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Inquisition’s Tactical View Like A “Pressure Release Valve”

If you're wondering about the difficulty in Dragon Age: Inquisition , we've got two words for you: Tactical View.

BioWare producer Cameron Lee confirmed to PlayStation LifeStyle that the new adventure would be the toughest one yet; tougher than Origins and "definitely tougher" than Dragon Age II .

However, that's part of the reason why they're bringing back the Tactical View from the original title. Lee says that while it isn't required, it can really help you step back and take stock of a hectic situation.

"It really depends on individual players, I know. This is quite a complex answer, but when you look at…. Say you were playing on normal difficulty, and all difficulty in Inquisition means tougher than Origins, definitely tougher than Dragon Age II. So, each different player has different thresholds of how much pressure they can handle separately."

Lee added that Tactical View is kind of like a safety net, so if you feel you're in over your head, you can get the upper hand. When the enemies are swarming and the real-time setup is proving overwhelming, Tactical View gives you the opportunity to assume the role of general and commander. In other words, the developers consider this option to be a "pressure-release valve" and you may find it exceedingly useful from time to time.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is set for November 18, when it will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

wait. so this is like the view the PC version of the original Dragon Age had? Where you get to pause the action and get an overhead view of the battlefield?
(something strangely omitted from the console versions)

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
9 years ago

Never played it but I thought Origins had something similar on consoles?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

it did other than the option to do exactly what I described. i suppose Bioware believed console gamers could "handle the pressure" and didn't need a "release valve" back then.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Yeah we never got that because Bioware was on a time crush.

Corvo
Corvo
9 years ago

Bioware is so awesome. Shame I can't get into this series for some reason. And I tried.

This will be something special though.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

All I read was "Put this game on easy."

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I'm super excited about this, I loved, loved, loved the tactical aspects of Origins and was hoping they would continue to expand on it which is why I was so disappointed with Dragon Age 2.

This however looks like what I was hoping 2 would be.

Feryx
Feryx
9 years ago

I'm excited to use it for the 1st time.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm excited to see your cool avatar of Milla

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
9 years ago

yeah that sounds like a really neat feature

and um my friends wants me to ge this but i thought i might end up getting battlefront 3 1st not sure atm

happy gaming

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Your friends probably want to play the new multiplayer mode with ya, which is good to take into account when buying. They may be done with the game by the time you get to it.

broox9
broox9
9 years ago

I kind of want this game, but I'm not sure if I'll buy it. Same release date as GTA V AND it hits not terribly long after Shadow of Mordor and a week after Assassin's Creed. I really miss my RPG's though. I may get it after the new year or something

Axe99
Axe99
9 years ago

I'm not sure about their difficulty setting. DA:O on normal is one of the tougher 'normal' RPG settings. Making it even harder just means that people starting on normal are getting sucker punched into playing a re-labelled hard. Way to confuse your audience, Bioware. As long as they have the 'change difficulty at any time' thing it won't stop people playing the game, but something harder than DA:O's normal (which was already the equivalent of hard on most WRPGs) is _not_ normal. It's sad seeing the English language butchered like this.

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