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February 24th, 2010, 15:16
Originally Posted by KasperFauerby View Post
Well said, and I'm sorry to say that I have to agree - at least to a certain point. I mean, there are *a lot* of sensible people here at the Watch, and it's still my favourite site on the net, but that DA:O was voted "most disappointing game" on a site like this… that's both silly and a bit sad IMO.
Well … specific to Dragon Age, it was both 'best' and 'most disappointing', which makes sense in many ways. It was massively hyped as a 'BG spiritual successor' for years, which sets an unreasonable expectation coupled with a nostalgia for BG that erases any flaws through the fog of years … plus it was the most played game, therefore on a purely numeric basis it was destined to win.

On topic, I think there is much more debate about some of the games where the RPG is lower on the priority list. I mean, I have no issue with Mass Effect 2 as a RPG, but that doesn't mean it is unreasonable for someone to ask if it was developed by ID software or CroTeam if we'd still be calling it an RPG …
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