For the past month or so, give or take, I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. In that time, it has quickly risen to become one of my favourite games for some time – most certainly the best game that I’ve played this year. I must admit that it isn’t for everyone, there’s a lot of content there and it can be quite daunting for some gamers. Not me though! I love a challenge, especially one as vast, diverse and rich as Inquisition.
There is a lot to love about Inquisition, in my opinion. I love the fact that the game is so deep and multi-layered. It is literally full to the brim with content, from side-quests to the main story, and even collecting materials to create better armour and weapons. It’s one of the most develop gameworlds that I’ve ever experienced, and that’s definitely one of the reasons that I keep coming back.
The other reason is the challenge. I love a good challenge, and Dragon Age: Inquisition definitely gives just that. The missions aren’t easy, but the real challenge is just trying to tackle the game in itself. I constantly have a number of quests going on, which really vary in content. That means that I’ll never really be doing the same thing for too long, as I make my way through the vast quests and missions. It also means that I need to prioritise. Some quests might request for me to collect similar things, like Elfroot, for instance. Do I save the Elfroot for one big quest? Do I complete a number of small requisition tasks using the Elfroot I’ve collected, or do I just use it to make more health potions or upgrade my potions set? All are worthy causes, so I just tend to mix and match to keep both the game feeling fresh, and myself on my toes!
I could just constantly list reasons as to why I’m still playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. But I guess it’s easiest to just sum it up by saying that it’s the overall experience that keeps me coming back. There’s just so much to do, and I haven’t even touched the multiplayer yet. Instead, I’ve set myself little tasks to complete in the game. One of those tasks is to kill all of the High Dragons (I’ve done two so far), collect all of the shards and open the temple (I’m well on my way to completing this one), and, most importantly of all, finish the story! I’ve decided that I’ll leave the main quests for now, just because I want to experience as much of the game as possible before finishing off the main story.
After that, who knows? Maybe I’ll create a new character? My Warrior Dwarf is pretty cool, but who could say no to a Warrior Qunari? Or a Mage Elf? It’s a game that really changes depending on how you play it and which class you play as – mainly in the combat. So, overall, I’m still absolutely enthralled in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I’m sure I will be for a few more months to come… especially when we start getting some DLC!