We’ve seen plenty of glamour shots of Dragon Age: Inquisition since it was first announced, but how about we take a look at some stills of what the game actually looks like when you are playing it?
BioWare has a few new pure, unadulterated screenshots from the impressive PC version of its latest game, and it has left everything in for you to see. It’s not shy about anything, even its dated RPG HUD. On-screen text, the map and experience point bar, quest status and completions, numbers flying from a struck enemy, and especially that overly crowded command menu at the bottom. I mean, come on! It’s that thing serious?
I’ll be playing the PlayStation 4 version of the game. I hope I don’t have to worry about that.
Beyond that, we also get to look at how the graphics will genuinely look coming from your rig, and it’s great to see that they hold up without the after-touches. They lack the dynamic camera angles that BioWare can manipulate in its engine, but I really like how Dragon Age: Inquisition is just trying to be a great game without the Hollywood pizzazz like the Mass Effect games had.
It’s just a fantasy RPG that has simple camera control that can be pulled up to get an overhead view of your characters. Conversations play out in simple over the shoulder camera angles. There is something very pure, simple, and anti-cinematic about it all, and it feels so wonderful to see a major studio move away from our Hollywood trends rather than run along with it.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 18.