Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’

Six Hours Of World-Saving – Dragon Age: Inquisition Demo

By Alice O'Connor on July 15th, 2015.

As a sprog replaying demos again and again to draw out the stretches between getting new games, I loathed timed demos. I’d happily replay the same two or three levels over and over. As a growed-up, mind, I’d much rather have a one-off timed chunk to explore a game and see what it’s really about. It’s especially handy for open-world games – difficult or pointless to section up.

It’s high time that Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site] got a demo, and I’m glad that it’s a timed one. It’s on Origin. Six hours of singleplayer isn’t bad, and it offers unlimited multiplayer time too.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition MP Gets Easier, More Difficult

By Alice O'Connor on July 9th, 2015.

If you’ve mastered the multiplayer side of Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site], killing everything and saving everyone a dozen times over, good news: the game’s latest update has added a new ‘Nightmare’ difficulty setting to tackle and new rare weapons to collect.

Conversely, if you’ve barely scratched Inq’s multiplayer and find it a bit overwhelming, good news: the update also added a tutorial, which teams you up with AI characters on a guided experience through your first adventure.

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BioWare Not Finished With Dragon Age – Inquisition Story

By Emily Gera on June 1st, 2015.

Good news for all of you clambering for inspiration to write your Inquisitor/dragon slash fiction romance. Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw has confirmed the studio have more on the cards for the Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site] narrative.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Multiplayer DLC Next Week

By Emily Gera on May 3rd, 2015.

BioWare, in their deep and powerful wisdom, have decided that we puny mortals like stuff that’s free. So starting May 5th, a new multiplayer add-on called Dragonslayer is coming to Dragon Age: Inquisition [official website] at exactly no cost to you.

Dragonslayer gets you three new playable characters: an Avvar warrior called Skywatcher, a rock ‘n’ roll bard known as Zither the Virtuoso, and series veteran Isabela, the Raider Queen of the Eastern Seas. Also coming is a new location in the form of a Ferelden castle.

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Swinging A Stick: How Landscape And Childhood Are Key To The Continued Popularity Of Fantasy Fiction

By Nathan Ditum on April 17th, 2015.

Once at primary school I tried to convince my teacher that we needed a new word – or at least that we needed one that might exist already, but that we’d somehow forgotten. This is going to be a piece partly about words, and “fantasy” was one that I was never totally happy with. It lacked, as I saw it, the generic precision of “science-fiction,” and I wanted a more specific description for that strand of fantasy storytelling and world-building that (I did not really know at the time, but would have pretended to if asked) has flowed from Tolkien’s consolidation of elves and dragons, dwarves and orcs. I wanted to be able to pin, with a single word, that mixture of magic and folklore, that particular set of imaginative boundaries with which I was so often engaged and so thoroughly obsessed. The best I could come up with was “fantamystical”, which, if you’ve been paying attention for the last twenty years, did not catch on.

Luckily it’s been a very kind twenty years for this area of fiction, to the point where we hardly need the word fantamystical at all (although I am willing to give it one last push if you guys are). A combination of, among other things, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, and screen retellings of The Lord Of The Rings and A Song Of Ice And Fire have made my adolescent anxieties about the ambiguous categorizations of fiction redundant, leaving me with merely dozens of other anxieties, and us with Tolkien-fenced fantasy imprinted on our culture, and our games (this is being written in the gap between the arrival of Pillars Of Eternity and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with Dragon Age: Inquisition still questing, exploring and adventuring in the background).

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In The Trees – Dragon Age: Inquisition Story DLC Released

By Alice O'Connor on March 24th, 2015.

A nice spot for a dip.

Video game forests: yes, more please, thank you. Big trees, dappled sunlight, ferns, moss, lichen, wild flowers, and hidden ponds: ooh twist my arm.

BioWare released the first singleplayer DLC story hunk for Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site] today and while I understand there’s something about Inquisitors and dragons in it, the real take-away is that it has a big forest. With ferns, tree houses, mystic groves, ancient ruins, some huge cliffs with waves crashing at the bottom, and something about an old god and ice dragon, ‘Jaws of Hakkon’ is on Origin for – cripes! – £11.99.

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Magic Makeovers: Dragon Age Inq Adding Customisation

By Alice O'Connor on February 14th, 2015.

Mirror mirror, on the wall, give me blue hair and make me six feet tall.

Give me a long, sprawling RPG with appearance options and I will replay the first hour at least six times. I didn’t realise how ugly that haircut actually is. I didn’t know its lighting would make that skin tone so ugly. I’d forgotten to make them interesting from behind. On reflection, that hair colour is awful. What was I even thinking with that tattoo? And I should tower over puny NPCs more.

When I get around to Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site], I might be able to skip that for once, as the next patch is due to add ways to customise your chap mid-game.

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Que Sera Sera: Free Dragon Age Pub Songs & Sheet Music

By Alec Meer on January 27th, 2015.

AAAAAAAAAAARGH I'd almost forgotten the horror

In all honesty, I’m not especially on fire with passion at the news of free Dragon Age Inquisition song downloads, but I don’t often get to use the phrase “sheet music” in this line of work, so carpe diem.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Ups The Banter

By Philippa Warr on January 21st, 2015.

Are we nearly there yet?

I was reading through Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s 1.03 patch notes for the information on how the banter system has changed. I haven’t actually got to Inquisition yet in my playing of the series so I was kind of peeking but trying to squint so I could look away at the first sign of a spoiler* without having accidentally read the whole thing.

The banter change is just a minor change to make the chatter less random in when it occurs and thus avoid long periods of silence – a good thing I’d say (confidently, having not played Inquisition) because the banter is the reason I really warmed up to the series.

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10 Things To Do During Holiday Gaming Load Screens

By John Walker on December 31st, 2014.

In this quietest time of the year, as people take their spare holiday days to fill the gap between Horacemas and the destruction of the Old Year, there will be many who are using the time to catch up on games they’ve missed. Top of that list for many will be BioWare’s epic RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition. But what to do with the 95-99% of dead-time playing the game leaves, as you stare at its loading screens between moments of playing? Or maybe you’ll boot Far Cry 4? How to wile away the hours during those intro titles? Are you catching up on Shadow Of Mordor, and need activities while it’s showing you yet another close-up of an Orc Captain?

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The Bestest Best RPG Of 2014: Dragon Age Inquisition

By RPS on December 22nd, 2014.

In Dragon Age: Inquisition, you are the most important person in the entire world. People will follow you into battle, go along with your decisions and occasionally kiss you on the lips. There’s an enormous world to discover and it’s all there for you. Go and have an adventure. You deserve it.

Adam: Inquisition is like comfort food. A month-long banquet of comfort food, with all the trimmings.

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Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #7 – Castling Rocks

By Alec Meer on December 3rd, 2014.

Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary.

I spent a bit too long harvesting vegetables in the wilderness. Now I’m conquering castles and fending off zombie apocalypses. Life has meaning again.

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

By Laura Kate Dale on November 29th, 2014.

This weekend I am scratching my BioWare itch by playing copious amounts of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Who needs a real social life when you have BioWare making so many virtual people for me to make friends with?

Truth be told I was not going to bother with Dragon Age: Inquisition. Don’t get me wrong I love the Mass Effect trilogy for all of it’s obvious flaws, I just never really got into either of the past Dragon Age games. The only reason I started digging into playing Inquisition was because someone on Twitter drew my attention to a character who I now really want to see in context. Minor character spoilers for DAI incoming. Nothing plot related, but there are some character backstory details coming. You have been warned.

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