Dragon Age: Inquisition Articles
Four months after its original release and on very short notice, Bioware is providing us today the first DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. In fact, the lack of any announcement beforehand is almost as surprising as the rather steep price of 15 Dollars, which makes it the most expensive story DLC in the Dragon Age franchise.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a beast of a game. When we first took an extended hands-off look at Bioware’s upcoming action RPG at E3 this year, I was given the impression that its scope could far surpass the previous titles in the series, and that it could provide for a single-player experience heretofore unavailable on previous-gen systems. Having now played several hours of the game, I can say that it does a little bit of both.
In 2009 Bioware presented us with a high fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins which began an epic saga that has consisted of 8 DLCs, an expansion pack and a compilation edition. They followed it up with Dragon Age II in 2011 that had 4 DLCs of its own. It is now three years later and the story continues in their third title Dragon Age Inquisition. In this saga they added a 4 player co-op dungeon crawling experience to complement the single player adventure you are used to.
With summer drawing to a close and the holiday season rapidly approaching, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s impending launch stands out like a giant pre-Thanksgiving banner. During Gamescom, Gareth Harmer interviewed BioWare associate producer Blair Brown about delivering the latest in this RPG series.
If we had an E3 Award for “Best Game for which we waited in line for 40 minutes even though we had VIP access but then were treated to a 30-minute demo that blew all other presentations out of the water,” then Bioware and EA’s Dragon Age: Inquisition would have cleaned house. The newest installment in the iconic Dragon Age series looks every bit the part as herald for a new era of single-player fantasy RPGs, and totally stole the show for me.