- May 28, 2009
What can I say? I love you Bioware! you guys are great keeping me entertained and killing my social life
This.Nimbus said:Drew Karpyshyn is a fucking genius and I will buy any game that is even tangentially connected to him.
Baldur's Gate 2 is still the top dog in my eyes, however.Virgil said:If they maintain their level of quality, I'll buy them as fast as they can crank them out. I've been working my way through Awakening over the course of the week and it's just as good as Origins.
BioWare has been consistently producing the best RPGs of their generation since Baldur's Gate.
LTK_70 said:You know, all the lore in Dragon Age kind of gave the impression that someone (or some people) sat down and said to themselves "Right! Now let's write us some history!" It all feels just a bit too forced, like someone's trying really hard to sell you a world but comes across as a vaccuum cleaner salesman. I don't know. Will seventeen more games add to or subtract from that feeling?
I know, I'm just commenting on how just about every series is in a trilogy. For some reason people like the number 3 a lot. And a reason I don't care for them is that normally the first was supposed to be a stand alone title but then the second gets made (opening up closed plot holes normally) and ends on a cliffhanger that forces you to watch/play the third.Josho18 said:It's trilogies becouse of the way it tickles the tongue, but then again so does Quadrilogies.oppp7 said:I hope they don't stick to the trilogy cliche. Just about everything is in a trilogy for some reason.
Haven't played DA yet, but if it's good then why not make as many games as possible? DLC that costs money gets under my skin in ways new games do not.
So it's probarly the fact that 3 number of games in a series is proper, then you can fall into the story line and wait with expectations for next part, without dragging it on until you are bored, and continue buying the game of an sense of duty.
Google Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun or, fuck, Eberron (except don't take Eberron seriously. It's a joke setting). People have been taking a single setting and making hundreds of great stories, plots and games out of them for years. 17 games isn't really all that much for any decent RPG setting.Mr.PlanetEater said:If your going to make 17 god damn games. Good luck coming up with good names and plots..unless you make a long 17 game story arc consisting of 2 areas and 3 dungeons each, good luck keeping people interested.
Ah, I didn't know that about ME. Thanks for letting me know, I'll incorporate that into my opinions in the future. I'm afraid its "turning fantasy stereotypes on their heads": I'm not so sure. I'm not sure what fantasies you've been reading/playing/watching but everything about Dragon Age is pretty standard. All the realistic "grit" as you call it is nothing new and has not been revolutionary in any sense for some time. A lot of the fantasy "grit" has been around since about AD 1000 as far as fairy tales go. It might be new for certain media but other than that it's nothing special. I'm not speaking out against the game or anything, I enjoyed playing it, it's just not accomplishing what so many seem to find in it is all. I intend absolutely no offense, I just wish to state my case.coldalarm said:They've already said there's going to be more than 3 Mass Effect games, with the rest (obviously) coming after the trilogy. There's a much wider range of things they can do with it, IMHO, and I hope they continue to produce one of the best and only sci-fi game series I play.CloakedOne said:Apparently you never read "Rule of Two" lolNimbus said:Drew Karpyshyn is a fucking genius and I will buy any game that is even tangentially connected to him.
Not sure if Dragon Age is unique enough to constantly call for more games from the franchise. If other people think so, more power to it, but it will most likely "jump the shark" eventually and go the way of Final Fantasy and Pokemon. Anything good always grows stale as it is drawn out. I'm personally glad that Mass Effect will only have three games because a good story is one that knows how to stop. Keep up the good work, Bioware!
As for Dragon Age? It's strength isn't in being "new" or "unique" (which it isn't), it's the way it turns fantasy stereotypes on their heads, the lack of any real light at the end of the tunnel and just how realistically gritty it can be.
well no offense, facts have shown that me2 and da sold amazingly and are some of the top games out right now...PopcornAvenger said:More of a Bioware fan, or a former one, I dunno. I've got like six or seven of their titles, maybe more. DA and ME2 severely disappointed me, that's all. They lack the depth and replayability of their predecessors. It looks to me like Bioware is going on the "recurring revenue" train of putting out shallow games followed by DLC to flesh them out . . . DLC we are expected to pay for.gmaverick019 said:im assuming your a bethesda fan?PopcornAvenger said:. . and maybe if they put all 17 together they'd have a complete game. Minus cinematics, that is.
Agreed.dududf said:Title is rather misleading.
That hardly seems like a promise to meGreg Tito said:When asked whether Dragon Age was a trilogy, Dr. Ray Muzyka from BioWare joked that there were seventeen more DA games coming.