Well, as I sit here and write this rather than spending my NYE weekend partying, you’ll be happy to learn that I have completed the final DLC of Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser.
It’s sad to finally come to the end; the past two months have been phenomenal spending my first time in Thedas exploring new horizons. Hell, whenever I completed a playthrough of the Mass Effect trilogy, I would just start one up again! RPG games are meant to be replayed because of the different possibilities.
Anyway, this DLC was full of the most surprises and there’s a lot to say.
|It’s easy to miss something important for an achievement when you travel through one mirror to another.|
Two years after the defeat of Corypheus, everyone reunites at the Winter Palace. Divine Victoria is dealing with ambassadors from Ferelden and Orlais questioning the Inquisition’s future. So, you know what that means: We have to make a big decision at the end! Sound familiar? We arrive at the Winter Palace and get to go around spending time with companions. I enjoyed distracting Bull long enough for the Chargers to bring him a birthday present; he even started talking about sex toys and that’s more proof that he is a Dom but a much more responsible one than he-who-must-not-be-named. I played a few pranks with Sera, went to the spa with Vivienne, and went to an opera with Josephine. I could have sworn there was one thing I missed before going to the council but I’ll get it next time.
|“Please boss, tell me we’re going to fight it!”|
I felt like this was going to be a tense moment, before the final push I told Bull I loved him and he said the same. I wish I got a passionate kiss scene with him before storming the library but I guess not. Once again it falls to me to picture that myself. I’m sure anyone would want the same for whoever they romanced.
This was also a DLC where trust between others is questioned; there was the smuggler and then the Viddasala was like “Hissrad, stop the Inquisitor before it’s too late!” and Bull was like, “Not a chance ma’am!”. The truth is I stumbled upon suggested Dragon Age videos about Bull’s potential betrayal and prayed it would not happen to me; however, this I discovered was after I had already saved the Chargers, so I didn’t know the impact until now. I obviously did not watch the videos but it was still a spoiler. There’s no way I wanted to kill the Qunari I love! So, it turns out that saving the Chargers is worth it because it grants you his unconditional loyalty. But, letting them die makes him part of the Qun again and to lose your men that you treat like family, you’d turn against the people who made you do that. Aside from this playthrough, I would never in future playthroughs sacrifice those Chargers now! I love Bull and I’m just one of those fangirls who doesn’t wanna get heartbroken.
It was the final push through the elven ruins in the Hinterlands to stop the Viddasala from reaching Solas, who surprise surprise is not the Fen’Harel agent, but is Fen’Harel himself. Now, the fight between the start and reaching Solas wouldn’t have been so bad, but it wasn’t the enemies I had a problem with, it was the Anchor. I normally used the new ability of the Anchor while traveling in the Deep Roads and places between worlds near elven artifacts to activate or light my way. I found that as I progressed, the Anchor started to get worse and those ruins were the tipping point. I didn’t even press the combination of buttons for it to work, instead it would just go off on its own and damage me and my party at random moments.
The worst part was fighting Saraath, twice. For a final boss, Corypheus is nothing compared to this guy. I swear it on the Maker he was pissing me off using his tractor-beam like ability and I was trying to attack and every time the Anchor acted up, whether it was my intention or not, that put me at a major disadvantage and I almost lost the battle. I was angry and didn’t come that far to lose! I’ve lost boss battles in this game before, but this one felt too important to fail the first time. But I got lucky and got everyone back up to bring him down and stumble into the Eluvian.
|My God, Solas the greatest heartbreaker to all the elven Inquisitors|
Solas, I don’t know what to say, but yes I had a lot of questions for him. I knew there was something fishy about him from the start. I never particularly liked him at the beginning of the game, though I wanted us to get along. I don’t know if I’m describing this accurately, but not only is he Fen’Harel, he secretly helped foil the Qunari plot and desires to restore the world of his time for his people. He created the Veil after the many Evanuris killed Mythal, but this cost his people the immortality and much of the magic they possessed. Since then he seeks to once again restore that time of the elves regardless of the damage it does to Thedas itself.