Next-Gen RPG Battle: The Witcher 3 vs. Dragon Age
It's probably fair to say that right now, these are the two most anticipated role-playing games of the new generation.
As time goes on, other contestants will arrive but for now, let's focus on these two: Which is your horse? Which one intrigues you more? Which do you think will pull down the higher review scores? If someone forced you to choose, which one would you go with?
Now that we know more about Dragon Age: Inquisition, that's a hot topic right now. BioWare finally gave us more information and media and all of it was pretty damn spectacular; RPG fanatics everywhere have been drooling all week. The latest batch was especially impressive, and fans are already selecting the protagonist's class. It really does seem as if the developers listened to all the feedback from Dragon Age II, then went above and beyond when implementing that feedback into Inquisition. Bigger, better, more dynamic, and more immersive the whole way 'round!
But it can't possibly be bigger and more epic than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, right? A game that's supposed to be, what, 20 percent bigger than the massive Skyrim? Hundreds of quests, a huge amount of freedom, and perhaps an unparalleled free-roaming nirvana. Will it be deeper than Inquisition? Will it be less constrained by an underlying narrative that pushes the action forward? Or will it deliver on all fronts and simply trump the new Dragon Age in just about every category? It's very difficult to say right now because both these titles look immensely compelling.
We'll get Dragon Age: Inquisition on October 7 of this year, while we have to wait until February 2015 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Maybe the one that's closest gets the nod just 'cuz we get to play it first. ;)
4/25/2014 Ben Dutka