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Dragon Age: Inquisition has 40 endings

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So more than just 3 colours at the end?

With The Witcher 3 out of the picture until 2015, my next big RPG aspirations fall to Dragon Age: Inquisition. thankfully, it seems EA and Bioware have learnt a lesson or two from the backlash around Dragon age 2 and its limited scope  Inquisitions sounds like it’s going to be one heck of a big games. And it’ll have 40 different endings.

That’s the information you’ll get in the Official Xbox Magazine Dragon Age Inquisition preview, which has been leaked all over the internet like Darryn’s sausage snot all over pictures of Mass Effect’s Tali dressed as Batman.

And apparently, those endings are meaningful, not just montages with slight variations.  

"Bioware is promising a staggering 40 possible endings for the game, dependent not only on choices made in character generation but by actions taken throughout the storyline. [Mark] Darrah stresses, however, that the endings will all be meaningfully different from one another. You won’t find 40 endings with only slight degrees of variation between them," says the magazine

There will be 5 regions for you to explore in Dragon Age: Inquisition: Fereldan, The Free Marches, Orlais, Nevarra and the Dales. That’s a refreshing change from being holed up in Kirkwall for the majority of the game. And what you do in these areas has lasting, significant impact on the game.

You can “affect environmental changes to drastically influence local settlements, establish trade routes, capture territory and disrupt the local ecosystem.” Apparently your hunting efforts can even drive certain fauna to extinction – and as you may need some of their insides, or indeed outsides for crafting, it’s something you may want to avoid doing.

Thankfully, there also won’t be and DLC companions in Inquisitions – so there’ll be none of that “on disc DLC” nonsense.

“Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can’t just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc…which was led to criticism that we’re forcing people to pay for content they already own. It’s not the case, but we’ve decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members.”

As for the conversational and interactive bits of the roleplaying experience, you can expect three different dialogue wheels.

“We have three wheels that we use in response to any given piece of dialogue. One of those is what we call the ‘tone wheel’, which is mostly for role-playing choices. The other two are the ‘choice wheel’- for taking an action or stating an opinion-and the ‘reaction wheel,’ for emotional moments.”

Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One this Spring, and it’s really starting to sound rather incredible.

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

51 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 28, 2014 at 11:38

    Darryn like Tali? I’m more of a Liara man myself

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      March 28, 2014 at 12:25

      Jack… Or Miranda. Or Jack AND Miranda

      Reply

      • Rags

        March 28, 2014 at 12:39

        Or Jack Miranda.

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        • loftie

          March 28, 2014 at 14:28

          Grunt for the win FTW!

          Reply

  2. Umar hearts Grandia

    March 28, 2014 at 11:38

    Remember back in the day, when crayons made you excited lol With your cool space box filled with stationary…Anyway

    40!!????I feel sorry for those OCD completionists

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 28, 2014 at 11:49

      SPACE CASE! not box, get it right Umar!

      Reply

      • Rince

        March 28, 2014 at 11:50

        Hahaha! Man, memories!

        Reply

      • Umar hearts Grandia

        March 28, 2014 at 11:51

        Oh yeah! Space Case!! lol hehe, I was always the kid with a single space case, not that uber foot long case

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        • Rince

          March 28, 2014 at 11:51

          Did the other kids used to say ‘get that space case over here’? *RUNS

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          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 28, 2014 at 11:52

            Dammit, we would’ve been best friends in primary school lol

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 28, 2014 at 11:54

          I marked mine with permanent marker and wrote shit like band symbols, to “elven” text to near the end of my school days did whole back a twisted drawing of like my teacher being impaled by spears and stuff. I was a good child.

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          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 28, 2014 at 11:55

            WHOA 0-0 LOL………*backs away*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 28, 2014 at 11:56

            The funny thing is, I wish I was kidding about the drawing at the back. 0_o oh well.

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 28, 2014 at 11:40

    40 different, meaningful endings? I don’t believe you. Choo choo.

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 28, 2014 at 11:41

      “meaningful” being the operative word here

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    • Rince

      March 28, 2014 at 11:41

      Tissue?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 28, 2014 at 11:44

        Stand back, there’s a HYPE TRAIN coming through!

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        • Rince

          March 28, 2014 at 11:49

          But don’t you want to finish the same game, 40 times? 0-O

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 28, 2014 at 11:50

            Hell no. If I replay an RPG I tend to play it exactly the same way lol.

          • Rince

            March 28, 2014 at 11:54

            HAHA I thought that was just me. I just want to finish with MOAR gold.

          • ToshZA

            March 28, 2014 at 12:31

            Damn. I purposefully do different shit every time I play an RPG.

    • Johan du Preez

      March 28, 2014 at 12:44

      Yeh I also call bullshit, I will wait a month or so after the game is out to buy it. My gut tells me its not going to be what we expect.

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  4. Rince

    March 28, 2014 at 11:42

    Okay, that is overkill. How many times do they want us to play the damn thing? Still, I like the idea of environmental change. Sounding interesting, besides, I need something to tide me over to the REAL game, Witcher 3.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    March 28, 2014 at 11:45

    Please! EA couldn’t even get three different endings right.

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    • Rince

      March 28, 2014 at 11:55

      Hahahah! Hence EPIC HEADER.

      Reply

  6. Mark Treloar

    March 28, 2014 at 11:46

    Wow 40 different endings? that doesn’t suck at all.

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  7. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 11:48

    hopefully 40 decent endings and not like this.

    1. Killed granmother in game, did tons of other stuff, see granpa crying at end.
    2.Killed Dragon king, all dragons died, did tons of other stuff, dragons crying in the end.

    I can’t think of anymore, I’m drunk from cough medicine.

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  8. Rince

    March 28, 2014 at 11:49

    Header is epic!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 28, 2014 at 11:50

      pencils are epic. okay then.

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      • Brenz

        March 28, 2014 at 11:50

        didnt you have a childhood?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 28, 2014 at 11:51

          I did, I drew all the time.

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      • Rince

        March 28, 2014 at 11:53

        Erm, do you get it? EDIT: Have a look at hammer’s pic, then I am sure you will understand 😛

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        March 28, 2014 at 11:53

        Think harder.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 28, 2014 at 11:55

          That’s asking for alot in my present state.

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          • Rince

            March 28, 2014 at 11:56

            Shame bro, you still flu stricken?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 28, 2014 at 12:08

            from Friday last week to now, from runny nose to coughing lungs out to headaches that make you nauseas all this plus night sweats have been my last week, only now getting better.

          • Rince

            March 28, 2014 at 12:17

            Why haven’t you taken the week off to stay in bed?

        • Rince

          March 28, 2014 at 11:56

          Think again!

          Reply

        • Umar hearts Grandia

          March 28, 2014 at 11:57

          Can’t you just make overly simplistic headers like Darryn dammit

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  9. Brenz

    March 28, 2014 at 11:50

    Yeah but how different will they be, how much of an impact will all the different features really make, sounds like a barrel load of hype to me.
    I really do want this game to be good, I think we need it to be good, with so much negativity we need a shining light in the dark.
    Whats troubling is that EA has hold of that light. If I catch a glimmer of bullshit dlc or some sort of micro-transaction then the game is fucked for me.

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  10. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 28, 2014 at 11:53

    40 different endings, in grey?

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  11. Willem Swanepoel

    March 28, 2014 at 12:13

    It looks like they are going back to Dragon Age Origin’s ending way. DA:O had different endings but the main ending was still the same, it was all about how and with who you did it.

    Looks cool

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  12. ToshZA

    March 28, 2014 at 12:29

    I want.

    Reply

  13. Brady miaau

    March 28, 2014 at 16:12

    I do not care. Most of the endings may be small spins on a familiar them or something. Some may be boring, some not. I still care not.

    I want the game. kind of it, really. Even DA II was fun to play in a lot of ways, with flaws and all (and the flaws were glaring, big and game destroying).

    Reply

  14. Lardus-Resident Perve

    March 31, 2014 at 08:52

    Yup, will be getting this on next-gen!

    Reply

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