Dragon Age: Inquisition
RPG by Steve Walker
Description: The first Dragon Age, the main character is a Warden who fights the Blight (a potential apocalypse inflicting disease) and an Old God that becomes diseased. The second Dragon age, the main character, Hawk, is tasked with ending the Mage rebellion either by supporting or fighting the mages. This game takes place a year after the previous game, Dragon Age II. The current world is at a tipping point, where the mages and Templars at each other’s throats. However, the sky is torn open and chaos follows. Now the main character is tasked with bringing together the world to end the chaos. Building the Inquisition Army, choosing allies and making allies. As with the whole series, every choice alters the game and has its own rewards or consequences.
Review: Out of all the RPG games out for the Playstation4, Dragon Age Inquisition hands down was my favorite. It is leagues ahead with its plot, game play and the graphics were wonderful. I put in nearly 200 hours into the game the first month of release. I was easily absorbed by all the game had to offer, as one play through did not let you see everything. I could speak for hours on the details that captivated me but it would require spoilers that I refuse to tell. Instead, I will describe the first “wtf” moment I had in game. Zombie unicorn. A dead horse, with a three foot nail shoved up from its chin through the forehead with skin rotting and white eyes. Just standing there in a stable in town like nothing new is going on, waiting to be saddled and took on mission. I literally stopped for several minutes in awe. This might seem minor to you, but I had to find out what other crazy ideas were in the game.
You can choose between three base line classes: rogue, warrior or mage. Each can wield various forms of weapons or tools such as swords and shields to big two-handed swords. After reaching a certain point, the player can choose sub classes. Rogue for example can become an assassin, a trapper or alchemist. The moment the player reaches this point, the game play alters and any prior strategy must be altered to make up for the new found skills. The fact combat was an ever changing creature made the game even more enticing. One example of this are dragons, where each one fights slightly different with different elements. In such fights the player cannot (usually) go in with a blanket game play that covers everything but must micromanage every character on the field to prevent deaths.
One aspect I do have to note is there is an online opportunity for this game as well, where you choose from several premade classes to battle as part of the Inquisitor’s army against the would-be enemies. Through team work and time a person can complete dungeons, gain items and it easily helps make friends. I found it to be a very friendly environment, which is quite shocking for online games these days.
Overall: 5/5 Lizas!!! (Your life is incomplete with it)