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Prepare for Dragon Age: Inquisition with this combat primer

Dragon Age: Inquisition combat

Don’t let Dragon Age: Inquisition’s month long delay get you down. Think of all the things you could do with that extra month like… watch more Dragon Age: Inquisition videos. 

The folks at BioWare have put together a series of videos highlighting specific gameplay features in the big ol’ dragon-slaying RPG. The first video went up today, showing off the game’s combat, both from an action perspective and a tactical one. 

At this point, there’s no real new information, but it’s nice to see BioWare emphasising the tactical options, and it’s a good excuse to watch the game in action. 

We also get a brief glimpse of the orders system that helps define characters’ roles in combat. At a glance it looks a lot more streamlined than the big menu from Dragon Age Origins, but hopefully it won’t forsake the depth. 

Earlier this month we got to see two developer walkthroughs based on the demo shown at E3, so between them and this new video, we’re getting a pretty good idea of how battles will work. Do you reckon it will strike that balance between violent action and thoughtful tactics? 

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MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

Hmm I'm not sure how to feel about this. It looks too action oriented, like they didn't listen about what the fans said about Dragon Age 2 being shit, and just decided to do what EA normally does.

I hope I'm wrong of course. I'm currently replaying Dragon Age: Awakening (just finished with Origins a few days ago), and that game (or those games if you will) are just nothing short of glorious. I really truly hope they make it more like DA1 than DA2, and while I know this won't happen, for gods sake make a separate PC version instead of a port. Everything we saw there was for consoles, where even in the original DA it was dumbed down (no friendly fire, no tactical overview and a simple interface), but at least they made the PC release the way the game is meant to be played imho. I've played played both versions, and the PC version is just far superior.

Guess time will tell..

Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

Need some PC UI screenshots if it is different.

Htorne Avatar
3 Years ago

I doubt it will be different, looks like console inventory management too. It's a shame really, I liked the first one.

huldu Avatar
3 Years ago

I hope it won't be ruined by the consoles. Can you imagine how different(and probably better) the game would be if it was made solely for the PC? I miss the old school RPG's, understandably they wouldn't work at all on a console because of inventory management, character stats etc. It just adds a whole new complexity which I really like in a game. Sadly many of these aspects are just lost on consoles because of the gamepads limited use.