Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC was a mixed bag

As I stated in my previous post, I was looking forward to playing the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC. It turns out that while all three did provide added gameplay, only two of them were decent, and only one followed the open-world(ish) style of the main game.

Jaws of Hakkon is a big, open area expansion full of exploration and fun. It follows the style of the rest of the game and, of course, ends with fighting a dragon. You make some new friends, kill lots of baddies, and overall, it’s pretty great. Even the story is good, as you follow in the footsteps of the last Inquisitor.

The Descent is a sizeable, very linear DLC that offers very challenging enemies and a fairly OK story, though not as great as they thought it was. The final boss is surprisingly lame, and there isn’t much branching story and the side quests are minimal.

Trespasser is a disaster. It ends the game, as it takes place well after the rest of the story, but it doesn’t end the game in a satisfying way (much like Mass Effect 3’s endings). It is very short, not overly hard, and you can see the plot a mile away. Overall, it left me very unfulfilled. When compared to Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine expansion, this is a joke. I finished it in maybe 8 hours or less.

I’m really glad I bought this stuff on sale. Only Jaws of Hakkon is worth playing full price for, though The Descent offers a fair bit of gameplay, though much less than Jaws of Hakkon. And Trespasser is a joke. I’m glad I played them, but if I’d paid full price, I’d be really mad.

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