I knew I missed something in the new The Descent DLC playthrough I did for Lingering Trees, but, being busy doing other things, I waited a bit to go back and try and figure it out. OK, so I did figure it out, and I found about the best part of the DLC. The Nug King with his nug minions.
The King is accessed from an area that looks inaccessible on the fourth map (Forgotten Caverns) down in the deep. But first, to get to that area on map 4, you have to walk to it from map 5 (Bastion of the Pure). Travel to the farthest area on the left side . . . it looks like an undiscovered area, but it’s jut that it goes back “upstairs.”
Once you’re back on map 4 (Forgotten Caverns), go left and then south toward the big chasm. When you reach the chasm, look to your left, and along the wall there’s a rock that has some writing on it. It says something like, “only those who believe can cross.” I can’t read it now because the dialogue ceases to exist after you find your way across. Anyway, from that rock, just start crossing into the chasm on faith, and . . . a green bridge forms in front of you.
I won’t say more, but let you enjoy the Nug King for yourself if you haven’t yet. But, for anyone interested, I have an episode about it up at YouTube.
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.”