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August 13th, 2013, 12:25
Originally Posted by ManWhoJaped View Post
Their writing has never been all that good. There was no good writing in BG series either. They had some cool "ideas" in there here and there and lots to explore but the writing itself is very poorly done and nonsensical.
So I take it you don't really like any Bioware game? The first Baldur's Gate didn't really have much quality writing but I thought the plot was good enough and consistent. It was the sequel which expanded to more intricate dialogues with characters and your companions but let me digress. I thought NWN: Hordes of the Underdark and the first Dragon Age had some good writing. Mass Effect was good plot-wise but I could never get into the characters.

I'm not holding them up as the ultimate writers but compared to other developers and game stories, they have made some good ones.

I found the Gothic/Risen games to be nonsensical in some of its dialogues and The Witcher 1 IMO has broken dialogues. Bethesda games always have bad writing so in comparison to other titles, I would say Bioware have (or at least had) the better writers.

Originally Posted by ManWhoJaped View Post
As far as who they cater to I don't imagine what anyone else could think. This is like those old girlfriend simulators that came out in the 90s. To me it's all quite creepy, but the one with merille "oh merille! Fingerprints from swinging on the chandeliers, you're such a child." made my eyes go white.

Their audience isn't teenagers at all it's primarily the creepiest 40+ year old weirdos, male and female. They have put all their efforts into pleasing people on the basis of pandering to their basest nature and ignored everyone else.

And that's why their old fans hate them, along with the fact they shout down anyone who complains about the direction things are going. And why they are a huge joke even to people who didn't used to be fans. And why they are going slowly but surely out of business.

edit: people who are rpg fans don't take this part seriously but the people who like these games so much don't like games like fallout and BG, they are there for the creepy elf porn and twilightesque romance. They are like hepler and just want to skip over the combat to get to the "good" stuff.
Not necessary. I feel you're trying to sum up up everyone who plays their new games into that creepy 40+ category but most of the people who played Mass Effect 3 were just regular gamers (well for the most part, you've got that creepy romance fan-base there too).

I brought Dragon Age 2 because I thought it would be a worthy successor to Origins but I and everyone else was wrong there. If fan reviews are good for Inquisition (aka it doesn't get slaughtered on Metacritic for being even more watered down) then I'll buy that.

There's a reason why both DA2 and ME3 had such enormous dislike even on Bioware's own forum. I may be wrong but I think Inquisition might be Bioware back-peddling hopefully and remembering their RPG fans.

The fact Bioware have stop health-regen and added in multiple races for Inquisition may suggest they're appealing to the fans of Origins but time will tell us.
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