Retro Gaming 10’s- Dragon Age: Inquisition: (2014)

The 2010’s was a great time period to be a fan of gaming in general with countless titles within the RPG genre becoming very popular such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011), The Witcher 3 (2015), Final Fantasy XV (2016), Persona 5 (2016) and more. It seems like the mid 10’s was when RPG really started to shine and such can be said with games like Dragon Age: Inquisition from 2014 which was published by Electronic Arts and developed by Bioware. Despite, the 2010’s being an awesome decade for 3D gaming in general it should be noted that 2014 was very lackluster and underwhelming year within the gaming world. There were not too many high profile video games that emerged from 2014 aside from the likes Titanfall, Destiny and Dark Souls II. Dragon Age: Inquisition was one of the few games from 2014 that really stood out mainly because it was the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragon Age 2 title from 2011. Also, as a RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition rivaled the likes of The Witcher 3 (2011) and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) in terms of popularity Dragon Age: Inquisition was an action role-playing game that had almost everything you could ask for probably with the exception of a real open world environment.

The combat system in Dragon Age: Inquisition was fairly easy for beginners to learn and the game itself provided players with tons of different customization options. Dragon Age: Inquisition gave players the customize their appearance, race, attributes and specialties while being able to choose what type voice the character had. Despite, not having an open world map like most action RPG’s do the Dragon Age: Inquisition had massive multi-regional maps that players could travel through with their followers. It should also be noted that the followers of the main character could also have their attributes customized by players as well. Dragon Age: Inquisition had roughly around 40 different endings which added to the overall replay value of the game and could players anywhere up to 200 hours of overall gameplay. The storyline for Dragon Age: Inquisition was also very compelling as the setting took place in the fictional continent of Thedas where civil unrest prevalent nations going to war against one another. As the main character players are expected to restore order between the warring nations and mages of while battling supernatural creatures and other agents of chaos. Dragon Age: Inquisition utilized the Frostbite 3 game engine which looked fantastic on PC possibly because it looked more like a MMORPG game than an action RPG title. The Multiplayer Dragonslayer expansion pack from 2015 definitely added more to the quality of Dragon Age: Inquisition; especially since it featured three new playable characters and new dragon battles. Dragon Age: Inquisition was without a doubt the best installment within the series thus and almost a decade later we still have no Dragon Age 4.

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