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#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

There's lots to be said about Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2. Pretty however, is not how I'd describe either game. Orgins was technically outdated, Dragon Age 2 had way too few assets to make a good impression. That is the past however, Dragon Age: Inquisition is bound to be the first darn pretty Dragon Age game. Hopefully everything else is just as markedly improved as its visuals.

Enjoy the trailer. I sure did. I want it NOW!

#2 Posted by The_Nubster (2099 posts) -

Was that Baird?

Typical fantasy does nothing for me. That being said, this excited me. With that being said, so did the trailers for the first two and I didn't care much for those games. This is definitely the most interesting-looking one so far, though.

#3 Posted by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

Dragon Age 2 burned me with their pre-release media so I'm not going to harp on them on releasing stuff like this but I am going to wait till people are releasing game play.

#4 Edited by RockyRaccoon37 (436 posts) -

There's a really good interview on Kotaku with the creative director as well.

Sounds like they're returning to the gameplay of the first Dragon Age-- the camera will pull out to a top-down tactical view, the combat is supposed to be more varied and challenging, there's no regenerating health, the world will be more open and encourage exploration (he even name drops Baldur's Gate) and you can choose from characters of varying races again.

It all sounds good, so hopefully they can pull it off better than Dragon Age 2, which was basically a dog fart.

#5 Edited by twi (38 posts) -

Can't wait!

#6 Posted by TheBluthCompany (385 posts) -

As a person with every achievement in Dragon Age 2, this is my most anticipated game of the year.

#7 Edited by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I want to believe this will be as amazing as Origins, but 2 burned me so badly I just can't take that leap of faith. One of the biggest things I hated about 2 was the look of the combat. They made everyone jump around doing teleports, jumping 30 feet into the air doing 1080 flips, and it looked like some terrible anime. So when the first thing I see in this trailer is that mage guy flipping around the staff I let out a sigh. I hope they go back to the more realistic and heavy look of the first game. They had a weight to how they attacked and looked in that game that just felt really good to me. It looked real and not some hyper fake combat.

I have been ignoring everything about this game as I don't want to get my hopes up like I did for 2. I will wait till it's a few days out from release and then dive into all the promo material and see what they are doing then. From what little I have seen it looks like they are trying to make The Witcher: Dragon Age Edition. Which does not appeal to me as I didn't care for those games. We will see come closer to release I guess.

#8 Posted by Jazz_Bcaz (265 posts) -

Looks and sounds like Mass Effect. I know it's Bioware and it'll probably still be great but I don't really buy into their attempt at sword and sorcery. All the armour designs look terrible. American accents. Egh.

There's always a thin line between me accepting a fantasy world or completely rejecting it, which is a shame.

#9 Posted by Vanick (329 posts) -

I really enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins and Awakening and even though I thought Dragon Age 2 had some serious problems I still enjoyed it so I'm really looking forward to this. Between this, Alien: Isolation, and Shadows of Mordor October 7th is already looking pretty packed.

#10 Posted by SingingMenstrual (327 posts) -

That is some fantastical Battlefield right thar

#12 Edited by Herk (189 posts) -

I wanna know what that pre-order bonus is about. The link just takes me to the same old DA page with "release fall 2014".

#13 Posted by Dimi3je (317 posts) -

I want to believe this will be as amazing as Origins, but 2 burned me so badly I just can't take that leap of faith. One of the biggest things I hated about 2 was the look of the combat. They made everyone jump around doing teleports, jumping 30 feet into the air doing 1080 flips, and it looked like some terrible anime. So when the first thing I see in this trailer is that mage guy flipping around the staff I let out a sigh. I hope they go back to the more realistic and heavy look of the first game. They had a weight to how they attacked and looked in that game that just felt really good to me. It looked real and not some hyper fake combat.

I have been ignoring everything about this game as I don't want to get my hopes up like I did for 2. I will wait till it's a few days out from release and then dive into all the promo material and see what they are doing then. From what little I have seen it looks like they are trying to make The Witcher: Dragon Age Edition. Which does not appeal to me as I didn't care for those games. We will see come closer to release I guess.

Spot on sir. The combat looks too exaggerated. On the other hand it may feel different with the top-down camera view, guess we'll see. Besides this, does anybody here have a problem with the dialog wheel in Dragon Age games? Something about it just doesn't feel right...

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#14 Posted by Humanity (9064 posts) -

It looks alright I guess, I was never a huge fan of this series and the trailer isn't doing a whole lot to change that opinion.

#15 Edited by andrew2696 (312 posts) -

@jazz_bcaz: I actually like that in the Dragon Age universe all the races have different accents. Dwarves (American), Humans (British), Elves (Welsh and Irish), not sure about Qunari.

Actually it might be the main Dragon Age continent with Brit accents. I think the other continent is French or something.

#16 Edited by altairre (1181 posts) -

Day 1 for sure. Even if it crashes and burns, which I hope it won't, I still have enough faith in Bioware that I want to see it. Dragon Age 2 wasn't great but I loved Mass Effect 3 in spite of the ending and while thistrailer doesn't show a lot of gameplay I'm into the art direction and don't necessarily mind more control over your character as long as there is depth in the combat.

#17 Posted by Karkarov (3080 posts) -

Varric's line seemed fairly lame and unfunny. Otherwise it was a solid video game trailer. I agree the main characters armor design looks like crap, I can't figure out how they have everyone else wearing cool enough looking gear and "you" look like an idiot. Looks like it may be a canned main character again as well, or at least a specific origin event. I kinda wish they would go back to origins method of starting the game off.

I have plenty of faith that they can do something good though and I will be picking it up. DA2 wasn't as good as DA:O but it didn't suck either and for the most part gets far more flack than it really deserved.

#18 Posted by Cretaceous_Bob (506 posts) -

Dragon Age 2 is the only BioWare game I've ever played that I didn't finish. I'm really suspicious. That trailer looks awesome, but that team screwed up really badly on their last attempt.

#19 Edited by andrew2696 (312 posts) -

@karkarov: There is one character with voices for each gender but there are races at least.

And in defense of Varric, it is literally raining monsters.

#20 Posted by Yummylee (21547 posts) -

Lookin' goooood! I would imagine that was also what appears to be the voice for human male, if not the voice for all male characters. Really curious to see how they handle giving you a voiced protagonist while still allowing you to select between four different races. Will they just have one voice per sex across all races I wonder? Different accents? Doing a Saints Row and giving each variable its own unique voice sounds time-consuming to say the least, so it sounds very unlikely that's how they've done it.

#21 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (279 posts) -

I'm amazed that there are people out there that still have any confidence whatsoever in Bioware.

#22 Posted by Damodar (1375 posts) -

I feel like there is maybe no better way for a trailer to kill any potential excitement by telling me about its pre-order bonuses. Using dubstep might be worse, I guess.

#23 Posted by Rafaelfc (1333 posts) -

I would watch that movie!

#24 Edited by Jazz_Bcaz (265 posts) -

@andrew2696: There are enough British accents to accommodate that still. I don't mind European accents but American accents always take me out of it. Especially with one liners like that.

Close your eyes and remove the dialogue, and it sounds like a Mass Effect game as well. Is no one else bothered by this? All those bassy shwumps and monster screeches.

I'm coming from the perspective of never having played a Dragon Age game so I'm being judgemental in the most shallow way possible. That's just my 2 cents. I just come from a place that is pleasant rolling hills and ruined castles and all that, so, usually if a setting doesn't reflect that I can't really buy into it, or it's world building has to convince me in some other way. Growing up with Aruthurian legend, this just seems really off some how.

Big part of why I adore Dragon's Dogma. It's like they took that landscape and dropped some goblins and griffins into it.

#25 Posted by Broomhitches (173 posts) -

I am excited, but I have to keep myself grounded, since the second one was a let down. It wasn't terrible, but I expected more from the sequel after enjoying the shit out of the first.

#26 Edited by SteadyingMeat (1160 posts) -

Oh man, this looks so awesome. Main character definitely has an interesting back story thing going on. I really hope this turns out to be great this time. But uh....Why is there no III in the title anymore? Kinda weird. I could have sworn there was at some point.

Also, I don't understand the emphasis they've been putting on Varric, is he actually a popular character among the fanbase? I found him kinda boring and not funny.

Also also, I really hope that pre-order DLC isn't a party member. Bioware has to get over this disgusting little habit.

#27 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

I'm coming from the perspective of never having played a Dragon Age game so I'm being judgemental in the most shallow way possible. That's just my 2 cents. I just come from a place that is pleasant rolling hills and ruined castles and all that, so, usually if a setting doesn't reflect that I can't really buy into it, or it's world building has to convince me in some other way. Growing up with Aruthurian legend, this just seems really off some how.

That's kind of like me saying, "This game set in Mexico looks nothing like my New England white suburban neighborhood, so I can't really buy into this." I don't think Dragon Age is really trying to mimic Aruthurian Legend. It takes elements from it and tries make its own world. In short, your right, you do sound shallow.

#28 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

Oh man, this looks so awesome. Main character definitely has an interesting back story thing going on. I really hope this turns out to be great this time. But uh....Why is there no III in the title anymore? Kinda weird. I could have sworn there was at some point.

Also, I don't understand the emphasis they've been putting on Varric, is he actually a popular character among the fanbase? I found him kinda boring and not funny.

Also also, I really hope that pre-order DLC isn't a party member. Bioware has to get over this disgusting little habit.

The game did have 3 in at one point but they dropped it a while ago.

I can't speak for everyone else but I personally loved Varric.

BioWare has gone on record saying that there will be no DLC party members.

#29 Posted by Jayzilla (2560 posts) -

Alien, DA:I, and Shadow of Mordor are all out on Oct. 7th. The games industry is run by a bunch of morons.

#30 Edited by SteadyingMeat (1160 posts) -

Wait.....is that my female monk from Diablo III I hear in the trailer?! If not, she sounds awfully similar.

#31 Posted by Yummylee (21547 posts) -

@steadyingmeat said:

Also, I don't understand the emphasis they've been putting on Varric, is he actually a popular character among the fanbase? I found him kinda boring and not funny.

He is indeed! Hell, he's one of my favourite Dragon Age party members overall. <3 The Bloom.

#32 Edited by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

It could be correctly argued that an issue with Dragon Age 2 was calling it Dragon Age 2. If they called it Dragon Age: Adverb Noun then expectations would have been different and less hostile. Going with "Inquisition" instead of a number is probably a wise idea.

#33 Posted by YI_Orange (1142 posts) -

I never played Dragon Age 2 because I've heard basically nothing except how much of an uninteresting slog it is, but as someone who might argue that Origins is the best individual Bioware game, consider me optimistic.

#34 Posted by Yummylee (21547 posts) -

@extomar said:

It could be correctly argued that an issue with Dragon Age 2 was calling it Dragon Age 2. If they called it Dragon Age: Adverb Noun then expectations would have been different and less hostile.

Sure, but the reception would still have no doubt been less than kind overall I would wager. It simply having the Dragon Age name would have been enough for many to expect a certain degree of quality and standard.

#35 Edited by militantfreudian (110 posts) -

Woah, next-gen indeed! Or is it because it's a Dragon Age game? At any rate, this seems very promising, even though the story premise seems to be somewhat cliched.

#36 Posted by SteadyingMeat (1160 posts) -

@yummylee: Yeah, I don't think it having a number in its name or not is really relevant in that way when there was only one other game in the series.

Also, it's interesting to see you feel that way about Varric. I dunno, maybe I'm just remembering him wrong, it has been quite a while since I played DA II. :P

#37 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

I really do have high hopes for this. I absolutely loved the first game, the second game was a rushed mess, but i still enjoyed it despite its many, many MANY flaws.

So i really do hope this turns out great, it's actually one of the few games i'm excited for.

#38 Posted by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

@yummylee

Oh sure changing a name doesn't "fix" the issues with that are core to the game but it would have soured less people. It feels like if Dragon Age 2 was presented more as "another adventure in the same world" instead of "this is the true sequel" like they presented then people would have approached and treated it differently, warts and all.

As a rule of thumb, unless storyline is tightly bound they should avoid calling things sequels. I'm very supportive of the idea of multiple games in multiple parts of a setting where especially the "Dragon Age World" really has the space to do it....just don't call them sequels. :)

#39 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

@dimi3je said:

@crusader8463 said:

I want to believe this will be as amazing as Origins, but 2 burned me so badly I just can't take that leap of faith. One of the biggest things I hated about 2 was the look of the combat. They made everyone jump around doing teleports, jumping 30 feet into the air doing 1080 flips, and it looked like some terrible anime. So when the first thing I see in this trailer is that mage guy flipping around the staff I let out a sigh. I hope they go back to the more realistic and heavy look of the first game. They had a weight to how they attacked and looked in that game that just felt really good to me. It looked real and not some hyper fake combat.

I have been ignoring everything about this game as I don't want to get my hopes up like I did for 2. I will wait till it's a few days out from release and then dive into all the promo material and see what they are doing then. From what little I have seen it looks like they are trying to make The Witcher: Dragon Age Edition. Which does not appeal to me as I didn't care for those games. We will see come closer to release I guess.

Spot on sir. The combat looks too exaggerated. On the other hand it may feel different with the top-down camera view, guess we'll see. Besides this, does anybody here have a problem with the dialog wheel in Dragon Age games? Something about it just doesn't feel right...

The wheel is one of the other major reasons I dislike DA2, and disliked Mass Effect. It boils conversations down to a binary good, douchebag, evil choice and gives no exploration or reason to replay. One of the reasons I put close to a thousand hours into DA:O was because of the traditional dialogue trees allowing so much variety and exploration that every time I replayed the game it felt like I was discovering something different each time. When they use the wheel all it does is make me decide at the start of the game if I want to be a bad guy or a good guy and I just know to pick the top or bottom accordingly. I don't feel like I'm playing an RPG with choice anymore and that I'm just playing a linear adventure book and every so often I have to pick if I want to keep seeing the good guy story or the bad guy story.

Maybe if you really looked at the traditional dialogue tree it boils down to being the same thing and it's just an illusion of choice due to how it's presented. All I know is I never want to replay an RPG with the wheel because of the above mentioned, and have replayed RPG's with the traditional dialogue tree over and over because I feel like I'm seeing something new, or the same thing from different angles each time.

#40 Posted by Demoskinos (14778 posts) -

Well I came into the year pretty confident not a whole lot could topple Lightning Returns as my favorite game this year but folks....we have a legitimate contender.

#41 Edited by Lukeweizer (2655 posts) -

Can't believe people are going ga-ga over this just because of how it looks. Has no one learned their lesson? I do hope it's good, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

#42 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11642 posts) -

As someone who still enjoyed dragon age 2 in spite of it having blatant issues... I am going to surprise myself on this one by avoiding any sort of pre-release hype. If it is good, that's great! If it is bad, then Bioware is dead to me and I will no longer buy their games new on faith.

The internet turned on Bioware 3 years ago, so it will probably be hated regardless of how good it actually ends up being.

#43 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4203 posts) -

That looks so damn awesome. If it comes down to getting between this and Batman, I'll choose this. :D

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#44 Edited by StarvingGamer (8157 posts) -

Yay more Dragon Age. Looks like it might be time to start thinking about a new computer. Ugh, money.

#45 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Oh man, in an appetite for a Biowaresian RPG, I finally caved and bought the Game of Thrones RPG from the European PSN Easter Sale for a tenner. Hopefully it will prove to be a good omen, and I actually enjoy this, by all accounts, middling game.

Dragon Age: Inquisition, I hope you didn't steer me wrong.

#46 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2691 posts) -

This will probably come off as entitled gamer whining, but I wish the game would be more like the first trailer they showed for Dragon Age Origins. The characters were not dressed like "jack sparrow' in wild over the top costumes and there is a grittiness to the world.

That first trailer was cool and those characters were cool with an edge of "crap, this is a real bullshit situation" not trah-la-la LARPers in spandex.

#47 Posted by Zirilius (622 posts) -

As someone who still enjoyed dragon age 2 in spite of it having blatant issues... I am going to surprise myself on this one by avoiding any sort of pre-release hype. If it is good, that's great! If it is bad, then Bioware is dead to me and I will no longer buy their games new on faith.

The internet turned on Bioware 3 years ago, so it will probably be hated regardless of how good it actually ends up being.

What if the world Joker landed on was really Theadas and the rift is the result of all the Mass Effect relays blowing up and the Inquisitor is just Commander Shepard?

#48 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11642 posts) -

@zirilius said:

@arbitrarywater said:

As someone who still enjoyed dragon age 2 in spite of it having blatant issues... I am going to surprise myself on this one by avoiding any sort of pre-release hype. If it is good, that's great! If it is bad, then Bioware is dead to me and I will no longer buy their games new on faith.

The internet turned on Bioware 3 years ago, so it will probably be hated regardless of how good it actually ends up being.

What if the world Joker landed on was really Theadas and the rift is the result of all the Mass Effect relays blowing up and the Inquisitor is just Commander Shepard?

Then I would declare that to be my game of the year, every year.

#49 Posted by Benny (1952 posts) -

I kinda think the gameplay looks quite bad from a mechanical standpoint. The game looks impressive graphically but it just highlights how artificial the combat looks. All I see is them still straddling the line between full on action game and RPG dice rolling and not fully embracing either.

#50 Posted by Evilsbane (4595 posts) -

Origins was really good, DA2 was a Goddamn Train Wreck, I will wait for release to pass any judgement but it looks nice.