There is a new Dragon Age game in development by EA that looks interesting. The trailer features Morrigan, one of the characters in Dragon Age: Origins. Dragon Age 2 was reviewed poorly and because of this I wonder how EA will handle this latest incarnation.

Are you interested in the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/30/2013 at 07:49pm

Dragon Age 2 got a bad rap, I think, because most people wanted a more polished Dragon Age: Origins. The combat in DA:O was frustrating, and the AI not as intelligent as you'd like it to be, but the character building and varied story arcs made it rich and inviting. The fans seemed to take offense that this richness was left behind in favor of a more action-oriented, linear game. DA 2 actually reviewed well with the media, probably because, objectively, it's a pretty good game. The fact that it feels nothing like DA:O, and shows little association with the original characters, makes it feel like less of a sequel, and more like a smaller sub-story, like Dark Fury in the Riddick series, or Halo 3:ODST. Bioware/EA set the fans up by putting that number "2" in the name, which everyone hopes will mean "more of the same, and better." In this case it meant "This is not the sequel you were looking for, but it's still a good game on it's own merit. We probably should have named it something else." It might not have sold as well, but the expectation would have been more realistic. Regarding DA: Inquisition, until we see gameplay, the best I can say is that it's really cool to see Morrigan again. Her story is a big part of what I loved about the first game, so my hope is for some resolution there. The title seems to imply a dark conflict elicited by some schism between the Chantry, or the Templar Order, and the Circle of Magi. I just hope it brings back that richness from Origins. At the very least, with Frostbite 3, it should be gorgeous to look at.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/01/2013 at 04:15am

I you bring up a good point about peoples expectations of Dragon Age 2. I enjoyed the first game but the didn't love the fighting and walked away from it because of how that all worked. With smaller battles it worked well, but they slammed more guys into them and it became really hard to work out a plan to win.

I loved the story and Morrigan was part of what I really liked. Perhaps I should pick it back up and turn down the difficulty to just enjoy the story elements that were so fantastic.

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