DA Inquisition is pretty refreshing for an open world game. Its nice not doing ubisoft tower crap all the time and just explore around to find people and their situational compromises.
Its not like skyrim with one big open map but a seemingly infinite number of medium sized maps that are nicely varied in style
So yes, the combat is ass, but it was utter shite in Skyrim too, but it didnt matter because the focus was on the exploration anyway. I've come to terms with that and am having a good time.