Customize your base in Dragon Age: Inquisition

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You know one of my favorite things about the game Suikoden? As you recruit new people and progress through the game, your base grows and changes. Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting something similar, with even more customization.

Skyhold is your Inquisition’s base of operations in Dragon Age: Inquisition. You don’t start out with it, but early on you and your allies gather and realize that Skyhold is a bit of a fixer upper. As your Inquisition grows in strength, the facilities and amenities improve, making exploring your castle a nice way to gauge your progress. Plus, you can dictate how certain things are rebuilt – not in a micromanaging Sims way, but in general decor decisions:

As you explore the world and play different quests and side content, you gain access to, say, different thrones you can put in place. Different decorations, different heraldry and symbology. So you can customize and make it grow based on your choices and actions.

You can feel free to choose whatever appeals to you because it the customization is purely aesthetic – it doesn’t affect stats or abilities.

Like in Origins, your base is also a place to interact with your allies. All your allies will fine their own unique spots in the castle to call their own, and to decorate as fits their personalities. Players can go visit their followers and have all the casual conversations and interactions with them. This is also where a bunch of your romancing will happen, particularly if you want to seduce a companion who doesn’t travel with you while fighting.

You can also hold court in your castle, passing judgement on specific scenarios. These are related to quests and experiences you’ve had in the world. So, help someone in the countryside and their friends or family might come to you with a problem later on. Judgements range from the lighthearted to the oppressive, giving players the chance to rule with an iron grip if they so wish.

I seriously don’t think I can wait much longer for this. I’m so desperate for the game – I will be getting the Collector’s Edition and playing through December leave… if I can resist that long.

Last Updated: September 5, 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!

  • Kensei Seraph

    So it’s my birthday very soon, anyone willing to donate some money towards me getting DA:I?

    • Kromas of City17

      Gotta love september birthdays.

    • Sith JJ

      My birthday soon too and I won’t allow an EA game to be bought during this month. Starting a petition against your request ;P

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Waiting to see how many people know Suikoden

    • Kensei Seraph

      I know the name but I don’t think I’ve played it and I don’t know much.
      To Google!

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Hopefully you’ll find a way to play it ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Kensei Seraph

          It seems the main series is available on PS1 and PS2 in most regions and the first 2 games are available on phone in Japan and Windows in China, so maybe I can find a copy of the Chinese Windows version and a translation patch for the first 2 games.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      at least i knew you’d understand ๐Ÿ™‚

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        Hehe 108 Stars of Destiny yo!

    • Kromas of City17

      Not really that rare of a game. I am always more amazed at people who don’t know Anachronox.

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    This game is my top priority when I buy a new console! Once I get back from New Zealand I will have to get my console ready!

  • Rock789

    Cannot wait! Please let it be November… I’m truly itching to get my hands on this game… Hopefully Destiny and Diablo 3 ROE can tide me over till then…

  • Kensei Seraph

    Just decided to try a random semi-interesting game on my S4.
    It opens with a screen that warns you that while you can purchase additional items it is still possible to finish the game without additional charges. O_O
    Why is this not a mandatory requirement for all games with in-app purchases (other than the EA ones that you have to pay to finish)?

  • Matthew Holliday


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