Video games still have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in games. In a perfect world, we’d have games that covers the experiences of every race, color, gender, and sexual orientation. We may even get to play as these people in their own lead story!
When developers reveal a cast of characters who will be showing up in a game as either playable or part of your party and they aren’t the “usual” sort of characters you typically see in games, it’s always exciting news to hear. Bioware’s recent unveiling of its first “fully gay” character in the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition is one instance of this. Even though there are steps being taken to have game experiences that try to be more inclusive, there will always be one or two individuals who will be resistant toward that move.
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The buzz and excitement around E3 may have died down, but my own personal excitement over the presentation Bioware gave at the conference for their next installment of the Dragon Age series, Dragon Age: Inquisition has not. A new game trailer for the game has been released and its spectacular. Fans of the series are cautiously excited from the comments I’ve seen in articles pertaining to the game. Understandably, some are still sore over how the ending to Mass Effect 3 was handled and Dragon Age 2 wasn’t exactly the strongest installment of the series, but I’m particularly confident about Inquisition.
Continue reading Lead Them Or Fall: Why I’m Optimistic About Dragon Age: Inquisition
It feels like forever since I’ve written something… and you would think that I would have plenty of ideas from my time away. But no… I’m doing laundry. Lots of laundry. That is what my life has fallen to so far. I wanted to shout out a quick thanks to the very awesome Ashley Hagood from Robo♥Beat for covering my time here on GFN last Monday. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (or anywhere else), my mother went through double bypass surgery last week so things have been pretty chaotic. She’s doing great now! But the stress and the time away from my keyboard has created a massive wall of writer’s block. Thanks to everyone that has sent their well wishes and support. Hopefully I can work my way back into a writing schedule soon.
In the meantime, I’ve found an addiction inside of Doctor Who (when I’m not doing laundry), and I’m pretty sure I’ll end up getting into Torchwood just for Eve Myles. I love her simply for the fact that she voiced Merrill in Dragon Age 2… so I’m constantly picking out Merrill in her voice when she speaks. Does anyone else do that with other actors? Maybe I’m just a weirdo.
Speaking of Dragon Age, I’m still totally stoked for Inquisition. I’m so incredibly excited for it that I may play through the first two again (yes, again) just to see if there are any clues/foreshadowing that could predict some more things that may be present in the next one. I’m way too invested in all of this. But a cool video analyzing the E3 trailer brings up some pretty sweet ideas that mimicked my own assumptions so feel free to watch and leave your own thoughts below.
Thanks again to everyone that has been so incredibly patient and understanding while my family and I work through these tense times. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring more solid content to you in the future!
EA presented the very first teaser trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I am not ashamed to admit that I screamed like a major psychotic fangirl. Things are still pretty cryptic about the new addition to the Dragon Age world, but some things were revealed that peaked my interest. First off, was that Varric at the beginning with Bianca (as always) glued to his arm? It is obvious that Inquisition will be a very dark atmosphere created by the chaos and tensions created from the first two games. So will we see any other past companions? And more importantly… will they even be alive?
None shall be untouched by the fires above…
A cataclysmic event has plunged the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons now darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages have broken into an all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos – your choices will forever change the Dragon Age.
The return of Morrigan? Yes, please!
Dragon Age: Inquisition launches in fall 2014 for PC, XBox360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One.