Dragon Age’s Newest DLC, The Descent: First Impressions, Screen Shots

 Descent DLC, Dragon Age
A view in the Deep Roads of The Descent DLC, Dragon Age Inquisition.

I purchased and have played the new Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, The Descent, as soon as I could since we wanted to put it up at my husband’s and son’s YouTube Channel.   I’ll do a formal review of it sometime soon, but for now, suffice it to say that this new add-on seems VERY short for the $14.99 price tag.

I was fairly dumbfounded when, at the new “expeditions” table, opening areas for 8 power points only opened bridges to small loot areas.   The new dwarven dungeon is neat, but not as spectacular as anything in Skyrim.  In fact, the blue-light speckled ceiling in one area looked like a copy of Skyrim’s Blackreach and other falmer dungeons).  I’m not quite done yet, so I’ll see if I’m correct in assuming The Descent is very short.  So far, however, the only reason why it has as many episodes in our playlist as it has is because of my mistakes!

In any case, I try and do a thumbnail for each episode and therefore have lots of screen shots.  Here are some views from The Descent, and images that reflect Dragon Age: Inquisition, and all it’s add-ons, generally.  They of course represent spoilers.  (Feel free to use any you like, but only if you are willing to link them to this page.)   Click on the images to see the full-size views (much better!).

Update (September 9, 2015):  The last DLC for DA Inquisition, Trespasser, came out yesterday, but I did not purchase it.  Since The Descent would take an experienced Dragon Age player only about 5 hours to go through–which is ridiculous for the $15 price tag–I decided against spending our limited funds on another Bioware DLC.  Gamers need to stop supporting gaming companies that abuse their player base like this.  The much much longer-playing (and interesting) Jaws of Hakkon was sort-of worth the $15; The Descent should’ve been $5.  I’m serious.  It is a short, straight forward run to simply get some new gear.  I think the Destiny guy who angered so many simply voiced what all the game developers know:  gamers simply “throw money at the screen.”

Descent Darkspawn
Darkspawn in the Deep Roads; The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition DLC

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The Descent Ep 2 Thumbnail, Darkspawn
Another type of Darkspawn or related demon. The Descent, Dragon Age.

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Female Dwarf statue - right? The Descent, Dragon Age
Female Dwarf statue – right? The Descent, Dragon Age

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Dragon Age humor, "barreled treasure" in The Descent
Dragon Age humor, “barreled treasure” in The Descent

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Fighting Darkspawn in The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition
Check out those demons! Fighting Darkspawn in The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition

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Looks like hell. Dragon Age, The Descent.
Looks like hell. “Reclaiming the Thaig” in Dragon Age, The Descent.

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Battling an Emissary Alpha in The Descent, Dragon Age
Battling an Emissary Alpha in The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition.

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Valta at Ancient Lift, The Descent, Dragon Age
Valta at the Ancient Lift, The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition.

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Renn at the Ancient Lift, The Descent, Dragon Age
Renn at the Ancient Lift, The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition.

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In the Forgotten Caverns, The Descent, Dragon Age
In the Forgotten Caverns, The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition. It’s pretty dark, and are those blue glowing eyes?

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Crazy guardian dwarf with lyrium gun, The Descent, Dragon Age
Crazy guardian dwarf with lyrium gun, The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition. You can only see these in a VERY DARK video (this image was filtered).

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The Descent, bridge exploding
Bridge exploding. An expedition will replace it.

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Lyrium veins in The Descent
Lyrium veins in The Descent.

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The Barrier, rigged, The Descent.
The Barrier, rigged, The Descent.

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Exploding lyrium, The Descent, Dragon Age.
Exploding lyrium, The Descent, Dragon Age.

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Mysterious Bed, The Descent, Dragon Age
Mysterious Bed, The Descent, Dragon Age.

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Battling an Emissary, The Descent
Battling an Emissary that was behind a Gate of Segrummar.

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Wellspring view, The Descent, Dragon Age
Wellspring view, The Descent, Dragon Age.

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The Lyrium heart in Wellspring, The Descent
The Lyrium heart in Wellspring.

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The Guardian, The Descent, Dragon Age
The heart transforms into The Guardian, but the Titan itself seems to not wish the team harm (or any more harm).

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Nug King, The Descent, Dragon Age
Nug King, The Descent, Dragon Age. Love the crown!

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Battle in The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition
Battle in The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition. I don’t know what that purple attack is!

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Using thevVeil against Demon, The Descent, Dragon Age
Using the Veil against a Demon (or Darkspawn), The Descent, Dragon Age Inquisition.

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Dragon Age Inquisition, bow abilities
Sometimes battle is like a dance. Dragon Age Inquisition, bow abilities; The Descent.

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View from Heidrun's Monument, The Descent
View from Heidrun’s Monument, showing ancient Dwarven homes.

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View from Ailsa's Camp, The Descent, Dragon Age
View from Ailsa’s Camp, with Sera.

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Sera gone invisible, The Descent, Drgaon Age
Just for fun. Sera gone invisible at Ailsa’s camp.
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