Report: Leaked Survey Reveals Plot Of Dragon Age 3

Heads up everyone. Despite the increasingly uncertain fate of BioWare at the hands of wounded beast EA, it looks like Dragon Age 3 is moving forward. Fans have leaked documents on the BioWare social forums purporting to be a survey from the upcoming, but still unannounced sequel to BioWare’s RPG series.

Neogaf has posted a comprehensive look at the documents, including a helpful summary. Among other tidbits is this description of the plot:

A portal between the worlds unleashes hords of demons in the land, civil wars rip apart nations and the corruption is limitless. Someone is behind the shadows, drawing the threads which destroy the world. Time has come for the Inquisition.

Take the Inquisitor’s cloak and lead the only force able of bringing light into the darkness. Choose the direct method and gather your armies, send spies into the shadows or engage in a political war, make friends and use your connections indirectly: it is up to you how you lead the inquisition. But you’ll have to take lead of it from the beginning. Make your player a rogue, warrior or mage and set up your crew from up to ten (!) complex companions to lead them against those who attack you by systematically spying on, revealing and destroying them.

The survey asks players to rate a variety of concept art, as well as possible titles, including Dragon Age 3: The Breach, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, and Dragon Age 3: Apocrypha. Strangely, just plain ol’ Dragon Age 3 isn’t among the titles listed in the leaked documents, even though it would make sense considering the naming convention used in the previous games. Dragon Age: Endings would make more sense.

Anyway, this may or may not be legit. We’ll be keeping an eye out. In the meantime, will you play? I LOVED Dragon Age 2, but I admit that had I had more time to play instead of cramming through it to meet my deadline, I would have been far far more critical of the recycled enemies and dungeons and sub par combat. I stand by my assessment of the story, however, which was brilliant. I hope they take similar risks with part 3.

Via IGN

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9 Comments on Report: Leaked Survey Reveals Plot Of Dragon Age 3

Mike

On August 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

How can you love a game that isn’t out yet?

Hemlock

On August 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

@mike….said he loved DA2.

Ross Lincoln

On August 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Actually, I missed a typo before hitting publish. I corrected 3 to 2, and Mike saw the 2 minutes or so it was incorrect. My apologies.

Luther

On August 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

They should let this series die, Dragon Age was amazing but DA2 destroyed its credibility, They should cut there ties to this game and focus on a new ip with similar concepts from da 1.

Kevin

On August 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hopefully a lot of DA2 will just be forgotten.

I liked acts one and two of the story. (The Qunari part was done exceptionally well.) Then Act III hit, and holy crap did everything fall apart storywise. Lore went out the window, the plot contradicted itself, basically everything fell apart and lyrium became a MacGuffin.

But most importantly, return to DA:O’s tactical combat. There was nothing tactical about DA2.

Evernessince

On August 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

This is probably is just speculation but you never know. If they put more time and money into the game, it could be a great game. That was the major problem with dragon age II. Good story and game-play mechanics but a small amount of content and obvious corner cutting, which was a real shame. Dragon Age: origins was an awesome game and they removed it’s soul to make way for money.

R.J.

On August 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

One can only hope that they’ll take the criticisms of DA2 seriously. However, given how that game a large step down from DAO and the various problems with ME3, even beyond the ending, I have trouble getting too excited. Maybe if they’re potentially doing surveys it means that Bioware has acknowledged that it has lost touch with its fans and needs to do something to at least get a feel for what they want. Sure, it’s their game in the end, but they’re also a business and customer feedback beforehand is not a bad idea.

Rob Walnut

On August 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

DA1 was awesome at the time, not to say i would wanna play it much now… i never liked 2 simply because it was so far removed from the first game. I have little to no interest in the 3 in the series… not to mention EA is involved so its a pass.

Kevin

On August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

The original Dragon Age was a love letter to old school RPG fans. Many complained that certain zones “take too long.” Hell, I viewed it a feature, not a bug, that the game took 50-60 hours to complete on one playthrough if you tried to do it all.

The characters had incredible development and you cared about them. In DA2, I didn’t care about ANY of the characters except Arishok. The best moments in DA2 were when DAO characters appeared, and you realized Zeveran was a far more entertaining hedonist than Isabella