Starting Dragon Age: Inquisition

With how much I’m writing about Dragon Age lately, I could almost justify merging this blog with Spellbound and making just one big mess out of everything! Anyway, so I am now into Inquisition, and I’m really enjoying it. I’m trying to keep it free from spoilers, but if you’re very cautious, you may want to skip this post. I’m only somewhere between 25-30 hours in, but at least I’ve warned you!

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I think the introduction sequence was done really well, where you’re not quite sure what’s happened and are just sort of thrown into everything. It was great seeing characters that you’ve encountered, or even played with, in previous games. I do love those little cameos that you get as well. Obviously, a lot of characters in this game has more than cameos. Cassandra, Leliana, Cullen and Varric are there to stay. Hooray!

The one thing I don’t like with how the game plays – and I realise this is just me, because I’m very strange – is that you have no option to move with your mouse. It’s WASD, and that’s it pretty much. I’ve never been able to move well with WASD. I can’t say why exactly, it’s just not something I can do. So every other game I play, I always rebind movement so that I can move by holding down my two mouse-buttons (if it’s not already an option), and bind strafe to my mouse buttons 4+5 on the side. So, I’m struggling a bit with movement.

Fortunately, my character is a Mage, so at least I don’t have to keep moving during fights to be in melee range. It was a big disappointment to me though, that I could only move with WASD. I guess I only have myself to blame though, having never learned to properly do it, while I guess almost every other person out there playing games do.

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The story of the game is really interesting, but I won’t really go into it, since I don’t want to overly spoil anything. I’m having to pace myself though, because I’m too tempted to move the main story along too quickly, and I don’t want that since there are a lot of fun side quests.

The companions and advisors are great. You still can’t talk to your party members when out in the field (there’s party banter of course), but I’m okay with that since they always seemed to move in front of whatever object you were trying to click anyway. No, Wynne I do not want to talk to you right now! Move away!

You can, however, talk to them whenever you want to in your base. This was something you couldn’t in DA2, and I’m soo happy that they brought it back! There’s also a fair amount of little cut scenes with your companions, even when not romancing them, which is really nice.

Romancing seems slow, but I’m okay with that. Slow and steady, as they say! I’ve heard good things about the romance arcs, so I’m very much looking forward to mine. Yeah, Cullen – I’ve got my eyes on you!

There was a little Alistair cameo at one point, and I have to admit that I don’t like what they did with his model. Until he actually introduced himself, I didn’t even recognise him!

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I really can’t wait to continue playing and finding out what else is in store for my character. I’ve only recently made it to Skyhold, but even so, I think I still have the majority of the game ahead of me. I’m okay with that though, since I’m really enjoying it. The most difficult part is going to be to refrain from moving the main story along too fast!

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Starting Dragon Age: Inquisition — 2 Comments

    • Yeah, I’ve noticed this trend. I usually prefer to be the one being wooed, but I’ll play along… I liked that in Origins, if I flirted enough with Alistair, he would eventually come to me. Took longer though, of course. But it was sweet.

      But it’s okay. This is pretty neat too. I’m coming for you, Cullen 😀

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