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Dragon Age: Inquisition followers are scared of horses, won’t be sold as DLC

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Mass Effect fans were less than pleased when AI companions were packaged off and sold as DLC, so there’s been a worry for a while that Bioware may do the same with Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mike Laidlaw, creative director for the game, put that fear to bed over the weekend but raised another.

Followers disappear at the sight of horses.

Firstly, that bed I talked about:

Now, that disappearance act. In Inquisition you’ll have ridable mounts for the first time in the series. One of Laidlaw’s followers asked whether your followers would have their own mounts. Apparently not:

It seems that one thing all your followers have in common is a deep seated fear of horses, best of all the animals.

This has wider implications than giving me an opportunity to link to a looped song clip. Bioware added a colour to the world of Dragon Age by having your followers talk to each other as you explored its environments. Depending on who you selected to accompany you would alter which conversations you would hear.

If you insist on mounting up then you’ll miss out on all that, and more

Unfortunately, there will be no flying mounts. 

Other details Laidlaw revealed was the new focus on set piece battles: 

An increase in the base level difficulty: 

(While keeping the ability to change difficulty mid-play.) 

And, Cole’s magical trousers:

Tim saw Inquisition at E3 last month and was left stunned by its dragon fights. Though, if you can’t stand the wait till Inquisition’s release, Fraser’s collected together the top 15 RPGs on PC.

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I'm sure they are just trying to put out a quality product, so reducing complexity helps with all of that. That said, I haven't a huge amount of faith that Bioware can really pull off this open world skyrim-esque thing given that all of their games are based in tiny corridors so far. Hearing about things like followers despawning if you mount give me even less confidence. Never ever ever bet on the majority of your players choosing slow travel over fast.

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Unfortunately, you are trying far too hard to be 'The Cool One'. This in particular:

"Firstly, that bed I talked about:"

No. You must let go. Maybe try something else for a bit? No need to try so hard, kiddo.

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My god, what a thankless job eh?

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I get by knowing I make a real difference in the world... Oh, God, I'm a games journalist, my life's been wasted.

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I think that guy has a history of shitting on Julian..hmm... gonna keep my eye on him *Narrows eyes and fades into the shadows*

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