Submitted by Alexious 243d ago | news

Bioware Dev: The Witcher Is Badass, Can Coexist With Dragon Age As They're Different Styles

Bioware's Mike Laidlaw honestly proclaims that The Witcher is badass, adding that it's good to have RPGs as different as The Witcher & Dragon Age. (BioWare, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, Mike Laidlaw, PC, PS3, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

LavaLampGoo  +   243d ago
They are a bit different, but I'm still worried one of their sales might suffer, and I don't them too, I really like both of them. They both look amazing.
Alexious  +   243d ago
Well, with three months of space between one and the other, I don't think that will be a problem
Bigpappy  +   243d ago
They really are very different: DA is very team focused and there is a lot more management involved. Witcher usually does better with the one melee gameplay and the Graphics. DA also has more complex stories (Not saying better). Complexed because of all the people on your team that you are having to please and having to make the choice of what is more important to you. The Witcher does have some twist, but had been very story driven and linear.
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henr0s  +   242d ago
Have you even played a Witcher game? The story is easily 100x deeper and more complex then Dragon Age. Dragon Age 2 is an entire joke of a bad game. The Witcher 2 on the other hand is one of the most interesting and mature rpg's that is currently out. Anybody who buys DA:I is supporting the shoehorning of LGBTQ into video games instead of actual interesting characters. You are the cancer killing the industry.
--Onilink--  +   242d ago
you have definitely never played a Wticher game. No one that has would call the Witcher a linear game. There are dozens of choices (real morally grey choices, not your typical good or bad) that shape the story and the ending that you get
camel_toad  +   243d ago
I really think if you're an rpg fan youre not likely to ever pass up on any of the good ones, no matter how close their launches may be.
700p  +   242d ago
Ill be getting dragon age since im a huge DA fan. BUT i may check out witcher 3 since i previously bought witcher 2 in the past and i loved it.
karamsoul  +   243d ago
Doesn't matter if they're the same or different. I'm planning to play the bejesus out of both.
jegheist2014  +   243d ago
lol exactly my sentiments exactly i aint heard anyone use word bejesus in long time made me laugh from it so i gave u bubble
Darkstares  +   243d ago
There isn't enough good RPG's being made, bring 'em on I say.
Aurenar  +   243d ago
I feel the smell of poop from here. Poor BioWare. They are slightly scared.
Alexious  +   243d ago
Now now, let's not exaggerate. Both are going to be great!
gamerfan0909  +   243d ago
Why would they be scared of an RPG that comes out months after they do?
ccgr  +   243d ago
Curious how it'll turn out
TheUltimateGamer  +   243d ago
Wow... Wish more companies would take this outlook. Glad they appreciate the competition.
Drithe  +   243d ago
The Witcher isn't about promoting gay stuff. The Witcher wins and will out sell Dragon Age by a mile..

End of line.
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SteamPowered  +   243d ago
I don't follow your logic of "promoting gay stuff" as a determination of sales.
TheTowelBoy  +   243d ago
Neither is Dragon Age? Or did you not play any of the other games? OH NO ONE GAY CHARACTER EVERYONE RUN AND HIDE YOUR KIDS.
deafdani  +   243d ago
Nice homophobia you got going on there. Bubbled down for immature.
henr0s  +   242d ago
What homophobia was there? All he said was the Witcher doesn't try to sell the game based of Gay rights. It doesn't force shitty characters who are nothing more than gary stu style with being gay tacked on as a selling point. If you can't understand the difference between a legitimate criticism and actual homophobia (hint actual homophobia would be I'm not buying this game because of gay people) then you should report your own comment for immaturity.
Salooh  +   242d ago
henr0s is right with Drithe comment. It's not like my comment :) ..

You are unreasonable and hateful. I don't accept gay and you hate that so bubble me down if you want but that won't prove you are right . We have our reasons and we think they are valid. Prove us wrong instead of bubbling us down. I disagree but i don't bubble down because i don't avoid who's wrong , i confront him. If you think accepting gays evolving humanity then prove it. We think it's otherwise , it will lead to destroy us. It's a real awful step if we accept them. Movies just recently promoted gay and this is a new thing not old. In past everyone knows it's wrong even though it existed and it lead to disasters. I don't buy these movies so i'm not buying this game. Not supporting something like that and that's my right :) ..

Nothing offending in comment. So hope no ban lol ..
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Kalowest  +   243d ago
Dragon Age will sale more, while The Witcher will be the better! That's what i think is going to happen.
sarlucic  +   243d ago
They do speak the truth. There are so very few good RPGS if hardly any. That two potentially good ones are being released in the same year is amazing.
Imalwaysright  +   243d ago
Divinity Original Sin released a month ago and is obligatory for any RPG lover.


Also Pillars of Eternity will release later this year. There are great RPGs being made. They just don't get the coverage The Witcher and DA get so people usually don't know about them.
edqe  +   243d ago
And not to forget Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. Very little coverage indeed which is very sad. Tells quite a lot about gaming websites as well - sad state.
FalloutWanderer2077  +   234d ago
It's a great time to be a RPG fan IMO. There are a lot of promising and awesome games coming out in the next 1-2 years.There has been a resurgence of old school CRPG in the last couple of years which is awesome.

I was just about to mention Divinity Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity. @edqe - Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera as well. Then you have Expeditions: Conquistador,Shadowrun Returns and Inquisitor.

For the RPG fans of old and for the younger RPG fans who may of never experienced an old school CRPG. RPG fans win period in this situation, there is something for everyone.

I've heard good things about Under Rail,aspects and atmosphere of the old Fallout 1 & 2 games from what my Little brother has told me. Check it out: http://www.underrail.com/
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user5669510  +   242d ago
those are pc games. you know they dont look for those type of games(RPGS on PC).
Corpser  +   243d ago
witcher 1&2 are better than any games Bioware have made
Alexious  +   243d ago
That's bullshit and you know it. The Witcher 1 wasn't even that great.
thezeldadoth  +   243d ago
witcher 1 was awesome. witcher 1 and kotor 1 are two of the best rpgs ever made
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FalloutWanderer2077  +   236d ago
Althoguh I disagree with his/her comment, I think Witcher 1 is awesome. Especially considering it was the developers very first video game.

Look at the increase in quality CDPR have shown in a very short amount of time.
Kinda like a young Bioware, Baldur's gate being their first step into gaming.

I enjoy both studios games but I prefer the Witcher.
blackstrr411  +   243d ago
Witcher 2 is the game of the generation. Last gen
LightDiego  +   243d ago
Lol, only for you and the fanboys, DA Origins is better than any The Witcher, and let's not talk about Mass Effect, Kotor and Baldur's Gate.
If The Witcher 2 is the best game of the last generation, you didn't play a lot of games then.
FalloutWanderer2077  +   236d ago
Well, when you consider the budget,smaller # of staff and the leap of production and overall quality of Witcher 1 to Witcher 2 and just how damn good Witcher 2 turned out, I'd say it does deserve a mention of being one of the best games last gen.
TRD4L1fe  +   243d ago
I don't care who out sells who and I don't see why people care so much about it. Just give me both of these games and I'll be a happy mofo
Imalwaysright  +   243d ago
After Dragon Age 2 and that horrible ending for the Mass Effect trilogy, Bioware imo went from hero to zero. I'm not one bit excited for Dragon Age 3 but I'm hoping that they prove me wrong.
weirdo  +   243d ago
witcher all day
LAWSON72  +   243d ago
I swear all these DA AND Witcher articles really make me want to play Witcher 2, but now I must farm adamantoise to platinum FF13. Anyways DAI has my interest but I really would like to play DAO first. I want to play the PC version because it is cheap often and supposedly much better but sadly I do not have a desk setup to play it comfortably.

I am just happy WRPGs are finally coming out and on next gen to boot. Can't wait to try both though I am much more excited to play Witcher 3.
eyeDEVOUR  +   242d ago
The " souls" games are WAY better imo... bloodborne will be the game they need to worry about
oIITSBIIo  +   242d ago
The Witcher series is way better than DA and the TW3 already looks a great game in the other hands the next DA looks OK .
I don't think DA can compete against TW3 .
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Ryan741  +   240d ago
Its not a a more powerful system than the Ps4 or ever will be, however if you want more AAA exclusive games a superior pad and online gaming and features then that's where the Xbox one really shines.

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