BioWare hosted a Twitch stream on Monday to show off the character creation for Dragon Age: Inquisition. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players familiar with the The Elder Scrolls games of yore will be impressed at this new bar of character creation set by the team behind the latest in role-playing game in the Dragon Age series.
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I was impressed by the depth of customization options offered by Dragon Age: Inquisition in the livestream. Each race and gender has pre-made characters that you are able to take and make their own. Whereas most games will let you go from there and tweak things like hair color, hair style, and maybe a tattoo, Inquisition has loads of options for the eyes alone. For example, you can choose both the inner and outer iris color based on a color wheel with different shades, eyelash style, and eyebrow style.
Those that are fans of facial hair will not be disappointed either. All manner of bush beards and mustaches are available with varying levels of stubble. Makeup is not in short supply either.
The video showed how specific racial characteristic comes into play as well. This is particularly true with the Qunari and the horns on their head. Daniel Radcliff will only wish he had these kinds of options for his Horns film. Styles of horns include various curves, adornments, and broken horns too.
Viewing both the Twitch stream and the official character creation video confirms that there are few facial features that can’t be touched in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Ears, earlobes, cheeks, noses, and even Adam’s Apples can all be tweaked and adjusted to your preference.
These are the kinds of customizations that don’t appeal to everyone, but are impressive none the less. Those that do get hooked on these types of customizations will probably find themselves losing many hours in the character creation and customization just to create the perfect Inquisitor for the game itself. By the way, BioWare says that the main quest is 50 hours with another 100 hours’ worth of sidequests. So yeah, plan on spending lots of time with Dragon Age.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set for a November 18 release to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC following a slight delay from its original October release. What do you think of the character creation options for the RPG? Do you expect to lose yourself in it or will just use a preset character? Sound off in the comments below.
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