PS Plus subscription features Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) this month. That game is a rough cut diamond. It filled a void of D&D action-roleplaying games and did it remarkable well. It had a grand vision of an epic adventure.
Then the second installment came out short thereafter, and our expectations were sky high. This game had however several flaws. The feeling of epic adventure was gone, as the whole story took place in one city and its surroundings. The combat was simplified in a way that made it repetitive and uninteresting. The whole tactical aspect of combat was gone. Third, it seemed that development was very rushed as environments and whole instances was reused over and over.
Bioware claimed they've learned their lesson for the third game of the series and was going to deliver us an epic adventure with deep story and mechanics.
They truly delivered this time.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a large adventure that really plays homage to the first game in the series, but with the updates and graphical enhancements one could expect of a next generation game.
The story takes a few twists and turns, and is an overall standard one when it comes to action rpg, but one thing that lends to its replayability is how much the game changes depending on what fraction you choose to ally with.
The game is not as hard as Origins was, but it is not a walk in the park either. Trying to play the game on hard I got stuck 1/3 through without any chance of going forward, I can't figure out in what way I could've played differently in order to win that encounter on hard difficulty.
There are a lot of quests happening in the same areas and even if they are large and diverse you quickly get tired of them. Some of the quests aren't that interesting and seems mostly to be there as package material and not a part of the main story.
However, this game is brilliant when it comes to building a world, a mood and interesting characters. If you've missed this game, you should probably pick it up, and it doesn't matter if you haven't played the predecessors or not.