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I received this product with French as default language. Nowhere it was mentioned that this game is in French language. Product is not returnable and there is no seller contact to talk with. Called Amazon customer care and that person said she will give customer care contact of Microsoft to change the language to English (after speaking to someone by keeping me on hold) but she never sent it.
Don't buy this product if you don't know French language
Enter a world where everyone debates as to whether or not you're a messenger of God, and you just kind of shrug and tell them what you want to hear, because you don't have a clue. A world where men with fantastic facial hair wiggle their eyebrows at you seductively and tiny blonde rogues teach you a whole host of new swear words.
Oh yeah, and there are dragons and demons and things happening, too.
The storyline is pretty good, and though the graphics for the 360 aren't exactly up to snuff compared to the new gen consoles, it does the job. You'll just have to watch characters slowly render in cutscenes. Ultimately I haven't had many problems with glitches apart from freezing here and there, but just save often and try and not move too much when the autosave pops up and that seems to reduce it. Watch out for a saving malfunction too, though. I've never had any major data loss because of it, though, which I'm thankful for. The host of characters is rich and the backstories are mostly quite complex. I've actually found it's a fantastic motivator ("just a few more hours of work and you can go play dragon age. You can do this!")
If you liked the rest of the series, it's an easy purchase. If it's your first foray into the dragon age franchise, it's easy to get into and understand. If you're considering the deluxe edition, might as well get the standard, and you can buy the upgrade as DLC for around 10 quid if you think it's worth it. Just please don't get this if you have a deadline of any kind impending. Wait. Because you'll give up on work so easily without some discipline.
The first time I played it I thought "yikes there's a lot of controls and in-game lore to remember", and a lot of button-mashing and puny attacks early on, but it soon grew on me. Playing as an archer really is different to playing as a warrior or mage. A lot of the moves are satisfying as you get tougher. The locations are beautiful (best in-game desert for the xbox360 by far). The world feels real, the characters feel like real people, and the interactions/conversations are often hilarious, really funny. You can be a saint, an @$$hole or somewhere in between. And the romance scenes are touching, meaningful, laugh-out-loud funny, or all three.
TIP: turn your character into a knight-enchanter. It's the only way to make combat REALLY satisfying.
This game is magnificent, but on the Xbox 360 or PS3 it struggles. Graphically, it is good, but there are issues as the Xbox 360 and PS3 can't quite hack it, so you get some odd textures on characters faces and some frame rate drops or late loading textures. I don't want to ruin the story, but it is very well crafted and you feel for all of the characters (as with all bioware games) and it takes a long time to complete, so you build up relationships with your "Inner Circlee". There is a lot of darkness in the game, but the few light moments are well felt and much appreciated. My main issue... loading times, each time you travel to a different area, each time you enter a cut scene or boss battle, each time a major event happens you immediately get a loading screen forr 15 seconds, then everything goes black for at least another 15, sometimes up to a whole minute, and for me, it is serious enough to knock 2 stars off the game on the Xbox 360 or PS3.
I stand by that whilst you are actually playing the game, the combat, the drama, the music and the story are all absolutely top notch, but you spend a quarter of your time in loading screens or with half rendered graphics.
Definitely, definitely get Dragon Age Inquisition, but for the love of god, get it on an Xbox One, PS4 or Computer.
We initially purchased as we thought it would be a more updated version of skyrim. The game has good graphics (not fantastic, but this can be excused as the game is so large).
It has many depths and options to explore and unlike skyrim, each verbal communication with NPCs is very unique and provides a great edge to the game.
Unfortunately, once you pick your role (Mage, warrior, rouge), you have to remain as such, which was something that we thought was slightly lacking in comparison to other sandbox games. However, there are so many options within the class you chose, so you don't particularly get bored with the combat options. Combat options are another improvement, there are many options and upgrades available.
I'd put the game as a cross between dragon's dogma and skyrim, we very much enjoyed it and are still going, 70 plus hours in.
As for story its not bad but not great Orgins set the bench mark in this series.The combat and attribute ( skill tree) are much better than Orgins and that was what made 2 a good game same with the graphics are an improvement. oOrigins plus Dlc is a 100+ hour game. dragonAge 2 is a 60+ hour game and this game is a 100/200 + hour game if you collect everything and play the dlc.. i'm a huge Dragonage fan and hope they do a HD version of Orgins..
If you like this Game Series and havent got this game yet, 1 where have you been and 2 BUY this GAME !!!!
This game really challenges the old xbox360 processor. The game is a bit buggy in places and sometimes cutscences lag a bit ,but that is expected anyway. However the game is huge and beautiful, the characters are memorable and well developed, and the story is interesting. The choice system from the older games remains, but the consequences of some choices aren't really felt in the game (there are exceptions) other than hinting at consequences in future games: *Cough* romancing Solas *cough*
The only downside is the DLC's aren't available on this console. You need the PS4 or XboxOne or a high-spec PC to play 'Jaws of Hakkon,' 'The Descent,' or Trespasser (which is basically an epilogue to the Inquisition story and sets the scene for a sequel).