d too quickly because Morrigan made the moves on me early, messed up my chances with Leilana, and was but-hurt. This time I will bide my time and be patient.


EDIT I went thru all the words I though were flagged by the chastity bot and it was the word B u tt  that it didn't like

tommynj
tommynj

Already pre-ordered. Just waiting. :)

Mojira7
Mojira7

I love the Dragon Age lore and world. But I'm afraid to purchase this thinking there may be additional DLC purchases to make the game feel complete. By this I mean optional characters and/or quests. Skyrim somehow still felt like a complete game even without the DLC, and I think Witcher 2 also ( but don't know much about that game)..

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@AstroGazer All PC games support standard gamepad for several years, why does it need to be mentioned?

Deathhawk4
Deathhawk4

@JAHBU  Your choices from the previous games will carry over into this game, check out information on the Dragon Age Keep which is the system there using to import your choices.

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Maybe it is doing work on the side between seasons.

archav3n
archav3n

When is the last time you see latest origin games on steam? EA is bad for unfair competition

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@nocoolnamejim Just to let you know its never ever a good idea to have unquestioned trust, that is why people get disappointed in the first place and why crappy games keep getting released.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@AzureBonds76 There's a life lesson in there, dude.  A life lesson.  


*****strokes chin and gazes into the distance*****

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DLC optional characters like Shale is highly unlikely considering the already large cast. The DLC side stories seem standard these days, so I would be surprised if they don't sell those. DAO felt complete to me without the DLCs. Getting the ultimate edition years later seemed worth it and didn't feel like they were critical to the main game.

Deathhawk4
Deathhawk4

@Mojira7  From what I remember them saying, they are not going to have DLC Optional characters, because of how ingrained the characters are into the story this time, they would have to have part the character already developed in the game in the first place.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Mojira7  The campaign will probably be on the long side if Bioware listens to the complaints of DA2. First one was like 60 - 70 hrs aside from the DLC. If the campaign is meaty and makes you feel you are getting your money's worth I will welcome the DLC and prob. pick it up. DLC is fine to me and welcomed if they do the original game right and don't cut things from the game and tack them on as DLC.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Mojira7 Go forth and play The wticher, if you have the rig for it.


Ignore the "which should I play (da or tw)" folks.  If you like one, you'll like the other.

AstroGazer
AstroGazer

@Gamer_4_Fun @AstroGazer

Because they still don't! Elder Scrolls Online still does not have GamePad Support, But now they realise they need it for the Consoles - DAH.. Mass Effect Still does not have GamePad support and non of the Dragon Ages have it either.

JAHBU
JAHBU

@Deathhawk4 @JAHBU Thanks man! I forgot about the "Keep".  I guess those who played the first two games on the 360/PS3 would have to use it to make their choices matter on the PS4/Xbox One. I'll be playing them on the PC so I guess I'm fine.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@olddadgamer Life lesson: Don't jump into bed with the first water buffalo that crosses your path...

Mojira7
Mojira7

@Deathhawk4 @Mojira7 That's great if they said that. I think I prefer DLC that continues after the main story rather than one that must be done before you finish the main game.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

@JAHBU @Deathhawk4 You will still use the keep. There will be no import function available regardless on what platform you will be playing.

JohnMafia
JohnMafia

@sammoth @Toews1987 @nocoolnamejim Those games were on Steam before Origin was firmly established. There is no chance this will be on Steam. What's the last EA game that showed up on Steam?

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

@JAHBU @TheDarkNut @Deathhawk4 If you will be having fun then its not a waste of time! :D I will too be playing again. For a refresher. Read the codex again. Stuff like that.

JAHBU
JAHBU

@TheDarkNut Yeah your right! Besides I have never played the PC versions and I hear they are pretty different in terms of the tactical combat.

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@olddadgamer, so you are an original recipe kind of guy?

@jake198624, that isn't actual honey and why would you use that to stroke your chin?