Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Why it's better than... Everything.

Seems like everyone reviewing Dragon Age: Inquisition is using Skyrim as the yard stick, and while I have a lot of respect for Bethesda’s do over of Oblivion, I still feel that Oblivion was the more complete game. Sure Skyrim looked better, but Oblivion played better and that counts for a lot in my book.

But none of that matters a damn anymore, because neither of them can hold a candle to BioWare’s latest offering, Dragon Age: Inquisition (DAI), which looks and plays better than both of them (on PS4). BioWare have established themselves as the masters of game narrative through their hugely popular Mass Effect series.  And while previous Dragon Age games have snared the franchise a loyal following, it’s never been regarded as genre-defining in the way Mass Effect has – never until now, that is.

I <3 Sera
What follows isn’t a critical review of DAI, it’s just me opening my brain and going blerggggghhhhhhhhhhh onto the page and ranting on and on and on about this game being the best goddamn RPG I’ve ever played and the fact that I haven’t been this excited to sit down and play a video game since Wizardry debuted on the Mac Plus back in 19 something something about a billion years ago and about how I fell in love with Sera, even though she rebuffed my advances and professed to only liking girls and how when I killed my first dragon I jumped up and down on my couch in my boxers shouting “Take that you bleeping bleep bleep piece of bleep!” and how I hated Corypheus so much I just wanted to cut off his bleep and shove it so far up his bleeping bleep he wouldn’t be able to bleep for a month and how I spent about half the game crafting weapons and armour to defeat individual dragons and spent the other half of the game collecting the materials to craft weapons and armour to defeat individual dragons and spent the other half of the game just talking to my party and finding out their histories and loves and motivations and spent the other half of the game kicking ass on all the bad guys and spent the other half of the game getting my own ass boss kicked and...

The gang. Go team Inquisition!

Well, I guess you get the picture. There’s more than one game here.
But all of them are good.

The ball's in Bethesda's court now.

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