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

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

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.

Login or Register
1
+1
-0
ScytheMonkey's picture
44

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.

-4
+1
-5
avatar
31

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.

1
+1
-0
ScytheMonkey's picture
44

My god, what a thankless job eh?

3
+3
-0
Julian Benson's picture
153

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

3
+3
-0
Shriven's picture
1642

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*

Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

League of Legends is close to making $1 billion from microtransactions this year

League of Legends is close to making $1 billion from microtransactions this year

Outlast 2 is in development; stock up on clean underwear

Outlast 2 is in development; stock up on clean underwear

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Scandinavia loves DreamHack

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Scandinavia loves DreamHack

Those crazy system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity have been confirmed by Ubisoft

Those crazy system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity have been confirmed by Ubisoft

The Witcher 3's opening cinematic shows why you don't get into staring contests with crows

The Witcher 3's opening cinematic shows why you don't get into staring contests with crows

Football Manager 2014 has been played for 23,000 years, and that’s not including the pirates

Football Manager 2014 has been played for 23,000 years, and that’s not including the pirates

Phonopath turns you into an audio codebreaker

Phonopath turns you into an audio codebreaker

Shelter 2 trailer makes survival look gorgeous while being totally harrowing

Shelter 2 trailer makes survival look gorgeous while being totally harrowing

Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Flak in the USSR: World of Warplanes 1.6 introduces new Russian jets, more airspace

Flak in the USSR: World of Warplanes 1.6 introduces new Russian jets, more airspace

Codemasters' Toybox Turbos offers kitchen table careening in the mode of Micro Machines

Codemasters' Toybox Turbos offers kitchen table careening in the mode of Micro Machines

Riot chase down League of Legends hackers;

Riot chase down League of Legends hackers; "Every player to trigger this exploit will be punished"

Blizzard to deploy Australian servers for World of Warcraft ahead of Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard to deploy Australian servers for World of Warcraft ahead of Warlords of Draenor

What to do in Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris: Murder, stealing and a bit of detective work

What to do in Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris: Murder, stealing and a bit of detective work

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Warframe

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Take a free weekend break in Arma 3

Take a free weekend break in Arma 3

WildStar's Carbine Studios loses over 60 staff in NCSoft

WildStar's Carbine Studios loses over 60 staff in NCSoft "restructuring"

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will come to PC

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will come to PC "as soon as possible", and a beta is being considered

Look at Dark Souls 2 through new eyes with the first-person mod

Look at Dark Souls 2 through new eyes with the first-person mod

3D Realms rises from the grave with a 32-game anthology

3D Realms rises from the grave with a 32-game anthology