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Dragon Age: Inquisition

4 years ago

Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Multiplayer DLC Next Week

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…

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Feature: Rock And Paper

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

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,”…

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The RPG Scrollbars: How Long Is Too Long?

Please welcome Richard Cobbett to our roster of weekly columnists. Every Monday at 1pm, Richard will be donning his +8 cap of writing to present a ragbag of news and reflections on role-playing games. It's been a great year for epic, old-school RPGs. A good tax-year anyway, since that conveniently scopes in everything from Divinity: Original Sin to Wasteland 2 to the other week's Pillars…

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In The Trees – Dragon Age: Inquisition Story DLC Released

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,…

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Magic Makeovers: Dragon Age Inq Adding Customisation

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…

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Ups The Banter

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…

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10 Things To Do During Holiday Gaming Load Screens

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…

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Feature: Hark The Herald

The Bestest Best RPG Of 2014: Dragon Age Inquisition

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…

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

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…

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Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #6 – Pockets

Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Spoilers once again. The kleptomania's out of control. In any new location, my first activity is to raid the place. Sure, sure, I'm the Herald of Andraste, I'm here to rescue you, blah blah, but first - what's in your cupboards? There's also a special spell I can cast to tell me whether there's anything of value in the…

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Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #5 – Politics

Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Pretty heavy spoilers in this one, probably. It's not easy, being a member of a magical class that most of the world is convinced will destroy it. It's also not easy being a member of a race who like demons and have, in the eyes of some, a culture of religious oppression. This place doesn't trust mages and it…

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Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #4 – Ride A Red Hart

Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are mild spoilers of a sort. I've spent most of my time so far rambling (and in the game, etc). Off to find a campsite over there; off to close a rift on top of these cliffs here; off to recruit a Grey Warden who's hiding out in some fishing huts; off…

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Feature: And Elfnonymous too

Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #3 – Iron Bull’s Nipples*

Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are spoilers of a sort. I haven't been super-impressed by my battlechums to date. Whenever I talk to Cassandra I feel as though she's forever on the cusp of admonishing me for being late with my homework. Disco-chested sex dwarf Varric walks the walk (and you can tell by the way he…

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Radioface: In Praise Of Peculiar Protagonists

I had to take out a stack of dice when I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition over the weekend. Not to re-roll the complexities of combat - the numbers thrown around are too big for my collection of bones - but to generate a face for my character. Above you can see my knobbly-nosed dwarf. His name is Pootle and he has a Radioface.

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Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls, Day 2: The Solas Effect

Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. I seem to have found friends by default. They were just there when I performed my Act Of Ultimate Heroism (i.e. wavey green hand shtick) and now they won't seem to go away. I already introduced you to the relentlessly serious Cassandra, a very, very solemn ex-Templar who first wanted to kill me and is now telling the world…

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5 years ago

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Dragon Age – Inquisition review

Dragon Age: Inquisition might just be my favourite game released this year. Considering my expectations and relationship with recent BioWare games, that's about as likely as Saturday night's soggy kebab being my favourite meal of the year. I've spent almost sixty hours uncovering as much of Inquisition's enormous open world and intricate story as possible, and as soon as I have a few days free,…

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