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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ story structure compared to ‘Mass Effect 3’

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ story structure compared to ‘Mass Effect 3’
‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ story structure compared to ‘Mass Effect 3’
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The story structure of “Dragon Age: Inquisition” has been compared to “Mass Effect 3.” In an interview with the Official Xbox Magazine on Jan. 3, Cameron Lee was asked about why the plot setups for the two video games appeared to be very similar.

The producer responded by saying that “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Mass Effect 3” are actually quite different. He stated that the players knew about the main “threat” in the final game of the “Mass Effect” trilogy. On the other hand, the third main installment from the “Dragon Age” franchise has many plot points converging at the same time. You can find his repose below:

Well, it's interesting that that's the impression that you got - it's not really the case. We have this event that occurs and the world is in chaos, sure, but in Mass Effect, you always knew what the threat was, you always knew that the reapers were there. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, whilst there is a humongous tear in the sky, and all these powerful factions and nations are in chaos - all this is happening at once, and that's a little too strange to just suddenly occur and be coincidence.

Bioware is the company responsible for the development of both the “Dragon Age” and “Mass Effect” franchises. Along with the aforementioned “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” a new “Mass Effect” video game is also in development. The two titles will shared several elements that have been added through the Frostbite 3 engine.

“Dragon Age: Inquisition” should be coming out first with an expected release date set for the autumn season on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The platform and release details have not yet been revealed for the “Mass Effect” title. However, Bioware previously hinted at dramatic changes to the gameplay and story, which apparently won’t focus on Commander Shepard.

A few “Dragon Age: Inquisition” screens can be found in the slideshow to the left of this article.