Determine your origin. Customize your hero's physical appearance and character alignment, but choose wisely. Your race and combat class will define your origin, both within Thedas and beyond. Choices determine where you begin your journey and future interactions.
Build loyalty. Recruit over a half-dozen party members, including mages, deadly assassins, a berzerker dwarf, and a warrior from the giant Qunari race. With so many different personalities, you'll have to watch your words to build trust, loyalty, and maybe even romance.
Make every move count. Combine your own moves with those of your teammates to build a melee attack. Fight in real-time with hard-hitting strikes, or assign individual orders to teammates for a more tactical approach.