Dragon Age Inquisition, the latest blockbuster addition to BioWare’s legendary Dragon Age franchise, promises to change the scale of the series forever. After the relative failure of Dragon Age 2, BioWare took its time to get things right, and from what we saw at E3 2014, the game is shaping up to be all the company has pitched it to be. There is a lot to be excited for, but here are a some things that have us especially psyched:
Creating Your Own Experience
Like Dragon Age: Origins, Inquisition allows players to create their own character — The Inquisitor — from scratch. There are more races to choose from, as well as several storylines to play out depending on the class and gender of your character. Choice will be a major component of the game, with the outcome of missions heavily dependent on the decisions you made beforehand. Some decisions will be constructive, bringing justice to the lands, while others will be destructive. Choose wisely.
BioWare’s signature dialogue system makes a return in the game, allowing players to immerse themselves more deeply into the game even when doing something as simple as conversing.
More Control Over The Battlefield Than Ever Before
BioWare has stated that they aim to make the gameplay experience more immersive than ever before by giving players the tools needed to defeat their enemies and by upping the level of realism. The party based combat system of the game allows you to control each of your characters separately, enabling you to easily switch between party members in order to take advantage of their unique skills. Additionally, the tactical view from Dragon Age: Origins makes a return, allowing you to pause the onscreen action and take stock of what’s happening. The aerial view it provides makes it easier to set up ambushes / traps for enemies and strategically position party members before and during a battle. Spells and skills can interact with each other, while each skill has a distinct effect on the enemy (e.g. fireballs set them ablaze, arrows cause them to bleed from their wound…).
Good tactics will determine whether or not your team is successful in a battle. Fortunately, several newly-introduced features help streamline the gameplay experience and make it easier to pull off complicated moves without a hitch.
Taking a page from the original Dragon Age, Inquisition allows the player to completely customize their character and companions. Gear and loot can be used on both the players and the companions, allowing you to fine-tailor each party member. You can even customize the various gear scattered throughout the world with runes and enchantments, adding another layer of uniqueness to each of your characters.
Dialogue choices will affect the relationships between your main character and your companions, so it’s good to have decent people skills. Finally, for settlements that you take over, Inquisition has a base development system akin to that of some tower defense games, allowing you to more precisely decide how each conquered settlement should be developed and what they should do.
An Incredible World as Beautiful as it is Rich
BioWare promises Dragon Age Inquisition will be at least five times larger than Dragon Age 2. The graphics are breathtaking, with vibrant colors dominating the various landscapes. As with previous Dragon Age games, you are rewarded for exploring the vast open world. Expect a plethora of unique quests that let you learn about the game’s rich lore.
The Return Of Previous Saves
BioWare’s signature save system that allows players to transfer saved files from previous installments over to the latest ones is also featured and could play an important role in how the story (or stories) progress. Though Inquisition takes place long after the other games in the series, the decisions made by the Grey Warden from Origins and Hawke in Dragon Age 2 will impact its world.
For those that don’t have saved files from the previous games or those that would like to explore what-if scenarios, there is an online feature (stored in the cloud) called the ‘Dragon Age Keep‘ that lets you build and rebuild multiple world states from the other games that Inquisition can seamlessly pull data from to use.
Dragon Age Inquisition launches for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 7. In the comment section, let us know how excited you are for it.
New Xbox Is Four Times More Powerful Than Xbox One
It’s true — the new Xbox releases in 2020 with Halo and is leaps and bounds more powerful than the Xbox One.
The earlier leaks regarding the next-generation Xbox console’s power, release date and launch game were true.
At E3 2019, Microsoft confirmed that the new Xbox — codenamed “Project Scarlett” — sources its computing power from an Advanced Micro Devices chip that makes it four times more powerful than the Xbox One X.
It is able to show up to 120 frames per second (twice the speed of the average TV) and features a solid-state drive that allows games to load much faster than on older mechanical hard drives.
The new Xbox will be released during the 2020 holiday season, with Halo: Infinite as a launch title.
It is shaping up to give the PlayStation 5 a serious run for it’s money. Are you excited? What do you hope for?
Halo: Infinite Releases With New Xbox, Watch The E3 Trailer
Fans of Halo might shed a tear or two while watching the latest trailer.
E3 2019 brought us a new trailer for Halo: Infinite, as well as a release window for the game.
The sci-fi first-person shooter sees the return of Master Chief, and it takes the Halo franchise in” ambitious, unexpected directions.”
Seeing master chief resuscitated back to life to “finish the fight” will surely make quite a few hardcore Halo fans shed a tear. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below…
Halo: Infinite will be released during holiday 2020 as a lunch title for the new Xbox console (AKA Project Scarlett).
Cyberpunk 2077 Stars Keanu Reeves, Releases April 16, 2020
It’s a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Are your surprised?
CD Projekt Red used E3 2019 to release a new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer that reveals Keanu Reeves as the main star.
Not only that, but the big-name Hollywood actor also stepped onto the stage after the trailer was shown to announce the long-awaited RPG ‘s release date.
Isn’t he such a wonderful man? Watch the trailer and let us know what you think…
Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on April 16, 2019. Are you happy to see Keanu Reeves as the main star?
Xbox “Scarlett” Can Do 120FPS And 8K, Releases Holiday 2020
Halo: Infinite could very well be a launch title.
Several leaks suggest might have revealed some titillating details about the Xbox Scarlett family of consoles, as well as the release window for Halo: Infinite.
According to leaker Sabi, Scarlett supports up to 120fps and is backwards compatible with all Xbox consoles of the past. The Elite Controller will apparently be “extra special.”
Finally, Halo: Infinite will supposedly be released during holiday 2020 as an Xbox “Scareltt” launch title.
Stayed tuned to GameTribute to see if any of this proves true, as well as for the latest video game news and trailers.
Check Out The New Doom Eternal Trailer
As expected, Doom Eternal looks crazy intense.
E3 2019 brought us two major videos of Doom Eternal — an official story trailer and some gameplay footage.
The story trailer (above) revels in the game’s weird and intense biblical imagery, while the gameplay footage (below) shows off its intense gameplay, flashy UI and wide array of collectibles.
A new multiplayer mode called Battlemode pits two player-controlled demons against a single player-controlled Slayer to see who’s the last one standing.
Bethesda also announced a big special edition of Doom Eternal that come with a wearable Slayer helmet and story DLC.
By the look of things, fans of Doom are in for more of what the love about the series. Doom Eternal releases on PC, Xbox One, Switch and PS4 on November 22, 2019.
Do You Already Hate The Sonic Movie?
The new Sonic movie trailer has everyone horrified and confused. Are you?
To the say the first official trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film is a head-scratcher would the understatement of a lifetime. It is WACK!
We get a look at Sonic rendered in real life, as well as Jim Carrey’s Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. If the tagline “Every hero has a genesis” is anything to go by, the movie will be an origin story for the blue hedgehog that was an integral part of our 90s gaming experience but struggles in today’s video game market.
To be honest, he looks downright creepy, which probably wouldn’t have been the case if the designers went for a cuter, more compact aesthetic like in the original 2D Sonic games.
Instead, we get scruffy, frizzy-looking creature “thing” that could easily be mistaken for an extremely lean man in a full-body costume, a man who likely skipped leg day one too many times.
Something along the line of Detective Pikachu would have definitely be more palatable, don’t you think?
If you hate Sonic’s look, enough to even be reluctant to watch the movie, you’re not alone. Reactions to the trailer have been hilarious , and the film’s official Twitter account has been swamped with thousands of responses.
So, are you happy with the direction Sega and Paramount took with the live-action Sonic movie? Let us know in the comments below.