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So, it took me 4 posts to fully review Dragon Age: Inquisition. Damn, 4 weeks, which means a month talking about Dragon Age: Inquisition. If this don’t tell you how huge this game is, I don’t know what will! (It also says how bad I am in summarizing things, but that’s a story for another day).
Nevertheless, if this is the first post, or you missed one of the parts, here is the previous posts:
For today I’ll be speaking about Graphics and Audio. Since I want to end this review a positive note, I’ll be talking about Audio first 😀
– Audio –
Now, I don’t have anything bad to say about voice acting or the OST itself. In fact, it’s suberb. I couldn’t ask for better! The OST is just one that you would find in a highly produced Epic Movie. The Voice acting, the same! Moreover, the combination of the characters’ voice with their face reactions are really well done and look way too natural.
No, I don’t have any bad to talk about that… No… My complaints are towards the way they decided to do about the levels of the different audios and the music itself.
I thought for a long time that this was also a bug, but I went in the Internet and found out, that no, having no music while exploring most of the time is not a bug. In fact, it was a thoughtful decision they decided to go with. What the developers say is that they wanted for us, the players, to feel inside the game. Thus deciding to have the minimum of background music so we could “hear” the environment noise… What?… Again… What?
First, one of the most important things when it comes to exploring in RPGs is the MUSIC! Second, having a music start randomly every half an hour while exploring just seems that something is happening, put you in alert and then, you realize that nothing really happened. Third, I’m sorry but most of the times I can’t even hear that much of “environment”. Yes, it’s there, but as you should expect, it is not in a level that will be the thing that you hear the most, To be honest, I have to put my TV in a sound level way higher than any kind of another game because everything is just way too low. (Even if you put it as 100%).
So, I’m sorry, but I think the decision to take out the background music was not good. It’s true that when we enter a boss battle where the music starts epically playing makes you feel excited for the fight. However, that feeling would be the same if we were hearing a background chill music. Moreover, music is GOOD for us to enter the environment of the game and make us more inside of it. But, well… That’s what they decided…
Now, since there is almost no background music, you should expect that you can hear everyone talking really easily, right? No! There were so many times that I had to even put the Television higher because I couldn’t hear a thing in the conversations happening. I don’t really understand what happened, but the audio is far from great.
Nevertheless, the voice acting and the music IS great! Sad that we can’t hear them as much as we wanted though 😦
– Graphics –
Ok, now in a more positive note! I’ve talked about the amount of detail that was put into the story, world and character building, right? The graphics were the same!
Everything was created into the detail. I’ll give you an example: If you do The Descent DLC you will be inside some caverns. When you enter and start talking to your assistant, the rocks behind her have water running from the humidity. This is the amount of detail put in every world map, ruins, monsters, etc.
Contrary to the other Dragon Age installments, in Dragon Age: Inquisition you will be around all Thedas. This means, different kingdoms, different architecture, different culture, different clothing… Everything basically! It’s pleasant to see that the creators took this into accound and every map was made in detail to show just that.
Being you in a swamp, a forest, a desert, anything you could think about. All maps where also designed to detail and made me drop my jaw more times I can count!
When it comes to graphics, Dragon Age: Inquisition is beatiful and has that “thing” which makes you want to enter the Television and live inside the game.
– Conclusion –
Ok… This is officialy my biggest review ever… I mean, one month writing about a game is way too much! Tell me in the comments if you think this was the way to go or if you would prefer the 4 parts in only one post with around 4000 words! I always want to deliver you my content the best way for you ^.^
The game is not flawless (sadly), but it’s a must for any RPG fan. The game is tremendous and you can expect to travel to Thedas for more than 100 hours until you finish everything! I love the game, but I can’t give him a perfect score because of its problems.
This way, my rating is:
Tell me in the comments what you thought about Dragon Age: Inquisition! Do you think my rating is on point or should I have given a lower/higer note?