I've seen a lot of people absolutely love or hate this game. Whatever your opinion, that's fine you do you, however once in awhile I see people go so far as to claim it's not even a DA game. Now that I thoroughly disagree with. Love or hate it, it is solidly set in the DA universe with it's setting, lore, events, characters, and world-building. Some people say you can jump right into DAI without having to play the previous games, but I respectfully disagree, DAI makes way more sense and has a much higher impact if you've experienced the world in the previous games and even the novels & comics.
So what's your opinion? Did you start with DAI, go back and start over from the beginning, and now see DAI in a new light? Do you think DAI could have been a completely different game or are its roots firmly set in the DA universe?