I’m trying so hard not to squee all over this post. I’m going to grab a hold of every fiber in my being and keep this post, serious, legitimate and OH MY FUCKING GOD IT’S THE DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION TRAILER!!!1111dkfjdkla
The teaser trailer you see above was unveiled during yesterday’s EA 2013 E3 press conference, and you better believe my gaping-mouthed ass was in the 7th row with eyes-wide and pants wet. I’ve watched this trailer four or five times now, but the second time I watched it it was like watching it for the first time. I DIDN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING. Yes, I really was that star-struck.
Allow me to bestow a sincere apology to the people in front of me for screaming like a madwoman during the unveil, also, every time Dragon Age was mentioned. If you find me I’ll donate 10 cents towards your future hearing aid.
Alright, let’s get to it. First, here’s the summary on Dragon Age: Inquisition’s website:
Explore a vast, fantasy world at the brink of catastrophe in Dragon Age™: Inquisition, a next-generation action RPG, where your choices shape and drive the experience. In this upcoming video game from BioWare, makers of Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, you’ll make your mark in an expansive, story-driven open world filled with complex characters, challenging combat and difficult decisions.
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.
My brain is going 90 MPH — I’ll do my best to transcribe my thoughts into (semi) coherent paragraphs below:
- We already knew Inquisition would place our hero in the middle of a Thedas clusterfuck, so that’s nothing new. But I gotta say after reading a bit about Inquisition and other fan reactions I’m more stoked than ever to watch the politics of Thedas (the only politics I enjoy!) go down in a fiery clusterfuck. There is just so MUCH history and backstory of Dragon Age we haven’t been able to see just yet with previous installments, so like I’ve said numerous times before I hope hope HOPE we get a well-rounded, first-hand look at the true world of Thedas.
- Any fan of Dragon Age will tell you the characters are one of, if not THE, most important assets of the game. While I may have griped about certain aspects of Dragon Age II, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters. I want nothing more than to see the characters of Dragon Age II (as Varric is shown in the trailer) and Dragon Age: Origins (Morrigan is narrating) come together and exchange personalities. Oh, the bantering we’ll hear.
- Numerous fans speculate that massive dragon we see is Flemmeth, and I’m leaning with them on this one. Dragon Age II sorta-kinda scratched the surface of Dragon Age: Origins’ story. I’m excited to touch base on that weird Jerry Springer-esque scenario. I mean, where”s Morrigan and Alistair’s lovechild? What has Flemmeth been up to this entire time? Where is Alistair and why isn’t he banging me?! THE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, BIOWARE.
I don’t want to over analyze things (which will, let’s face it, happen anyway) so I’ll leave it at that for now. Let me know what you thought of the trailer, and where you think the story will head in Dragon Age: Inquisition!