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‘Dragon Age Inquisition’ gameplay and consequences compared to ‘Mass Effect 3’

Screen featuring ‘Dragon Age Inquisition’
Screen featuring ‘Dragon Age Inquisition’
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

Dragon Age Inquisition” has been compared to “Mass Effect 3.” According to a report from Gaming Bolt on April 23, Cameron Lee revealed that the war table element from the upcoming title is influenced by the Spectre activities found in the third main game from the “Mass Effect” series. The producer admitted that the mechanic in “Mass Effect 3” wasn’t completely fleshed out and contains various problems.

As a result, Bioware decided not to directly take anything in regards to Spectre activities to the upcoming “Dragon Age Inquisition.” Instead, the development team used the feedback to rebuild a new system that would better fit the world of the dark fantasy role-playing game. Players will be able to send out followers to select areas on the map in order to complete missions. Furthermore, they wanted to make the consequences of the war table to be more apparent to the end user. You can find the comments made by Cameron Lee from the CVG interview below:

We wanted a system that was far more fleshed out, far more part of the world and part of the story around you, and that reacts and changes. But we also recognized that you don't want to make a decision and then, five hours later, a random little thing happens that you may or may not even notice. We've been guilty of this in the past, where there are so many decision points and so many actions you can take in a game, and so many of them have a consequence whether it be major or minor. But you very rarely notice unless you're really paying attention.

The war table decisions should also affected the endings of “Dragon Age Inquisition.” Bioware previously revealed that the epilogues of the story would change based on various decisions made throughout the campaign. The sequel will end up having around 40 main endings that are derived on the actions based on the player throughout his or her journey.

“Mass Effect 3” first came out two years ago for the PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. Bioware previously confirmed that a new title is in production for the science-fiction role-playing series, which may be called “Mass Effect 4.” The upcoming title, which is being built on the same Frostbite 3 engine as the next “Dragon Age” game, won’t be starring Commander Shepard, the main protagonist of the original trilogy.

The release date of Oct. 7 has been confirmed for “Dragon Age Inquisition” on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The software product will be published by Electronic Arts, the same distributor behind the previous installments of the series. You can find a screen featuring the game from the official Bioware Facebook page with the image located near the top of this article.

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