Dragon Age: The Veilguard is impressive, beautiful, and will inevitably split opinion – hands-on

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is impressive, beautiful, and will inevitably split opinion – hands-on

The latest entry in the Dragon Age series was probably the most talked-about game at Summer Games Fest’s hands-on play days event. I’m known as something of an RPG nerd, so I’d have people coming up to me a lot, launching into: “Have you seen it? Dragon Age?”

Because of standard-issue scheduling struggles, I didn’t see it until right towards the end of the show – but that did afford me an interesting opportunity. I was able to flip the question back on each other member of the media or industry that brought it up, and the reaction was fairly universal in a manner that doesn’t happen all that often – and it was fascinating.

It’d be one of those – “Ahh, yeah…” said with a little grimace, and a tip up in the intonation that always suggests the sentence is about to run on longer. And it would. The Veilguard, people always reacted, looked great, but…

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