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BioWare Addresses Concerns Over Elimination Of Healing Spells

by Kimberley Wallace on Oct 10, 2014 at 01:34 PM

Fans expressed some worry over healing spells not being in Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is understandable considering staying alive wasn't the easiest in the past games.

BioWare senior writer Luke Kristjanson already wrote an entire blog post explaining the reason for the change, citing the past games' problematic balancing for the reason people relied on healing spells so much. He assured people not to worry, but there's still been some concern going around.

Therefore, writer Patrick Weekes wrote a new blog, detailing his experience with the game as someone who usually plays on a normal, but has considered going down to easy. Weekes breaks down certain concerns he's heard from fans and sets the record straight, addressing topics like the likelihood of running out potions (next to none), if this means the game is easier than past entries (no way), and if you'll be chugging potions all the time or if there's other powerful spells to keep you alive (the latter seems to be accurate). 

The post is highly informative for those with concerns, so give it a read here if this is something that has your distressed. 

[Source: Patrick Weekes on TwitterBioWare Forums

 

Our Take
I like that BioWare tackled this question head on and when fans still had concerns — clarified even further. Weekes does a great job of addressing numerous questions and letting you know how the game functions differently, so you don't need to rely on healing spells. I'll admit, I wasn't sure what to think at first when I heard this. Some of the Dragon Age boss battles are hard to imagine without having a healing spell on hand, but I think it's important for us to remember this is a brand new game and the same rules don't always apply. We'll see when it comes out if we miss healing spells or not, but for now, I'm happy to get some clarity.