Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer is all about customization, and loot

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I’m still quite skeptical about the Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer, but I’ve decided that just because I don’t like 4-player co-op in my single player games doesn’t mean that other people won’t enjoy it. Here’s how some of you might be having a ton of fun when the game launches.

When you and your three closest friends (or completely strangers) take up arms as agents of the inquisition, you will get to customize all the things. This official multiplayer trailer shows off 130 weapon customizations, 80 armor customizations and a whole bunch of new skills. Just as featured is all the loot and hidden treasure:

For those of you who played Mass Effect 3 and enjoyed the co-op, it’s looking more and more like that. It seems like a separate experience for those who enjoy it, but it can be ignored by those who don’t want to play. In fact, unlike ME3 where you were encouraged to complete multiplayer missions to increase your galactic readiness, there is nothing in Dragon Age: Inquisition that seems to force you to get involved in the co-op.

There you have it – a co-op experience for those who want it, with a strong single player for those who don’t. They are boasting 200 hours of gameplay for completionists. I suppose people will only check out multiplayer if that’s their thing, not because the game is lacking in content. You can send operatives out on missions in single player – I assume this is just to add to the experience by seeing what those operatives actually get up to. I just want the game to release already so that I can see and feel all of this for myself instead of taking Bioware’s word for it.

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Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Awesome. Could EA potentially be making a good game focused on the gamer instead of what they think the world wants?

  • Great Teacher Umar

    I’m actually starting to feel overly saturated with all these DA trailers. To be honest, the one screenshot teasers were far more hype. I feel like I know too much about the game now.

    Is it just me or is there a trend lately where we get hour long playthroughs and trailers before the game is out detailing every little mechanic? I don’t like this. There was a point in time where all I had was just an article in NAG to go by and by the time I played the game, I kept getting surprised by the new things they threw at me.

    • Kensei Seraph

      I have not watched a single trailer for DA:I or most of the the other games I’m interested in (I did watch 1 trailer for Shadow of Mordor though).

      • Great Teacher Umar

        Think I should do the same

        • Kensei Seraph

          I know nothing about the gameplay (other than it might be similiar to DA:O and DA2) and all I know about the story is you play as an Inquisitor who is building up an army or something for some reason or other and you aren’t doing it to wipe out all the mages.

          • Great Teacher Umar

            LOL I wish I had this level of knowledge about the game 🙁

          • Kensei Seraph

            The key is to avoid anything that seems like it might be a spoiler, including screenshots or concept art of random environments.
            It also helps keep the hype within controllable levels.

          • Great Teacher Umar

            Lol that sounds waaaaay too hard!

          • Kensei Seraph

            It is, but when I start playing DA:I it will be worth it.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      I tend NOT to watch these trailers, lest I spoil something.

      Take a recent experience, I watched Cap America Winter Soldier, and the elevator fight scene (shown in TRAILERS) spoiled the scene for me :/

      • Great Teacher Umar

        Good point, these exist in movies too.

      • Matthew Holliday

        i watch the announcement trailers, after that, i dont even look at the screenshots that zoe posts.
        the game must be FRESH!

        you can see how that makes browsing here quite difficult, with zoe posting screens every few days

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I just skip to the trolling part below!

          😛

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        There is an elevator fight scene? OMFG! Spoilers! Damn Assassins! Ruining the fun for everyone!

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Yes, and also bullets and explosions!

  • Kensei Seraph

    As I said before:
    I don’t particularly care as long as the single player campaign does not suffer for it.
    I will probably play the co-op with a friend but that won’t be my focus for this game.

  • Charl van der Merwe

    I am also skeptical about the multiplayer, My joy is in building the perfect party that have the right complimenting attacks and support.CANNOT WAIT!!

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    YAY for the idea but BOO for EA

  • Travis

    The multiplayer in ME3, turned an excellent game to just a good one. ME2 was the best BY FAR. At least Dragon Age multiplayer wont affect the outcopme of SP

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Indeed ME2 > ME3, however, more emotions in ME3 for me (sadness, rage, joy, etc)

      • Great Teacher Umar

        I didn’t enjoy Mass Effect of War 2 so much

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Understandable, given your preference in gaming 😛

          • Great Teacher Umar

            Lolz naa, it felt too pew pew. Didn’t like the drastic change

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Not enough pretty colours?

            😉

            YOU HAD 3 AT THE END DAMMIT!

          • Great Teacher Umar

            Actually yes lol, too much grey. Sheperd looked too much like a man too

        • Kensei Seraph

          I spent 90% of ME2 running around with a sniper that I could only use 8 times before running out of ammo.
          I ended up using nothing but fireballs to fight enemies and even with maxed damage it took 2 fireballs to kill the basic enemies.
          Watching an enemy burn gets incredibly boring after the 200th time.

          • Great Teacher Umar

            It all felt extremely shallow. the story and everything is amazing but the gameplay has the potential to be godlike if they only added more depth. I was hoping for a deep tactical shooter, but was just more pew pew than anything else

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Moar Rainbow Six?

          • Great Teacher Umar

            F*** Yes, ME + R6 + SWAT = wet dream

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            I really enjoyed R6 Vegas 1+2, combine that level of tactical combat, with ME abilities and guns and story, and you have a WINNAR

          • Travis

            I dont want ME to be turned into a FPS though. I think it needs to go more RPG, more space exploration, ME + No Mans SKY + Fallout

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            MAKE THIS GAME!

          • Matthew Holliday

            combos are the name of the game bro.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Amen

          • Guest

            Vanguard…biotic charge + claymore to the face…never gets old, ever 😉

      • Travis

        I wasnt aware that multiplayer in ME3 would affect the outcome, and I had taken all the time and effort in SP to do everything, but then still got a crap ending, made me mad, but the gameplay etc was still very good.

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Indeed, I played the snot out of the SP to get a better ending, but to no avail. Felt robbed

          • Brady miaau

            No, I got the ending I wanted, first time I played? Synthesis baby

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            I wanted Shep to LIIIIIIIIIVE and have blue babies!

          • Brady miaau

            Shep can live? Wow. did not know that

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Indeed, “true” ending Red I think

          • Kensei Seraph

            Yes, but the Geth and Edi die…
            The Geth are my favourite race so fuck that.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            LEGIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

          • Kensei Seraph

            He… he sacrificed himself to give the other Geth true freedom.
            *Rubs eyes*
            Dammit, there’s something in my eye.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            HOLD THE LINE!!!!!!

          • Guest

            Dem invisible ninjas cutting onions near me again :'(

          • Matthew Holliday

            i refused to let my edi go.
            that just wasnt an option.

          • Brady miaau

            I am sorry, but my first play I got that as an option, but figured it sucked a a whole.

    • Brady miaau

      How did the Multi-player in ME3 effect the outcome?

      • Kensei Seraph

        More resources when attacking the Reapers at the end I think.
        Of course I already had max resources before even looking at the MP.

        • Brady miaau

          Yeah, me too

    • Matthew Holliday

      thats debatable.
      i REALLY enjoyed the multiplayer, for an RPG series where you couldnt choose your race, the multiplayer opened up all the races that we all wanted to play.
      krogan vanguard, asari justicar and turian soldiers.
      ignoring the ending, and anything that is involved with the ending at all, i thought the multiplayer was fan service, really good, high quality fan service.

      tbh, when i first played ME2, while I loved it, and there were many improvements, i felt they streamlined it too much, it felt smaller, the skill tree had been mutilated and shepard felt like less of a bamf.
      when i dont consider the ending from 3, i thought 3 was a better game, it played better, had so much more scale and the story had so many small moments

      • Guest

        Indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed the MP, which was surprising since I was very much against it before the the game was released.
        One of my favourite games was where our entire team chose Krogan soldiers/vanguards/battlemasters and proceeded to headbutt the crap out of everything that moved….good times.

        So all I can say to everyone is, don’t be too quick to judge. Wait for the game to come out, give it a chance and see what happens. It might just surprise you.
        If not, no big deal, your single player experience is intact and unaffected.

  • Matthew Holliday

    did someone say loot?
    its still over a month till borderlands.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      I’m all for loot!

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