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Dragon Age: Inquisition's tactical camera is better than it was in Origins


1:00 PM on 08.07.2014
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I had a lot of problems with Dragon Age II, but one of my chief complaints was the lack of a tactical camera, which really took a lot of strategy out of major encounters. So when I sat down with the team from Dragon Age: Inquisition this week for a hands-on, I had plenty of time to test out its glorious return, and thankfully it's even better than it was in Origins.

For starters, more info is given outright in tactical view, including full hit-point counts, who is targeting it, what the current armor value of the target is, and the status of the target (frozen, for instance). The camera itself is a lot smoother, allowing you to easily zoom in and out without it feeling cumbersome -- plus, you can hold down a button to "play" the action bit by bit, and release to stop gameplay again instantly. From what I've played, I can confirm that it's possible to almost play the entire game in tactical view.

The best news of all is that BioWare promises full tactical camera parity with all versions of the game -- including previous-gen consoles, which will mark the first time the feature has appeared on those platforms.

Stay tuned for my full-hands on with Dragon Age: Inquisition next week, as well as an interview with the team regarding a glorious return to Origins while they move away from many concepts from Dragon Age II.





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5:00 PM on 03.30.2015
Dragon Age's Jaws of Hakkon DLC is holding off on PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360 until May

Jaws of Hakkon, the new $15 Dragon Age: Inquisition story DLC that released last week for Xbox One and PC, won't be available to download on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360 until May, BioWare has confirmed. Obligat...more



6:39 AM on 03.24.2015
Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC out now on Xbox, PC

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4:00 PM on 03.18.2015
Hidden Dragon Age: Inquisition quest leaked, can you be the first to complete it?

Liam Robertson dropped us an email today letting us know about a hidden Dragon Age: Inquisition quest that can be found by jumping on a tiny stone house 50 times. No really. I know it sounds like a rumor you'd hear in g...more



7:00 PM on 02.14.2015
Upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition patch will add item customization, storage, and more

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9:00 AM on 01.28.2015
Download some tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition for free

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8:00 AM on 01.03.2015
People are soloing Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer mode on the max difficulty already

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11:00 AM on 12.17.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition gets a multiplayer update, it has wolves in it

Most of the people I know who bought Dragon Age: Inquisition are still playing it. Proof positive that the lengthy single-player experience isn't dead, and not every game needs to be multiplayer. Wait a minute, Inqu...more



12:00 PM on 11.18.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition launch trailer will make you want to play Dragon Age

This launch trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't short on anything. It doesn't skimp on gorgeous shots of the expansive universe. It has plenty of the ferocious winged serpents that adorn the franchise's namesake. ...more



8:00 AM on 11.15.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 & More AAA Weekend Deals

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Next week Tuesday we get two Triple-As from two big publishers: Dragon Age: Inquisition along wit...more



4:00 PM on 11.13.2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition deals for Origin & Xbox One (updated for release)

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Development on new BioWare IP Shadow Realms ceased

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7:00 PM on 02.03.2015
BioWare GM: Dropping last-gen consoles has a huge impact on Mass Effect 4's gameplay goals

Like my grammy after we put her in a home, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 are slowly fading away to make room for the new generation. Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare Canada, spoke about how Dragon Age: Inquis...more



8:00 PM on 01.27.2015
EA had a 'record-breaking' quarter behind Dragon Age

It was a given that Dragon Age: Inquisition was going to be a big hit for both Electronic Arts and BioWare. That's a no-brainer for the conclusion to a triple-A trilogy. But, even the publisher seems to be taken a bit ab...more



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