So the verdict is out, let's have a quick review roundup before we initiate any further discussion! Eurogamer: 8, Destructoid: 8.5, PC Gamer: 87/100, GamesRadar: 4/5, IGN: 8.8/10, Gamespot: 9/10, Game Informer 9.5/10, Polygon 9.5/10 and Hardcore Gamer 5/5!
Eurogamer is the only one that makes me fret, but with Gamespot and Polygon giving Dragon Age: Inquisition such high reviews, I can't help but contain my excitement! My review copy of the game has arrived on my desk today, and now I'm sitting here frantically awaiting for my day to end so I can go home and disappear for the weekend.
But before I started, I wanted to know what people thought about the various races and classes in DA 3. Which one was most popular, what did they like about it, would they recommend it? All of these questions are buzzing round my head! So I thought I'd compile people's opinions in this here article! Though I was set on being a human mage, I may just be changing things up a bit.
Check out this article too - Mass Effect 4 - New Alien Races!
Races in DA 3
DA 3 gives us the glorious choice between a Human, Elf, Dwarf and for the first time, a Qunari, to play as the inquisitor. I certainly had my heart set on a human or an elf, as I continually play as a mage in the Dragon Age games. The flurry of colourful spells that fly out of your staff is such a thrill. I also get to hang back and let my melee followers keep the enemies busy while I provide amazing support!
But perhaps many of you are thinking of playing as a Qunari now that this option is available. Then I thought that something so large holding a staff seemed strange, therefore they would be more suited to a warrior class. But let's see!
First off, it's important that you pick a character who's voice you like. I highly recommend playing the game for ten minutes looking at your character and listening to their voice. Is this really someone you want to be looking at and listening to for 100 hours? There are two different voices for each sex so give them both a chance! Take a look at the video above and you can hear one of the female inquisitors!
Gamespot's Kevin VanOrd, made a very colourful elf and found that the character really didn't fit in to the dark world of duller colours. But hey if that's what you like, then go for it! Make your character and try them out first though before you decide this is the inquisitor you want to play as, don't be afraid to restart a few times.
When it comes down to race, it's totally up to the player's preference, and whether you personally feel the voice acting suits your character! Class is a different story of course.
Classes & Specialisations in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Battle-hardened and masters of close combat, warriors are pivotal to any group entering battle. As front-line fighters, they absorb the brunt of opponent attacks, steal enemy focus, and create an opening for deadly ranged assaults from other classes. While some warriors prefer visceral, sweeping damage, many are silverite-clad bulwarks, weathering any blows they don't deflect with their shields.
Is this the class that you'll be playing as in DA 3?! Will you be on the front lines absorbing the enemies blows as your teammates support your efforts?
Champions are defenders and protectors, and when a warrior trains in the champion's tradition, he or she becomes unstoppable. Champions use their armor, weapon and awareness to shrug off incoming attacks while holding critical positions on the battlefield and protecting allies in the process. A seriously important task for any inquisitor!
Those who can tap into the raw energy of the Fade and block the whispering temptations of demons are truly exceptional. When they turn that mental focus onto the field of war, they can be truly terrifying opponents. Rains of fire, walls of ice, or even the ability to heal allies make up a mage's toolkit. Most employ considerable skills rendering foes not only weakened, but also vulnerable to physical attacks, setting up opportunities for their teammates to exploit.
I for one always go through my Dragon Age experience as a mage! Though the real return of the mage that I can't wait for is seeing Morrigan again. Really want to see how her story turns out. Will you be playing as a mage in DA 3? Let us know!
Among the Circles of Magi, only a few mages have the strength of will necessary to focus their energy inward. Wrapped in protective magics and wielding blades of arcane force, the Knight Enchanters are rare, but inspiring sights as they lead the charge into enemy ranks.
Armed with bows, daggers, and any number of dirty tricks, the rogue's primary focus is damage: tearing foes down one at a time with systematic efficiency. Rogues commonly use a mixture of stealth and mobility to reach positions of advantage, be it a sniper's perch away from enemy blades or behind an unsuspecting mage. Deadly and resourceful, rogues can tip the balance of any strategic assault.
I for one never really took to being sneaky in Dragon Age, so I'm biased when it comes to the rogue class. But am I missing out? Those of you who will be playing as a rogue, let us know in the comments!
Intricate mechanisms are the core of the artificer's craft: Deadly traps; Distracting contraptions; Marvels of engineering turned to deadly purpose. If an artificer is standing at the far end of a seemingly innocuous stretch of the battlefield, you should find another path.
With so much choice and an intense number of hours ahead of us, choosing the right inquisitor is no small task! Personally, I'll be playing as a Quarian mage after much deliberation. What do you think the best class and race is for DA 3?
Let us know in the comments!!