I recently bought inquisition, and I really do enjoy it. However, I started up origins and began playing that, as it seems that's what the general consensus is in terms of what to play first. Tbh, I'm beginning to lose interest in origins, since it just seems repetitive, and I don't think I can stay committed to long game that I am not all that invested in. Would it be a bad idea to just skip the first two, or should I keep trucking on so that way I won't miss anything in inquisition.
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The time spent in Origins and 2 will pay off through more investment in and understanding of the story and world in DAI. If you want to get the most immersion bang for your buck from DAI, play the other two. Do you have to play the other two? No. But it will probably improve your DAI experience significantly if you do. Remembering how you felt and why you made various choices in the previous games really packs a punch at some points in DAI.
I second this. If you're REALLY pressed for time, I would at the very least play Dragon Age 2 because that will give you some major background on the mage/templar war and the state of the Chantry.
Origins is my favorite out of all the games, so I'd say do it if you have the time. DA2 is easily the most skippable.
DA2 is easily the most skippable.
Maybe in the scheme of the whole series. But for someone who wants to get the most out of Inquisition, DA2 provides far more context and is much more connected. The Blight and most of the rest of the events in Origins are barely footnotes in Inquisition with the only major connection being Leliana.
Also 2 is a lot shorter and more straightforward than Origins, so it might be easier for someone who is losing focus on the first game to get into.
Eh I disagree. DA2 is definitely important to understanding the Mage-Templar War and other threats. DAO is probably the most skippable story wise. Very few things change lines of dialogue or even effect the plot of DAI.
If your on PC I suggest you look for mods. There are some that improve the game play and others that will just auto kill everything. So you can just get through the glorious story more.
I bought Origins around when DA2 came out, and got like 10 hours in before dropping it, thinking it wasn't for me. Then a few years later when Inquisition was announced, I picked it back up and FELL IN LOVE. I wondered why I ever gave it up. I tore through it in days then immediately picked up DA2 and tore through that.
What I'm saying is, I would definitely recommend playing Origins and 2. Origins starts out slow but give it a chance, the characters and world building are phenomenal. I love DA2 as well, many fans don't but I thought is had a better/easier to follow story than DAO and some fun combat to boot. Also, the LIs in 2 are all sooo good.
Besides all that, I think you'll appreciate Inquisition more after playing them because you'll be able to contextualize the events of Inquisition a lot better and be more emotionally invested in the characters and world. At least, that's how I feel about it.