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Dragon Age Keep is out, wanna have a Dragon Age General to talk about it or the game it is creating a story choice file for? Anyone have any strong feelings about it?
I'm undecided if I'm actually gonna get Inquisition but this thing still seems pretty interesting.

I'm kind of lost on the DA2 section choices though, never played it since it was awful. Surely some of the rest of you must be in the same situation when it comes to that.
No.191538
Anonymous
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Just found out there was some sort of browser-based game on the site known as "The Last Court" too. Don't have time to check it out though.
http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Age:_The_Last_Court
No.191565
Anonymous
Replies:>>191706
apparently word of god the warden isn't going to be in but hawke has alredy made an appearance which sucks
No.191582
Anonymous
Replies:>>191583
So is no one else interested in DA: Inquisition at all.

What are the chances it just ends up being another Mass Effect 3.
No.191583
Anonymous
Replies:>>191594
>>191582
Highly doubt it. From what I hear it's a fairly solid return to form, substantially better than DA2 though not enough to live up to the original DA:O.
No.191594
Anonymous
>>191583
Hope none of the returning characters for this one end up as awful as Anders/Vengeance then, or Isabela, or Merrill. On a side note its kind of surprising how many party members you can set to having died when setting things up, wonder if that will have any real effect on the last game.
No.191595
Anonymous
Replies:>>191600
I honestly don't know why Anders or Fenris are as popular with fangirls as they are. Besides being horribly written, their faces looked absolutely awful and not attractive at all in DA2.
No.191597
Nøpe
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Poorly/Awkwardly written bland men are a hallmark of Bioware games.
No.191598
Anonymous
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>>191597
That shit really does go way back.
No.191600
Anonymous
Replies:>>191611
>>191597
Anders and Fenris aren't really bland, they have alot of the wrong sort of character writing.
>>191595
if anything discounting that games ugly models the two are pretty heavy fangirl bait with all their nonsense, being poorly written doesn't hamper it.
No.191607
Anonymous
Replies:>>191611
>>191597
They're not bland, they're just obnoxious. They have a decent amount of character traits but it's just executed so as to make them incredibly unpleasant.
No.191611
Nøpe
Replies:>>191624
>>191607
>>191600
I really meant more design wise as far as blandness goes.
But yes, they have tendency to be thoroughly irritating.
No.191624
Anonymous
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>>191611
To be fair Fenris is closer to animu than bland.

Or in that case were you talking solely about Anders since the pictures posted are of white guys with beards?
No.191628
Nøpe
>>191624
I'll stand by what I said. Even with slick flowing hair and vine tats, his design is pretty bluuuuh. Certainly not as much as the typical male human companion of the Bioware variety, but still pretty bland.
No.191629
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191633
>>191624
Oh Anders why couldn't you have gone and left Justice
No.191633
Anonymous
>>191629
I liked Justice and Anders, in Awakening. Would have been cool if we could have found a way to have Justice striding about in his glowing knight form instead of wearing a rotting undead fleshsuit, or a corrupting suddenly-bisexual anarchist suit.
No.191656
Anonymous
Who's the most waifued/husbandoed of the companions in the new game amongst the fans so far
No.191658
Anonymous
Replies:>>191660
What's Vivienne like? She's got the coolest design of all the companions so far but I'm a little sad you can't romance her. It'd probably be Morrigan 2.0 anyway.
No.191660
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191661
>>191658

So what is the Romance range on this one anyway? One for each sex and then two that can go either way?
No.191661
Anonymous
>>191660
Some male only, some female only, and some are instead restricted to females of certain races.
http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Romance_%28Inquisition%29
They toned down on so people being conveniently compatible to the player's orientation this time around, which I like. Not everyone is always going to swing your way.
No.191663
Anonymous
Replies:>>191664
>>191661
>females get two extra romances compared to males
Aww, that's a little too bad. I guess they're hiding waifus behind DLC like Sebastian.
No.191664
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
>>191663
Maybe quest specific locale ones
No.191666
Anonymous
Replies:>>191676
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/11/obscenity-laws-prevent-indian-release-of-dragon-age-inquisition/
Any desibros here? Old news but this is still pretty bullshit.
No.191676
Anonymous
>>191666
Indian government haet implied oral sex
No.191687
Anonymous
Replies:>>191691
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Sera sounds like she's going to be an obnoxious "oh so quirky" comic relief teammate. Anyone know how she actually is in the game?
No.191691
Anonymous
>>191687
No idea but she's got an interesting sort of face, that's for sure. Can't be worse than DA2 Merrill.
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I watched a stream of this game earlier.

This game is laughably bad. Don't buy it unless you are a masochist who wants a good laugh, or you are an idiot with shit taste who would pay 60 biddlybucks to ride the bull.
No.191696
Anonymous
>>191693
Hence why I've gone with LPs prior to purchasing anything now. Only Mordor looks fun enough to purchase on a sale.
No.191701
Nøpe
>>191693
Riding the bull is the only reason I would ever get it anyway.
No.191702
Anonymous
It looks pretty OK, as someone who's never actually played Dragon Age before.
No.191704
Anonymous
Replies:>>191705
>>191693
Your post is not very convincing though, its got as much reasoning in it as a random shitposter since it doesn't explain the 'why' of you thinking its terrible.
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>>191704
You're right, I should give this game an amount of energy it doesn't deserve and provide justification as to just why it's a big steaming pile of donkey dildos.

Basically everything wrong with the game comes down to this: there's this one chick that is a part of the Inquisition that walks around with what is basically a clipboard and says things once in awhile that never amounts to much because nothing women say is important. So, the whole time this chick is present with this clipboard, there's a candle that's burning planted on top of the clipboard. I mean like, every time you see this fucking clipboard there's a candle burning on it for some reason. It's always there, even during the fucking day, when she's in sunlight. She just walks around with this thing everywhere. It's the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen and completely ruins the game.

In fact, I'd say that even with the incredibly cliche story, the boring combat, the godawful "romance" that only results in cringing and laughter, the lore rape, the lovely texture pop ins, the frame rate dips that occur any time a cut-scene plays, the layer of grease that seems to cover almost everything if you're not playing at high settings, and the wonderful bugs and glitches, that if you just took out that goddamn candle the game would be perfectly fine.

I give this game a 10/10 everyone should go and ride the bull
No.191706
Anonymous
>>191565
Can send either them or a named grey warden on a suicide mission so that everyone else can escape at one point in the game

This might not be the last game in the series either
No.191709
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191815
So how long is this thing. I kept hearing it touted as being massive.
No.191715
Anonymous
Replies:>>191722
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Why does Alistair look better in Origins than he does in 2 or Inquisitor.

Also looking at the series as a whole the Grey Wardens seem to get jobbed an awful lot Corypheus is dumb
No.191722
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191723
>>191715

Lot of shiny metal.
No.191723
Anonymous
Replies:>>191724
>>191722
You should see some of the hair.
No.191724
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
>>191723
Ultra high textures not loading has they should, again.
No.191734
Anonymous
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The elven Inquisitor in black, male or female?
No.191735
Alpharius
>>191734
Yes.
No.191740
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
>>191734
Male, Female or Elven.
No.191754
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Watching an LP of this Dog those character models are looking terrible. They look so out of place sometimes.
No.191760
Anonymous
Replies:>>191767
Knight-Enchanter seems way OP just like Arcane Warrior was
No.191767
Anonymous
>>191760
Usually the case for any class that can buff themselves.
No.191790
Anonymous
Replies:>>191799
>>191661
I'm really not feeling the romance options in this one, like I was thinking maybe Cassandra with my male Inquisitor but there's a sticking point.
Until how recently was she romantically involved with that mage from the anime movie? Like I know she mentions he died at the gathering since he was a mage representative, but it just feels kind of weird stepping in after so recent and major an event if she was still together with him. Seems like going with no romance might be a better option
DAO was so much simpler when it came to choosing your PC's romantic partner, still at least Cass is a more intriguing prospect than any of the DA2 choices were.
No.191799
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191812
>>191790
I liked how DA:O had it, you chatted and got to know each other better in the downtime. It was nice.
No.191812
Anonymous
>>191799
The camp was certainly intimate, all of you together on the road bedding down for the night, as you travelled the land to save it, real adventurers.
No.191815
Anonymous
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Have gone kind of crazy with the Keep program.

Only completed the dragon age a couple of times but have kept going going back to this in order to set up different variations for the various default player characters. Finding out about potential circumstances that I had no idea could exist including but not limited to exactly how many party members you can kill off or decide not to recruit over the course of a playthrough and still complete it.

Not sure if it will be feasible to use them all for the new game since it would be alot of playthroughs. Don't have any friends on Origin to share them with either.

>>191709
Should not be any shorter than the first game at the very least unless you were somehow trying to intentionally skip all the content and sidequests.

No doubt there's going to be expansions in the future too.
No.191834
Anonymous
I really want to play Inquisition but I'm waiting for the "legendary" pack that will eventually come out after all the expansions have been released and so they've had a chance to patch most of the bugs... wonder how long it will be until then. S'also kind of annoying that there's no chance to buy this one on Steam since got no experience with Origin.
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Anonymous
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No.191916
Anonymous
>Everything ever is sexist and racist and oh my god the fact that you even exist should be considered rape.
I really wish I could just filter the Internet of 14 year olds.

And since they can't talk about the actual content of the game in their reviews; I will. I like the pseudo open world feel it's going for, but I don't really feel personally invested in any of it. It doesn't really pull me in at all. Also the game is pretty much one big old dating sim which is just fucking stupid.
No.191917
Anonymous
>>191916
Welcome to the wonderful world of bioware.
No.191919
Anonymous
Replies:>>191920
>>191916
I've heard people comment they should have spent less time on the skyrim-esque "open world" exploring & sidequests and put more time into developing the main story questline?
No.191920
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
Replies:>>191926
>>191919
Try to be like Skyrim and come off more like Oblivion.
No.191926
Anonymous
Replies:>>191927
>>191920
Oblivion still has alot of fans though, some people say its better than Skyrim, or was that Morrowind
No.191927
Nøpe
Replies:>>191928
>>191926
From what I observe, Morrowind has the most prevalent fanbase if for nothing else than its longevity. It's often sighted for its freedom in its mechanics, it's original setting, a quest system that requires the player to pay attention to their surroundings, and having an overall stronger story than the other 2 modern Elder Scrolls.
The other two are fine games, but some might find Oblivion to be a little dull without the expansions, and Skyrim to be repetitive and overly simple.

If you can get pass the dice roll fight mechanics, somewhat stiff controls, and dated fidelity (they have mods for that anyway) I would personally recommend Morrowind above the others.
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Nøpe
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>>191927
Sorry, I didn't realize I was going on a tangent.
Have the Iron Bull.
No.191962
Anonymous
Replies:>>191996
Does killing Marjolaine in Origins push Leliana to being hardened in Inquisition?

Is it true even if Leliana becomes Divine Victoria she does not break off her romance with The Warden?
No.191996
Anonymous
Replies:>>191997
>>191962
Leliana always starts hardened in Inquisition, but you can unharden her through two plot events as long as you didn't do that spoiler.
No.191997
Anonymous
Replies:>>192000
>>191996
Wait, shit, by spoiler I meant killing Marjolaine.
No.192000
Anonymous
>>191997
So killing Marjolaine makes it impossible not to make her unhardened in Inquisition? That sucks, you could kill her in Origins and still leave Leliana unhardened