Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed And Benchmarked

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Conclusion: The Best RPG Of A Decade

Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the best RPGs I've ever played. I've never seen a game that tried to straddle both the large-scale, 10,000-foot master plan and the small-scale, intimate adventure and hit both so well.

Is it perfect? Not by a long shot. There are a host of minor bugs. The game sometimes un-pauses mid-combat. There are desktop crashes, etc.  You'll also find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time jumping up the sides of cliffs, until it feels like playing Super Inquisitor Brothers.

Leliana Comp
Old friends from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II both return, though only Varric (pictured below) joins your party.

There are an enormous number of fetch-and-gather quests, and a great deal of the infrastructure and crafting mechanisms are only unlocked if you have the patience to do a lot of flower picking and resource mining. Inquisition may have a sweeping, RPG story, but it's grafted on to gathering elements from MMOs and games like Assassin's Creed. Some people will love the combination.

Even after allowing for the bugs, the clunky combat, and the marked difference in feel from any previous Dragon Age title, Dragon Age: Inquisition stands tall. The story is engrossing, your various party members are well-executed and interesting, and the various cameos and encounters with past friends and enemies are a faithful hat tip to long-term fans.

BioWare is committed to squashing the bugs and issues that currently exist and the company has a history of paying attention to the experience gamers are having post-launch as opposed to sweeping issues under the rug until forced to do otherwise.

  • Great Story
  • Huge World
  • Bugs
  • Clunky Combat

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