Nearly ten months after the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the story comes to an end with the Trespasser DLC.
Set two years after the events of the main game, Trespasser begins with the Inquisitor arriving at the Winter Palace for an Exalted Council. The purpose of this meeting is to decide the future of the Inquisition. While Orlais wants to control the Inquisition, Ferelden wants it disbanded.
Of course, things get complicated after that. Qunari complicated.
This DLC is, like The Descent, is a linear story with a few side quests added to make it seem like more than it is, and while most of them are largely unnecessary for anyone who is not a completionist, they do provide a fair amount of lore.
Now, after the next image, there will be spoilers, so if you don’t want them, don’t read!
Ok, the reason why I’m going to make this review slightly spoilery is because I want to talk about how this may feed into the story for the next Dragon Age game, mainly because they made it kinda obvious: Solas wants to tear down the veil. His reasons, however, are important: he was the one who created it in the first place. Solas’ talk about how a world without the veil would be a beautiful thing wasn’t just the fanciful wishes of one who walks the fade in dreams; they’re his memories. The world before the Elves destroyed themselves (yep, the Vints are not to blame) was like that, and in sealing the mages who wanted to elevate themselves to Godhood behind the veil, Solas, also known as Fen’harel, limited the amount of magic in the world.
All of this is revealed after the final boss battle. Solas leaves, promising that he will destroy the veil in a few years. The Inquisitor is left with the hand bearing the mark removed, and…
Well, you’ll just have to play and find out.
If you only buy one DLC for the game, buy this one. There are some very cute moments with your companions, and, depending on the romance path chosen, there’s even a wedding! The replayability of this particular DLC is all about the various endings, and not so much about the gameplay itself, which was fairly standard. It may even be a reason to play the game all over again, more so than the previous DLC, because this one shows the effects of your choices.