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#987993 - 11/11/14 06:22 AM Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews
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The review ban for this game has been lifted. Here are some of the reviews for this game:

First is Telegraph - 3/5
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/vi...ion-review.html

The reviewer comments on the narrative:

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The one genuinely disappointing element is the narrative. Starting with that most hackneyed of plot devices, the “amnesia” ploy, and combining it with the equally trite notion of you as a “chosen one”, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s story never really manages to engage on the level that it’s aiming for. The sole survivor of an attack you cannot remember, you are left marked with a luminous tattoo that has the power to close rifts that have sprung up across Thedas, through which demons and assorted nasties are emerging.


Next up is Joystiq - 5/5
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/11/11/dragon-age-inquisition-review-tipping-the-scales/

The reviewer's comment on missions and how to plan ahead.

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A handy tip for mission planning: It's a good idea to bring along characters that make logical sense. If you're doing something mystical, for example, bringing a mage will reward you with more dialogue options. Sometimes this just makes for more interesting conversations, but it can also provide you with different resolutions for a particular mission. Even if you don't form the perfect bond with every character, the relationship system enhances ownership of the world around you. You may not get along with everyone, but your interactions will still bring you closer to your companions.


Next up is PC Gamer - 87/100.
http://www.pcgamer.com/dragon-age-inquisition-review/
The reviewer's comment on advisors:

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The advisors are a nice addition. Like your companions, they offer personal quests and will chat between missions. Unlike your companions, you can’t take them out into the field. Instead they can be summoned to the War Council, to be given tasks through a map view of Ferelden and Orlais. Each assignment can be tackled through diplomacy, intrigue or military force, with different results and completion times depending on the advisor used. Once assigned, a timer ticks down, after which you can collect your reward. The time for completion can vary from ten minutes to the best part of a day, but it ticks down even when you’re not in the game. This is a great touch. For one thing, it means you’ll have a reward waiting whenever you resume the game. More importantly, it gives a sense of the Inquisition as a growing political force.


Next, and finally we have Venture Beat- 87/100
http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/11/dragon-age-inquisition-review/2/

A quote from the reviewer's conclusion:

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The main campaign is more interested in telling you how great you are than letting you prove it, and combat feels designed for a game half this size. It’s not a far fall from grace, by any means, but it’s noticeable — and occasionally grating — in such a long experience. But if you have been working for the Inquisition for that long, hopefully by then you will be too busy discovering and exploring to care that much. What BioWare has done better than most in the past is just as smooth and well-tended here. Characters are well-realized beings of desires and complications. The world of Thedas is an inviting glimpse into complicated fantasy, now with that new-generation gleam and polish.


Warning - spoilers will be in these two twitch streams for the prologue.


http://www.twitch.tv/bioware/c/5471109 part 1


http://www.twitch.tv/bioware/c/5471132 part 2

If you can't open these two or they won't play, here's link to Hrungs thread on the Bioware
DA Inquisition forums which contains a link to the full hour of the prologue.
http://forum.bioware.com/topic/518290-da...be-links-in-op/




Edited by Karsten (11/11/14 06:23 AM)
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#988006 - 11/11/14 08:56 AM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Thanks for the links Karsten. Patiently waiting for the release day in one week taz
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#988036 - 11/11/14 10:36 AM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Thanks, Karsten, that is a nice mix of reviews wave
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#988136 - 11/11/14 09:50 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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I just got an email from Origin saying that I had earned a $10 coupon for pre-ordering Dragon Age: Inquisition. $10 off a future $30 or more purchase--only good until 12/21. Hmm, not sure that's such a great reward--like I need another game right now! But whatever. lol

Actually, DA: Inquisition is the first game I've ever pre-ordered. I'm always behind everyone else in playing new games. This time I decided to be on the front line. wink

It's good to see that the reviews are mainly positive. Thanks for sharing. wave I've spent a little time recently in the beta Dragon Age Keep and am also just finishing up the Mark of the Assassin DLC for DA2. I also bought a graphics card upgrade--should be arriving any day now. My computer met the minimum (close to recommended) reqs for the game, but I wanted to give it a little more umph!
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#988222 - 11/12/14 11:03 AM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: lanlynk]
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Congratulations on your first preorder, lanlynk. grin

Be sure to let us know what you think of the game. wave

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#988268 - 11/12/14 03:52 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Thanks, Marian.

Yesterday I also pre-ordered the Prima Official Guide book for DA: Inquisition too (from Amazon). Just the paperback one, not the collector's hardcover. I know there are always all kinds of walkthroughs and info on the internet, but I like to have a physical book for my few favorite games. The guide also gives access to the online version, which is nice.

Unfortunately, the guide isn't available until the game is released, so it won't ship until the 18th. But I'm hoping the eGuide will be available for me sooner. We'll see. happydance
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#988793 - 11/16/14 03:39 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Does anyone know if the Deluxe edition is worth?

I will pre-order in Amazon.
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#988808 - 11/16/14 06:14 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: mcc]
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Hard to say if it's "worth" it, but I preordered the Deluxe version myself. $10 more for some extra content. I guess it all depends on how much you love Dragon Age games. lol

This page shows a table listing the extra items you get with Deluxe, with a short description of each:
What you get with the Digital Deluxe Edition

EDIT: It was the armored mount that I really wanted. smile


Edited by lanlynk (11/16/14 06:17 PM)
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#988821 - 11/16/14 07:41 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Thanks lanlynk, I decided to preorder the standard, with the preorder one gets some stuff and it is the kind of game I do not play in difficult or more than once.
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#988852 - 11/16/14 11:23 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: mcc]
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Makes sense, MCC!

I usually don't order deluxe editions either. Dragon Age: Inquisition has been an exception for me. First game I've ever preordered too. Funny thing is, originally I wasn't even sure I'd get this game at all. I sure hope it lives up to whatever it is I'm expecting! lol

BTW: I received my new graphics card and installed it a couple of days ago. Very happy with it! Should improve my game experience too--without buying a whole new computer right now.

ALSO, I bought my game copy from Origin (though I buy a lot of games from Amazon). I did a preload yesterday--which basically downloads and installs the game early. It's locked now, but will unlock itself when the release happens. I guess that helps with the servers getting clogged up at the moment of release!


Edited by lanlynk (11/17/14 12:45 AM)
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#988922 - 11/17/14 11:34 AM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Sounds like you are ready to have a great time wave
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#989083 - 11/18/14 02:00 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Wow, this is a large game. I've been downloading for around 24 hours and I'm only at 51 percent. This is probably the biggest download I've ever had, 23.81 GB. Maybe I'll be able to play it tomorrow.
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#989095 - 11/18/14 02:39 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: lanlynk]
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lanlynk, I'd be fascinated to know if the 'locked' game is calling a website to decide whether to stay locked, or whether you can just disconnect your computer from the internet, change the date, and unlock the game. smile

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#989096 - 11/18/14 02:39 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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Be aware that this game has been available through EA's Early Access (for 6 hours) last week. Also, please be aware that many players are reporting problems, bugs, with the game. It seems that certain quest does not update correctly, voices seem to suddenly be male or female where they should be the opposite. And on the DAI forums at Bioware, there now, I think, 4-5 threads which point out that the controls for pc doesn't work properly and correctly.

I don't have the game and I haven't played the game (yet) so I can't really comment if this is true or not. Just thought, I should let you know.

edit:
The game should be available for playing in the US and Canada today, November 18th. And on November 20th in Europe.


Edited by Karsten (11/18/14 02:42 PM)
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#989113 - 11/18/14 04:38 PM Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Reviews [Re: Karsten]
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@oldman: Yes, it's huge. We were finally able to get cable at our house a couple of years ago, so my internet speed is good now. Before, we only had a slow DSL connection. It would take forever to download games. This time, DA: I downloaded pretty quickly.

@gremlin: Not sure about the locked game calling in. My game unlocked last night (Nov. 17) at 8:00 pm without me watching it. It probably had to call in though because I believe I read somewhere that the preloads had to be "verified" before being unlocked--whatever that includes.

@Karsten: I wondered how bad the initial bugs would be. That's one of the reasons I don't usually get games when they first come out. This time, I decided to get the preorder goodies and to be ready to play as soon as the game was available (and stable). But I haven't actually played it yet. I'm still exploring DA Keep choices.

Last night, I also decided to hold off playing a bit so I can browse some forums to see how the brave souls are doing who started the game right away. I still have my Strategy Guide coming from Amazon too. And I may just wait a little while more to see if a patch comes out or glitches get workarounds. I also tend to spend a lot of time in character creation and planning ahead. I'm not one of those folks who love to see how fast they can do quests! Thanks for the heads-up. I'll try to pace myself and be patient! wave

EDIT: Hey, gremlin: I just read in another forum someone asking your same question. The answer given was, there's no way to just go offline and fix the clock. The game has to call in while online. So I doubt that would have worked. wink


Edited by lanlynk (11/18/14 04:50 PM)
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