Dragon Age 3: Inquisition announced

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#1 Edited by benjaebe (2868 posts) -

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Not a whole lot of info other than confirming its in development using Frostbite 2, but the title gives us an idea of what we can expect the story to be about.

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#2 Posted by Phatmac (5935 posts) -

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MUTLIPLAYER! AND THE QUICK TIME EVENT CONVERSATION WHEEL! FROST BITE 3 BITCHES!!!!!!

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#3 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

No one expected the dragon inquisition. Excited to hear more as one of 7 people that enjoyed 2

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#4 Posted by Phatmac (5935 posts) -

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#5 Posted by Animasta (14920 posts) -

no one expects the antivan inquisition

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#6 Posted by kishinfoulux (3322 posts) -

Excited about this. Fuck the haters. Gonna be annoying as hell for all the Bioware trolls to come out of the woodwork again though.

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#7 Edited by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

I want to be a dragon.

I don't. I don't want anything to do with this series ever again after the travesty that was DAII.

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#8 Posted by RE_Player1 (8026 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: Well Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 are the worst games in their catalogue and those are their two most recent releases so they have a lot to prove to fans.

Personally I'm looking forward to this in a cautious way. I hope they take the criticism to heart and not produce another lazy sequel to the great Dragon Age Origins.

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#9 Posted by BlastProcessing (969 posts) -
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#10 Posted by Phatmac (5935 posts) -

Lastly Dragon Age 2 isn't as bad as you think it is.

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#11 Posted by Marz (6087 posts) -

Dragon Age with Destruction.... bring it on!!!! But seriously, i'm looking forward to it.

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#12 Posted by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

I didn't read the leaks, but the subtitle suggests a return of the plot from the canceled Exalted March expansion.

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#13 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1235 posts) -
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#14 Posted by Brodehouse (10812 posts) -
@msavo Dude, I feel like anyone who says ME3 is one of their worst games has yet to play Jade Empire.

Frostbite Engine..! I _really_ like that EA is training every one of their studios with a single engine, especially one with that amount of power to it. The core talent at BioWare is in the writing and art design, not the technical stuff. Having outsource guys who can float between DICE, Criterion, BioWare, Visceral and get everything ratcheted up.
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#15 Edited by AndrewB (7815 posts) -
The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.

Duh.

We won't be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.

Double duh, considering the sub-plot of Dragon Age and the plot of Dragon Age 2.

And I sure hope the Frostbyte 2 engine is good with isometric strategy, or I'll double down on Obsidian's ventures.

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#16 Posted by Dtat (1750 posts) -

"With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for – a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral"

Sounds like a good sign. If they really take this to heart, there's hope for this franchise yet.

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#17 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Dragon Age died with 2, why would they defile the corpse further.

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#18 Posted by RE_Player1 (8026 posts) -

@Brodehouse: Aww I liked Jade Empire but maybe my opinion would change if I revisited it.

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#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10812 posts) -

Man, I really like the level of tone that announcement has. That may be the most forthcoming, personal announcement I've ever read. There wasn't a bit of "Totally killer new game WAOW!" stuff, it was just an adult telling you about a thing he's doing. More of that, please. If there are any secret EA plants on this forum, do more announcements like that, I appreciate an announcement that respects my intelligence.

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#20 Posted by Phatmac (5935 posts) -

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

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#21 Posted by Crixaliz (809 posts) -

Looking forward to the announcement! Bioware and Ubisoft do great cg-trailers.

Also interested to see if they do a multiplayer mode. I thought the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer was a promising first attempt and class system made it more interesting than Gears 3 horde.

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#22 Posted by l4wd0g (2387 posts) -

That press release makes it sound like it's going to be a next gen game.

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#23 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1154 posts) -

Was this one of the titles they were polling awhile back?

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#24 Posted by RE_Player1 (8026 posts) -

@Crixaliz: They will do a multiplayer mode. ME3 multiplayer was successful with it's micro transactions and map packs and EA has gone on record numerous times that no game from them will ever ship without a multiplayer component.

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#25 Posted by bulby33 (699 posts) -

I didn't care for Dragon Age II but I'm optimistic for Dragon Age III. I hope it turns out well but we all know them BioWare fans will shit all over anything these days.

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#26 Posted by MEATBALL (4233 posts) -

I'm hoping that the combat feels similar to DAII on consoles, but has more features on PC. I really enjoyed playing Dragon Age II on 360, but didn't like it so much on PC. For example, on PC, the inability to pan the camera around free of being locked to a character was a huge bummer. Here's hoping the longer development time results in a game that doesn't abuse assets the way DAII did.

I hope the look earlier in the year at doing follower customisation in a way that each looked unique but could still be customised is a sign that the developers are going about things in a smart way and not completely dismissing the good things Dragon Age II managed to do (in spite of the fact that for a significant portion of their fanbase DAII didn't do a single good thing :P )

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#27 Posted by RE_Player1 (8026 posts) -

@Phatmac: I thought it was ok but I bought it for $10 new... If I would have spent $60 on it I would have been pissed.

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#28 Posted by Animasta (14920 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

I also think it was not that bad.

Admittedly the discourse is such that thinking it mediocre is still better than what most people do.

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#29 Edited by LikeaSsur (1760 posts) -

I'll wait until the inevitable Game of the Year edition, and then buy that used.

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#30 Posted by jimi (1149 posts) -

Loved origins and hated 2.

Hope they go back to their roots, but it probably won't. The demand for an old style CRPG is probably pretty low nowadays.

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#31 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

I don't know if you people remember a little game called Dragon Age: Origins (and how good it was), and the cluster fuck that followed called Dragon Age 2. But I guess so long as BioWare is the developer you'll throw money at their games, they could release a fucking pong game and still make millions. Whatever, I'm not buying it the rest of you have fun.

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#32 Posted by yinstarrunner (1314 posts) -

Isn't this the one Bioware was talking about looking to Skyrim for inspiration for? I guess rats good news or bad news depending on who you are.

I've lost a ton of faith in Bioware since Mass Effect 2, so im going to more than likely skip on this one. I really don't think they can pull off amazing games like they used to, and that kind of breaks my heart.

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#33 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

While Dragon Age II was an inferior game to Origins, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe in the team to make a good game with this one too, and feedback seems to be the key word around the changes of the game. Only time will tell how it will be.

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#34 Posted by yinstarrunner (1314 posts) -
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Isn't this the one Bioware was talking about looking to Skyrim for inspiration for? I guess rats good news or bad news depending on who you are.

I've lost a ton of faith in Bioware since Mass Effect 2, so im going to more than likely skip on this one. I really don't think they can pull off amazing games like they used to, and that kind of breaks my heart.
*that's. Fuck my phone.
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#35 Posted by Animasta (14920 posts) -

@Jimi said:

Loved origins and hated 2.

Hope they go back to their roots, but it probably won't. The demand for an old style CRPG is probably pretty low nowadays.

DA:O was not an old style CRPG though? I can't play those old school games because I fucking hate the combat but I could at least play DA:O without being irritated about it.

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#36 Posted by Solh0und (2150 posts) -

Am I the only one that looked at the ending to Witch Hunt as a hint to what may happen in Dragon Age 3?

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#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

@Simplexity said:

Dragon Age died with 2, why would they defile the corpse further.

Necrophilia has been a trend in the industry for a while now bro! First they kill the good games then they fuck their corpses on a 2-year basis.

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#38 Posted by Bane122 (964 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

I'm right there with you. In many ways, I actually like 2 more than the first.

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#39 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

@Bane122 said:

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

I'm right there with you. In many ways, I actually like 2 more than the first.

....I will say nothing... Except that.

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#40 Edited by project343 (2897 posts) -

3 years of development time? I'm already sensing a massive improvement over Dragon Age 2.

1 year of development vs. 3 years of development. Hmm.

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#41 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

Am I the only one that looked at the ending to Witch Hunt as a hint to what may happen in Dragon Age 3?

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considering merril has one of those mirrors in DA2 i expect it to play a role. plus i think they were teasing dlemith making a move in 2 as well.

count me among hose that like DA2, great combat and story

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#42 Edited by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

Hi! I liked it, mostly. I thought some of the characters were great (enough to redeem the ones who weren't), the overall story was just fine up until the ending, and the combat good in a way slightly different than the original game (although you can stick the enemies which come in waves and spawn in plain sight up your arse... that was just the worst). It's a deeply flawed game which might have been better served as an Origins mega add-on without the connotations that come with naming it "Dragon Age 2." That all might sound super negative, but I really did enjoy the game... up until the end. Enough that I'll defend it from comments like this:

@Simplexity said:

Dragon Age died with 2, why would they defile the corpse further.

Sure, Dragon Age 2 is nothing compared to Origins, but it's not a *bad* game, and a lot of its troubles can be attributed to the EA sequel rush. If they're given enough time with Dragon Age 3 and it isn't a stupid action third-person shooter like I immediately think of when I hear "Frostbyte 2 engine," then I think it could turn out fine.

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considering merril has one of those mirrors in DA2 i expect it to play a role. plus i think they were teasing dlemith making a move in 2 as well.

count me among hose that like DA2, great combat and story

Not to mention the Dalish Origin story.

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#43 Posted by Solh0und (2150 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

I also didn't think it was bad. It just doesn't think it can top what Origins did.

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#44 Posted by BlastProcessing (969 posts) -

If Hamburger Helper is writing it, I'm avoiding it like the plague. Actually, I was going to anyway, Bioware really lost their shit.

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#45 Posted by Animasta (14920 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

If Hamburger Helper is writing it, I'm avoiding it like the plague. Actually, I was going to anyway, Bioware really lost their shit.

hahaha oh yes let's bring THIS back

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#46 Posted by Fistoh (159 posts) -

Honestly, I don't care.  
Dragon Age II was a betrayal, and with the direction that BioWare is heading in these days, I'm not excited for this in the least.  
I hope I'm wrong, I hope this game can redeem the series, not to mention redeem BioWare somewhat in my eyes. But for now, whatever. 

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#47 Posted by niamahai (1409 posts) -

omg... Frostbite engine boning!

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#48 Posted by Barrabas (512 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

@Phatmac said:

There has to be someone out there that actually didn't think Dragon Age 2 was that bad right? Ugh. Looks like I'll be defending it forever.

I also didn't think it was bad. It just doesn't think it can top what Origins did.

Right. DA2 isn't a horrible game. It's just massively disappointing compared to Origins. I hope this game gets the series back on track.

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#49 Edited by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

If DA2 was callled Dragon Age: Legend of Hawke, was 30$ and market as a new adventure in the Dragon Age universe, it would of been fine. But with a short dev cycle and Marketed as the follow up to origins it could not win.

i cant defend the ending thought , that was a shitshow and worse than ME3 ending by far

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#50 Edited by Tennmuerti (9328 posts) -

It will be curious to see if Bioware can rise from the ashes and make a deep RPG again, or bury themselves further.

Hoping for the former, there are few enough narrative driven rpg's as is.

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