How Much Do Your Prior Game Decisions Affect Dragon Age: Inquisition?

Not a lot, but some. Obviously this will feature spoilers for DA:O and DA2, and light spoilers for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Here are a few of the major decisions that will affect your game, phrased as non-spoilery as possible.

How Does My Keep Import Affect My Game?

  • Whether or not the “Dark Ritual” was done with Morrigan will have a cosmetic and dialog impact.
  • Whether Alistair is King or Warden will have a significant impact on your experience.
  • Similarly, whether or not you chose to kill Loghain will also have a significant impact on your experience.
  • Your romance option in Dragon Age: Origin will have light text and dialog references.
  • Your romance in Dragon Age 2 will have some light dialog references with two characters in the game.
  • Your choice of “type” of Hawke (e.g. Sarcastic) will lead to moderate dialog changes in a section of the game.
  • If you did not kill Anders in DA2, there will be a small war table mission.

And here are a few kind of lame cop outs:

  • Whether you killed Leliana in Dragon Age: Origins will have a light dialog impact.
  • Whether you killed Morrigan in Witch Hunt will have a light dialog impact.
  • Whether you helped Dagna in Dragon Age: Origins will have a light dialog impact.
  • Whether you sided with Templars or Mages in DA2 doesn’t seem to influence the game.

REAL SPOILERS BEGIN HERE

If you want to know exactly how your decisions affect things:

  • If you did the dark ritual, Morrigan’s son will show up. If it is Alistair’s and Alistair is a warden, there may be a conversation between him and Morrigan.
  • If Alistair is a warden, he will show up in the game for a sequence of two missions.
  • If Loghain is alive, he will show up in the game instead. If Alistair is king and Loghain is dead,  Stroud from DA2 shows up.
  • There is usually some form of reference in a war table mission about the Hero of Ferelden’s romance. If it was Alistair and Alistair is a warden, he will talk about it.
  • Hawke will show up in the game and will talk about their romance.
  • Hawke’s dialog comes from the type of Hawke that you set.
  • If you didn’t kill Anders, Sebastian goes all crazy over Kirkwall and Aveline has to beat him up.
Jenna Inouye
JKCI is a tech and gaming writer with a passion for antique crystal doorknobs. She also loves talking about games with other people. Add her on twitter or contact her directly.

Jenna Inouye

JKCI is a tech and gaming writer with a passion for antique crystal doorknobs. She also loves talking about games with other people. Add her on twitter or contact her directly.

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