E3 game spotlight — Dragon Age (III): Inquisition

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Originally titled Dragon Age III: Inquisition, it appears the III has dropped from the title altogether. It will be the third iteration in the series, introducing a lot of more traditional RPG mechanics like armor and character customization (followers).

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Apparently, Dragon Age III is going to involve some kind of cataclysmic event. The game is being developed with DICE’s Frostbite 2 technology, and according to developers will offer a whole slew of new gameplay mechanics. New features like armor and follower customization, more expansive world environments, AI reactivity to the player and obviously better visuals will appear.

Interestingly enough, that’s also Morrigan narrating the trailer, and she even reveals herself at the end. If you never played the other titles in the series, Morrigan appeared in the first game and even got her own expansion for the original title. She was a pretty alluring blood witch, that added quite a bit of depth to both the story and universe of Dragon Age: Origins.

Apparently, the circle of Mages has rebelled and the Templar order has broken apart. The world is faced with Civil War and an unseen force is pulling the strings. The player will take control of a “rogue, warrior or mage,” and fight to bring peace to the land all over again. So, it’s pretty much the same thing as the first two games albeit in a slightly different context. That’s not a bad thing though, at all.

While I didn’t think Dragon Age II was as bad as everyone makes it out to be, I would like to see the third title in the series make a return to the original game’s roots. DAII was based more on action and fast-paced combat, whereas DA:O was focused more on strategy and tact.

Either way, it will be interesting to see what Bioware comes up with this time around. Any RPG lovers out there? What about Dragon Age fans?

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  1. Diego Ball

    While I didn’t think Dragon Age II was as bad as everyone makes it out to be, I would like to see the third title in the series make a return to the original game’s roots. DAII was based more on action and fast-paced combat, whereas DA:O was focused more on strategy and tact.

  2. RogueBase

    This series of games has become my addiction, so, yes I am having it as soon as it hits the shelves… so to speak. DA2 wasn’t a bad game, but it was rushed and not the game it could have been. But in a game series, you will “usually” find one that’s good but slightly lacking when compared to the others. The Final Fantasy Series was that way.
    I enjoyed 2, I still do. It’s difference in game play was a welcome change. The challenges were different and you had to rethink somethings. I’ve gotten to bits in 2 and realized “Oh, crap, I should have done such & such first. But it’s easier to backtrack in 2 than DAO. I’m almost glad they decided to take the extra year to fine tune and fix. Because “if” they decide 3 in the series is it, I want the last to be the “Mother” of the series.

  3. Briley Kenney
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    [@Arie] I’m hoping Inquisition is more of a mix between the first and second games. DA2 wasn’t terrible, but I think it strayed too far from its strategy roots in addition to being incredibly linear.