Dragon Age is Back in a Big Way with Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Dragon Age is Back in a Big Way with Dragon Age: Inquisition

If the first few hours are any indication, Dragon Age: Inquisition is a masterful RPG.

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With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

Dominic Crossman:
With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

It's in open beta. Google it, this should help you find the website. Then sign in with your Origin account and away you go.

Dominic Crossman:
With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

it's still in beta. the full version will probably launch a week or 2 before inquisition.

https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/

you can only play around with pre-made characters right now.

Dragon age Keep is up and running in open beta.

It scanned my uploaded characters and achievements to try and pick out some of the choices then I spent some of yesterday trying to remember all the things I did in these games years ago (and guessing when I didn't have a clue :)

For me, the most important thing about Dragon Age is the comedy. Despite how both of the games constantly have you getting fucked over and over again, both games has plenty of comedy in them to the point that whenever I wanted to play a game that can cheer me up I'd play Dragon Age or Saints Row. Now that the graphics are getting more gritty, I was getting a little worried that the comedy was going to go, too. But I've seen quite a few jokes coming from the companions in the trailers and it's made me quite happy. As long as the game is still funny, I'll be happy.

-Ezio-:

Dominic Crossman:
With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

it's still in beta. the full version will probably launch a week or 2 before inquisition.

https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/

you can only play around with pre-made characters right now.

Actually, I've managed to create the world for my current characters from DA:O and DA2.
So you might have to sync it to some accounts or something.

OT:

From what I read, it is looking good.
That makes me happy, and it is probably giving me even more hope that it will be good. Though I still have a crack of skepticism due to the whole Mass Effect controversy, and the bad lessons from both that and DA2.

Still, as said, you have given me hope that it is the sequel I have been wanting.
I cannot wait to return to Thedas and give it the final smackdown!

-Ezio-:

Dominic Crossman:
With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

it's still in beta. the full version will probably launch a week or 2 before inquisition.

https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/

you can only play around with pre-made characters right now.

You can use your existing characters as long as you were allowing uploads to the EA servers when playing the first two games, if you turned that off you will have to log into both games and load the characters you want to upload and save the game again.

Why do game developers insist on getting inspiration from distasteful things like inquisition, crusade and witchhunts? Are people really proud of that part of their history?

In spite of myself, I'm really excited for this and kinda want to get an XBone for it. Problem with that is I'm really short on cash. And don't have a whole lot of access to a TV.

ughh now I need a better PC.

ExtraDebit:
Why do game developers insist on getting inspiration from distasteful things like inquisition, crusade and witchhunts? Are people really proud of that part of their history?

I hope for your sake that your just trolling. Because if your understanding of humans, human limitations and entertainment is so limited or blinded by shallow morality than life will be hard on you. Unless you just retreat 100% into your morale fantasies.

If only this wasn't an EA game, we might've gotten a toolset for it. I would've loved to see what the modding community could do with this kind of game.

KingsGambit:
If only this wasn't an EA game, we might've gotten a toolset for it. I would've loved to see what the modding community could do with this kind of game.

There have been tons of mods released for just about every EA game except the battlefield 3/4 so I don't see that being a problem even without a toolset.

For all ya'll talking about Keep. I just did the entire thing half an hour ago, should be completely up and running.

I'm pretty psyched for this game. Looks to combine a lot of aspects I enjoyed about the previous games into one. I can also be a Qunari, that makes me really interested.

I find it hard to believe people still believe Biowares (and the Escapists for that matter) lies.

Coreless:

KingsGambit:
If only this wasn't an EA game, we might've gotten a toolset for it. I would've loved to see what the modding community could do with this kind of game.

There have been tons of mods released for just about every EA game except the battlefield 3/4 so I don't see that being a problem even without a toolset.

I'd say that's false. With Bileware games you will really only find .ini tweaks and texture mods. You will seldom find anything more than that because BW do not release modkits.

ExtraDebit:
Why do game developers insist on getting inspiration from distasteful things like inquisition, crusade and witchhunts? Are people really proud of that part of their history?

The group in the game is named after the first Inquisition from about a thousand years earlier. That one was literally a group of mage-hunters, which is likely why the devs went with that name. A hundred or so years later they combine with the newly formed Chantry and became the Templar Order (who police mages and are controlled directly by the Chantry) and the Seekers of Truth (answers directly to the Divine - leader of the Chantry - and keep an eye on the Templars as well as other issues).

So yeah, ultimately they are named after the actual Inquisition, but this is a reformed version that isn't on a mission to eliminate heretics while the in-game origin for the name was.

All of this was just me wanting to talk about DA. Please feel free to move along and ignore this post. :)

I'll wait for the reviews. Anything running Frostbite3 gives the me the willies.

Coreless:

KingsGambit:
If only this wasn't an EA game, we might've gotten a toolset for it. I would've loved to see what the modding community could do with this kind of game.

There have been tons of mods released for just about every EA game except the battlefield 3/4 so I don't see that being a problem even without a toolset.

Without a toolset, it's unlikely there'll be any particularly great mods. Without one, it's likely that at best there'll be some model/texture replacers, unlocking class/level restricted items, maybe some extra character creation options and some ini tweaks. BW used to give us toolsets, as in BGII, NWN and DA:O, but since EA buyout we'll never see another one. Community content runs against their policy of releasing a gazillion DLCs and in this case, since it's using their own in-house (Frostbite) engine, we're definitely not going to get one in case it might be used to mod other Frostbite games.

Sam17:

I'd say that's false. With Bileware games you will really only find .ini tweaks and texture mods. You will seldom find anything more than that because BW do not release modkits.

Your statement is the false one, you should do your research before accusing others of lies.

Dragon Age: Origins had a full toolkit and even now still has a pretty active modding community.
I actually had like 50 mods running on DAO with Mod Organiser, similar to TES games.

Even though DA2 and the Mass Effect series didn't have official mod support, tons of modders managed to find a way anyhow. DA2 got stuff like having party members equip armors (essential imo), animation swaps, even completely new armor sets despite the lack of mod tools.

Mass Effect had it's own special tools created by the community (ME3Explorer and derivates), allowing people to add their own armors, animations etc. There were even people who redesigned the entire ending.

KOTOR had tons of mods centered around the Fileplanet site.

Don't even get me started on Neverwinter Nights. That game got the bejeezus modified out of it.

The only problem with DA:I is the fact that the Frostbite engine is apparently hard to mod. But the will to do so is created by the community, even if developers release toolkits (something very few do), you won't get a lot of mods unless there's a community that occupies itself with making them. I'm 100% sure we'll see stuff for DA:I, not like Skyrim ofc., but people will find a way eventually.

The last major feature I got to spend some time with was the much more extensive crafting and resource system. Gathering resources is much of the incentive for hunting down every corner of the map

Sometimes I fantasize about overseeing the production of a massive AAA RPG. On that very first day, I get to assign all the "teams" to their various tasks creating and refining all of the game's features and systems. But when it's time to decide who should work on crafting and resource gathering, I just laugh loudly for a few minutes before crossing these features off the list entirely and reassigning any affected personnel to the writing/narrative departments. I don't even care if they're writers. I'd rather have coders contributing to characters and story than even one person diligently trying to shoehorn a shallow, shitty facsimile of Minecraft into a single-player RPG.

So uh... just add the above to the laundry list of reasons why I'm not overseeing the production of any massive AAA RPGs.

See, Bioware, when you actually put effort in to your game and not just cash grab, you can actually produce something good. WHO KNEW????

I hope it is good, BioWare has a LOT to apologize for over the past few years.

perhaps this will be the beginning of a redemption?

2 things come to mind after reading.
1- the dude didn't think that DA2 was bad,,,,"or was that bad" which really is troublesome because DA2 was shit.....not story wise "beside the shitty end" but the game play was utter garbage.

2- I was hoping that any one in the press would ask bioware if DA3 will be a dating sim in a bad way.
Now what i mean that in dating sims even if you refuse the advances of NPC A and B you don't get worse relations that affect your gameplay.....this was done better in DA:O

I really hope it's good because i'm starting to see the effects that EA have on Bioware which is bad.

Sanunes:

-Ezio-:

Dominic Crossman:
With the game being less than half a month away I only have question.
Where is Dragon Age Keep?
Seriously, I've got a lot of options that nedd tweaking (For Multiple Playthroughs, Mage Human in Origins and Mage Hawke in 2 so they are related being my main)

it's still in beta. the full version will probably launch a week or 2 before inquisition.

https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/

you can only play around with pre-made characters right now.

You can use your existing characters as long as you were allowing uploads to the EA servers when playing the first two games, if you turned that off you will have to log into both games and load the characters you want to upload and save the game again.

aaah. thankyou. i will check on that.

I hope this ends up being as good as it's looking to be. If not, I won't be pre-ordering games for a very very long time. Usually I know when I'll enjoy a game, but after feeling cheated by Destiny...I just don't know, I'm a little paranoid now. I won't waste money like that again, only reason I pre-ordered DA:I was because it was $12 off.

ExtraDebit:
Why do game developers insist on getting inspiration from distasteful things like inquisition, crusade and witchhunts? Are people really proud of that part of their history?

Ya! You know what, let's just do away with all violence in video games since that's distasteful in real life too!

OT: Good to hear that the game is gigantic. The more I hear about this game, the more I think that Bioware might be back on the right track. Still, I'm not holding my breath.

Arina Love:
See, Bioware, when you actually put effort in to your game and not just cash grab, you can actually produce something good. WHO KNEW????

I thought we all had agreed to blame DA2 on EA and not BioWare. BioWare's the only reason DA2 is considered "not that bad" by some people, aren't they?

FieryTrainwreck:

The last major feature I got to spend some time with was the much more extensive crafting and resource system. Gathering resources is much of the incentive for hunting down every corner of the map

Sometimes I fantasize about overseeing the production of a massive AAA RPG. On that very first day, I get to assign all the "teams" to their various tasks creating and refining all of the game's features and systems. But when it's time to decide who should work on crafting and resource gathering, I just laugh loudly for a few minutes before crossing these features off the list entirely and reassigning any affected personnel to the writing/narrative departments. I don't even care if they're writers. I'd rather have coders contributing to characters and story than even one person diligently trying to shoehorn a shallow, shitty facsimile of Minecraft into a single-player RPG.

So uh... just add the above to the laundry list of reasons why I'm not overseeing the production of any massive AAA RPGs.

I'm actually really on the fence about crafting because it usually makes me groan when a AAA game announces that it's gonna have resource gathering and crafting in it, yet every single time there is i end up spending heaps of time with it. Skyrim is probably the biggest offender (100 smithing and 100 enchanting are ESSENTIAL! ..to all my characters. For /some/reason).

If crafting lets you make weapons and armor that's more powerful than anything you can find randomly in the world at least there's a point to it and hey... in an RPG it at least makes some kinda sense so long as the weapons and armor get their own distinct look. I find colour customization on created items tend to help a lot.

Ulquiorra4sama:

Arina Love:
See, Bioware, when you actually put effort in to your game and not just cash grab, you can actually produce something good. WHO KNEW????

I thought we all had agreed to blame DA2 on EA and not BioWare. BioWare's the only reason DA2 is considered "not that bad" by some people, aren't they?

I blame everybody. Pets, their overlords, it doesn't matter, at the end i got mediocre product. I find it hard to believe that Bioware is blameless.

I am so excited about this game. This is the game that is finally making me jump ship and pick up a PS4. It looks so pretty, the story sounds amazing, and the Dragon Age team has shown that they not only listen when fans critique (or complain) about their games, they address the issues to the best that they can. Anyone who played the DLC for Dragon Age II can see that.

All of this gives me high hopes for this game, and I intend to play the living daylights out of it. But be warned, BioWare. If I get another Mass Effect 3 ending, my goodwill shall be no more. I'm not terribly worried about that for this game (I actually enjoyed Dragon Age II), but I now know that it can happen.

Two more weeks, two more weeks

I stopped reading after the first line from the second paragraph. I just don't care for the perspective on the Dragon Age franchise from Dragon Age 2 haters; I definitely liked it better than Dragon Age: Origins. More interesting characters (seriously, aside from Morrigan all DA:O characters have zero personality, and I didn't like Morrigan), nowhere near as repetitive, much better class balance (Mage was ridiculously overpowered in the original), and I even got to execute Anders after his betrayal- all of this makes Dragon Age 2 the best game in the franchise for me thus far, despite its many flaws.

Ulquiorra4sama:

Arina Love:
See, Bioware, when you actually put effort in to your game and not just cash grab, you can actually produce something good. WHO KNEW????

I thought we all had agreed to blame DA2 on EA and not BioWare. BioWare's the only reason DA2 is considered "not that bad" by some people, aren't they?

No. I don't especially care about Bioware or most of its games; never played Baldur's Gate, and what little Mass Effect I did play I hated. I just like the Dragon Age franchise, especially Dragon Age 2.

Zato-1:
I stopped reading after the first line from the second paragraph. I just don't care for the perspective on the Dragon Age franchise from Dragon Age 2 haters; I definitely liked it better than Dragon Age: Origins. More interesting characters (seriously, aside from Morrigan all DA:O characters have zero personality, and I didn't like Morrigan), nowhere near as repetitive, much better class balance (Mage was ridiculously overpowered in the original), and I even got to execute Anders after his betrayal- all of this makes Dragon Age 2 the best game in the franchise for me thus far, despite its many flaws.

Ulquiorra4sama:

Arina Love:
See, Bioware, when you actually put effort in to your game and not just cash grab, you can actually produce something good. WHO KNEW????

I thought we all had agreed to blame DA2 on EA and not BioWare. BioWare's the only reason DA2 is considered "not that bad" by some people, aren't they?

No. I don't especially care about Bioware or most of its games; never played Baldur's Gate, and what little Mass Effect I did play I hated. I just like the Dragon Age franchise, especially Dragon Age 2.

But he doesn't hate Dragon Age 2. Justin just said that he was disappointed by the recycled assets.

TheIceQueen:

Zato-1:
I stopped reading after the first line from the second paragraph. I just don't care for the perspective on the Dragon Age franchise from Dragon Age 2 haters; I definitely liked it better than Dragon Age: Origins. More interesting characters (seriously, aside from Morrigan all DA:O characters have zero personality, and I didn't like Morrigan), nowhere near as repetitive, much better class balance (Mage was ridiculously overpowered in the original), and I even got to execute Anders after his betrayal- all of this makes Dragon Age 2 the best game in the franchise for me thus far, despite its many flaws.

Ulquiorra4sama:
I thought we all had agreed to blame DA2 on EA and not BioWare. BioWare's the only reason DA2 is considered "not that bad" by some people, aren't they?

No. I don't especially care about Bioware or most of its games; never played Baldur's Gate, and what little Mass Effect I did play I hated. I just like the Dragon Age franchise, especially Dragon Age 2.

But he doesn't hate Dragon Age 2. Justin just said that he was disappointed by the recycled assets.

Perhaps you're right. I'm pretty excited about this upcoming game, but having to always read attacks on a game I very much liked as a preface to all coverage on Dragon Age Inquisition gets old pretty quickly. The recycled assets and things like all amulets being called "Amulet" definitely detract from Dragon Age 2, but reading about it for the fifteenth time just makes me want to stop reading. I'll just wait until reviews for the new game are out, I guess.

Greg Tito and you seem to have a rare liking to Dragon Age 2, then. To me saying Dragon Age 2 was better than Dragon Age: Origins is pure injustice.

Zato-1:
I stopped reading after the first line from the second paragraph. I just don't care for the perspective on the Dragon Age franchise from Dragon Age 2 haters; I definitely liked it better than Dragon Age: Origins. More interesting characters (seriously, aside from Morrigan all DA:O characters have zero personality, and I didn't like Morrigan), nowhere near as repetitive, much better class balance (Mage was ridiculously overpowered in the original), and I even got to execute Anders after his betrayal- all of this makes Dragon Age 2 the best game in the franchise for me thus far, despite its many flaws.

Can somebody tell me what the fuck the point in the Dragon Age Keep is? Because I just read this on the Bioware webiste

Syncing your data from the previous games has no impact on Inquisition
The Keep does not use your data from previous games to set your choices, there is no save game import in the Keep

Soooo, why?

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