Gamers all over the world have experienced two of the best western RPG titles in the last half year or so, namely, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Dragon Age: Inquisition. As a result, they are simply begging for a comparison. Both of these titles are great and they can be recommended to any RPG lover around the world.
The games look quite polished and top-edge but they are quite different from each other and possess unique elements as well. In terms of the character line-up, both these games are quite different and cannot be compared. Inquisition lets you create the character yourself and infuse yourself in role-playing elements of the most traditional sense.
In the meantime, Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3 is more of simulator and actions you take will have repercussions and consequences following. They act as nice complements to each other in this aspect, with storytelling techniques of one game remaining unique to it. In Inquisition, the player will be concerned with creating friendship and alliances with a large supporting cast.
There is a potential for intrigue and romance with every party member you recruit and progress through the story. In contrast to that, Wild Hunt is more of a solo campaign and it doesn’t have any party members in the traditional sense. This again results in a tie. However, in the villain aspect, Witcher 3 is the sole winner.
Dragon Age has a powerful darkspawn named Corypheus. He is pretty huge and has a huge dragon that could or could not end up being an archdemon. Meanwhile, in Witcher 3, there are several villains instead of just one. The leader of the Wild Hunt, a towering elf named Eredin, is joined by his commanders, who lead his army. Dragon Age Inquisition is built on several books and lore from the Dragon Age Universe, all licensed under EA/BioWare.
It offers a standard kind of fantasy type of thing with the story of the Darkspawn getting a notable bit of lore. The Witcher games are fully based on the novels by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. Wild Hunt wins here again, as the books by Sapkowski lend a great degree of richness and history to the world and characters.
In the world map aspect however, Dragon Age is a clear winner. Witcher 3 is undoubtedly great for having a map that actually looks kingdom-sized but Inquisition spreads its areas around a large map and then lets you visit the in-game version of that map. You can then easily allocate resources and troops, which is incredibly effective.
In other news, the upcoming Dragon Age Inquisition DLC will take players deep underground into the Deep Roads. It was recently announced in Wednesday by BioWare and EA that they will be releasing a new downloadable content next week. This will feature a subterranean adventure named “The Descent”. Has a rather spooky vibe, doesn’t it?
In this DLC, players will have to make the journey down to the once inhabited Deep Roads after the lives of everyone up in Thedas were threatened by the likes of earthquakes.
The entire underground environment is filled with interconnected underground caverns and players will need to do a lot of discovering to figure out the surface of the map and finally understand the reason behind the large earth tremors which are affecting everyone above ground.
Unlike the game’s first DLC “Jaws of Hakkon”, ‘The Descent’ will be released across all platforms at the same time. Earlier, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 gamers were not happy about Jaws of Hakkon releasing 2 months later after its launch on Xbox One.
Executive Producer Mark Darrah indicated that “The Descent” is not the last DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition, suggesting the BioWare will keep releasing more exciting content in the near future.