The time for the mythical beast slaying and party tactics combat of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s gameplay is nearly upon us, with EA and BioWare’s medieval fantasy RPG gearing up for release on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Set to be the leading RPG on next-gen platforms, Dragon Age: Inquisition can’t just play the part, building on original game, Dragon Age: Origins’ brilliant gameplay, it will also have to look the part, delivering gorgeous graphics to our peepers like da Vinci had painted them in front of us himself. EA and BioWare are confident that the game fits the bill and they’ve release the Dragon Age: Inquisition ‘Discover the Dragon Age’ trailer online. You can watch it after the break.
Building On Its Predecessors
Dragon Age 2 was a bit of a mess in terms of its settings in particular (which is likely why EA are keen to show off just how different Dragon Age: Inquisition’s game world seems to be), with players’ most visited locations being the loading screens between boxed off maps that made you feel like an unfortunate prisoner granted the privilege of a few craggy rocks and some medieval townhouses.
Needless to say, having settings as connected as a couple of soggy jigsaw pieces won’t fly in RPGs any more (especially not with Skyrim’s ‘if you you can see it you can visit it’ mantra) but Dragon Age: Inquisition seems to be heading in the right direction on that front, with towns, Dwarven land and forestry all yours to explore, along with the apparent inclusion of hunting, which may see the game ease up on looting in favour of exploration.
Dragon Age: Inquisition, Moving Forward in Both Visuals and Progressiveness
The game’s setting is not just the only way that Dragon Age: Inquisition is making leaps and bounds is that the game is also set to feature same gender relationships, with the game’s Lead Writer, David Gaider, recently explaining that BioWare wouldn’t want to turn their backs on the inclusion of LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) characters as the team recognise that the inclusion is important, yet being something “which almost no-one else does”.
We’ve yet to see Dragon Age: Inquisition’s relationships be revealed via a trailer and fans are also still waiting to see how the game will best Dragon Age 2’s combat mechanics, which were a highly criticised point of the game, so keep visiting the blog and we’ll have more on the game once the info is revealed.
Do you think Dragon Age: Inquisition’s settings will look great on next-gen or could BioWare have done better?