Dragon Age: The Veilguard could be escaping Baldur’s Gate 3’s shadow by leaving its heritage behind

Dragon Age: The Veilguard (God, I really dislike that title change) is almost here, finally. After an early scare because of a slightly confusing first trailer, that gameplay demo quelled many of our worries, but can it really escape Baldur’s Gate 3’s shadow?

I’m of the striking opinion that it already has… kind of. It’s hard not to think about Larian’s near-flawless RPG whenever the new Dragon Age is brought up (in fact, I already linked the two last year), yet all the in-depth previews and the gameplay presentation released to the public suggest we’re looking at an entirely different breed of RPG, one that’s doing its own thing.

In our own hands-on preview of the game, Alex already teased that “Dragon Age: The Veilguard is going to be a lot of things to a lot of people.” And I think that’s sums up the unorthodox series as a whole quite nicely. Anyone who claims Dragon Age hasn’t evolved (or devolved) with each new entry is either lying or urgently needs to revisit not only Inquisition, but also Dragon Age 2 and Origins.

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