30 hours in Inquisition and I still find it boring.

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#1  Edited By Raspharus

Ok so I see a pattern here, with bioware games. The same exact thing happened with ME1 and ME2. I play it for a while(like 15-20 hours), try to like the universe/story/setting, and then get bored, quit and never go back. Which is truly a shame because I am sure that the games are great, both Mass Effect and Dragon Age. It's just the fact that everything seems so fake and unbelievable to me, it's crazy. Like I can't bond with the characters, I can't grow to care about the story/setting. To give you an analogy, it's like you never get to care with the story/setting in Battlefield Hardline/COD campaigns.

On the inquisition part, the story didn't catch me at all. Like I have 33 hours and I still can't understand all of it. I'm sure it is due to the fact that I haven't played the other games. The only, truly GOTY moment that impressed me in inquisition was that crowd singing once you are close to skyhold. Like for me the game seemed as it showed the best that it can do, right there. Idk, the world seems lifeless, in all bioware games that I played. It's even worse than Batman, for me at least.

I don't know maybe I am doing something wrong or I got the wrong view. I have given the thought that maybe the way bioware games are executed is not for everyone. Which is kinda weird since their games get so much praise from everyone, and they truly look like good triple a games.

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#2  Edited By I_Stay_Puft

Like the old saying goes, "Different strokes, for different folks."

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You don't have to like the same stuff other people like. It's ok.

Like the old saying goes, "Different strokes, for different folks."

Accurate.

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#4  Edited By ToTheNines

33 hours is a long time to spend on something boring. But hey, if you really don't like it then I think its time to give up now.

I find that Bioware brings characters and the setting to life better than anyone in the business. Their story writing as of the last 10 years isn't the greatest.

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You should stop playing that now, you've almost played it for an entire work week. Go have fun with something else.

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It doesn't improve.

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I never made it through that game, I got to the point about where you got to and kind of gave up.

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#8  Edited By Draugen

It seems that Bioware games aren't for you, my friend.

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Hey man, unplug!

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So stop playing it.

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Odd, I don't have that with all Bioware games at all. ME1 I never got bored but DA:I is just boredom city to me.

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Yep, I stopped playing it at around 30 hours. The Witcher 3 is about 254 times better.

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I have really liked pretty much every modern Bioware game (yes, even Dragon Age 2), but Inquisition just bores me for some reason. It has me a little worried about Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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#14  Edited By edgaras1103

You might try a little game called The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt, people say it is a bit better than dragon age.

As for dragon age inquisition. As I played it I felt good up until midpoint and then everything fell appart , the ending is so bad. I think one of the reason that the world felt sterile because it was not open world, it had zones without dynamic time of day, without npcs doing their routine stuff like sleeping, working, these zones looked nice but that is all. I realized playing witcher 3 how utterly disappointing was dragon age inquisition.

I liked first 2 mass effect games a whole lot. I prefer ME over ME2 personally even tough I know second one is a better game. It all comes down to writing, characterization, dialogue and such. And man, I hope andromeda will be as far from DAI template as possible

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You're not alone. I've beat most of the modern BioWare games because people always talk about how good they are. I even did all of the character side quests in all 3 mass effects, but man I did not give a puppy about any of it.

I got to about the same point you did in Dragon Age and my buddy told me I was only about a third of the way through the story. It was then that I decided BioWare games aren't for me and I uninstalled it. As others have said, you don't have to like things that other people love.

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Though while it does seem BioWare games in general aren't for you, Inquisition is still on the lower end of the spectrum regarding their most recent releases. In fact I'd say it's at smack bottom even... For all of the problems I have with DAII and ME3, I still ultimately completed 'em both twice, whereas merely getting through Inquisition the one time was a struggle.

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#17  Edited By rethla

"Its even worse than Batman"

Awesome, put that on the box :D

Its really not the best story or characters or world or anything. The game is about the sum of all parts and if you play 30hours and dont like it you kind of has seen all it has to offer so just shelf it at that point.

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The boring filler quests and static world almost killed that game for me, until I decided to just do enough to meet the main mission level requirements. I own every Bioware game, and still play some once every year. But Inquisition was really hard for me to get through.

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#19  Edited By rollingzeppelin

I want to play this game since it did review pretty well but I'm afraid I won't be able to enjoy it after playing the witcher 3. I'm almost certain that TW3 eclipses DAI in every single aspect imaginable even though I haven't played DAI yet. It's such a big time investment that I want to be certain I will enjoy it before starting.

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#20  Edited By MEATBALL

I loved doing just about everything in the game, personally, but I can totally see why it wouldn't be for plenty of people and many of the criticisms levelled at it are perfectly justified. You've sunken 30 hours into the game, and you're not enjoying it, you really shouldn't feel like you're wrong or you need to keep playing until it clicks. You don't like Dragon Age Inquisition, that's cool. :)

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DA:I was okay because it filled the next gen RPG void last year. It is not a great game by any means though, and I wouldn't spend more than a few hours playing it if it came out now.

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I envy someone with the time to play a game they don't enjoy much for 30 hours!

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Why play something you don't like?

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#25  Edited By Justin258

Different people like different things. I can always admire an effort to try to understand a game's positive qualities, but 33 hours in something you aren't really enjoying is too much. Go do something else.

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@raspharus: It never gets better. I beat it out of love for the first 2 DA games, but man was DA:I a horrible, sad excuse for the next game in that series.

They took everything good about the first games, and threw it aside, more or less. The "tactical camera" aspect was awful. they took the mindless button mashing combat of DA2...and made it worse! Character control felt way worse then DA2, and the combat felt just as one button mashing. I barely used skills, never changed characters.

Throw that together with a cast of characters I care NOTHING about, a main villain that was a mini boss in a side-quest dungeon of DA2, and following the late Bioware train of saying "oh your choices from previous games? Fuck em this is the way the story went" just angered me. Hell in my DA universe, Lilliana was dead! I guess I should have known this was coming since DA2 was less then stellar in comparison to DA:Origins, but still...I didn't think they would fuck this game up.

I was really upset I digitally downloaded this game for the PS4, cause I would have traded this game back in a heartbeat. Instead I just got the pleasure of deleting it from my PS4's hard drive.

I really don't understand how people enjoyed this game. I know people like different things, but everything about DA:I seemed just horrible. The fact some outlets gave if GOTY makes me laugh my ass off, and re-enforces the fact that marketing trumps all. That, and being the last big game released 2014.

I know it's a different team and all, but seeing how DA:I shaped up REALLY makes me skeptical of Mass Effect Andromeda. ME is one of my favorite game series, if they fuck it up It'll be heartbreaking.

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#27  Edited By MEATBALL

I really don't understand how people enjoyed this game. I know people like different things, but everything about DA:I seemed just horrible. The fact some outlets gave if GOTY makes me laugh my ass off, and re-enforces the fact that marketing trumps all. That, and being the last big game released 2014.

This just makes you sound like a jerk.

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@meatball: Thats fine. It still mind boggles me. For all the outcry and negative reactions DA:2 got, DA:I seem like more of the same, yet some people seemed enthralled by it.

And when it won GOTY...i mean come on. A lot of good games came out last year more deserving.

Stated again however, opinions.

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#29  Edited By Trenox

Game kinda IS boring but its Bioware and it looks competent so that gets it a long way.. I do like some of the major story beats and seeing a new area for the first time, but those really are the highlights.

I would recommend playing Witcher 3 instead.

edit: just saw that you already played that. Dont really know where to go from W3 though? Wait for fallout4 ? ;)

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it kinda saddens me the sort of backlash it's receiving now after its quite positive reception around release. i guess people are (maybe unfairly) comparing it to Witcher 3 or got past the honeymoon stage. i quite enjoyed my time with it but admittedly should go back (i had just finished In Your Heart Shall Burn as well, which i agree was a good high point but i also stopped there for some reason). I also liked the whole time travel business earlier, but i don't know if they'll make good on it or not, and i dug quite a few characters if mostly on a surface level (Dorian's pretty rad though). Sounds like you already gave it a fair chance. Maybe Pillars of Eternity would be up your alley if you like those style RPGs?

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#31  Edited By Raspharus

@trenox said:

Game kinda IS boring but its Bioware and it looks competent so that gets it a long way.. I do like some of the major story beats and seeing a new area for the first time, but those really are the highlights.

I would recommend playing Witcher 3 instead.

edit: just saw that you already played that. Dont really know where to go from W3 though? Wait for fallout4 ? ;)

hoho I am definetly waiting for fallout, but to tell you, no I didn't compare it to the witcher 3. Mainly cause there was no Witcher 3 back when I played it. Long story short I got the game in april. Played for like 30 hours, found it boring, meanwhile GTA got launched, got into that, and then the witcher 3. Now when I came back pumped up to try it again, it hitted me with a snoozefest.

@ripelivejam Well I guess it's due to the fact that the rpg scene was kinda missing for the next gen consoles back then, so people had to make the best out of "nothing". Also it was either this or Shadow of Mordor, which was good indeed, but not truly an rpg, more like an action game.

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@meatball: He's right though; sites which awarded GOTY to Inquisition should feel embarrassed.

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#33  Edited By Ngilko

I enjoyed Inquisition but it has many, many faults.

I have always really enjoyed the setting of Dragon Age, the lore, mythology etc,really enjoyed origins and even played through DA2 a few times (as I enjoyed seeing how THEDAS's story progressed) but most of the fun a got out of inquisition was in seeing how that over arching narrative which I'm heavily invested in progressed. If you strip it of that narrative it's just a decent Rpg. So I can kind of see where your coming from.

In terms of it being critically lauded, firstly lots of the critics will be invested in Thedas, like me, in which case it is a lot of fun. You also have to understand the context in which it was released. In short not exactly a vintage year for video games, and more importantly close to the release of games like Destiny and Unity.

Both those games left a lot of people with bad tastes in their mouths, and in many ways inquisition felt like a proper big video game with lots of content and by in large it worked (or got fixed pretty quickly) so yeh, it was actually helped by the games around its perceived and actual failings.

All in all, an odd one. I certainly enjoyed it at the time, but looking back and after the release of things like Witcher 3 and Bloodbourne I actually seems like a very "last gen" game to me, and as a cross gen game it kind of was.

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#34  Edited By Dave_Tacitus

I loved Bioware back when they made actual RPGs - Baldurs Gate, KOTOR, ME1, Dragon Age Origins

Things started getting a little rocky for me when ME2 (great game, not a great RPG) came out. ME3 disappointed me.

Even though I agreed with all the criticisms of Dragon Age 2, I still finished it but I struck out about 35 hours into Inquisition. Superficially it seemed like a return to form - More diverse environments, more actual RPG-ing - but below the surface I found the game to be exactly the same kind of chat-em-up with levelling that had been gnawing away at me since Mass Effect 2.

It's probably the last time I'm going to say to myself "maybe this game will be more like the Bioware I fell in love with" and accept that they've turned that corner for good.

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couldn't agree more, but you don't have to try and like some because some others do- I loved DAI, hated 2, and thought DAI was going to be great. Played it for about 7 or 8 hours hoping it would improve and it didn't. As for Mass Effect, I enjoyed 2 the most(didn't finish 3), the first I liked at the time but I can never stand shooters that use RPG reasons as to why the shooting is shit in a game. ME games character wise, only a few ever stood out that I liked for the most part, though, and still wouldn't say I anything more than "liked" them.

Bioware's habit of everything being so easily black and white, especially with how Dragon Age started in the first game, not having the ME bullshit of a simple good and bad decision all the time, eventually all fall into that place. I can never take it seriously: Hey do you wanna be the nicest saintliest person ever, or a total dick/evil asshole!. Makes it really hard to take seriously because its so unrealistic, in a game thats supposed to be about YOU making decisions.

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I loved Bioware back when they made actual RPGs - Baldurs Gate, KOTOR, ME1, Dragon Age Origins

Things started getting a little rocky for me when ME2 (great game, not a great RPG) came out. ME3 disappointed me.

Even though I agreed with all the criticisms of Dragon Age 2, I still finished it but I struck out about 35 hours into Inquisition. Superficially it seemed like a return to form - More diverse environments, more actual RPG-ing - but below the surface I found the game to be exactly the same kind of chat-em-up with levelling that had been gnawing away at me since Mass Effect 2.

It's probably the last time I'm going to say to myself "maybe this game will be more like the Bioware I fell in love with" and accept that they've turned that corner for good.

Mass Effect 2 was far, far more of an RPG than the first game by any metric.

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Welcome to the club, I think the combat is insufferable.

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@three0nefive: Tell me why you think it's far far more of an RPG.

Less customisation and fewer skills made some people happier, but not me. Its combat is hugely more satisfying but what they removed didn't make up for it, for me. Like I said, I think ME2 is a great story driven action game, just not a great RPG.

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@dave_tacitus: More player agency/story-relevant choices, greater focus on your party in a context other than combat, etc.

ME1 has more RPG elements vis-à-vis combat and character creation (though so many of the Talents in ME1 were completely meaningless), but taken as a whole it didn't really amount to anything more than a shooter with weapon stats.

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Mass Effect 2 is by far Bioware's best game. A lot of people who brought the magic to Bioware aren't there anymore. Casey Hudson and the doctors are missed greatly. Dragon Age: Inquisition is fine though. Not sure if I'd give it three or four stars.

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I would have to agree with most here: Maybe Inquisition isn't for you. I had a few friends get put off by the "simpleness" of the combat compared to the first but they at least agreed that it was more entertaining than the second game.

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I don't even think I made it ten hours.

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