An old family friend used a phrase when he’d burnt out on something. He called it “Mallomar-ing.” When he was younger, a relative of his used to love Mallomar cookies. They are sickly sweet chocolate covered marshmallows, and he’d eat them at every opportunity. Eventually, they started making him sick, and soon after…
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Jason Schreier and I sat down with Aaryn Flynn, formerly of BioWare, to talk about his time working under EA on games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Anthem.
When I first met Sera it was hate at first sight. She’s a member of the enigmatic Red Jennies, a group of subversive agents trying to undermine abusive nobles. She leaves you letters in various places around Val Royeaux and instructs you to meet her late at night for a rendevouz. There, you run into a haughty noble,…
‘Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts’ is the best quest in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it makes me feel like shit.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the world is very literally marked by your actions. While you go out and close rifts in Ferelden and Orlais, the game keeps track of your actions at the War Table. There are some missions that you’ll only know through the table’s worn maps, and these are the ones that make a real difference…
Yesterday I made the hardest choice in Dragon Age: Inquisition. I decided not to romance Iron Bull.
Varric Tethras is Dragon Age’s wry but poetic dwarf. Making his first appearance in Dragon Age 2, he’s not just a resourceful hunter and trap layer but also a famous writer. His novel “Hard in Hightown” is a best seller in the continent of Thedas and, it turns out, soon to be published in the real world.
It turns out if you want to get the LA-based musician Will Wiesenfeld, stage name Baths, talking about video games, you should ask him about Diablo 2. In video game circles he’s known for the theme song for this summer’s Dream Daddy, as well as the understated trailer music for Hyper Light Drifter’s stunningly…
Solas is one of the best-written characters in video games. It’s hard for me to think of a character whose loathsome worldview is so well developed, who, even when he’s on your side, manages to be a complete piece of shit about everything. He is a such a great character that I want to strangle that dude with my bare…
Iron Bull is probably the single most memorable character from Dragon Age: Inquisition, or perhaps even the entire series. So it’s good news that for the low, low price of $470 to $500, you can turn your desk into a collectible statue-adorned Iron Bull Appreciation Station.
Dragon Age Inquisition is getting a Game of the Year edition, which will include DLC released for Bioware’s sprawling RPG. Look for it on October 6th.
The longer a game is, the harder it is to end it. The more sprawling the cast, the trickier it is to give its actors closure. The looser the dangling plot threads, the tougher to tie them up.
So you and your companions saved the continent of Thedas from certain doom. What have you done for them lately? Find out in September 8’s Trespasser, a downloadable epilogue for Dragon Age: Inquisition that picks up two years after the main story ends.
While its other qualities may be less evenly distributed, I can say this about the new Dragon Age: Inquisition expansion The Descent: The title is accurate. You spend the whole thing going down, down, down.
If you slam your staff into the ground so hard that lightning shoots out of it, it should probably feel pretty powerful, you know?
The next major Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC is coming sooner than you think: August 11. That’s next week! To prevent a series of earthquakes, your party heads underground to discover a secret about the Darkspawn. There’s no exclusivity shenanigans this time, either.
In the last half a year or so, we’ve gotten not one but two epic western fantasy RPGs in the form of Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It’s only natural that we’d want to compare them.
Good news: there’s new DLC on the way for BioWare’s giant-sized fantasy RPG. Bad news: it will only be playable on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Seems like the adventure’s over for last-gen console owners.