Dragon Age: Inquisition Review - Monumental

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Review - Monumental

BioWare has given RPG gamers a wondrous gift this holiday season.

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IT BEGINS.

I must say, I'm surprised at the positive feedback this game is getting. I may have to pick this one up in a future sale...

Is Oghren in the DA:I? I hope so. Good review, makes me even more eager to play it.

Dragon Age Inquisition gets 5/5? But how can it match up the sheer majesty of Dragon Age 2? how can it compete with the pinnacle of RPGs? HOW? EXPLAIN TO ME.

The Wooster:
Dragon Age Inquisition gets 5/5? But how can it match up the sheer majesty of Dragon Age 2? how can it compete with the pinnacle of RPGs? HOW? EXPLAIN TO ME.

Shh. Don't remind everyone.

Next they'll remember they were going to boycott Bioware after Mass Effect 3.

Sorry Greg, but you should have handed this one to someone else, its obvious what is going to happen now.

cough Anyone else notice that elephant in the corner? cough cough

A decent review. I really hope for all our sakes Greg that games lives up to it.

josemlopes:
Sorry Greg, but you should have handed this one to someone else, its obvious what is going to happen now.

As someone who really enjoyed DA2, i was rather worried that BioWare would be so desperate to distance themselves from it in every way possible that they would make a game i dislike. As a reviewer i know of who shared my opinion of DA2 Tito's glowing review of Inquisition is very useful for me.

Not sure how to feel here. I never cared that Greg gave DA2 5/5. He liked it and I did not, that's fine. However now I am not sure how to take this review. Did he enjoy it more because he enjoyed DA2 or did his enjoyment have nothing to do with DA2.

Anyone know how much the characters from DA2 come up in the story and how much impact DA2 as a whole has on the story beyond the Mage/Templar stuff because I think the answer to that question is what will help me make a choice.

josemlopes:
Sorry Greg, but you should have handed this one to someone else, its obvious what is going to happen now.

Even if The Escapist just used a review from another gaming website people would have the exact same response to anything BioWare here.

josemlopes:
Sorry Greg, but you should have handed this one to someone else, its obvious what is going to happen now.

AntiChri5:
As someone who really enjoyed DA2, i was rather worried that BioWare would be so desperate to distance themselves from it in every way possible that they would make a game i dislike. As a reviewer i know of who shared my opinion of DA2 Tito's glowing review of Inquisition is very useful for me.

I have to declare ambivalence here.

On the one hand, I expected that the review would be in the hands of someone else. We aren't even a dozen posts into this thread and people are (some jokingly and some seriously) questioning the legitimacy of this 5/5 review because of the 5/5 Dragon Age II review, which, I feel the need to point out, happened over THREE DAMN YEARS AGO and people really should bury the hatchet. Seriously, people can and often do change quite a bit over the course of three years.

On the other hand, giving the review to someone else would have been bowing to the people who gave (and still give...again, three years, let's let it go...) Tito grief over the DAII review; it also would have been a disservice to those who respected Tito for standing by his opinion in the face of the angry mob and those who found Tito's DAII review valuable in informing their own take on the game, and I speak as one of those people.

On the third hand, there is a part of me that wonders if Tito took this review (he's editor-in-chief, so no one can tell him whether or not to) to intentionally prove some kind of point: "If you're going to blow off my opinion on this game because of what I said about DAII and/or GTAV, that's fine, but that won't stop me from speaking my mind." He may be indulging in some good-natured trolling of those who gave him grief over those older reviews, and that thought makes me smile.

*Greg gives Inquisition 5 stars*

Too late to get a refund since I've redeemed the code for my digital copy?

Wait...3 women?

I sense minor spoilers.

glad to hear as someone who shares Greg's view of DA2 him giving DA:I a thumbs up means I've got some idea on whether I'll like the game.

"the cultures in Thedas have always treated gender this way"

Actually, that isn't correct. Ya may want to look up the story of a knight called Aveline. The one we don't work with in DA2. ;D

Though, the game world has been pretty egalitarian when in comes to sex/gender/orientation in the times/places we've been playing Dragon Age so far. However, it wasn't always like that. Sorry to be so lore nit-picky. ;p

Anyway, good review. I'll be getting my game tomorrow, but I'll have to wait a bit to play it.
>:( Darn college. :p

From what I've been hearing so far, I should have a lot of fun. :)

I liked Dragon Age 2 a lot so I don't mind that Greg gives this game a 5/5.

I've told myself all year I was going to wait for the game of the year edition. But now I'am not so sure if I can wait that long.

Thanks for the review, appreciate the warning for things that might not quite click, and for the overall opinion that it's really, really good. Can't wait for it.

I've been getting warier of games over the past few years - games I've looked forward to, like Watch Dogs, Bioshock Infinite, or Civ: Beyond Earth, were letdowns for me, so I've been trying not to get too hyped for anything. All the reviews coming in for Inquisition are kind of throwing that out the window - not only does it sound good, but apparently it is good, so damn it, I'm just really excited now. I wonder how much of my time this is going to eat up?

I'm really looking forward to this game now. Midnight tonight, baby! It's on!

I was always going to play it eventually, but from this review it sounds more interesting than I dared to hope! Army-level command elements is what I've always missed in my RPGs.

I'm going to need some way to get rid of those horrible plastic haridos, though.

Greg, gotta say, while I don't agree with the 5/5, I DEFINITELY agree and love what you've written in the full review. Might I suggest considering switching from a star metric to a "complete/finish/play/pass" one? That way you don't have to abstract it so much?

5 stars from Greg Tito?!
That means the game is shit, right?

That's some crazy shiny graphics in places. The hair made me giggle!

If I remember correctly Escapist gave Dragon Age II 10/10... I'm just gonna wait till TB does a "WTF is..." of this game, I find his videos less hyped.

Seriously, Greg of all people?
I too am going to wait for TB's WTF. And get the game when it's $10 if he says good things. I'm done with AAA on launch dates. Except for The Witcher 3.

That'll take a year or three.

Kevlar Eater:
*Greg gives Inquisition 5 stars*

Too late to get a refund since I've redeemed the code for my digital copy?

EA Allows a refund for up to 24 hours after you first launch the game, actually.

Yeah, kinda surprising, huh?

I don't know how the game is, so, as to if Greg has "Pulled a DA2", I don't know.

However, I do hope that in three years time, people aren't still grilling him over this review!

I think I'm missing out on something here. Was there something controversial about The Escapist's previous reviews of Dragon Age?

Hmmm, I'm still on the fence here. I hated DA: Origins with a passion, which in turn led me to miss out on DA2. But this one is generating a lot of positivity and perking my interest as the weeks go on.

Maybe we'll see in the future.

Johnny Novgorod:
I think I'm missing out on something here. Was there something controversial about The Escapist's previous reviews of Dragon Age?

<-<..... Not sure if serious.....
Ah, I'll give ya the benefit of the doubt.

For all those who don't know, Greg reviewed the last Dragon Age game (Dragon Age 2), really liked the game, and gave it a 5/5.

A fair amount of people, didn't share his opinion on the game (also happened with GTA5, though I don't think people even got to play the game yet when they started complaining).

So people who didn't like DA:2 are making jokes, or are really worried that they might not like DA:I, because Greg gave both games the same score.

Though, if the score is the only thing their going on, that is a little silly. ;p

That said, not everyone can like the same game, and often MANY people don't like the same games. That's why I've seen 8 reviews of DA:I (including Greg's), before deciding to be VERY hyped for the game. :)

Imp Emissary:

Johnny Novgorod:
I think I'm missing out on something here. Was there something controversial about The Escapist's previous reviews of Dragon Age?

<-<..... Not sure if serious.....
Ah, I'll give ya the benefit of the doubt.

For all those who don't know, Greg reviewed the last Dragon Age game (Dragon Age 2), really liked the game, and gave it a 5/5.

A fair amount of people, didn't share his opinion on the game (also happened with GTA5, though I don't think people even got to play the game yet when they started complaining).

So people who didn't like DA:2 are making jokes, or are really worried that they might not like DA:I, because Greg gave both games the same score.

Though, if the score is the only thing their going on, that is a little silly. ;p

That said, not everyone can like the same game, and often MANY people don't like the same games. That's why I've seen 8 reviews of DA:I (including Greg's), before deciding to be VERY hyped for the game. :)

So... if people feel like Greg having liked Dragon Age 2 is an indicator that his opinion on this game is likely to be based on different criteria then them (he loved an RPG they hated), why not... read another review by someone who didn't like Dragon Age 2..?

I understand that a lot of people were legitimately angry at DA2, but there was still enough quality in that game that some people love it to pieces despite its flaws. Some of those people happen to write reviews for game publications.

Rabbitboy:
I liked Dragon Age 2 a lot so I don't mind that Greg gives this game a 5/5.

I've told myself all year I was going to wait for the game of the year edition. But now I'am not so sure if I can wait that long.

The main problem with the Dragon Age 2 wasn't his opinion, it was his evaluation of the game. You can like something and still recognize it is flawed, rushed, with stupid combat mechanisms and prone to disapoint fans of the series. He was incapable to point those things out. \\his review looks like some fan gushing about the game.

The game was so obvioulsly flawed that Bioware revamped everything on the third iteration. The story on this one is terrible, but everything else is top notch, this one is obviouly a much better game - and now they share the same score, which is very dumb and inconsistent.

His review, his opinion - it is valid. But of course, it is a opinion with very little value in the mind of some, myself included.

Darkeagle6:

Imp Emissary:

Johnny Novgorod:
I think I'm missing out on something here. Was there something controversial about The Escapist's previous reviews of Dragon Age?

<-<..... Not sure if serious.....
Ah, I'll give ya the benefit of the doubt.

For all those who don't know, Greg reviewed the last Dragon Age game (Dragon Age 2), really liked the game, and gave it a 5/5.

A fair amount of people, didn't share his opinion on the game (also happened with GTA5, though I don't think people even got to play the game yet when they started complaining).

So people who didn't like DA:2 are making jokes, or are really worried that they might not like DA:I, because Greg gave both games the same score.

Though, if the score is the only thing their going on, that is a little silly. ;p

That said, not everyone can like the same game, and often MANY people don't like the same games. That's why I've seen 8 reviews of DA:I (including Greg's), before deciding to be VERY hyped for the game. :)

So... if people feel like Greg having liked Dragon Age 2 is an indicator that his opinion on this game is likely to be based on different criteria then them (he loved an RPG they hated), why not... read another review by someone who didn't like Dragon Age 2..?

I understand that a lot of people were legitimately angry at DA2, but there was still enough quality in that game that some people love it to pieces despite its flaws. Some of those people happen to write reviews for game publications.

I don't htink people are reading the review to gauge Greg's opinion. I think they are taking the opportunity to mock him a little bit again.
This is the internet, you know.

Imp Emissary:

Johnny Novgorod:
I think I'm missing out on something here. Was there something controversial about The Escapist's previous reviews of Dragon Age?

<-<..... Not sure if serious.....
Ah, I'll give ya the benefit of the doubt.

I swear I didn't know. I don't usually read reviews in The Escapist, I just clicked this one to see how Tito was doing replacing Jim.

You guys are negative as ass, and just because of one opinion which led to a controversial review.

Okay, yes, I understand, you want to be careful just in case, perfectly fine because it is your opinion.

From all the other reviews, I have learnt that they back this one up. I trust Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I must admit, I was converted into a fan once I finished Origins, so yeah, take my own opinion with a bit of salt, in fact, take every opinion with a little bit of salt. Still, I'm going to be super happy once I get my hands on a copy, because since I hear it is better than Dragon Age 2 (Which was okay, I got your average amount of fun out of it), I trust these high reviews.

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