I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition this week and so far I really like it. I’ve been hearing a few complaints about the controls being poorly optimized for PC…I can only speak for the console versions…but the control scheme is pretty solid when playing with a controller.
Believe it or not, the combat is probably the most underwhelming aspect of the game. Most of the enemies have way too much health, and there is little strategy involved – unless you are playing as a mage. Quite often I felt like enemy encounters were miniature boss fights without any strategic layer. Simply hacking away at what I would call a “sponge”. Enemies that absorb a decent amount of damage before retiring. I am having a hard time deciding whether I like magic or archery better…so for the time being I am running two separate profiles. :D
Not unlike DA:O and DA2, Inquisition is full of lore. Every nook and cranny of the game houses knowledge of the world of Thedas. I am finding it quite fun to dig deep into the lore and actually learn about everything that is going on. Sometimes all of this extra information is a tad bit overwhelming – but it’s super useful if you are looking to immerse yourself.
While I find a handful of the characters to be meh-worthy, the rest of them intrigue me beyond comprehension. My favorite so far is Cassandra – the warrior/seeker who joins up with you from the beginning. She is very true to herself and I enjoy her dialogue both in and out of cutscenes.
While the plot is slow to unfold (following the tutorial), the decisions I’ve made thus far have made for a compelling story. I am most eager to play the game just to see what is going to happen next. I can’t wait to find out!