Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Fans Should Be Prepared for Drastically Different Combat

Dragon Age has never had consistent combat across its games, and players shouldn't expect anything familiar with Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.

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forevercloud3000166d ago

I don't entirely agree with this.
While we should always expect some kind of changes I don't see why we fans should accept any large departure that doesn't credit to what we have become used to. In a series, changes should only be being made if it IMPROVES the experience. Not for change sake, not for chasing trends. If DA:D doesn't have a full controllable party that is a very big minus in my book. All previous games have had this key feature.

With the latest Final Fantasy 16 also pulling this maneuver it would hurt losing another tactical party based rpg within the AAA space. FF16 barely felt like an rpg and i really don't want that for Dragon Age. If they really built this game without tactical party control then they should take the whole concept back to the drawing board.

BrainSyphoned166d ago

Does anyone that remembers the last good Dragon Age work there still? Face facts, the chefs that cooked the meal you remember are gone and Bioware doesn't have the recipe. It will be different because they are incapable of producing the quality they were known for a decade or two ago, kinda like Bethesda.

forevercloud3000166d ago

I really fear you are right about this. I would be truly heartbroken. Dragon Age is one of my top 3 game series. Its been such a long gap since inquisition, so many layoffs, hell even David Gaider left. What even is Bioware anymore?

I hope the huge success of a crunchy tactical party based rpg like Baldurs Gate 3 has shaken these devs who've lost faith in their original rpg stylings. I absolutely do not want every future Rpg to be a God of War/Witcher 3/Elden Ring clone. Those games have their place, but being the maestro of the battlefield, seeing your team combine skills in flawless coordination, offers a very different kind of satisfaction.

just_looken165d ago

The dragon age keep still only trilogy mine ME were a choice you made game 1 affects game 3 has been on life support for 7 years now last 2 is not even working right on pc its basically doa :( shows there current view on the series.

Golden goose out back having a slow death

just_looken165d ago (Edited 165d ago )

I love thhe dragon age 3 combat system right up there with witcher 3 for me but i know any new bioware game is not from the same team and made over 20people have mental breakdowns with alot of them quitting. So my expectations are very very very very very low from this team.

I mean the mass effect teaser is fem shep as a fashion model wearing a jacket in space? wtf

shinoff2183165d ago

Ff 16 definitely felt like it was missing the rpg factor

Warfrost166d ago

There is still a lot of extrapolation and guessing here...basing an entire article off of assumptions made from leaks is gutsy. We don't know much of anything about DA4, much less what to expect from a tiny snippet of combat. I wouldn't get too worked up about anything here until we have some concrete information from Bioware. I'd would much rather have seen a competent remaster of DAO and an entire rework of DA2(keeping the original voice work and giving us actual environments that interesting to explore) over DA4.

Ultimately, we don't know much and while it's fun to discuss, it really doesn't mean anything because Bioware is giving us nothing(a mistake, imo). They'd be much better served giving us a glimpse and gathering feedback.

Crows90165d ago

As well as drastically high disappointment

shadowknight203165d ago

DA I will always be a fun time I had. Disappointed that it seems it won't be the same but improved

just_looken165d ago

I would temper the improved this as we know is the 5th revision and 3rd team at the plate on this one game.

VincentVanBro165d ago

Translation: the devs know they are less talented than previous Dragon Age devs, so they gave up before even trying.

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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Is Officially Being Renamed, With Gameplay Reveal Set for June 11

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is officially being renamed to Dragon Age: The Veilguard ahead of its big gameplay reveal on June 11. In an exclusive interview with IGN, BioWare GM Gary McKay explained the decision while teasing new info on the story, combat, and more.

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The Next Dragon Age Has a New Title

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has been renamed to Dragon Age: The Veilguard.

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savedsynner10d ago

Honestly, it could be called unicorns and faeries for all i care, as long as it's a great game, whatever.

just_looken9d ago

Ha but i wonder if that anime they did on netflix that was suppose to tie DA3 to DA$ is still a thing with the new title and the main bad guy taking a back seat.

We will soon see what 11? years of dev time with all the members leaving some in a ambulance have come up with.

Will this me mass effect 4 all over again or anthem 2.0 hmmm

just_looken9d ago

I just remembered there was that anthem 2.0 update

I mentioned those 2 games because everyone has seem to forgotten ea gave bioware as a whole lots of time and money to make anthem but all that was exposed showing how bad leadership was and they actually did nothing for the majority of there time.

This dragon age already has a name change we know its been in dev hell and we know ea has been giving them lots of cash so lets hope its not like anthem or mass effect rushed out trash. Well me 4 was "decent" atleast

sagapo9d ago

Agreed, it’s the only one I really enjoyed.

just_looken8d ago

You do realize almost everyone involved with me1 da1 is gone right?

Just put your gingers crossed it will not have live service garbage and or mt's

Heck so for 0 news of dragon age keep support

Michiel198910d ago

Dreadwolf sounds way better, also if you wanna go with this title remove "the"

Skuletor10d ago

Yeah, Dreadwolf definitely sounds better and removing "the" would be an improvement on this downgrade, lol.

Michiel19899d ago

titles aside, I just hope it's gonna be good. Don't have much faith though
If this flops I'm afraid for the future of bioware.

just_looken9d ago

Lets hope it was not changed because of a commite because Dreadwolf was too scary

Also why pink? oh boy

robtion9d ago

Dreadwolf sounds cool but it sounds like Warhammer 40K Sci-fi. Veilguard sounds more fantasy. I think it's better. Maybe it will grow on you.

victorMaje10d ago

It’s been too long. Need a release date.

Sgt_Slaughter10d ago

15 minute gameplay trailer on June 11th, so a release date can't be far behind or it'll be at the end. Probably going with a 2025 Q1 or Q2 release.