Should I buy Dragon Age Inquisition? Honest Opinions.

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Qualifications: Loved both previous Dragon Age games. Loved the first Witcher game and couldn't get into the second. The third game plays closest to the second.

I'd personally say go with The Witcher 3. Both game's main story have still yet to get me into them, 20 hours into Inquisition and 15-20 on Witcher 3. The Witcher has gotten my attention with the great cast of side characters and amazing side quest. The combat I also find more enjoyable, going straight up ARPG over that weird mix Inquisition has going. Inquisition has pretty poopy characters, even Cassandra has a tough time getting me to talk to her and I have her as a romance interest. They're just so... boring.
 
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If the first 2 failed to impress, the new one isn't likely to either.

Witcher 3 is a far better game, in my view. Not only in terms of world design and gameplay, but the writing feels a lot better to me too. Inquisition actually feels pretty juvenile in comparison, and not in a good way.
 

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Personally, I think Bioware's trying too hard to make DA:I all grimdark and super-serious and at this point it's just backfiring on them. All of the characters are incredibly ugly, and Bioware's pathetic attempts at "romance" have always come across to me as nothing more than shallow "Press X to fall in love" commands. DA:O was alright (not excellent, just alright), I skipped DA2 because I heard very bad things about it, but I regret getting DA:I. All in all, it tries too hard to subvert or avoid modern high-fantasy cliches and ends up being just as cliched as a result.

Witcher 3 is miles better. You may be put off by not being able to create your own character, but I consider that a point in its favor, since I'm tired of single-player games where my generic fill-in-the-blank character is exalted as the "Chosen One" who must single-handedly save the world, as happens in every Bioware game.
 

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Dragon Age Inquisition is alright, mainly by comparison to the mess that was DA2 and the terrible ending of ME3. There's a solid story at the heart of it, some cool characters and a decent atmosphere. When it's good, it's good. HOWEVER...

The good parts are scattered in a wide ocean of mediocre filler content. 90% of the game is padding, and lazy padding at that. For every sequence like the Royal Ball in Val Royeaux there's 10 hours of gathering Elfroot and fighting wolves in the Hinterlands. It's like having pieces of tasty bacon hidden in a massive block of unseasoned tofu...

Next, there's the fact that the game follows the "Bioware Formula" blindly. The way you interact with characters is entirely predictable and formulaic. It used to work fine, but by this point you can't help but wonder if they could start to shake it up a bit. The way the narrative is presented is unengaging and not particularly compelling, especially if you've played other Bioware games in the past.

The combat is the worst they've had yet. While it's nice that they got rid of the spawning waves of enemies from DA2, the combat itself is scaled down to an action game. The tactics system is pretty much gutted and lobotomized, so you're forced to rely on terrible AI for the most part. Controlling in combat is like they took out any and all hints of complexity in the mechanics and leveling, but at the same time didn't put in any mechanical complexity. You're basically playing WoW with 4-5 abilities.

So it's a bloated, predictable game with bland and simplistic gameplay, sprinkled with some good moments and fun characters. It can scratch the RPG itch in absence of anything better and is at least overall better than DA2.

It's kinda tragic, really. Dragon Age did get it right, with the first game, no less. If they stuck to that formula, they'd have a classic series. As it stands, DA is a catalogue of Bioware's decay...

Finally, the most damning thing that can be said about DA:I is that Witcher 3 exists. Made by a smaller studio, with a smaller budget and no huge publisher behind them, it blows DA:I straight out of the water in every conceivable way. Seriously, the story, the characters, the gameplay, the world, the graphics. It's better in every way. It's also a large game, but it doesn't FEEL like padding, it's not tedious. There's tons to do, but it feels natural to do it, and there's story outside of the main quest worth pursuing. There is depth and fullness to the world, conveyed organically that simply can't be matched by DA:I's dry codex entries.

Seriously, just get Witcher 3.

Then after you're done with that, and still need to scratch the RPG itch... get Pillars of Eternity.

After that, maybe, just MAYBE, consider getting Dragon Age: Inquisition.
This x 1000. Possibly the most accurate post I've ever read on here.

DA:I is not good at all. It's not woeful, but it's chore-like and dull.

If TW3 is a banging party with some great mates, fine women and mint times, DA:I is a long day at work with a sunny lunch break the highlight.
 

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If you don't mind turn based combat, there is no class system in Divinity Original Sin, you can swing claymores and breath acid while wearing liquid metal armor as a buff, although it has nothing in common with today's action RPGs, and it's PC only, until later this year when the Enchanced Edition comes out.
 

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DA:I is kind of like a single player MMO in it's style. The combat can be ARPG like, or tactical like the first 2.

Honestly I would say if you didn't like the first 2 then don't bother with the 3rd. If you did like them then it is well worth the money.
 

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I haven't played Witcher 3, and I don't plan on it. Witcher 1 sucked ass, and Witcher 2 is said to be more of the same shit, so I'll skip on the third installment of a game series that I just don't give a damn about.
I would just like to say that yes witcher 1 was gash, and i never completed witcher 2 after act 3 so i get your feelings to witcher 3. But if you can get it cheap or borrow from a friend for a few hours to try it out please do as it really is the game i will be comparing all RPG's to in the future now, im genuinely stunned at how much i got out of the game.

Just to add i used to be a bioware fanboy until DA:I bored me.
 

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Man the stuff people say in this thread...
I've played through 2 playthroughs of Inquisition as a battle-ice mage elf and a 2-handed reaver warrior qunari, and so far I've played like 24 hours in Witcher 3, still exploring the first map, White Orchard, so you might have to take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Combat is engaging and fun in both games but I prefer it in Inquisition because it's more varied. People say that warrior combat is broken... Why? I've played a warrior and never felt like that. Please explain to me why it's broken.
Now, Witcher 3 has much more varied alchemy system, so in that department Witcher 3 wins. But in contrast, Inquisition has a deeper crafting system, with more possible variations to a single recipe.

Witcher 3 has better side-quests, no argument, and probably better narrative in general. Although the voice-acting isn't as great as it is in Inquisition. Plus, I still haven't met a character who was interesting to me as the Iron Bull or Dorian, so for all the people that say that Witcher 3 has better characters... Not seeing it yet. Maybe later in the game.


Witcher 3 has better graphics...? Don't think so. Personally I think it's even: Inquisition has better particles, better lightning, whereas Witcher 3 has better facial animations, environment animations and textures. Inquisition also runs better, although it will probably change with further updates to Witcher 3.

So personally, I feel like both of these games complete one another, because one has problems the other does not.
 

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I haven't played enough of Witcher 3 to give a verdict, although my first impressions were quite good. As for DA:I, however:

- While the game is 100h+ long, less than half of it is stuff that is actually story-driven. For a franchise that hangs on its alleged stellar writing, this is a big letdown.

- Knight Enchanter is a particularly ludicrous example, but ALL specializations are OP. Pretty soon (read halfway through) you'll have at least one game breaking ability that'll let you finish off most encounters in a matter of minutes, at most. It's "press X to win" at its worst.

- Crafting is OP, and gets you superpowered equipment that grants immunity to most things and buffs your attributes. Together with the OP specializations, this makes the game trivial after a point. Even in Nightmare with Friendly-Fire on you'll need to actively handicap yourself to get a challenge. While I admit some people might find that compelling, that's not my idea of fun.

- Speaking of the devil, friendly-fire just pigeonholes you into choosing certain abilities without actually increasing difficulty. In practice, it just reduces the number of viable builds, making a game with limited playing styles even more limited.

- Enemies don't level with you and they stop giving XP after they're 4 levels or so below you. If you're a completionist you'll get close to the soft level cap before the halfway point and will have to dredge through hordes of effortless mobs that don't grant you any reward. Remember the chapter 2 in Neverwinter Night's Original Campaign? Welcome back to 2002.

- Most side quests are either fetch quests or "kill'em all" quests. The developers seem to have paid attention to DA:O and DA 2 and chosen the worst of the two worlds. So much for a game with "deep storylines and compelling characters"

- The game is "open" and its world is "large", but while there is a lot to do, there isn't a lot of variety. I hope you like collecting arbitrary stuff, because that's virtually the only thing you'll be doing while you're not killing stuff and clicking in the heart button to flirt with people.

- After ME3, they decided to play it safe and throw the most obviously predictable ending possible. I'm not giving any spoilers, but I'm pretty such you'll figure it all out in the first 5h or so, unless you've set your game language to esperanto.

If you were a Dragon Age fan I'd recommend it, if only for the fanservice and because some parts of the story actually add to the lore. Otherwise, I'd pass.

Like Carzinex above, I used to be a pretty hardcore DA fanboy. The action figures in my shelf attest to it. After Inquisition, however, I don't think I'll be back for the franchise any time soon.
 

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I've played dragons age origins and 2. They both were meh, only 20 minutes though. I want to give Inquisition a try but im not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Im a battle mage at heart and I hate fighting with the staff in dragon age(which is my biggest gripe with the series, locked weapons/armor). I do know about the Knight Enchanter special class but you fight with an conjured sword and your staff, you also still keep your weak mage gear and as far as I know mages get destroyed in cqc.

My only option would be the warrior or rogue. Don't really care for supporting role(i think thats the templar) or sword and shield(champion). For the rogue, someone said it was diverse because you could use dual daggers or switch to bow and arrow, yet you cant switch weapons during combat(i hear) then that kinda ruins it for me. Also not a fan of the back stabbing. So through elimination my only class might be the two-handed sword/reaver but from what I saw it used moves that sacrifices your health. Lol I know im being overly picky.

A few of my favorite rpg games were dark souls, skyrim, and dragons dogma(adleast action rpg's) and im really not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Everyone says its a great game but I hate the class locks because there doesnt seem to be one that suits my playing style, upclose and personal, badass armor, and a few spells/ranged attacks. On a side note im also thinking I might want to get the witcher 3 instead. Thoughts?
Knight Enchanter is super OP. I can go toe-to-toe with a Dragon 2 levels higher than me in melee because of the knight enchanter ability that generates shields based off of a percentage of your damage. Also mI would keep playing DA:O if I were you and go the Dalish when you get a chance because you can gain access to the Arcane Warrior Specialization which allows you to wield armor and melee weapons using magic instead of strength.
 

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I have a question about Inquisition; If I have save data from Origin and 2 on my PS3 and purchase that version of Inquisition, does the data from the past games carry over? That was a huge feature of other Bioware games after all and even between the first two Dragon Ages but I don't recall anybody mentioning it in any reviews, press-releases, etc for this version.
 

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TT Kairen said:
BloatedGuppy said:
LostTrigger said:
thats the other problem i had lol critics loved dragon age, gamers seemed to have a mixed opinion it either is great or it sucked. it has a user meta score of 5 for the pc
Critics went very easy on Dragon Age Inquisition. Too easy, frankly, even by the exceedingly generous standards of gaming critics.

Things DA:I does better than Witcher 3:

1. Inventory management is a bit cleaner (albeit still awful)
2. System requirements are lower
3. You can roll your choice of character
4. Voice acting is consistently excellent, Witcher 3 has the odd mediocre/poor performance

Things Witcher 3 does better than DA:I:

1. Significantly larger world, which is largely seamless. Hardly any loading screens (DA:I is a nightmare slog of long loading screens)
2. Significantly longer main story that is significantly better written and better paced
3. Better graphics...DA:I looks comparable in still shots, Witcher's world has much better animation, dynamic weather, better facial acting, etc, etc.
4. Ridiculously better sidequests and optional activities...DA:I, outside of its relatively short and utterly uninspired main narrative...offers up some of the most tedious and regressive "content" in CRPG history. It somehow manages to be even more boring than "collect 10 bear asses". Prepare to spend a lot of time clicking on glimmering widgets and escorting lost Druffalo home.
5. Significantly better world building, and richer characterizations
6. Better combat and RPG mechanics (they're not fantastic, but DA:I is pretty rubbish)
7. Pretty much everything else.

I'm honestly speechless at the degree to which CDPR's game shits all over Bioware's, given their respective budgets and development cycles. The quality gulf between them is staggering. And I say this as a long time Bioware fan whose affection for them goes back to the original Baldur's Gate. I had high hopes for DA:I, given the extra development time they had and their seeming desire to make up for the mistakes of DA2 and ME3. Instead we got this stillborn...thing. It only sort of works as a narrative CRPG, and the "open world" aspects are a catastrophic failure across the board. They even crammed some Facebook timesink nonsense into it. I found it to be a passable but hugely disappointing title. Having seen what CDPR accomplished with Witcher 3, I now have trouble viewing DA:I as anything but a laughable flub.

If you like CRPGs and want to play em all, make sure you buy and play DA:I first. Otherwise you're going to have a hard time stomaching it.
All of this. The level to which Witcher 3 outshines Inquisition is frankly absurd. This is coming from someone who managed to overlook most of Inquisition's flaws. Seeing Witcher 3 now though... when you look at the budget and dev times, and what they presented with those resources, it just makes me think nearly every other developer is simply incompetent.
The_Lost_King said:
LostTrigger said:
I've played dragons age origins and 2. They both were meh, only 20 minutes though. I want to give Inquisition a try but im not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Im a battle mage at heart and I hate fighting with the staff in dragon age(which is my biggest gripe with the series, locked weapons/armor). I do know about the Knight Enchanter special class but you fight with an conjured sword and your staff, you also still keep your weak mage gear and as far as I know mages get destroyed in cqc.

My only option would be the warrior or rogue. Don't really care for supporting role(i think thats the templar) or sword and shield(champion). For the rogue, someone said it was diverse because you could use dual daggers or switch to bow and arrow, yet you cant switch weapons during combat(i hear) then that kinda ruins it for me. Also not a fan of the back stabbing. So through elimination my only class might be the two-handed sword/reaver but from what I saw it used moves that sacrifices your health. Lol I know im being overly picky.

A few of my favorite rpg games were dark souls, skyrim, and dragons dogma(adleast action rpg's) and im really not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Everyone says its a great game but I hate the class locks because there doesnt seem to be one that suits my playing style, upclose and personal, badass armor, and a few spells/ranged attacks. On a side note im also thinking I might want to get the witcher 3 instead. Thoughts?
Knight Enchanter is super OP. I can go toe-to-toe with a Dragon 2 levels higher than me in melee because of the knight enchanter ability that generates shields based off of a percentage of your damage. Also mI would keep playing DA:O if I were you and go the Dalish when you get a chance because you can gain access to the Arcane Warrior Specialization which allows you to wield armor and melee weapons using magic instead of strength.
Blade_125 said:
DA:I is kind of like a single player MMO in it's style. The combat can be ARPG like, or tactical like the first 2.

Honestly I would say if you didn't like the first 2 then don't bother with the 3rd. If you did like them then it is well worth the money.
would all of you guys reccommend witcher for the pc or ps4? my pc can handle the game but im not sure if the download time is worth it lol(shitty internet).

also someone mentioned the mage can wear armor and equip swords can the mage ACTUALLY equip swords and get rid of their staff?
 

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LostTrigger said:
TT Kairen said:
BloatedGuppy said:
LostTrigger said:
thats the other problem i had lol critics loved dragon age, gamers seemed to have a mixed opinion it either is great or it sucked. it has a user meta score of 5 for the pc
Critics went very easy on Dragon Age Inquisition. Too easy, frankly, even by the exceedingly generous standards of gaming critics.

Things DA:I does better than Witcher 3:

1. Inventory management is a bit cleaner (albeit still awful)
2. System requirements are lower
3. You can roll your choice of character
4. Voice acting is consistently excellent, Witcher 3 has the odd mediocre/poor performance

Things Witcher 3 does better than DA:I:

1. Significantly larger world, which is largely seamless. Hardly any loading screens (DA:I is a nightmare slog of long loading screens)
2. Significantly longer main story that is significantly better written and better paced
3. Better graphics...DA:I looks comparable in still shots, Witcher's world has much better animation, dynamic weather, better facial acting, etc, etc.
4. Ridiculously better sidequests and optional activities...DA:I, outside of its relatively short and utterly uninspired main narrative...offers up some of the most tedious and regressive "content" in CRPG history. It somehow manages to be even more boring than "collect 10 bear asses". Prepare to spend a lot of time clicking on glimmering widgets and escorting lost Druffalo home.
5. Significantly better world building, and richer characterizations
6. Better combat and RPG mechanics (they're not fantastic, but DA:I is pretty rubbish)
7. Pretty much everything else.

I'm honestly speechless at the degree to which CDPR's game shits all over Bioware's, given their respective budgets and development cycles. The quality gulf between them is staggering. And I say this as a long time Bioware fan whose affection for them goes back to the original Baldur's Gate. I had high hopes for DA:I, given the extra development time they had and their seeming desire to make up for the mistakes of DA2 and ME3. Instead we got this stillborn...thing. It only sort of works as a narrative CRPG, and the "open world" aspects are a catastrophic failure across the board. They even crammed some Facebook timesink nonsense into it. I found it to be a passable but hugely disappointing title. Having seen what CDPR accomplished with Witcher 3, I now have trouble viewing DA:I as anything but a laughable flub.

If you like CRPGs and want to play em all, make sure you buy and play DA:I first. Otherwise you're going to have a hard time stomaching it.
All of this. The level to which Witcher 3 outshines Inquisition is frankly absurd. This is coming from someone who managed to overlook most of Inquisition's flaws. Seeing Witcher 3 now though... when you look at the budget and dev times, and what they presented with those resources, it just makes me think nearly every other developer is simply incompetent.
The_Lost_King said:
LostTrigger said:
I've played dragons age origins and 2. They both were meh, only 20 minutes though. I want to give Inquisition a try but im not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Im a battle mage at heart and I hate fighting with the staff in dragon age(which is my biggest gripe with the series, locked weapons/armor). I do know about the Knight Enchanter special class but you fight with an conjured sword and your staff, you also still keep your weak mage gear and as far as I know mages get destroyed in cqc.

My only option would be the warrior or rogue. Don't really care for supporting role(i think thats the templar) or sword and shield(champion). For the rogue, someone said it was diverse because you could use dual daggers or switch to bow and arrow, yet you cant switch weapons during combat(i hear) then that kinda ruins it for me. Also not a fan of the back stabbing. So through elimination my only class might be the two-handed sword/reaver but from what I saw it used moves that sacrifices your health. Lol I know im being overly picky.

A few of my favorite rpg games were dark souls, skyrim, and dragons dogma(adleast action rpg's) and im really not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Everyone says its a great game but I hate the class locks because there doesnt seem to be one that suits my playing style, upclose and personal, badass armor, and a few spells/ranged attacks. On a side note im also thinking I might want to get the witcher 3 instead. Thoughts?
Knight Enchanter is super OP. I can go toe-to-toe with a Dragon 2 levels higher than me in melee because of the knight enchanter ability that generates shields based off of a percentage of your damage. Also mI would keep playing DA:O if I were you and go the Dalish when you get a chance because you can gain access to the Arcane Warrior Specialization which allows you to wield armor and melee weapons using magic instead of strength.
Blade_125 said:
DA:I is kind of like a single player MMO in it's style. The combat can be ARPG like, or tactical like the first 2.

Honestly I would say if you didn't like the first 2 then don't bother with the 3rd. If you did like them then it is well worth the money.
would all of you guys reccommend witcher for the pc or ps4? my pc can handle the game but im not sure if the download time is worth it lol(shitty internet).

also someone mentioned the mage can wear armor and equip swords can the mage ACTUALLY equip swords and get rid of their staff?
I would recommend PC. Yahtzee said that the game isn't really all that well optimized for the ps4, though I would recommend using a controller because I think the combat feels better with it.

I was the one who talked about mages using swords and armor. I was specifically talking about Dragon Age: Origins, not Inquisition. In origins you unlock specializations at level 7 and you can unlock the arcane warrior specialization which allows you to ditch the staff for any other weapon your stats allow with magic replacing the strength requirement.
 

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Shoggoth2588 said:
I have a question about Inquisition; If I have save data from Origin and 2 on my PS3 and purchase that version of Inquisition, does the data from the past games carry over? That was a huge feature of other Bioware games after all and even between the first two Dragon Ages but I don't recall anybody mentioning it in any reviews, press-releases, etc for this version.
Saves do not transfer to Dragon Age Inquisition. Instead you must use a program on bioware's site called Dragon Age Keep, or something like that, where you choose all the choices you had picked in Origins, its dlc, and 2.
 

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The_Lost_King said:
LostTrigger said:
TT Kairen said:
BloatedGuppy said:
LostTrigger said:
thats the other problem i had lol critics loved dragon age, gamers seemed to have a mixed opinion it either is great or it sucked. it has a user meta score of 5 for the pc
Critics went very easy on Dragon Age Inquisition. Too easy, frankly, even by the exceedingly generous standards of gaming critics.

Things DA:I does better than Witcher 3:

1. Inventory management is a bit cleaner (albeit still awful)
2. System requirements are lower
3. You can roll your choice of character
4. Voice acting is consistently excellent, Witcher 3 has the odd mediocre/poor performance

Things Witcher 3 does better than DA:I:

1. Significantly larger world, which is largely seamless. Hardly any loading screens (DA:I is a nightmare slog of long loading screens)
2. Significantly longer main story that is significantly better written and better paced
3. Better graphics...DA:I looks comparable in still shots, Witcher's world has much better animation, dynamic weather, better facial acting, etc, etc.
4. Ridiculously better sidequests and optional activities...DA:I, outside of its relatively short and utterly uninspired main narrative...offers up some of the most tedious and regressive "content" in CRPG history. It somehow manages to be even more boring than "collect 10 bear asses". Prepare to spend a lot of time clicking on glimmering widgets and escorting lost Druffalo home.
5. Significantly better world building, and richer characterizations
6. Better combat and RPG mechanics (they're not fantastic, but DA:I is pretty rubbish)
7. Pretty much everything else.

I'm honestly speechless at the degree to which CDPR's game shits all over Bioware's, given their respective budgets and development cycles. The quality gulf between them is staggering. And I say this as a long time Bioware fan whose affection for them goes back to the original Baldur's Gate. I had high hopes for DA:I, given the extra development time they had and their seeming desire to make up for the mistakes of DA2 and ME3. Instead we got this stillborn...thing. It only sort of works as a narrative CRPG, and the "open world" aspects are a catastrophic failure across the board. They even crammed some Facebook timesink nonsense into it. I found it to be a passable but hugely disappointing title. Having seen what CDPR accomplished with Witcher 3, I now have trouble viewing DA:I as anything but a laughable flub.

If you like CRPGs and want to play em all, make sure you buy and play DA:I first. Otherwise you're going to have a hard time stomaching it.
All of this. The level to which Witcher 3 outshines Inquisition is frankly absurd. This is coming from someone who managed to overlook most of Inquisition's flaws. Seeing Witcher 3 now though... when you look at the budget and dev times, and what they presented with those resources, it just makes me think nearly every other developer is simply incompetent.
The_Lost_King said:
LostTrigger said:
I've played dragons age origins and 2. They both were meh, only 20 minutes though. I want to give Inquisition a try but im not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Im a battle mage at heart and I hate fighting with the staff in dragon age(which is my biggest gripe with the series, locked weapons/armor). I do know about the Knight Enchanter special class but you fight with an conjured sword and your staff, you also still keep your weak mage gear and as far as I know mages get destroyed in cqc.

My only option would be the warrior or rogue. Don't really care for supporting role(i think thats the templar) or sword and shield(champion). For the rogue, someone said it was diverse because you could use dual daggers or switch to bow and arrow, yet you cant switch weapons during combat(i hear) then that kinda ruins it for me. Also not a fan of the back stabbing. So through elimination my only class might be the two-handed sword/reaver but from what I saw it used moves that sacrifices your health. Lol I know im being overly picky.

A few of my favorite rpg games were dark souls, skyrim, and dragons dogma(adleast action rpg's) and im really not sure if i'll enjoy the combat. Everyone says its a great game but I hate the class locks because there doesnt seem to be one that suits my playing style, upclose and personal, badass armor, and a few spells/ranged attacks. On a side note im also thinking I might want to get the witcher 3 instead. Thoughts?
Knight Enchanter is super OP. I can go toe-to-toe with a Dragon 2 levels higher than me in melee because of the knight enchanter ability that generates shields based off of a percentage of your damage. Also mI would keep playing DA:O if I were you and go the Dalish when you get a chance because you can gain access to the Arcane Warrior Specialization which allows you to wield armor and melee weapons using magic instead of strength.
Blade_125 said:
DA:I is kind of like a single player MMO in it's style. The combat can be ARPG like, or tactical like the first 2.

Honestly I would say if you didn't like the first 2 then don't bother with the 3rd. If you did like them then it is well worth the money.
would all of you guys reccommend witcher for the pc or ps4? my pc can handle the game but im not sure if the download time is worth it lol(shitty internet).

also someone mentioned the mage can wear armor and equip swords can the mage ACTUALLY equip swords and get rid of their staff?
I would recommend PC. Yahtzee said that the game isn't really all that well optimized for the ps4, though I would recommend using a controller because I think the combat feels better with it.

I was the one who talked about mages using swords and armor. I was specifically talking about Dragon Age: Origins, not Inquisition. In origins you unlock specializations at level 7 and you can unlock the arcane warrior specialization which allows you to ditch the staff for any other weapon your stats allow with magic replacing the strength requirement.
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LostTrigger said:
would all of you guys reccommend witcher for the pc or ps4? my pc can handle the game but im not sure if the download time is worth it lol(shitty internet).

also someone mentioned the mage can wear armor and equip swords can the mage ACTUALLY equip swords and get rid of their staff?
I'd recommend it on PC, it runs better and looks better. It felt fine to me with K&M.

The mage in Inquisition cannot get rid of their staff. Instead the Knight Enchanter specialization gives you a spell called Spirit Blade, where you basically dual wield a sword and your staff a'la Gandalf. You can wear heavy plate armor as long as it is made out of Silverite, as that material removes class restrictions for armor.
 

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If you're a Bioware fan, flip a coin. Otherwise stay away. As a big Bioware player, it's probably their weakest game yet. Worse than ME2 in my opinion. It has plenty that'll keep you distracted from that and has moments that really shine.

It's worldbuilding and lore are still pretty good. But it's combat is something I will adamantly decry as worse than DAO. If you play it, play a mage, spec in Spirit, and the main offensive spells of the three elements. Once you reach the specialization options, go Arcane Enchanter. It's basically the Arcane Warrior from DAO and you will NEVER die while using it. You can solo High Dragons on the hardest difficulty.

Other protips to do with as you will: Don't try to do to much in the Hinterlands, you'll burn yourself out.
Constantly tap the search key/button, you'll find vendor trash and other goodies a lot.
Glowing skulls are frustrating to the extreme, but what they're used for are even more frustrating and lead to a dumb thing that improves various elemental resistances.
Sidequests and War Table Operations are pretty much BULLSHIT. To the highest degree. I'd rather be doing MMO garbage quests than these.
If you have enough materials from exploring areas you can build garbage vendor trash weapons and armor, unless you have Tier 4. Which comes from High Dragons. Of which there are a finite amount. And the duplication trick I used at launch was patched a while ago. But the materials change the colors, so yay customization right?
It's generally all garbage. All of it. 100 hours logged. Just for some pretty trees and a cameo from one character out of literally every other character from the other two games who send you fucking letters instead of I don't know being in the background or something just something other than the lazy ass thing we got of wanting to reference old characters but not wanting to give them models.
 

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I personally like the game, though I freely admit with, all the open-world stuff they added, it is a pretty big departure from other entries into the series. Having said that, it does give you a real feel that you're in control of this world, especially when those who've wrong you are brought before you for judgement.
 

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The_Lost_King said:
Shoggoth2588 said:
I have a question about Inquisition; If I have save data from Origin and 2 on my PS3 and purchase that version of Inquisition, does the data from the past games carry over? That was a huge feature of other Bioware games after all and even between the first two Dragon Ages but I don't recall anybody mentioning it in any reviews, press-releases, etc for this version.
Saves do not transfer to Dragon Age Inquisition. Instead you must use a program on bioware's site called Dragon Age Keep, or something like that, where you choose all the choices you had picked in Origins, its dlc, and 2.
That sounds like a nice solution to a problem of continuity! It also suggests that the Dragon Age series may not be getting HD remakes but I guess we'll see about that. Thanks for the info!