BioWare’s Dragon Age really does exist on consoles. We can now believe: Eurogamer’s played it.
Notes on UI:
So while the PC version has a permanent tray of selectable moves mapped along the bottom of the screen, the console version has opted for something akin to Mass Effect’s menu wheel. But the wheel has evolved: a squeeze of the right trigger pulls up the radial, showing basic actions – things like spells, skills and items – while each selection then pushes you out onto a second ring, where you can make more specific choices, such as which magic attack to unleash, or which trap to set. Bringing up the menu pauses the action, but you can also toggle between two trays of hotkeys mapped to the face buttons for more instant mayhem, while either bumper allows you to slip seamlessly between controlling the different members of your party.
There’s more here.
Dragon Age ships for PC, 360 and PS3 later this year.