The Dragon Age franchise has been Bioware's only fantasy series for a few years now. After the failure of Inqusition, if they can't get the next game off the ground, it's likely to be the last.
“After the failure of Inqusition” Dragon Age: Inquisition received critical acclaim upon release, with critics praising its story, voice acting, soundtrack, detailed environments, and engaging combat. The game did receive some criticism for the presence of technical issues. It was awarded over 150 year-end accolades and nominated for more, including Game of the Year and Best Role-playing awards from several gaming publications. It currently has an 89 on Metacritic. According to Electronic Arts' fiscal 2015 third quarter earnings report, Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch in BioWare history based on units sold.
Based on units sold. The return of a series of that caliber after such a log absence is sure to turn some big numbers. But fan reception tells a very different story
BioWare fans are about one of the hardest crowds to please. Im one of them. I can tell you that this game was not a failure. There was a very "meh" reception when the game first came out. Not good but not bad. However when BioWare released the DLC the game started to come together more and after a few playthroughs you realize ita actually pretty good. Dont get me wrong, DA:O is still the GOAT, but to call Inquisition a failure is just wrong
Yeah that's not simply just based on units sold literally over a hundred and fifty Awards I'm sorry but that doesn't just happen on accident I mean we could all criticize it compared to the other Dragon Age games but can we please stop exaggerating and pretending as if the game was one of the worst games of all time because it starts to just get pretty ridiculous in terms of exaggerations.
says a lot about how subpar 2014 was if freaking Inquisition got 150 GOTY awards...
@ Press Fans be divisive on any game. It doesn’t make it a failure though. @ Bar Really man? 2014 was not a crappy year. http://www.metacritic.com/b...
You do realize it only got the praise because it was better than DA2 but that doesn't take much and it's still a terrible game.
Not really because there's lots of games that are easily some of the worst games of all time that I don't think that just because there's a game slightly better than the worst game of all time it's suddenly going to win a game of the year award I'm sorry but this excuse that Dragon Age Inquisition is only getting praise in Awards because it's better than Dragon Age 2 is a bit ridiculous. You don't need to like the game but please stop trying to disrespect the developers in the users that purchased it simply because you disagree the game very much deservingly won multiple Game of the Year Awards as well sold very well. So you might disagree but that's completely fine but I don't see any reason to begin exaggerating the game success simply because you can't accept that someone likes something you don't.
@Edmix Where did I insult anyone who bought it? It's a bad game. Poor story, forgettable characters, boring side quests and worse it felt like an offline MMO. It was another one of Bioware's promises to be more like what people loved about the original and totally went in the opposite direction. Origins were amazing and Inquisition wasn't even close to being as good. It came out in a year where there really wasn't much, wow.
I know right i have no clue where they're getting failure from that game won a lot of Game of the Year Awards when it released I thought it was a very good game.
@ Phantom You do know a game doesn’t get that many awards by only being marginally bette than its predecessor right?
Dragon Age has become one of my favorite series from BioWare. Origins was fantastic! DA2 was a big let down, but they made some good leaps in the characters. The combat was just mashing A a ton and I didn't like that. Inquisition, for me, is a mixed bag. I actually shelved it because I got so bored of that opening area, but I came back a couple months later, pushed through some main missions and then it hooked me. If DA4 can bring back more of the combat from Origins and get rid of the boring repetitive missions from Inquisition then I think it will be fantastic.
I tried so hard but I didn't see the point. There were such great ideas, like the war room map, bit execution was a bit sloppy.
I didn't mind the characters in this one but the Corypheus suffered from MCU syndrome for sure.
My only real issues with DA:I were the lack of control over how my party fights and having to get points to "buy" the next story mission. DA:O had so much depth in control over their AI that I never had to micromanage them whereas in DA:I they're so horrible and the second they finish the action you tell them to they just waste all their stamina/mana. The gameplay was fine, characters were okay, story was interesting, but the team AI and those points really annoyed me. I liked the ruling aspect of it and sentencing people.
DA:O was incredible. Me putting 80 hours into any game is unheard of but I just kept picking up that controller and chipping away at it without realizing it. DA2 was bad. I grabbed DA:I based on the rave reviews it was getting across very popular review sites. I played about 8 hours before just coming to the conclusion that 8 hours was more than enough time and the world was boring. BioWare seems to kill it on initial ideas but struggle with keeping a world interesting. I think it is time for DA to go off into the sunset.
As a big fan of Bioware, I keep telling myself it's EA, and not them.
It is EA
Unfortunately, Bioware is nothing but an EA puppet, they will do anything and everything EA asks without question. A shell of their former self.
Bring back healing, fix your plot holes, and pay attention to character development. DA:O was my personal favorite. Copypasta that shit and update the graphics, carry the story forward, toss innovative RPG elements. GG
Bioware...lol. All the people that made bioware what it was are long gone. Thank EA for that. I wonder if there are enough "white tears" to keep the studio running after Anthem and DA4 fail to impress?
It was a critical and commercial success but honestly the fetch quests turned me off. all the great content was hidden behind below average fetch quests Please give us less content but better quality. I live in am gonna get a lot of dislikes but the fact if the matter is game was filled with fetch quests. But through main story was good, combat was fun, world was interesting It will succeed if bioware and EA learned from past games and Andromeda's difficulty development and before than will be anthem which is a huge matter in itself It might fail because there may not be a bioware if anthem fails(very slim chance since EA will advertise the heck out of it) it might fail because EA could try to turn it into GAAS
I liked Inquisition especially the DLC. There were some problems and it could have used more polish but it is one of my favorite early rpgs of this gen no doubt. I will go back and play it again someday . I hope 4 has more polish and feels like the 1st game more but if it’s just as good as Inquisition in the end I would be happy
problem is no one wants Dragon Age 4! what we really want it Dragon Age: Origins II
Dragon Age: Originated Again
Whilst I really enjoyed inquisition, it was one of the best rpg's I've played, there is really no need to spend money on a full priced rpg any more. The market is saturated with them. And there are some very good ones that are free on the app stores.
three games in and they only got the first one right, why even bother with number 4
Bioware can make this game a great game, I just hope EA stays the **** away from development and allows them to create something without compromises, I am not overly optimistic about this but I am hopeful that it can be great and go back to DA;O days.
dragon age needs an over haul in its mechanics , honestly after cd red project all RPG should aim for that standard
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