Dragon Age: Inquisition, the “latest” Dragon Age game in the series, is the best Dragon Age. I’ll convince you of that today.
I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve replayed Dragon Age: Inquisition. How many OCs I’ve made, how many characters I’ve romanced and how many Rifts I’ve closed. Like, honestly. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t keep track of these things anymore. But that should show you that I absolutely love Dragon Age: Inquisition. More than Dragon Age: 2 (but that one is obvious) and even more than Dragon Age: Origins. And that one is controversial. So, I thought I'd give my reasoning for that today.
Note that I will mostly compare Inquisition to Origins, simply because nobody ever said that Dragon Age 2 was the best, and I think that we can all at least agree on.
Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Is The Best Dragon Age
Dragon Age: Inquisition has better Companions than Dragon Age: Origins
Starting off strong, huh? But honestly? It’s true. Sure, Origins had the OG four: Leliana, Alistair, Zevran and Morrigan, and as much as I loved Leliana in Inquisition, she was a bit bland in Origins. Same goes for Alistair. He’s that typical white, blonde boy that every Dragon Age game featured so far (Inquisition just switched things up by not making Cullen a companion). Oghren was horrible and everyone hates him for good reason, Wynne was somewhat cool… I guess? And Sten was – in hindsight – pretty boring. So that only leaves Zevran and Morrigan.
- Who would you want to see play the companions in a Dragon Age Netflix series?
But Inquisition? Now that’s diversion right here. Blackwall and Solas with the biggest plot twists ever, Iron Bull with his inner circle quest that made you cry if you made the wrong choice, Cassandra, who had incredible character development, Varric, the one that everyone loved anyway, Dorian, the one that you always take with you if you want great party banter, Cole, the one that you have so much impact on depending on your choices… and Sera and Vivienne. Sera is horrible, but that’s because she was written by someone who thought he understood women and Vivienne is kinda cool, but also really annoying… at least for me.
Yeah, Inquisition had more companions than Origins, but I still believe that the ones we got in Inquisition were way better than the ones we got in Origins (I still love them, don’t get me wrong).
Graphics Do Matter
Listen, Dragon Age: Origins came out 12 years ago. 12. And it looks that way, quite frankly. Even with HD mods, there is only so much you can achieve, but Dragon Age: Inquisition still holds up to today’s standards, even after 7 years, especially on PC with ultra settings. Like… Dragon Age: Inquisition looks better than Cyberpunk 2077 and though you might say: that’s not hard... it’s still an accomplishment.
Due to the gap in graphics, I feel like Dragon Age: Inquisition is the game that can be replayed more often, whereas for Origins, you just get tired of the same faces with the same graphics and animations over and over again.
Dragon Age: Inquisition Has The Best Story
Now… this one, I will let you argue with me, because I do believe that the Dragon Age: Origins story is incredible. Hell, even Dragon Age: 2 has a wonderful story that makes you cry when you play it for the first time.
But have you ever played through Dragon Age: Inquisition with an elf Inquisitor that romanced Solas? Let me tell you: that one is on another level, and I’ve never been more heartbroken over a game’s ending in my life. I actually 100% think that the sole reason why I’m so looking forward to Dragon Age 4 (apart from the obvious reasons), is because I just want closure to the ending that was Inquisition. Imagine the power.
Now, I could go on and on and on, but then this article would never end, and I think you get my point. Be sure to argue with me on any of these, though. I know there are some hardcore DA:O stans out there, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can always message us on our social media: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. So... see you there!