So, people started posting all over the internet stuff about a survey sent out to people about Dragon Age 3. Was it real or a hoax?
With a cease and desist letter from a law firm sent to Kotaku, seems legit.
Art that was allegedly included in the survey seems to resemble the concept art of Matt Rhodes—who does Dragon Age design work for EA.
As popular forum NeoGAF pointed out, Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw quipped on Twitter, “I think it’s kind of grainy, but the text is nicely justified with good paragraph weighting. 2.5/5 for presentation.”
Some of the information needs to be fact checked - a fan-made logo slipped into some news reporting on this…
Here’s a synopsis for the game that was included in the survey:
A portal between the worlds unleashes hords [SIC] of demons in the land, civil wars rip apart nations and the corruption is limitless. Someone is behind the shadows, drawing the threads which destroy the world. Time has come for the Inquisition.
Take the Inquisitor’s cloak and lead the only force able of bringing light into the darkness. Choose the direct method and gather your armies, send spies into the shadows or engage in a political war, make friends and use your connections indirectly: it is up to you how you lead the inquisition. But you’ll have to take lead of it from the beginning. Make your player a rogue, warrior or mage and set up your crew from up to ten (!) complex companions to lead them against those who attack you by systematically spying on, revealing and destroying them.
Personally, it’ll take some SOLID word of mouth and some pointed (not just high scoring) reviews to get me to buy Dragon Age 3. BioWare WAS a “new game? pre-ordered! what is it?” company to me, but now they’re looking at the “bargain bin purchases” category. And no, I take no joy in saying that.