Despite having only two games in the series, Dragon Age has a surprisingly chequered past. Origins was like a gift from The Maker himself, harking back to the RPG eras of old and delivering an all-round stellar experience. Dragon Age II, although not terrible, failed to live up to the first’s exceptional standards – an odd thing to say about a BioWare game. Inquisition is not the same Dragon Age as Origins, but it manages to take the best of both previous games and deliver something truly spellbinding.

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Dragon Age hasn’t been overhauled, but Inquisition certainly makes it feel different. That’s clear from the minute things kick off, as the focus of nearly everything happening around Thedas swirls slowly around you. Having survived a devastating attack on peace talks between the Chantry and the Templars, you’re left standing at the center of a massive rift that is allowing creatures from the Fade to creep into the world. The Breach threatens all life in Ferelden and its surrounding regions, and (surprise surprise) you’re the only one who can stop it.

Your followers like to call you the Herald or Inquisitor, but what Dragon Age makes you feel like is The Chosen One. The anchor, a green glowing cut on your hand that looks like radioactive gangrene, is the only thing that is able to close smaller Rifts leading to the Fade, and ultimately the massive green scar in the sky that’s making life a living hell. Inquisition uses this as a main driving force initially, but things soon shift into more political and sister territory. Someone was clearly behind the attack that left hundreds dead and a deep rooted scar on your hand, so it’s up to you and the bureaucratically free Inquisition to find out what’s what.

That sounds extremely linear, but playing as a brand new, powerful character makes things interesting. You’re the decision maker, the one residing on important choices and generation defining moments in history. Inquisition makes you feel every possible ramification of your choices – sometimes immediately and other times much further down the line. Thedas is still reeling from the Mage uprising, a delicate political feud that you’ll have to deal with even though the world is being ripped apart by all manners of demons. Inquisition finds a cohesive narrative balance throughout though, interweaving tales almost effortlessly and still ensuring that your acts as the Inquisitor have a noticeable impact on the world around you.

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While the story revolves around your Inquisitor, it’s the bulk of the support cast that really brings the entire tale to life. Inquisition features a massive cast of incredibly diverse and interesting characters, all of whom have their own personal qualms just waiting to be investigated. There are hardly any cheap cliches to be found here, giving way for emotionally deep characters that you’ll feel compelled to sit down and have a conversion with. Their reactions to dialogue rest on some of the decisions you made as the all powerful Inquisitor, and BioWare really don’t need to prove anything further in this department. Dialogue, side characters and your closer party members are all spot on – a testament to tremendous skilled writing.

This incredibly long journey is about you though, and it all starts with character creation. There are five classes to pick from, simmering down to three fundamental choices: Rogue, Warrior or Mage. These are standard decisions in fantasy RPGs, so you’re probably feel right at home with your regular playing class. Picking between a Human, Elf, Dwarf or Qunari also affects your class, as race specific traits can make or break a build at higher difficulties. If you choose to play on normal though, this choice becomes easier and allows for more reckless combinations, considering the forgiving nature of combat.

Inquisition will not test your strategic fortitude unless you really start cranking up the difficulty. That’s nothing to get particularly alarmed over, since the combat is so incredibly satisfying throughout. It’s slick and fluid even on the limitations of a controller, allowing you to fire off skills and spells with ease and at a blistering pace. If you take on equally skilled enemies, you’re more than likely to get through just by focusing on yourself, playing as your Inquisitor, or any of your three party members, while everyone else on autopilot works in most cases. It allows you to just have fun with the combat while actually making a difference in battle, rather than tackling every encounter in a stop/start manner.

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More challenging encounters will force you to start thinking a lot more, and that’s where the tactical camera becomes your best friend. You’re able to pause the game and issue commands mid-battle, constructing your offense or eventual defense with absolute precision. The camera in tactical view can be a bit wonky at times, especially since it obeys the laws of regular traversal. You’ll have to use stairs to reach higher ground using an invisible camera, which sometimes put enemies out of my reach for no apparent reason. Still, the tactical view transforms Inquisition’s more action-focused combat into something slower – a feature fans will definitely be tickled pink over.

Having entertaining combat is great, since you’re going to encounter thousands of enemies that want to take your head off as you travel all over Thedas. Inquisition has an almost immeasurable scale. Instead of one massive open world, BioWare opted to cut up areas and create several massive hub worlds for you to get lost in. These hubs are peppered with content, supplementing the rather excellent main quests with all manners of side distractions. Some of these devolve into simple fetch quests that don’t really do anything but keep your experience counter ticking, but a fair share end up weaving into the Inquisition’s expansion over Thedas. Whether you’re taking over an enemy occupied fort to establish a hold over a region, or collecting supplies to bolster the Inquisition’s forces, everything feels like it fits into the greater picture, and therefore always feels important.

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Not only is most of this content good, but it also seems endless. Inquisition doesn’t let you rush through it, forcing you to wander off the laid out path and undertake new challenges. Completing quests rewards you with Power, which is used at your War Table to scout out and unlock new areas. The War Table also acts as the hub for the Inquisition’s operations, allowing you to send out party members to complete objectives in your stead. These are simple, duration based missions that offer up some small rewards, which takes out the fun of actually establishing a humanity saving operation. Dragon Age’s best parts include your involvement, and that’s where most of your time will be spent anyway.

Exploration isn’t just engrossing, it’s also an unbelievable visual treat, with the power of the latest Frostbite engine being put to its best use here. Inquisition is breathtakingly beautiful, with a varied and incredible interesting art direction bringing each region to life. Venturing out of Ferelden rewards you with the most stunning vistas the game has on offer, with the arid, desert regions lying to the far west being particularly standout. Inquisition is a fantasy RPG that sticks to traditional forest and wild lands roots, but isn’t afraid to venture out into a more expansive world. It makes the game feel that much bigger when the world feels this incurable massive, and seeing your influence reaching every tip is extremely rewarding.

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Inquisition is a game that’s going to keep you pushing forward for weeks, but it’s life is extended by aย series first multiplayer mode. In similar fashion to Mass Effect 2, Inquisition’s multiplayer let’s you team up with friends and take on waves of enemies. You’ll upgrade skills, earn boosts to better future runs and pick up a few new characters along the way, all while slogging through three maps filled with ever changing enemies. Multiplayer is functional, but not all that engrossing as a singular experience. Although Inquisition’s combat is more action-focused, it’s still a relatively slow affair. Bottling that into a co-operative experience doesn’t translate as well as some may have hoped, but the game stands tall on its own two feet without it anyway.

 

Last Updated: November 21, 2014

Dragon age: Inquisition
In a few ways, Inquisition feels like a soft reboot of the Dragon Age series. Combat is different, Thedas has changed and the story has never been more about you as a character. It's still Dragon Age at heart, retaining some of the series' defining features, but it's hard to overlook some of the new, brilliant design choices that BioWare have made. Inquisition exudes ambition, and it's one of the very best RPGs you could ever hope to lose yourself to.
9.0
Dragon age: Inquisition was reviewed on Xbox One
85 / 100

129 Comments

  1. Yes. Mind made up. I’m buying this.

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    • RinceThis

      November 21, 2014 at 13:47

      Agreed. When I have a PS4 it’s coming home.

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    • Willem Swanepoel

      November 21, 2014 at 14:40

      game is in my bag at the office. Sneaky sneaky at 3pm ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • smooth gamer

      December 23, 2014 at 02:58

      Go 4 it I guarantee you’ll be most impressed. I’m approx 85 hours in and can’t believe the majestic beauty of the ps4 version. It looks incredible easily as good as the high end pc version my bro has. It’s v smooth on play even in the mist heated battles and it flows beautifully. Gr8 story too with way too much 2 see and discover. Hope you enjoy Tc and happy xmas D

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      • Smooth Gamer

        December 23, 2014 at 03:06

        That should read even in the most heated battles. Not mist! D

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  2. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    November 21, 2014 at 13:44

    …..Told you this would be amazing. In Bioware we trust.

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    • RinceThis

      November 21, 2014 at 13:47

      ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 21, 2014 at 13:50

      Until they make a kak ending then the death threats start rolling out

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      • RinceThis

        November 21, 2014 at 13:50

        Agreed.

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      • Willem Swanepoel

        November 21, 2014 at 14:41

        kak ending does not make or break a game

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        • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

          November 21, 2014 at 15:36

          Not saying it does, just a comment on how things seem to go down these days

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        • Travi the Batman

          November 22, 2014 at 02:49

          Well, the first time I finished ME3 I felt like I didn’t want to play the games again because the thing that made me play it was the illusion of choice, which was well made. It wasn’t even an illusion most of the time. Until it was revealed that it was. Nothing you do made much difference. That sort of does eat away the immersion in a game that is all about making choices that will determine the outcome of your playthrough, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • smooth gamer

      December 23, 2014 at 03:01

      It sure is and 85 hours in its the best rpg on next gen both visually and brilliantly told. Few bugs but overall a v beautiful game. Highly recommended!

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  3. Mossel

    November 21, 2014 at 13:45

    Man I need this in my life. I’ve been on a Bioware binge the last three months and I can’t get enough! Actually started DA:Origins few days ago. I also NEED to play ME2 again. Dammit. How will I ever complete my backlog if I keep on playing the same games?! HOW?!

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    • Rags

      November 21, 2014 at 13:51

      Lol, started DA:O a few weeks ago. Played for 2 days, then back to ME and Quake ๐Ÿ™

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      • Mossel

        November 21, 2014 at 14:09

        Yeah the controls are whack…but I learned that it is easier to move with the mouse by clicking than actually using WASD. My character is a total nut job. I’m basing his personality on Archer, the cartoon series. Momma’s boy, very spoilt brat, cocky but for some reason very good at fighting.

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        • Rags

          November 21, 2014 at 14:22

          Hehe, wonder if this game would be better with a xbox controller?

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          • Mossel

            November 21, 2014 at 14:36

            Apparently no controller support. But there may be some mods!

          • Nicholas Mcfarland

            November 22, 2014 at 04:52

            Actually there is controller support on this one. You have to turn it on in the option menu.

          • Ani

            December 24, 2014 at 19:03

            so we can use controller even we play through origin?

    • Melasco

      November 21, 2014 at 14:04

      I have a feeling I’m going to do a ME Trilogy play-through after this…. Been in the mood for some time!

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      • Mossel

        November 21, 2014 at 14:07

        I want to as well, but I’m not too keen to play ME1 again. Loved the story but hated the combat. ME2 combat is amazing! Also those Mako missions became so tedious. I will be doing a Femshep playthrough and she will be a total bitch!

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      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        November 21, 2014 at 15:09

        I have actually started my ME trilogy ply-through already! On ME2 currently with the important DLCs. Gonna do another one after this with a total dick renegade that will even manage to kill Wrex! Gonna need a drink before I kill him though…and a bottle afterwards!

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    • Smooth Gamer

      December 23, 2014 at 03:04

      Hi m8 pls can u tell me if dragon age origins is worth buying as well? Heard it’s ace and I’m hooked on da inquisition. ..its amazing on ps4. So beautiful and smooth too. If you haven’t got it get it. Thanks and godbless happy xmas. D

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  4. RinceThis

    November 21, 2014 at 13:49

    • Sageville

      November 24, 2014 at 09:48

      That guy is such a whuss!

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  5. Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    November 21, 2014 at 13:51

    Getting this next week , can’t waaaaaaaait! Just need to finish up The Evil Within

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  6. Tenacious_Dee

    November 21, 2014 at 13:51

    I’m going to buy a XboxOne just for this game… well, and Shadow of Mordor. 360 won’t do it justice!

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    • FoxOneZA

      November 21, 2014 at 13:55

      • Tenacious_Dee

        November 21, 2014 at 13:57

        But… that’s in the States?

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        • FoxOneZA

          November 21, 2014 at 13:59

          You can swap between regions on the Xbox One on the fly but we do get the same pricing as them when games go on sale.

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          • Tenacious_Dee

            November 21, 2014 at 14:06

            Sorry I’m slow. Does this mean I can buy Shadow or Mordor on XboxLive from 27 November, for $39.99?

            What is your opinion on not buying a hard copy? Well, I suppose it’s half the price…

      • Tenacious_Dee

        November 21, 2014 at 13:59

        I’m all for the PC Masterrace, but I’m sticking to consoles. Just so easy.

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        • ToshZA

          November 21, 2014 at 14:01

          Yeah, for me it’s actually easier on PC. I will be upgrading my Xbox 360 to the XB1 at some point, but initially I get more out of the graphics card update. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • ToshZA

      November 21, 2014 at 13:57

      I’ll upgrade my graphics card instead I think. Same price, but that GTX970 will make XB1 cry.

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  7. Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

    November 21, 2014 at 13:55

    I skipped to the Conclusion in fear of spoilers just to see if my money is likely to have been well spent.
    Score of 9.0 means it’s likely I haven’t wasted my money.

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    • Aries

      November 21, 2014 at 18:37

      Me2, but want a PC version reviewed just for the controls as they sucked on Origins

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      • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

        November 21, 2014 at 21:07

        *Looks shiftily to the side and coughs*
        I actually liked the PC controls on DA:O.

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        • Aries

          November 22, 2014 at 11:35

          hated it, it felt wrong for me really, was play the witcher and controls was normal for a RPG but DA:O felt wierd compared to that

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      • John's Property

        November 22, 2014 at 03:35

        If you thought the controls sucked for Origins… Oh man… oh fucking man… just you wait till you “get” to play DA:I with mouse and keyboard

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        • Aries

          November 22, 2014 at 11:35

          Crap so it the same

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        • Gerard Matthews

          November 23, 2014 at 17:26

          I agree, keyboard controls are pretty bad. I am actually now considering using my xbox controller.

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          • Matthew Holliday

            November 24, 2014 at 02:16

            doesnt pick up my xbox controller, same as how DA2 doesnt, i was pretty peeved by that, but i suppose i didnt exactly look for ways to fix that., i havent really struggled with the keyboard though.

          • Gerard Matthews

            November 24, 2014 at 20:03

            I think it’s more the gameplay which is bothering me. I am playing a dual wield rogue and am finding the fact that the character does not automatically close the gap annoying. For example I could be attacking someone and someone will shield bash and then i am like 5 feet away stabbing away at thin air.

            After playing Neverwinter online and using the rogue there, it just feels like Bioware’s gameplay is just not on the same level. In neverwinter you feel like a tricky sneaky agile character and part of that is how the controls synergise and just make it easy to close the gap and attack seamlessly.

            While for DA it feels clunky and I feel like a tit when I am wailing away at thin air. Only to close the gap and have the enemy fall.

            I suppose a lot of this will start to feel better. It just seems like it was second nature in Neverwinter and in DA not so much.

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 25, 2014 at 01:09

            i think its more about them dictating the playstyle, its an issue with most classes, theyr not particularly versatile.

            the dual wielding rogue isnt meant to run up at them, you should be using your abilities to engage. that skill tree alone has atleast 2 jump attacks(havent looked at it much, im an archer) then theres still sneak and the grapple from the poison skill tree.
            as well as the fact that targets that use shield bash should be instantly locked down in the tactics window.
            the low cooldowns also work out so that your main engaging spells are ready by the time a target is finished.

            not being used to the combat system is fairly common though, when you get so invested in other combat systems within the same genre. i really struggle with the difference in shooting mechanics from battlefield to CoD, playing both made muscle memory a pain.

            i personally find that the combat system in this makes way more sense than neverwinter nights did, i really struggled with that game, it didnt feel natural at all to me.
            but once you get a grasp of the more streamlined mechanics, combat speeds up big time.

          • Gerard Matthews

            November 25, 2014 at 09:29

            You make some good points.

            I know the rogue is not meant to engage like that and I do hang back it’s just situations where my target which is not paying any attention to me moves and my engage skills are on cooldown, I feel awkward when trying to close that gap manually.

            Because of that sometimes I am losing dps for my normal strikes.

            Strangely there are instances where my rogue will suddenly flash forward. I guess I just have to learn how to get that to happen more regularly.

            That being said I feel more comfortable the more I play. I suppose it’s the hours and hours that I have in other systems which is throwing me off.

      • Matthew Holliday

        November 24, 2014 at 02:13

        PC controls arent too bad, personally think you have more control over the fights on the keyboard.
        DA:O was pretty much unplayable for me on PC, tried again recently and it was just terrible, so janky.
        but DA:I seems to have taken on alot of the DA2 control, so its all pretty smooth, ive had no problems with it.
        key bindings are a bit odd for some of the less common commands, but i usually ignore them anyway, the odd ones are reserved for a more console type play style.

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  8. Melasco

    November 21, 2014 at 13:58

    Kalahari dropped off my PS4 copy this morning! Can’t wait!

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    • William Francis

      November 21, 2014 at 14:36

      Mine too! They where incredibly quick this morning, the only problem now is I have been sitting staring at the game while in a child like trance, waiting for the work day to end so I can rush home and play for the weekend.

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      • Melasco

        November 21, 2014 at 14:46

        Only tonight for me ๐Ÿ™ I have a MBA exam in 2 weeks…. Damn your release date Bioware!!!

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        • William Francis

          November 21, 2014 at 14:48

          Eish good luck bro, I’ll slay a dragon in your name

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          • Melasco

            November 21, 2014 at 14:51

            Thanks bro! Look for the one named Mathematical Statistics… He is pretty scary…

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 24, 2014 at 02:17

            one does not simply slay a dragon.
            that one in the hinterlands has made me its bitch a couple of times.

          • William Francis

            November 24, 2014 at 09:27

            I know right! I was around level 6 when I first found it, thinking “shit, that’s cool! Lets kill it!”. Took 8 steps forward when it decided to do a bombing run, instakilled 2 of my party, that’s when I was like NOPE. Wait until you come across the “battle of the dragon” in the storm coast. now that was awesomely done

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 24, 2014 at 12:14

            not even attempting the dragon fights untill im confident i can ezpz wrek him.

            theres not enough health potions to drag the fight out enough, even if you control the agro effectively, the mage still drops like its hot, so theres very little value in trying to res your teamies when they revive on 10% hp with no potions left.
            that and you’re likely to use atleast 1 or 2 health pots on the route to the dragon when he decides to drop bombs on your head, so you’re already at a disadvantage.

            I guess it makes sense though, the dragons are supposed to be OP as, so i should be considering the entire approach aswell as the fight as one fight and planning accordingly.
            will give him another go tonight.

            the giant + dragon battle on the storm coast was pretty rad, but the giant dropped way too easilly, the dragon should have roflstomped that giant.

          • William Francis

            November 24, 2014 at 12:22

            Yeah I know the feel, I’m also running a mage, the barrier is a must though, as it helps keep the team alive long enough to survive the initial onslaught. You have to be quick at it though, because if you miss, its bye bye health potion as you stated.

            I generally mark off the spots I cannot do at the time, such as some of the fade rifts spawning baddies with a big bad skull on them, then I run like a little girl, do other stuffs for a few hours, and try again 2-3 levels up. So far its worked well. Either way, 16 hours, lvl 9 frost/resto mage, me = 0, dragon = 6.

            Side note: There are 10!! of the bastards

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 24, 2014 at 13:21

            yeah, im an elf archer, im up to 20 hours-ish at level 11, i think.
            things were rough at the start, untill the party members started coming in, now its opened up a bit and having multiple options for the frontliners is pretty usefull, wish the classes were a bit more versatile though.

          • Willem Swanepoel

            November 24, 2014 at 14:02

            Epic game this ๐Ÿ˜‰ .. 20hours and you are lvl 11 ! eish

            I am lvl 12 and I am on 35 hours ๐Ÿ˜‰ playing on Hard, it is an awesome challenge and I explore like every piece of land.

            I should have created a Mage instead of a Rogue (think ‘n mage will be a lot more involved) but I will do it in my second play through. So far the game looks like it have replay-ability …

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 24, 2014 at 14:19

            was thinkign about it last night, rogues dont actually DO anything.
            they just shoot things.
            tanks and mages control the fight, so playing as one of those would be so much more usefull and they have so many spells for specific situations, you cant just let your minions waste them.

          • Willem Swanepoel

            November 24, 2014 at 15:28

            ooohh wait wait here ๐Ÿ˜‰

            My current setup is Warrior, Melee Rogue, Range Rogue and Mage.

            Warrior tanking is so epic. They made a warrior tank SO FUN. I managed to solo the one boss fight with my tank with regen potions and the shield wall ability. (my rogue got 1 shotted, my ranger died because I was a sleep and my mage died because she ran into a wall and could not get out the way)

            My rogue pumps the damage, I am currently on lvl 12 and I am doing between 1500-2000 crit dmg on enemy mages. On heavy melee it goes to a 1000 sometimes 1500 depends if I got extra debuffs on the target.

            My tactic is very simple. My mage stun the other target with the freez spell, I got the upgrade to drop the armour value on frozen targets. Mage do one dmg shot to drop the enemy mage HP to about 60-70% and my rogue does one shot… BOOOM dead. My rogue solo most casters.
            If my rogue flank the enemy, the rogue does a lot more dmg and I do not think my mage or rogue ranger can do that amount of dmg.

            It is a very positional class, so you need to micro manage it a lot. Which I LOVE from the dragon age games. It just make you feel more epic if you managed to win a fight like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

            I have played a Rogue in DA: O and DA:2 and in both games my Rogue(melee) dps was just OP.

            The only flaw is it is a glass cannon. If the boss does one AOE swipe or a AOE bomb then my rogue is in pieces …

            I think in my second play through I will go Mage (main) Mage Warrior tank and Warrior DPS going to be hard because I just love Varric … ugh

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 25, 2014 at 01:21

            melee rogue damage is mega OP, but archers are the safe bet for first playthroughs, so i stuck with that.
            never playing an elf again though, the skinny prick has such lame armour and skinny arms and neck.

            i change my setup quite a bit.
            im a rogue archer, so i either run a dual tank + mage specced into damage, rather than control, or a tank, melee rogue and defensive mage.

            im a lazy player, so i generally go with 2 agro and disable controllers.

            that warden guy is an epic tank, especially when you spec him into his personal skill tree and vanguard, he just rolls into fights, tanks everything and sits on 0hp for the whole fight, just refusing to die.
            but dealing so little damage, you almost have to spec a few points into 2 handed though and forgo a shield if you want to deal any sort of consistent damage and agro control from him.

    • Koko

      November 21, 2014 at 15:30

      lucky you, Kalahari had “a slight delay with your order” so my pre-ordered game will only be arriving on Monday.

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  9. Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

    November 21, 2014 at 14:00

    Must… resist… urge… to… … read…
    *goes to search for new gifs*

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    • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

      November 21, 2014 at 14:04

      I found 2 new gifs only 1 of which is related to “Must resist”.
      http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view7/2430611/must-resist-o.gif

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      • ToshZA

        November 21, 2014 at 14:06

        You filmed yourself raging in the car while driving? Isn’t that dangerous?

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        • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

          November 21, 2014 at 14:08

          Not me.
          My hair is darker and goes curly when it gets long (almost as curly as Matty’s hair).

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          • ToshZA

            November 21, 2014 at 14:09

            So you’re Geoff’s chest hair that was shaven once? O_O

      • Rock789

        November 21, 2014 at 14:17

        What exactly is that guy resisting…? o_O

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        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          November 21, 2014 at 14:23

          What made you think it was safe to ask that!? Maniac! o.O

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 21, 2014 at 17:28

          I would guess he’s not resisting… and probably shouldn’t be allowed near a school.

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        • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

          November 21, 2014 at 21:06

          Probably sanity.

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  10. Guild

    November 21, 2014 at 14:00

    What? Someone actually released a game that didn’t have a required day 1 patch. They seriously finished a proper game? Definitely getting it now.

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    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 21, 2014 at 14:02

      its getting a patch soon to fix some bugs. I know the PS4 had eome horrible bugs…lol

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      • Guild

        November 21, 2014 at 14:03

        You joking right?

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        • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

          November 21, 2014 at 14:04

          • Guild

            November 21, 2014 at 14:06

            Well so much for that then. Guess I’ll wait till the fcuking patch is out. Last thing I want is save files being corrupted.

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            November 21, 2014 at 14:08

            I think the patch is out already, they said it would be a Dat one patch, need to ask someone that bought it

          • ToshZA

            November 21, 2014 at 14:08

            @disqus_YDGhciulmi:disqus should be able to confirm. Much to our envy. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • William Francis

            November 21, 2014 at 14:39

            Lol don’t stress, was an old article, and was a playstation patch, not a game patch. its been sorted already

          • Guild

            November 21, 2014 at 15:07

            Well that’s good to know. So no game patch required then ๐Ÿ™‚

          • KieranT

            November 21, 2014 at 15:19

            No patch is required on PC. At least not on game purchased direct through Origin. I have been playing for a couple of hours now and not a sign of a bug. Preloaded it a couple of days ago. Just had to log in to servers, downloaded optional English voice over, and away. Graphics amazing!

          • William Francis

            November 21, 2014 at 14:38

            Good news is, that is an old article, and the bugs where due to the actual PS4 itself, not the game. The patch they speak of is actually 2.0.2 that sony released a while back.

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            November 21, 2014 at 15:36

            Whoohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanx mate, appreciate the info

  11. Nikola

    November 21, 2014 at 14:00

    Can’t wait to get home today and start playing this:))))

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    • ToshZA

      November 21, 2014 at 14:02

      So jealous. I have to wait til Tuesday. Pay day. ๐Ÿ™

      Enjoy!!!

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      • Nikola

        November 21, 2014 at 14:05

        Thnx:) Ah Tuesday is not that far off:))

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    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 21, 2014 at 14:02

      Can I just say I’m jealous?….

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      • Nikola

        November 21, 2014 at 14:06

        Hahaha:) man I can’t wait…

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    • Guild

      November 21, 2014 at 14:02

      First you need to finish GTA and Far Cry, then there is the Destiny DLC. So when do you plan to play this?

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      • ToshZA

        November 21, 2014 at 14:03

        I’m going to guess “first”.

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      • Nikola

        November 21, 2014 at 14:07

        Dude!!! I don’t know hahaha I went shopping crazy for games now I am like craaaaap what to play first, I guess this is a real first world gamer problem I am having here lol Will see what I am enjoying the most out of the 3 then play that first until I finish it ahaha

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        • Guild

          November 21, 2014 at 14:09

          I’m still waiting for you to join me on CoD ๐Ÿ˜› But you’ll have to jump on again for the Destiny DLC. Need to get the raid going as soon as it’s up.

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          • Nikola

            November 21, 2014 at 14:16

            hahahaha lol, For Destiny DLC I am there on the 9th do not even worry as soon as the raid is up I will be in for it without a doubt can’t wait!!! Destiny is still the best game I’ve played on my ps4:))

      • Tenacious_Dee

        November 21, 2014 at 14:12

        On my list: Alien: Isolation, Sherlock Holmes, Destiny DLC, FC4… and soon DragonAge and Shadow of Mordor.

        First world problems.

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 21, 2014 at 14:10

      Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

    November 21, 2014 at 14:11

    Hmm… random upvotes.
    @hammersteyn:disqus is here.

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  13. Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

    November 21, 2014 at 14:14

    Speaking of RPG games from Bioware, I have my Disc 2 from Icewind Dale II in my laptops DVD-drive.
    It’s been there since last Sunday and I keep forgetting to take it out when I get home.
    Hopefully typing this message means I will remember it when I get home.

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  14. Rock789

    November 21, 2014 at 14:19

    I knew it!! Bioware – you beauties!! Can’t wait to get this and get stuck in. Somewhere, out there, over the rainbow, there’s a PS4 copy of this game sitting on a shelf, waiting for me to purchase it and free it from the oppression that is retail!!

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    • Kensei Seraph No DA:I spoilers

      November 21, 2014 at 14:25

      Fight oppression and tyranny in all it’s retail forms.

      Reply

  15. Spaffy

    November 21, 2014 at 14:30

    Read the title and this came up:

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  16. Spaffy

    November 21, 2014 at 14:35

    Reviewed on a Xbone? How much did Microsoft pay you? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. konfab aka derp

    November 21, 2014 at 14:37

    1) Sell organs to get PS4
    2) Sell blood to get DA:I
    3) Bathe in DA:I until I expire

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    • Reid

      November 21, 2014 at 14:48

      Sounds like a plan except you are forgetting about The Witcher 3.
      So maybe
      1) Sell someone elses organs to get PS4
      2) Sell someone elses blood to get DA:I
      3) Bathe in DA:I until The Witcher 3 is released

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  18. Aries

    November 21, 2014 at 18:32

    How is it on PC? Especially the controls

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    • Donovon Lee

      November 21, 2014 at 20:01

      Complete crap because of the controls.

      Here’s one of many huge threads on the matter: http://forum.bioware.com/forum/385-feedback-suggestions

      They ported over sh*tty console controls and ruined anything from DA:O that worked.

      Example – you can’t just click on loot and have your character go open it. You have to inch near it and then click in a small dot. Ridiculous.

      Tactical combat is just as appalling.

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  19. Ghost In The Rift

    November 21, 2014 at 21:15

    So its going to be Gerald vs The Inquisitor??

    But this will definitely scratch the rpg itch until February for me!!!!

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  20. wordddddhw

    November 21, 2014 at 23:57

    Wtf! The community is up in arms about a lot of issues with this game, and sellout boy here posts a new glowing review anyway.

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  21. Travi the Batman

    November 22, 2014 at 02:47

    Erm, just a little thing. ” In similar fashion to Mass Effect 2, Inquisitionโ€™s multiplayer letโ€™s you team up with friends and take on waves of enemies.”

    I’m thinking you meant Mass Effect 3, Mr. Barrrbosa.

    Good review. As this was a fairly short review, I did have the attention span to notice that you felt as if the side-quests were actually worthwhile and gave you a sense of accomplishment. I felt completely the opposite. Rant begins: I find the beginning of the game to be sort of slow and a bit grindy. There isn’t enough freedom on the whole leveling aspect and exploration one. (Yes, I got out of the Hinterlands as fast as possible) Many say that “the game will let you do what you want to” and in a sense I think that’s a bad thing. More often than not I found myself hunting for some lost sheep for some farmer in the Hinterlands when I was level 12, looking for Power points to advance in the story, all the time thinking to myself “If these are indeed side quests, should they not be completely optional?” I mean sure, the usual stuff is there. More XP, money, some gear and a “Thanks” from the guy who gave you the quest, sure, however I feel like the sidequests are a bit forced on to you, the same way the activities in Saints Row the Third were. Yes, you can choose what side-quests you can do, hunt for materials in the wilds and micromanage your War Table at the same time in order to gain those Power points, which are needed to advance the story for those who’ve yet to play the game. In short, it all feels a bit grindy. I know I feel entitled. Maybe getting used to the main-course of filled pheasant handed onto me on a silver plate and fed to me by an elf concubine with a platinum fork encased with cut diamonds from the depths of the South-African mines has.. spoiled me a bit. But in games like (yes, the game which all RPGs I compare because I am such a casual) Skyrim or the Witcher 2 I sort of felt like actually wanting to do the side-quests because I could. Not because I have to. Ah, I know it’s hard to explain what I’m saying but just hear me out.

    A short while ago, BioWare detected that 70% of it’s players always chose the Paragon path on the first playthrough. The rest went Renegade. When Casey Hudson, then project director at BioWare, was asked that would they remove the option for Renegade from Mass Effect, as not a lot of people actually choose.
    Hudson responded with quite well. He said that having the illusion of choice – the illusion that what you did actually affected something in the world makes it all worthwhile and is essential to the whole way Mass Effect works. The way Dragon Age has gone, you’d think it is Mass Effect with a fantasy D&D like setting. It used to do it’s own thing, like an old school RPG, and I feel like I miss that. Don’t get me wrong, the fluid and fast-paced combat is welcome. In DA:O combat felt a bit.. well, dull, but I’m getting sidetracked here. BACK TO THE ISSUE WITH SIDE-QUESTS. They seem like they’re forced upon you. That there is no other incentive than the points. I always felt like “Well, I have to do this in order to do all the cool stuff, so I’ll guess I’ll have to do it..” about the side-quests. Some where fun, others dull, others just.. well, meh, but the whole thing just sort of left a bad taste in my mouth considering the game is in all aspects *FUCKING AWESOME*.
    I just feel this part of the game sticks out like a rusty nail in an otherwise well polished arm of a chair that I sit in whilst my elf concubines feed me gold painted grapes from the greatest wine-farms this side of the galaxy.

    Fantastic game either way. Definitely my GOTY 2014. (Haven’t got around Far Cry 4 yet, will wait until the Day 1 patch shit is dealt with. Unless it already has. Either way, need to finish this game a second time first.)

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  22. Sado Tulio

    November 22, 2014 at 06:14

    Is the PS3 version of this game good too..? I was disapointed on Shadow of Mordor in PS3, BTW don’t even try to play it on PS3

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  23. RustedFaith

    November 22, 2014 at 13:20

    Brilliant Game! It feels more like a sequel to neverwinter nights 2 than anything else due to the base building mecahnics. Deserved 9 for this game its been a while since Bioware impressed me.

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  24. rllintrllin

    November 22, 2014 at 19:19

    GOTY

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  25. Rachel

    November 23, 2014 at 17:27

    The only thing I would say – don’t bother buying this on older consoles. I only have a PS3, and whilst the game is everything said above (seriously amazing, well worth buying) it crashes, lags horribly and glitches loads constantly (mainly characters falling through the floor, or hitting a wall and just going bonkers until they walk away from it, rifts look pixellated, etc). It does seem like the older hardware isn’t fully capable of handling it.

    The graphics on the old-gen version struggles a bit. Everything is so shiny it all looks varnished (even dead trees shine like freshly polished silver), but from what I see from clips and images, the PS4 version doesn’t do this. It does look pretty, but as I say. It struggles.

    This COULD of course be my PS3 simply playing up. But it’s a heads up nonetheless. When I get my PS4 I’ll definitely be re-buying it so I can enjoy it in all its glory.

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  26. Spรผdley

    November 23, 2014 at 17:44

    I heard that you have the option to spend real life money to earn gear for multiplayer much like AC:Unity. Is that true?

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  27. Dragong2a

    November 23, 2014 at 22:36

    If you want to play it but not full price, try g2a. I always hesitated to try a key webstore, but 35 euros instead of 50… The math is easy ^^ https://www.g2a.com/r/dragonageinquisitionl

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  28. TheLittleGeneral

    November 24, 2014 at 07:25

    Multiplayer co-op is quite poor.

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  29. William Francis

    November 24, 2014 at 10:40

    One question though, I know it is rather late, but as I have started playing and now put over 16 hours into the game, why did you not mention the incredible jitter during most cutscenes? I’ve seen it plagues all versions of the game, yet not a single review mentions it?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      November 24, 2014 at 11:58

      ive notice SOME jitter during cutscenes on my pc copy, but its by no means incredible, its only been enough for me to notice twice.
      not even worth a mention from what Ive experienced.

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      • William Francis

        November 24, 2014 at 12:03

        On the PS4 it gets quite bad, like it’s running at 20 frames, which I know isn’t the case. Then again, this review was done on XBone. Maybe they aren’t as bad on PC or XBone.

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  30. Chunk Basker

    November 24, 2014 at 12:13

    Would be nice if they could patch Reaver’s character breaking bug with Rampage… My spec of Warhorn:break spirit/Aura/Dragon rage:Ravage/Rampage is completely useless without the healing aspect of it. Normally I would cast Rampage before a big pull, roll out horn and then spam my Dragon Rage and watch the 100 percent crits decimate my enemies in Perilous.

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  31. Toaster

    November 24, 2014 at 21:15

    How are the controls on PC?.Heard terrable things about them.

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  32. Toaster

    November 25, 2014 at 13:45

    Eish, guess I must get a 360 controller then. DAMN YOU BIOWAREEEEEE!!!

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  33. Filo Bedo

    November 30, 2014 at 16:07

    has anyone had a problem loadinbg the game, idk if its my computer mabe isnt strong enougfh or im a idiot….hgelp

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  34. Chunk Basker

    December 3, 2014 at 13:28

    Its disgusting how Bioware could release a game so bug ridden in these days and time. Its’ marred the release for me majorly. Don’t get me wrong, I love what works… But its just starting to become so overwhelming… Trying to counter these issues with pure skill isn’t enough at times.

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  35. WaltT

    December 19, 2014 at 21:31

    How in the HECK did lazygamer rate this a 90 on metacritic??? This game is terrible; storyline is boring, confusing and literally bypassed the whole thing. Combat sucks, potions shared suck, dialog is boring…the list goes on and on.

    Lazygamer should be ashamed of themselves for rating it the way they did and mislead gamers into thinking this game was worth the $59.99 when it’s not even completed!! Shame on you all!!

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  36. Smooth Gamer

    December 23, 2014 at 02:53

    Best rpg I’ve played on next gen bar none. Superb story, incredible visuals with sharp detailed textures and the best open world environments I’ve ever seen in an rpg that destroys skyrim & any other rpg 2 date. It really is exquisite and beautiful. Gr8 gameplay with v smooth combat &excellent freeze facility 2 allow tactical input of strategic planning in battles. Make no mistake that this is a massive rpg that eats skyrim 4 breakfast in every area & then some! Highly recommend just hope we get a ps4 patch 2 iron out the glitches asap. Gr8 online play with 4 players 2 as an added bonus 2 a massive rpg that has and incredible amount of main quests, side series & tons of treasures /areas 2 discover. 85 hours in I’m not even scratching the surface. Highly recommend to everyone -rpg livers or just casual players. Witcher 3 will have to be really exceptional to beat this. D

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  37. Kirk Apolo

    January 20, 2015 at 22:50

    I must admit to being both excited yet concerned about Dragon Age: Inquisition, primarily because I loved Origins so much on PC but found 2 to be a crushing bore of a game (that only impressed in its graphics). As such, I held off pre-ordering until I was confident the game would be good. I’ve been trying to watching as many walkthrough videos of this game as I could in the last week or so and finally placed a pre-order for the PS4 version a couple of days ago.

    The fact that the review references The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion for the storyline definitely pleases me as I love that game but other than the predictable start it does sound like a solid game that offers thankfully more variety in its environments than Dragon Age 2 did. At long last, I can breath a sigh of relief and start to look forward to actually playing it. pc game downloads

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  38. Herc

    August 29, 2017 at 10:18

    Another paid reviewer selling out to the Bioware game designers who pay for fake reviews of their games. Notice how it’s always some foreign street rat from a 3rd world country who amazingly finds his way to a viable Internet connection to give this epic failure of a video game positive reviews. $5USD, and I bet he gets to finally eat real meat for a month, and in exchange, he becomes Bioware’s singing, chirping little parakeet. A bought and paid for cheerleader. Pathetic.

    How would Alessandro rate a jigsaw puzzle with a bunch of limp penises dangling around the mouth of a goat…? For $5, he’ll call it “spellbinding”, “an engrossing visual treat”, and “testament to tremendous(sic) skilled writing”. First, learn proper English before doing your fake reviews for English speaking people to read. Second, calling this game anything but boring, disorganised, horribly written, repetative, and totally unrewarding is being dishonest. What you call it is nothing short of a steaming load of crap.

    “Inquisition finds a cohesive narrative balance throughout though, interweaving tales almost effortlessly and still ensuring that your acts as the Inquisitor have a noticeable impact on the world around you.”

    Ok, Im going to go throw up now after reading that delusional trash.

    Anyone who has had the misfortune of getting duped into buying and then wasting a few hours of their life away playing this failure of a video game, upon reading that wildly absurd, nauseating quote from this article, will say with unequivocal conviction that this reviewer is a dirty, lying FRAUD. The type of spineless worm with no honor, no integrity, no real friends, who will undoubtedly delete this comment just like the deceiful, pathetic little b**** he is. You’re better off deleting this bogus review Alessandro, your online reputation as a (fake) game reviewer will now likely be slaughtered, chopped up, minced, seasoned, fried, and fed to the pigs, and this page will be a shining example to reference while that happens.

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  39. Yondaime

    March 8, 2019 at 18:59

    I came to read this

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