In the world of gaming, if you spend enough time browsing the proverbial aisles online, you’ll start to find game series that capture your attention.
One of these series for me is the Dragon Age saga developed by BioWare, an action roleplaying game, where you control a party of companions and engage in tactical warfare.
In the fantasy world of the games, the continent of Thedas is the setting for all three.
This war torn land is home to dwarves, elves, humans, darkspawn, and the Qunari. We know of the first three quite well, but the second two are more mysterious.
The darkspawn are, in short, tainted members of the world above who live underground. Their origin is speculated but not known for sure, and without delving into lore, they are pure evil and started the first Blight.
The Qunari are a warlike race rumored to come from the north who now live in a colony on Thedas.
With their trademark horns and warpaint, they are a formidable opponent, but not instantly an enemy.
The high fantasy realm is home to many and this has caused wars and disputes which have been the subject of the first two games.
In the newest edition, Dragon Age: Inquisition, you are in the role of the lead Inquisitor, who is involved in the all out war between the mages and templars. This was the subject of the Dragon Age: Origins story, which seems not to have ended well.
Bioware promises an open-world game inspired by Skyrim, the traversable area is larger than both of the previous games, reportedly covering two countries and the land in between.
I am really excited by the idea of playing as a Qunari. They were enemies and companions in the last two games, but they are now a playable race.
On top of that, the new Frostbite engine and streamlined gameplay should set this edition far and above its predecessors. You are able to capture areas, post keeps, design them and take over whole areas.
Three classes have been revealed, the Mage, the Rogue and the Warrior each having three versions.
Right now only one of each has been revealed, so I am excited to see what kind of variations we will have.
Extreme customization is said to be available, which I am also excited about since I love micromanaging each facet of my team.
While I really couldn’t delve as deeply as I’d like into this rich and beautiful series, I can promise you that this is something to keep on your radar as we draw near to its October 7 release date.
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