What to expect from Dragon Age: Inquisition at E3?


Dragon Age: Inquisition is the latest installment in the legendary Dragon Age franchise which is about to launch some time on Autumn this year. So, what to expect from it in this year's E3 convention? Let's dive straight into it.

Introduction


For those who don't know, Dragon Age: Inquisition is an upcoming game in development under Bioware which will be published by EA. The fabled series has already 2 games in its bucket namely Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 published back in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

The very first game in this series was the game that set the benchmark for other RPGs to come in future. Despite being more than 5 years old now, it till is one of the best RPGs to this date. No other RPG can match the depth in combat and story twists that Dragon Age: Origins encompassed. The attachment to some of the characters of the game is what sets it apart from other RPGs like Skyrim and Oblivion. While it's not an open-world game, it's enough to give you freedom to do things at your own place. You can't explore things freely at your will though. As you complete one set of content, the game will propel you to complete another set of content. So you see, while the game is brimming and exuding with innovation, there is not much freedom that you get in open-world RPGs like The Witcher or Skyrim for that matter. Of course, you'll have to play the game yourself to understand all its facets, but believe me, it's one of the best I have ever played.

The very next game launched back in 2011, to mediocre reception by critiques. To be candid, that game really went down the drain. It' unbelievable to even think how low they stoop just for the sake of cashing in on the franchise. After all, it was EA who was behind the franchise now. By the time Dragon Age 2 was in development, EA had already bought the game developing company Bioware. So everything including funding and publishing the game was in their hands now. We all know that they taint everything they touch. So it' was not a surprise to see the franchise going downhill after a monumental first game.

So how do things fare for Dragon Age: Inquisition? We don't know much about it, still. But from the footage that was showcased a few days ago, it's pretty overt that they are taking an open world approach this time around. It can't be a bad thing, right? Moreover, they have changed the engine of the game. So instead of their same old engine, they are rooting for their flagship engine Frostbite 3. We know how pretty a game can look when it's developed in this engine. Games like Battlefield 3 and 4 are testament to the fact that Frostbite engine is one of the most impressive game engines of history capable of rendering real life like images in the game with ease. Form what they have showcased us so far, it's pretty overt that the game is going to look really pretty once it's finally out in the market. So you don't need to worry about the graphics at all.

If anything, I am apprehensive about gameplay and lore. I don't know how it's going to do when the game is ready. With someone like Bioware behind it, there should be no concern about it being going awry, but it's EA as the publisher who is giving us every reason to believe that there is more to the game than what meets the eye. In case you don't know, EA has been nominated as one of the worst companies in America for last 3 years in succession. We hate them and all this despises are for a very concrete reason – they are destroying everything we love about games. Form forcing multiplayer down our face to introducing mictrotransactions in almost every game, their intentions are to make as much money ass possible in the short term. So there is every reason to believe that they are planning to do something like that in this game as well.

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