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Dragon Age: Inquisition vs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


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Dragon Age: Inquisition vs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  

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  1. 1. Which one, in your opinion, is the superior game?

    • Dragon Age: Inquisition
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If you want to whine about "but they are completely different  and you can't compare them," then please move on to another thread.

 

Now that both games have been out for awhile and if you have played both, which one do you think is the better game?  The better RPG?  Why?

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Pity i'm off to Heathrow in a few hours, this thread is bound to be good, ah well enjoy the arguing over the next few weeks. Please remember to mention the sex cards.

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What if you dislike both series equally? :p

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The Witcher 3 succeeded where Dragon Age Inquisition failed miserably when it came to open world and sidequests associated with the open world.  That alone puts TW3 ahead of DAI.

 

The actual open world was better, too.  In TW3, it actually felt like you were traveling across the continent.  In DAI, the maps were broken up and each map felt ... like you were never really in an open environment, but rather various tracks through a map.

 

The main story was also more coherent in TW3.  More time and effort was put into the main story, so it didn't feel rushed.

 

And the character models weren't even close.  The Witcher characters actually moved like regular folks.  The Inquisition characters, particularly the women, walked like apes and were as ugly as sin.

 

The only edge I'd give DAI -- and this is more of a personal thing than any sort of bad game design thing -- is you had more dialogue/interactions with your party companions.  TW3 allowed you to converse with various friends/companions, but not always whenever you wanted, and the dialogue got exhausted pretty quick.

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That.. was not a difficult choice.

 

Especially considering I never played Dragon Age: Inquisition.

 

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

 

The Witcher 3 is actually Ciri's story, not entirely Gerald's.

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If you want to whine about "but they are completely different  and you can't compare them," then please move on to another thread.

 

Now that both games have been out for awhile and if you have played both, which one do you think is the better game?  The better RPG?  Why?

I voted but you cannot expect people not to whine  as they are different games so the comparison is unfair  

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

 

Yeah, that's basically my issue with the series.  

 

Also, both of these fantasy worlds are super depressing.  It would be nice if they lightened it up a bit.  Plus the romance and sex stuff is stupid.  :p

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The Witcher 3 was a fantastic game with more consistency and had a truly great ending.

 

Dragon Age Inquisition was a pretty good game that felt like two games, one open world, one level based, with a badly rushed ending.

 

I still want to know why DAI went with that structure. Nobody does open world games where the main path missions are completely cut off. Did they split duties between studios? Was it the result of a revision in design? Did the story designers not feel comfortable working in the open areas?

 

I swear, games need commentary tracks. 

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

 

Yeah, that's basically my issue with the series.  

 

Also, both of these fantasy worlds are super depressing.  It would be nice if they lightened it up a bit.  Plus the romance and sex stuff is stupid.   :p

 

chalk us up as somebody who couldn't get through witcher 2.  the thing is, we didn't hate the main character more than we hated everything else.  the witcher 2 combat were shallow to the point that the player involvement became nothing more than a repetitive chore with startling speed.  and the story.

 

look, we know some folks is great fans o' witcher 'cause it is dark and mature and... whatever.  ain't mature.  story is as shallow as combat.  witcher is a self-indulgent, teenage boys' waking wet dream/power fantasy.  is immature to a comical degree but somehow it gets mislabeled as mature 'cause it is bloody and gratuitous and cynical.  is nothing wrong with making a game that is actual pandering to the lowest common denominator.  is nothing wrong with liking such a game-- it is a fantasy after all.  am not gonna be too hypocritical 'bout indulging in fantasy, eh?  nevertheless, the self-deluded pretension that for some makes witcher a property more deserving o' consideration 'cause o' its maturity is laughable.

 

can't vote-- haven't played either game.  that being said, we do not foresee playing witcher 3.

 

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To be fair, Gromnir, all that "immature power fantasy with shallow combat and gratuitous blood and sex" criticism applies just as much to DA:I.

 

 

But I still managed to enjoy my Inquisition power fantasy, because it didn't force my character to behave like an obnoxious adolescent.

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I liked both games but objective facts support DA:I's superiority.

 

DA:I: 151 hours played

Witcher 3: 128 hours played

 

 

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I refuse vote either of the games, because of their poor mouse and keyboard controls, which make them undeserving to win anything. 

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

What do you hate about Geralt ?

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I haven't played Witcher 3 because I hated Witcher 2.

 

I don't mind being forced to play a fixed character, so long as it's not a character I hate.

What do you hate about Geralt ?

 

He is a rude, crude, obnoxious, arrogant, egotistical ****.

 

He is a sheltered adolescent's idea of a badass, and it's a very long time since I was an adolescent.

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whenever we hear of the witcher franchise, we cannot help but be reminded o' the following:

 

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He is a rude, crude, obnoxious, arrogant, egotistical ****.

 

He is a sheltered adolescent's idea of a badass, and it's a very long time since I was an adolescent.

Really ? I didn't really notice him being much of that, particularly arrogant and egotistical. I suppose it helps you never really meet some 'nice' people in the games. Interesting though. I suppose you might be right about him being an adolescent idea of a badass, but I am not sure what an adult one would be - Man with No Name ?

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I have not played Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I do not plan to - it is highly unlikely I will ever play another BioWare game again.  However, I have watched  videos of the game on YouTube.  The game has  so  much social justice political correctness that it feels like a sanitized bad joke.  I know Canadians are a bunch of overly politically correct social justice lemmings, but Dragon Age: Inquisition feels... too much.

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He is a rude, crude, obnoxious, arrogant, egotistical ****.

 

He is a sheltered adolescent's idea of a badass, and it's a very long time since I was an adolescent.

Really ? I didn't really notice him being much of that, particularly arrogant and egotistical. I suppose it helps you never really meet some 'nice' people in the games. Interesting though. I suppose you might be right about him being an adolescent idea of a badass, but I am not sure what an adult one would be - Man with No Name ?

 

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Everyone knows Science Fiction is really cool. You know what PoE really needs? Spaceships! There isn't any game that wouldn't be improved by a space combat minigame. Adding one to PoE would send sales skyrocketing, and ensure the game was remembered for all time!!!!!

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DA3. It is not great - in fact I couldn't finish it. But, I'd take that over a game like is beyond crap in a crap series that has only one  worthy aspect it - B00BIES. Sorry Twitcher fans, but that crap is so awful that even the worse of BIO is better. :)

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DA3. It is not great - in fact I couldn't finish it. But, I'd take that over a game like is beyond crap in a crap series that has only one  worthy aspect it - B00BIES. Sorry Twitcher fans, but that crap is so awful that even the worse of BIO is better. :)

 

Volo are you sure you played the English version of W3? You probably played the Polish version and didn't understand the dialogue and that's why you didn't  enjoy it?

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