I’ve been eager to finally catch a glimpse of Dragon Age: The Veilguard. It’s been ten years since the last installment in the series and fans have been patiently waiting to finally learn what will happen to the Dreadwolf. When the reveal trailer dropped during the Xbox Showcase, I didn’t expect to feel the way I felt.

I initially felt happy to see Varric and Harding, familiar faces from the previous games. I soon started to feel uneasy, because the trailer really gave me mobile game vibes. When I noticed the ‘game engine footage…’ line, my heart sank and I truly started to feel a sense of dread. The trailer might be stylized, but this time the trailer would match the overall style of the game. Contrary to the cinematic trailers of previous Dragon Age games. Right?

Dragon Age: Origins was released back in 2009, Dragon Age II in 2011 and Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014. The games went through some visual changes from installment to installment, but they still had that overall dark heroic fantasy feel. The Darkspawn already felt a bit bland in Dragon Age II, but seeing them in the Veilguard trailer.. they looked comical. I usually don’t care about what other people think, but after taking a peek at the responses on the subreddit.. I felt relieved I wasn’t the only one with mixed feelings.

Even though I wasn’t feeling the reveal trailer, I wanted to reserve judgement until the gameplay reveal trailer dropped. I have to admit, I really do like the ambience of Minrathous as seen in the gameplay reveal trailer. While still feeling somewhat unsure about the gameplay, I got caught up in the story and now I really want to know what will happen next. Didn’t your heart skip a beat when you saw what happened to Bianca?!!

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! BioWare is slowly releasing more information about Dragon Age: The Veilguard during the summer. While going through all the available information, including summaries of the Q&A session on Discord, I feel myself getting more and more excited about the game. We’re getting closer to the end of the roadmap shared by BioWare. I hope we’ll get to hear a full release date soon (when in Fall 2024?) and get to see which editions will be available for purchase.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Road Map

I’ve decided that I will definitely be picking up Dragon Age: The Veilguard for PlayStation 5. I’m even considering pre-ordering the game, but that will really depend on the editions that will be available for purchase in my region. As always, I’ll be checking back in to share my thoughts once I’ve been able to get a closer look at the game!



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