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Dragon Age: Inquisition makes great use of Frostbite 3


1:00 PM on 03.06.2014



The Frostbite 3 engine shows its stuff in this new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition covering the game's stunning landscapes. Those leafless tress, that shimmering water -- I'm impressed. This kind of visual fidelity is all well and good so long as there's a real gameplay incentive, though, and there are undoubtedly fans coming in with skepticism after the last installment.

In a blog post accompanying the video, producer Cameron Lee makes the usual frequently promised but rarely realized claims about a true living open world. "The world's population is based on an emergent system that adjusts what you'll encounter based on how your actions tip the balance in the area," he said. "You'll see towns attacked by bandits, deer fleeing from wolves, giants feeding on bears, and countless other scenarios."

And, going back to graphics for a second, Cameron also mentioned Inquisition's "weather that creates naturally-formed puddles" and "spider webs that blow in the wind." Step aside, fish that move out of the way when you get close to them. The Hot New Thing is here.

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8:01 AM on 08.27.2014
BioWare: 'We will support Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer far beyond Mass Effect 3'

During my time with Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer, I had a chance to chat with the team who was responsible, specifically regarding their plans for the future. A BioWare representative confirmed that they would "suppo...more



8:00 AM on 08.27.2014
I enjoyed Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer more than I thought

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7:16 AM on 08.13.2014
BioWare states that one complete playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition is 150 hours

Today at EA's gamescom press conference, BioWare's Aaryn Flynn talked a bit about how long Dragon Age: Inquisition would take to complete. The answer? If you did everything in one playthrough, it would take roughly 150 hours. Sounds like a lot, right? Well let me break that statement down based on my experiences with the game at a recent preview event.more



6:30 AM on 08.13.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition plays like a solid mix of Origins and Dragon Age II

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1:00 PM on 08.07.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition's tactical camera is better than it was in Origins

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4:30 PM on 07.29.2014
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5:30 PM on 07.22.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition pushed to November

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3:45 PM on 07.11.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition is just as pretty indoors as out

The first part of this walkthrough with creative director Mike Laidlaw managed to get me excited for Inquisition despite not touching previous Dragon Age games. This one, too, looks pretty darn cool, even without bears to freeze. Plus, Dorian's sweet mustache. more



2:30 PM on 07.11.2014
Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition

I've liked just about everything I've seen from Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is weird, because historically I've basically avoided the series. Here is literally everything I knew about the previous Dragon Age games go...more



3:15 PM on 07.09.2014
This one area in Dragon Age: Inquisition is bigger than all of Origins

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