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Dragon Age: Inquisition's E3 demo makes October 7th seem too far away

Dragon Age: Inquisition E3 demo

When Tim saw Dragon Age: Inquisition at E3 2014, he called the demo “absolutely stunning”. Seeing it now, just posted today by BioWare, with Mike Laidlaw narrating, it looks like he was right. 

The demo shows a mage and her party travelling through the Hinterlands and through Redcliffe, eventually facing one of the titular dragons in a flashy, but still rather tactical, battle. Take a gander below. 

The combat does look, as some feared, very much like an action game rather than the methodical fighting from Dragon Age: Origins and BioWare’s classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate. However, the fight with the dragon and Laidlaw’s boasts about the enemy AI implies that there is tactical depth, but not much of it is being shown. 

It’s a 15 minute E3 demo, not exactly the right place for long, drawn out tactical scuffles. 

I’m currently arguing with myself over what species and class combination I’ll take for my first outing as an Inquisitor. Obviously the ability to play as one of the Qunari at long last is a tantalising one, and damn does the mage look like a whole lot of fun. 

What are you lovely lot leaning towards?

Dragon Age: Inquisition is due out on October 7th.  

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I'll believe it when I have it installed on my computer. I know they have a lot riding on this after the previous blunder with fans, but it still looks/sounds to good to be true. Call me a skeptic.

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Nothing to call "skeptic" on. EA's recent output history has been pretty heavy on UBER HYPING titles which subsequently suffer from some fairly ridiculous issues. As far as I'm concerned, wait and see is the reasonable response.

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Really, the last good thing they did was Mass Effect 3's multiplayer... hugh, don't remind me of that ending though.

Since then it's been downhill-er.

And Bioware is dead. The Dr's are gone, all the original staffers are gone barring a few - Bioware as it's understood to be no longer exists. The Bioware that makes games now is just a facade full of saltines and false social consciousness.

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I think that's a little unfair: easy example - Mike Laidlaw is the creative director of DA:I, and he was the lead designer of both previous Dragon Age games.

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Mass Effect 3 was also the last game BioWare developed. So until Inquisition comes out, I don't think you can really tell if it's gone downhill or not.

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Can we still use a keyboard and mouse though?

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Yup and I asked them about full controller support.

@dragonage Hay question. Will the PC version have controller support this time around? Thanks.

@The_Reckonist Yes Marc, you will be able to play Dragon Age: Inquisition, on the PC with a controller.

@dragonage Sorry to ask but, Does that also mean I can use a Keyboard and Mouse if i wish?

@The_Reckonist Yes that's correct, you will be able to use a keyboard and mouse also!

So, double win.

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Thats a relief, thanks

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Oh c'mon Fraser! 4 hours after I post on the forum? :D At least give me a 'thanks Shriven' notation! hehe.

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Sorry bud! Didn't see your post.

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Dont worry about it. Im getting rather physicked for it so more coverage please!

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