It's easily one of the most anticipated games of 2014 and now it has a solidified launch date .
The question is: Does BioWare need to make up lost ground? Is this the game that tells gamers that in fact, this developer is just as good as ever?
Maybe so. Many believe that BioWare hasn't entirely recovered from the Mass Effect 3 fiasco, although given the fickle nature of consumers in general, most will likely have forgotten about it by the time Inquisition launches. Then again, the pissed off hardcore remain very vocal about that situation, and some even boycotted the developer. Therefore, it's possible that BioWare needs to win back some fans they lost.
The other issue is that Dragon Age II , while still a really good game in our estimation, fell a tad shy of fan expectations. From where I stand, it made too many concessions to the mainstream side of gaming, which makes zero sense, as this is hardly a franchise designed for the masses. We just lost too much in the way of good old-fashioned role-playing depth, as the environments weren't big enough and we couldn't even fully outfit our allies (only the protagonist could be fully equipped).
Therefore, despite this developer's illustrious history, it's feasible that there's more pressure on Dragon Age: Inquisition than anyone wants to admit…
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition