Dragon Age: Inquisition takes a stab at Ubisoft

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EA, as far as I’m concerned, has been making great strides of late to removing itself from the very top of the list of the most hated videogame publisher in all the land. The very vocal people on the internet who like to moan about everything, have had very little vitriol to direct at EA of late. They’ve been giving away games, they’re giving away DLC and have been admitting they’ve made mistakes. Instead, it’s Ubisoft who seems to be climbing the ladder. And now EA’s helping push them them up.

As you know, Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t be 1080p on either of the new consoles, with the game rendering at a barely-distinguishable-to-the-human-eye-unless-you-really-really-concentrate 900p. That’s in itself okay, but Ubisoft’s problem came with the excuses that followed – including the one that launched the #PS4noParity hashtag: the since recanted story of both systems running at 900p for the sake of parity across consoles.

In the wake of that resolution controversy, the Dragon Age: Inquisition  Twitter account has taken something that’s less than positive, and successfully used it to take a subtle jab or two at Ubisoft. Here’s what they said:

Cheeky! Dragon Age: Inquisition is out on the new and old consoles, plus PC towards the end of November. It promises to deliver over 200 hours of RPG action, and significantly more than just one cave.

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Last Updated: October 13, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    I just realized that I completely forgot about rAge.
    Well at least I made some major progress in DA:O this weekend and I should finish it tonight.
    Let’s end this Blight!!

    • Admiral Chief 0

      I only realised rAge this weekend mid-friday :/

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I realised Thursday morning and then promptly forgot.

    • Where were you man!?

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        At home in front of my PC killing Darkspawn and traitors.

        • We missed you! *lies *kidding *notreally *jokes

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            You should go into politics.

        • Brady miaau

          What origin did you pick? I picked human noble first and found it, after I played most of the others, the most enjoyable

          • Ceyber, Hans

            Same here, doing my second play of human noble, after trying all the other origins. Probably like it so much ‘cos it’s the most relatable for me.

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      Good just remember to make sure the mages are treated well. Damn templar bastards!

    • Ceyber, Hans

      Same here, finally reached the first DLC last night. Having a friggin’ blast.

      Not looking forward to DA2 playthrough though, especially with old-school CD installation 🙁

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I have my CD-keys registered with Origin so I just set DA2 to download while playing DA:O.
        I’m a bit worried that Origin will interfere but with DA:I coming next month I figure testing Origin is a good idea.

        • Ceyber, Hans

          Been using Origin for awhile, since BF3, not bad at all – compared to Upoop anyway – just a bit of a resource hog imo.

          Unfortunately I can’t afford to waste the bandwidth to download the game. My BF4 needed a 30gig update when my HDD crashed, so I just haven’t played it in months.

          Moments like these make me wonder whether a faster connection speed is worth the sacrifice of having uncapped monthly data…

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            Considering I have used a 20GB cap in 3 days… uncapped is really important to me, but like you said the speeds (and stability) are definitely lacking.

          • Ceyber, Hans

            I’d never survive on 20gigs… Which ISP you with?

            Recently switched to OpenWeb, weak stability-wise but worth it for the speed and (more importantly) price.

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            Axxess who supply Telkom lines at a cheaper price with better service.
            Still Telkom so it’s not nearly as good as it could be.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    LOL cheeky buggers

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    Now that I’ve got Shadow of Mordorrrr I’ve lost a bit of interest in DA 😉

    • Admiral Chief 0

      LOL, I wish I had your gaming budget. Between all the games you buy and all the makeup, you must earn a potload!

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        My girlfriend and I are together 8 years today, so it was an anniversary gift. 😀
        Oh and about the makeup….Hmmmpphhh

        • Kensei Seraph – Staff

          You buy her games and she buys you makeup?

          • Hammersteyn

            Must be very expensive make up.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

          • Hammersteyn

            lol

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Oh snap!

          • HAHAHAHA 🙂

          • Admiral Chief 0

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • You enjoying?

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        Loving it so much man. Feels very much like Batman, very much, but that’s the appeal. Love the gamplay and the sneaking and kill moves. Map is just tiny, but that’s not really an issue.

        • Need to get it!

        • Hammersteyn

          One thing that pissed me of though. In nearly killed all the captains. But if there are three left the game inserts random captains again. Which is normally only happens when you die.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Still have to get to that point. Though I sure do love killing captains. ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            Same here, sneaking above the horde, dive bombing a captain and stabbing the hell out of him is such fun.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            “Which is normally only happens when you die”

            o_O

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Which is you are mos Admiral Administrator of grammar is mos are.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            STAHP

          • Hammersteyn

            The orc that kills you get’s promoted to captain, which stands to reason that if I’m to awesome to die there shouldn’t be random orc promotions. But I can see why they do this, I mean it will make the nemesis system useless if they don’t replenish their ranks somehow.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Stopped killing them and started dominating them, then you send the warchiefs to battle each other 🙂

  • Hammersteyn

    What happened to the MS/EA partnership? EA just confirmed who wins resolutiongate between the PS4 and the XBOX One. Not that it matters. The lies is what matters. Don’t lie Ubisoft.

  • Hammersteyn

    EA really is making an effort to win us back. Good on them.

    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      Compared to Ubisoft, EA is starting to look like a company that actually cares.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Compared to OOOBI, EA are like the Red Cross

      • konfab aka derp

        I think their bottom line was starting to get nailed.

        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          After they screwed their customers.

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I was actually thinking that someone should take another look at Origin and see if it is still as bad as we all remember it to be.
        What was the hashtag Rince came up with? #intern[something]

        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          I was on Origin on Friday. The store has some good prices on certain games, high prices on others, seems a bit unbalanced. Uplay is all in Euro, so I’ll never spend money on there.
          Luckily when I start an EA game on Steam it doesn’t force me to open Origin, different to Ubisoft that always forces you to open U(kak)play.
          That said. I’m currently playing Valiant Hearts from UbiArts. Wow, that’s a brilliant little game.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    #DAI reminds me of another favourite here on Lagz………HAI!

    • Hammersteyn

      At the review they will probably use #HAI DAI IS COOL

  • Ryanza

    The last I checked they both have DRM. Origin and Uplay. So fuck em both.

    Don’t support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming.

    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      The Witcherrrrrrrr!

    • Brady miaau

      But I have a console for games. That means I inherently support DRM. Is that bad?

      • Ryanza

        Console retail games are not linked to profiles nor linked to console. Retail console games can be sold and bough second-hand.

        The trend now is always online games. So they getting people ready to accept full DRM on consoles next time around.

  • Hahaha! Ouch!

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    So the frame rate is still the same as Assassins?

    That is all that matters on these big as flat screen TVs, FRAME RATE. I could not give a shit about the game being 720 or 1080p.

    • Rags

      PC, xbox controller, hdmi 😛

      • Matthew Holliday

        PC, dualscreened to 52″ tv, xbox controller.
        I feel you.

        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          PC, dualscreened, but I’m on a 24″ and a 20″
          Xbox controller always a must.

          • Matthew Holliday

            will probably be doing it on my 24″ aswell, playing shadow of mordor on my 24″ atm, pixel density is so much higher, so much crisper and dont need my glasses to read text…

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Me too. Man, that game is really pretty. They completely overhyped the size of the map, but the game itself is still excellent.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            you on Map 1 still?

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            I got it yesterday at 4

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Ahh, if you follow the main story missions, for about 6 or so hours (till you reach about 12 of them, it unlocks another map)

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            I’ve been enjoying killing everything I run into so much that I’ve only done three of the main quest missions yet. But I had no idea about the other map, now I seriously want to play some more.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            Play the story missions, it will unlock your wraith abilities quickly. I played them until i got the second map unlocked. with that you get the dominate ability, so then i went back and started turning the entire orc army to follow me.

            Also, you want the captains to be at a higher level so they drop better runes. let one or 2 of them escape every now and again.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Ooo!
            Damn it. I need to go home and play now!

          • Matthew Holliday

            maps not massive, but the second one mixxes it up a bit.
            i made a point of getting all the colelctables, side missions and killing ALL THE THINGS befor getting too into the story.

            the nemesis system is pretty cool, but ive only had trouble with one or two guys. so no ones alive long enough to really be a nuisance.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            I didn’t even know about the second map until this morning, so now I’m quite amped to get back into it.

          • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

            what is a 24″? don’t you mean 42?

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            #windgat 😉

    • What is this new avatar?!

  • house_hero

    I tried the AC demo at Rage on XBone yesterday… and I was very disappointed by the overall look of AC… didn’t look much better than PS3 or 360 with a jittery framerate. The MS staff guy told me it was the TV.

    • Ceyber, Hans

      ‘MS staff guy’ knows what he’s talking about. I’m willing to bet the connecting cables were twisted, affecting visual acuity. Not to mention the fact that there was that guy who sneezed way too loudly.

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