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The Dragon Age: Inquisition Thread

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by Bradylama, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Space Satan Arcane

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    99% of DA:I quests are like hinterlands
     
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  2. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    From what I've read, you don't even need to do any of it - it's all meant to artificially bloat the playtime statistic and nothing else.
    You can safely skip to the game's high points: meeting schizophrenic elf dyke and riding bull cock.
    You're welcome. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Villagkouras Savant

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    I'm 60 hours in the game and I'm just over half point I think.

    The game is massive and you know what? It's great. Sure those filler quests could be avoided, but when you play some time you know which ones you can actually avoid.

    I can see why PC gamers are complaining though, it's meant to be played in consoles only.
     
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  4. Franny Frogpill Educated

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    They're even here on the Codex? :fight:
     
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  5. dryan Arcane

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    Show Spoiler
    Can I do that yet? :M
     
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  6. Space Satan Arcane

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    2013 promo video. I can't stop grinning after seing the result
     
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  7. Villagkouras Savant

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    Of course you can, but in the meantime I am enjoying a game while most of you here wank, thinking of a game that will never be made: Your game of dreams.

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  8. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    ^ Augmented.

    Запощено с моей iБалалайки с помощью Тапочка
     
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  9. cvv Arcane Patron

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    So having a few days off during the holidays I got back to the damn game and finished it. One thing is clear - in most respects DAI is the worst of the trilogy. You heard right - overall I "enjoyed" DA2 more.

    True this game is bursting at seams with content, problem is majority of it is shit content. And I'm not even talking about gathering herbs and knocking out various dumb side quests because at least crafting is worth it in this game and sidequests give you XP and perks (which truly matters only on Nightmare but whatever). What I'm talking about is the War Table. Whaat the fuck? This whole system is breathlessly pointless. So you send one of your dudes to derp around some area for a few hours and for that you get either a few herbs, aroud 150 gp, or 30-60 influence. In a game where your can haul thousands of gp in ten minutes of questing and hundreds of influence in the same time span. Or you get some weapon or upgrade you could've used five levels ago. The only worthwhile activity is opening up new regions or new areas within already unlocked regions - which is stupid anyway because you have to travel back to Skyhold and then again back to the newly open area. Game design!

    There are of course problems specific to Beware games, mostly related to "relaishuns" with your characters and I don't wanna get bogged down in those. Let's just say the relative openness of the game doesn't mesh well with building up tight relaishuns so ultimately you don't give a shit about the histories and fates of your teammates. Not to mention that as a straight male you get only one viable romance option - Josephine - since Cassandra is full of testosterone and the romance affair with the only lady my dwarf inquisitor really "cared" about - scout Harding - is either bugged or content-cut or whatever, either way it doesn't go anywhere. So I didn't get to see dat sweet dwarf-on-dwarf sex. On the other hand if I was a gay I would be like a kid in a chocolate factory.

    Setting aside Beware specific "relationshiping", DAI is yet another RPG that doesn't get loot mechanics right, like, at all. Which is not that surprising considering even most loot-based games fuck up in this department but Bioware is notoriously bad with itemization. Here it's better than everything they've done since Kotor but that's not saying much. Fundamental problem is majority of the content is tailored to a party between levels 12 and 16, roughly. The result is once you cross this threshold you spend about half of the game finding loot far below your needs. Plus there are oceans and oceans of useless "grey" trash loot. Why? The fuck? Plus crafting is always superior even to most unique items you will ever find.

    That covers most of the big problems with this game. There are others - like why the world isn't seamless but stupidly cut up in zones? Why are the main mission quests taking place in corridors again? What the fuck is up with the hair? Plus music is barely average (definitely worse than Skyrim) and voiceacting is a standard Bioware fare, with some truly appaling exceptions. Only the sound design is outstanding, especially various roars and growls of the dragons.

    But there's one reason I stuck with it to the end - on PC on Ultra settings the game looks simply incredible. I just needed to explore every corner of this otherwise humdrum MMOish world. The lush forests of Emerald Graves, the "Scottish" landscape of Crestwood, the atmospheric nighttime desert of Hissing Wastes...oftentimes I just stopped and looked around in amazement. Sure the effect is to a large degree achieved through jazzed up contrast and overdone colour saturation but still...the artists responsible for textures, landscaping and architecture design truly deserve GOTY, not the derpy writing brigade lead by Gaider. I literally can't wait what they'll do with the engine and with the same team for the next Mass Effect, especially it it's next-gen only.

    EDIT: Did I say that covers most big problems? I lied. The combat is abyssmal and the PC UI atrocious. Now it covers it all.
     
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  10. PhantasmaNL Arcane Patron

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    damn that vid looks like its from a better game (playing it without sound, so i have no idea whats being said)

    much slower battles it seems, with better gfx (no seizure inducing bright colored sfx shitstorm)
     
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  11. Orma Arcane Patron

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    Who the fuck are these people, and why do they join 'dex?
     
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  12. set Cipher

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    i can't believe xRazorFistx gave this game a thumb's up. Shows you just how delerious some people can get.
     
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  13. Sykar Arcane

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    My first reaction::what:

    Then I came to the right conclusion about you:

    :avatard:
     
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  14. Mortmal Arcane

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    You are wrong good sir, they arent thinking of a dream game, they dont enjoy gaming at all. They get here to say dragon age is shit , wich means free and easy brofist and then to feel like the coolest kid on the block . Its for the ego and morale boost.Its like group therapy.
     
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  15. Villagkouras Savant

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    Totally agree, I don't think they enjoy gaming and having fun. They'll never be satisfied and they'll hate those who just want to have a good time (and they do).

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  16. Orma Arcane Patron

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    Ban villagkunt
     
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  17. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Drog is losing his touch.

    Speaking of Drog: 'sup?
     
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  18. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'm surprised Drog can still type after holding R to auto attack for 60 hours.
     
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  19. set Cipher

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    How long would you need to hold R to beat the game on nightmare?
     
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  20. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    0 Hours since there's no reason to play it at all.

    Go play Baldur's Gate 2 instead.
     
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  21. PhantasmaNL Arcane Patron

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    My dwarven warrior got nowhere with scout Harding, not for lack of trying though. I read that BW considers dwarven sex a line they will not cross. So no inclusiveness for dwarves.

    I also dont get the wartable. Ok, some sidequest wartable operations have you actually travel to a location but these are rare. As it stands my dwarf got to do the shitty jobs of gathering shit and delivering shit, while my consultants got the interesting assignments. The descriptions are sometimes actually intriguing, but no luck, you have to deliver a lost ring asap instead.
     
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  22. 1451 Seeker In My Safe Space

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    Cool quests are harder to design so they left them in text form leaving the player to hone his skills in wow.
     
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  23. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    It's role-playing dude. Do you want to solve the problem using blunt force, subterfuge, or diplomacy? And you keep even get treasures and unlock entire areas doing it! And it's gathered in one spot so you don't have to waste all your time roaming around in the game's big open world talking to NPCs (not unless you want to play some constellation puzzles).

    Of course:

    It's the same outcome no matter method you use.
    The treasures are useless and the areas are boring
    The entire point of an open world -- seeing what you can find -- is subverted because every area contains mostly the same things: demon portals, constellation puzzles, and broken shards of glass
     
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  24. Commissar Draco KKKodex WCDS Commissar Patron

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    But that's... Racist.


    But pedo elven sex is OK? Behead those who insult Dwarves and Purge the Biowaste.
     
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  25. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's good for you that you enjoy being retarded, but it's still a pretty raw deal compared to us who have our mental faculties intact.
     
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