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Post by cal_el on Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:14 am

I find our lack of a Dragon Age thread disturbing Shocked

Anyway, the game looks great and November can't come soon enough!

Oh and it looks like Bioware are starting to talk about the game's co-op mode. VG247 article here!

They are taking what they did with the surprisingly good and still playable Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode and are expanding upon it. Think of it as co-op dungeon crawling rather than horde mode and you get the general idea.

Unlike Mass Effect 3 though progress in DA:I's multiplayer is completely separate to the main game. This is a fresh character and stuff does not cross over between the two according to some reports.

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by PorcusHawk on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:41 am

I'd usually go straight into a full on rant when developers start talking about adding a multiplayer mode to what has always been a single player franchise.

However, seeing as I got a lot of enjoyment out of ME3's multiplayer and I can see how this really could work, I'll reserve judgement until I'll play it and at least it's not tied to the main game in any way.

As for the single player game, I am looking forward to it and like what I've seen so far. That said, that excitement would be greater had DA2 never existed and this game also feels like it may be little more than a semi-decent stopgap until The Witcher 3 blows it out of the water.

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by MarkySharky on Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:10 pm

Can't wait for this. At least the co-op mode is separate so no need to dabble if not interested. However, I'll be getting PC version so won't be able to try it with you guys :-(
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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by cal_el on Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:05 pm


Trailer for co-op!

http://youtu.be/JwHyZnTu6oE

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by kerr9000 on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:09 pm

Im glad to hear its not going to be Like ME3 were unless you play the multiplayer a bit your more than likely going to get a worse ending...

Still want to try and finish DA 2  ....but its so soul destroying at points
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Post by cal_el on Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:39 am

The character creator looks like a nice step up from DAII's
 

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:25 am

Definitely. It was always a bit threadbare compared to other RPGs.

Really looking forward to this now.

I'm not sure whether to get it on PC or not though...

I'm feeling a bit anti-PC gaming at the moment due to the fact I don't want to end up 'chasing the dragon' when it comes to upgrading hardware etc.
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Post by CPC6128 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:17 pm

I played Dragon Age 1 but not 2. Will that matter?

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Post by PorcusHawk on Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:41 pm

CPC6128 wrote:I played Dragon Age 1 but not 2. Will that matter?

Yes! Without feeling like you got butt-fucked by Bioware after the disappointment of DA2 you'll probably be able to get more excited about this one Laughing tongue

Seriously though, there will likely be some sort of follow-on from the previous game, at the very least in the lore (I haven't bothered reading up too much about DAI to see how it relates). The chances are, if there is a follow-on, Bioware will likely have something in place at the start of Inquisition to allow you to replicate any choices you would have made in DA2. Come to think of it, were there any significant choices made in that fucking game anyway?

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:54 pm

It won't matter because the game comes with 'Dragon Age Keep' that lets you choose what happened in the previous game.

I believe it has varying levels of depth in terms of choices made to counter the fact there's no game import.
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Post by CPC6128 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:02 pm

Yes, good point. I played DA:O on 360 and if I play DA:I it will be on PS4.

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by cal_el on Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:43 am

When's Dragon Age Keep going to be made available to the public because I kind of want to get my world sorted before launch day. I'm already going to be spending hours making my character I don't want to be spending hours shaping my world state when I have the game in my hands!

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Post by MarkySharky on Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:01 am

I'm sure I read it might be a week before but can't be sure.
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Post by CPC6128 on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:30 am

cal_el wrote: I'm already going to be spending hours making my character
Not me. I always just take the default. I find character creation incredibly tedious.

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by cal_el on Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:39 am

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cal_el wrote: I'm already going to be spending hours making my character
Not me. I always just take the default. I find character creation incredibly tedious.
If I can customise I always do it. It makes the game more personal to me.

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by MarkySharky on Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:35 pm

Agreed Cal. If the option is there I definitely use it to make the game more personal as you say.

I like to be fully invested in a game of this nature.
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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by cal_el on Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:47 am

Dragon Age Keep (https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/) is now open to all! YAAAAY!

I got in the closed beta a few weeks ago and I've been tinkering around in it since. It is a bit confusing at first but once you get the basics it is a great little web based thing to help you swat up on the events of the first two games and also prepare your world state for DA:I.

There are a few bugs in it at the moment where it doesn't register all Dragon Age DLC but the core stuff is there. It also made me realise how many choices there are in the first two games Shocked

The only downside is that it doesn't actually import the choices you have actually made in the first two games. It sees the characters but not the choices despite things like choices being tracked on the old Bioware Social platform. Still, I can sort of understand why they have done that. It forces you to go through each decision and customise it. More than anything though going through it all has got me super pumped for Inquisition next month! 

Also FYI the final runtime for the video narrated by Varric at the moment is around 15mins so if you're going to watch it get a cup of tea ready first!

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Post by MarkySharky on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:44 am

Yeah The Keep is a little convoluted to be honest and not easy to understand really.

Will have a proper play on my PC over the weekend as even less clear on my iPhone!
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Post by cal_el on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:13 am

MarkySharky wrote:Yeah The Keep is a little convoluted to be honest and not easy to understand really.

Will have a proper play on my PC over the weekend as even less clear on my iPhone!
Yeah it's good on an iPad but on a phone's screen it is way to confusing because everything is hidden away more.

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Post by MarkySharky on Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:08 pm

I don't really understand the various characters you can approve or select :-/
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Post by PorcusHawk on Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:53 pm

cal_el wrote:.........it is a great little web based thing to help you swat up on the events of the first two games and also prepare your world state for DA:I.

The only downside is that it doesn't actually import the choices you have actually made in the first two games........

I'm confused then. What's the point of this thing if it supposedly prepares your world state for DA:I but it doesn't actually import anything? I don't get it.

Maybe I should just give the thing a look instead. That said, despite pre-ordering the game, I'm really not at all excited for it. I just hope it doesn't end up being another Watch Dogs ie, a game that I pre-ordered and then spent the whole playthrough wondering why I was bothering to play it.

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Post by cal_el on Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:45 pm

PorcusHawk wrote:
cal_el wrote:.........it is a great little web based thing to help you swat up on the events of the first two games and also prepare your world state for DA:I.

The only downside is that it doesn't actually import the choices you have actually made in the first two games........

I'm confused then. What's the point of this thing if it supposedly prepares your world state for DA:I but it doesn't actually import anything? I don't get it.

Maybe I should just give the thing a look instead. That said, despite pre-ordering the game, I'm really not at all excited for it. I just hope it doesn't end up being another Watch Dogs ie, a game that I pre-ordered and then spent the whole playthrough wondering why I was bothering to play it.
It doesn't fully import save data from previous Dragon Age games into Keep but all the World States you create can be Exported to Dragon Age: Inquisition so you have a custom world ready to play in with choices you have defined rather than default.

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Post by PorcusHawk on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:11 pm

cal_el wrote:It doesn't fully import save data from previous Dragon Age games into Keep but all the World States you create can be Exported to Dragon Age: Inquisition so you have a custom world ready to play in with choices you have defined rather than default.

I decided to play around with it and it actually made sense, thanks for the explanation anyway Smile

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Post by cal_el on Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:12 am

MarkySharky wrote:I don't really understand the various characters you can approve or select :-/
The checkbox for Default Characters is always checked when you go into the character selection menus. Uncheck it and it will only show characters you've made in previous Dragon Age games

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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Post by cal_el on Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:49 am

The review embargo on Inquisition ends today so all the reviews are being unleashed!
 

It's getting high numbers across the board and the reviews in general say that it takes the best of DA:O and DAII and then adds a whole load of new stuff on top of it taking the franchise on a different and exciting path.

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