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I bought this as a present for my husband. The adverts on TV made it look amazing. However, the graphics were poor and very choppy. During the game, pictures were still loading as the character was walking through the scenery. Not good.
I would not advise this game for 360 users. The game was designed for high performance PCs and new gen consoles and, therefore, does not actually run particularly well on this system. Loading times are very long and the video quality is, simply put, shocking. Outside of cutscenes, it's not too bad, I guess, the game is definitely playable, but I would recommend getting a new console if you want to get the most out of it.
il sistema di gioco è troppo complicato e i controlli dei personaggi troppo faraginosi. La grafica la trovo pessima, rispetto ad altri giochi simili. Sin dall'inizio pare tutto un dejavu.....nessuna emozione particolare. L'ho rinviato indietro anche perchè era in inglese anzichè in italiano, e non c'era nessuna informazione a riguardo.
Loved the first game, disappointed by the second and haven't managed to get through this one. Game play is very bitty, lots of radiant quests, go here and fetch that/collect x amount of these...I just can't get into it. The main quest line is unlocked gradually by gaining power points acquired by doing random side quests. There are a few characters I like so I will try again in the future.but for someone who has played Dragon Age Origins with every class/gender/origin/decision I am left feeling that Bioware has lost the ability to make great games.
I cannot speak for the nother versions of this game but the Xbox 360 version is simply half-baked. Rather than perform a proper port of the game, EA and Bioware have saved time and money by simply cutting content and dulling the graphics.
Though I have not yet completed it, this game is far from lacking in story; not to mention the amount of time you can spend running around doing side-quests. The extensive crafting system, large maps and number of collectibles do nothing to detract from the hours you can put into it without advancing the main story, either. It is no Elder Scrolls game but it provides a great deal more content than the previous games in the series and this is probably its one strong point.
Unfortunately, the depth is somewhat inconsequential as the game has regressed in almost all other respects. In terms of graphics quality, it is comparable to different games at different times. It's standard gameplay graphics are, in my opinion, about equal to Dragon Age II. However, when it comes to cut-scenes, where graphics are of greater importance, the quality suddenly drops dramatically. In one scene, the symbol of the inquisition was nothing more than a white blob for the entire minute that it appeared and there have been similar cases almost every time since. Either they couldn't be bothered to work on the graphics for cut-scenes or their render times are incredibly long, whatever the case it is on a grand scale throughout the game.
Now... Cut content. I understand that some content might need to be cut in order to preserve the integrity of the game on a lower performance console but I find myself at a loss considering their choice - character creation. That isn't to say you can't design your character, there is still a strong sense of personalisation to your character, but various aspects have been cut from it. The concept is understandable - if there's less detail in your character then there is less to render in the world - but they have not removed these aspects from other characters. Cassandra, for example, still bears her scars but the player cannot choose any. I find myself wondering how much difference it makes to cut such things from a single character.
Not only that, but the game suffers from frequent bugs. I do not know if it has been a problem on the full versions of the game or not but I cannot play for half an hour without ending up in a conversation where I have to skip half of the speech to progress it. The game suddenly stops at the end of a line and doesn't pick up again unless you skip at least the next line. As someone who likes to know what they are being asked to do, I find this rather troublesome. The throne in Skyhold has repeatedly disappeared and only returned when I loaded the game up again - a tedious process if nothing else. These are but two of the various issues I have experienced with the game so far and I am not even halfway at nearly 50 hours of play.
To summarise, it has the makings of a brilliant game but has been delivered badly to the older generation consoles, such as the Xbox 360. I would recommend the game but only for the newer generation consoles and PC. Otherwise, I suggest you steer clear.
So we bought this game thinking the graphics would be better than DA2, but how disappointed was I. Bioware have left us old gen users with a barely working game at all. Graphics glich and most conversations and entering scenes take ages to render. Lets not forget the black loading screen of despair, taking longer than the actual load screen itself, not giving me enough time to read the essays they put there and expect us to read it in time. I'm only excited about this game for the story now, I hope they bring out a patch soon.
Very poor game. Gave up after 50 hours. Unplayable on x box 360 with small font. Characters ok but character creation awful, combat poor, skill use dreadful, fetch quests hideous so overall very disappointed. Have played lots of Bioware games and this is very poor.