Dragon Age: Inquisition promises trillions of options

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming in a couple short months and I’m chomping at the bit to play it. It will be great to immerse myself in the world of Thedas again and I’m keen to see what Bioware did to learn from all their previous mistakes. According to a new infographic, they did a lot.

Here is the info graphic from Bioware, posted on the Dragon Age Facebook page.

DAI infographic

I like that there are different versions of the male and female voices – with four voices to choose from it won’t just be a binary experience in that regard. Here’s hoping they also have a variety of running animations – I know there were some criticisms of how Fem-Shep ran compared to normal Shepard in Mass Effect. It would be good if they learned from that and figured out how to make a woman run like a normal mammal.

I’m very keen to explore all those 200 abilities, talents and upgrades… I’m not so worried about the various mounts or weapons and armor, but I do love some complex upgrading. Also, who is going to play with the 15 variations of drapes in the Skyhold? Then again… I might cycle through the options until I find one that I like. Black and Red or nothing. Right?

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Do you see all these options as a sign of a great game, or a desperate plea from Bioware to not be seen as repetitive and recycling the same assets? Will you be exploring the trillions of options, or just taking the first one that looks okay?

Last Updated: October 3, 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!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “make a woman run like a normal mammal” lulz! Women aren’t mammals Zoe, they’re mythical creatures invented by liberals to make men feel bad while playing games. #gamersgatefacts #truth #sunlightliquidisagreatcoffeeadditive

    • JJ of Meridian

      I feel like it’s unnecessary to ask, but there’s probably a story to that last hashtag.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Ever make yourself a cup of coffee at work, sit back, take a nice long sip, savour the warmth, then have an aftertaste that makes you realise the cleaning lady didn’t RINSE the mug.

        • JJ of Meridian
          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hence why I wash my own mug, and why when colleagues complain about it I say nothing, just sit there quietly with my shoulders wiggling slightly.

          • JJ of Meridian

            I actually also prefer to wash my own cup at work.

          • loftie

            I have a habit of quickly rinsing cups/plates in office before I use them.

          • Shame baby. You wash your own mug? As in, your own face? *runs

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Not everyone wears camouflage all the time just in case an opportunity for stalking arises ;P

  • JJ of Meridian

    How much of this trillion will be “available only with the purchase of….” ?
    It’s EA after all.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Look what the horsey is wearing…

    • Ryan Hebert

      I can answer that, none, because they said they want all of the customization options to be free, maybe there will be added content added along with actual game content DLC, but these “trillions of options” they are referring to are all free.

  • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    (Obligatory “Why so much Dragon Age: Inquisition coverage and not a peep of Pillars of Eternity?” post).

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      obligatory search for anything current and interesting about Pillars of Eternity… once it comes out of Kickstarter development hell, I promise i’ll look at it more ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

        THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Delayed to early 2015. Happy now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      (not kidding, it is delayed)

  • JJ of Meridian

    I must admit, this “150 types of armour” doesn’t really intrigue me much. Skyrim had, what, nine or eleven different types but you had to work hard to get to the best one. I liked that more than a zillion options though there are probably 90% of them that you’ll never even use because you just skip it.

    • Brady miaau

      Dragonbone. Not the best, but the BEST.

      Dragons rock and all that.

      • JJ of Meridian

        Haha.
        I have the Dragon Ebonsteel mod. That is truly the best damn armour ever. Looks the nicest too.
        But I just always feel with RPG games like most of the armours are so unnecessary. You skip over SO MANY of them. Rather make it progressive and harder to attain. That’s appealing.

        • Brady miaau

          Yeah, I mean in the cool sense, not in powergamer mode. It rocked!

          • JJ of Meridian

            Yes. True. You feel so accomplished when you finally get that top set of armour.

          • Brady miaau

            Indeed, And then I kept on having to throw away daedric armour that was better, because, well, dragonbone

          • JJ of Meridian

            True. I can remember playing Skyrim the first time and finally getting Daedric. Man, it was the shizz.

          • Brady miaau

            took bloody ages to get it

          • familyguy2095

            That was the best armor in skyrim. I agree with that one.

          • Matthew Holliday

            I was never satisfied, i really struggled with getting my alchemy level up, so my potions were never quite strong enough to get the max out of my potions…

            max out skills
            craft armour, take enchanting potion, enchanting with alchemy properties, put on armour create new potions to increase alchemy, enchanting & smithing. repeat process untill satisfied. (or did they patch that?)
            craft armour, take enchanting potion, enchant with improved smithing, put on armour.
            craft armour, take smithing potion, upgrage armour.
            take enchanting potion, enchant new armour.

            realise you forgot something or used the wrong enchantment / gem, start again.
            after 2 hours, complete your armour.
            place armour on dummy, never use it.

          • JJ of Meridian

            Haha. Quite true.
            I did the same with creating armour just for my dummy.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I didn’t know you had a 3D printer.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Honestly, who wears iron armour? NO ONE. Unless they’re forced to, and then only for as long as they’re forced to.

          • JJ of Meridian

            Exactly.
            I wore it once because I wanted to look like the dude on the marketing posters. But that’s about it.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      I’d like “150 types of armour” but then each type must have a variant for EACH level

  • Matthew Holliday

    technically: yes.
    realistically: no.

    infographics about potential possibilities are annoying.

    • JJ of Meridian

      I agree. That’s like saying Skyrim’s mathematical highest level is 81. Technically right, but that doesn’t really help me much.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Numbers in pictures? But.. pictures speak 1,000 words, so if both are true does that mean pictures are word sums? O_o

    • JJ of Meridian

      Maybe mathematics speak for itself.

  • Brady miaau

    Ah well yes, but can it do a bisexual dwarf, with a hobbit fetish and, ah, sod it could not be arsed today.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      lol. Across our various companies some use 5-digit account codes, while we use alpha-numeric – 3 chars & 2 digits. Our finance head wanted to standardise it & said we must all switch to 5-digit because alpha-numeric is stupid because it has less combinations. Guess how popular I was when I pointed out that mathematically the opposite is true. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • JJ of Meridian

        Haha. So much win.

    • Rags

      And needs to be address with his/her they/their proper pronouns.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    Im trying to get excited about this game but there is nothing there.

    Its that EA logo, Im sure of it.

    • Nah dude. I have a good feeling about this!

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Looking forward to sinking all my non-warhammer40K, non-shooting, non-stripper time into this game!

    • Matthew Holliday

      40k :<
      my dark angel army is still gathering dust in my cupboard =/

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        I have a small army of Grey Knights, 1 Vindicare Assassin…and busy building 4 Imperial Knights mwuhahahahaaaa. You must dust them off and play some 7th edition!

        • Matthew Holliday

          7th!?
          we went from 1998-2004 between 3rd and 4th, how are we on 7th already?
          inb4 day 1 real life patch for 8th edition.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            There are still people playing 4th. They will even have their own section at Into the Fray end of November. You have a shiny new DA codex from January 2013 as well. Might be worth a look hehe

  • Admiral Chief 0

    Impressive, but will WAIT and see if EA can deliver

  • Jackie

    Whoooooo Hoooooo ! Cant wait to get my inquisitive ass kicked on normal difficulty!!!! Why do i have to wait sooooo long… XD

  • Norman Pleasant

    Those are some marvellous stats they’ve chucked at us, but if the story and characters (minus a few notable exceptions) are as sub-par as last time no amount of armour combos or crafting recipes will save DA.

  • I am really looking forward to this game!

  • Willem Swanepoel

    I will wait until the game is released and see for myself.

    Last time they promised so many cool possibilities, we got a RED GREEN BLUE ending …

    Do not trust Bioware PR and EA bullshit!!

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