150° Is Dragon Age 2 the End of BioWare as a Traditional RPG Creator?

So I must admit to some irritation with the future of the Dragon Age games series. Don’t get me wrong, I am fairly open minded as a gamer, and the story of Dragon Age 2 seems epic in scale — but the fact that the true role playing element of choice has been removed is a bit of a slap in the face to those of us who played and enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins as an RPG. As a sequel to a game that is considered by the creators as the spiritual successor to one of the most popular roleplaying games of all time, I am left wondering this: what crushed that spirit?

By Robert Travis

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Nike2904d ago (Edited 2904d ago )

I can't even...

GWAVE2904d ago

Bioware has slowly been becoming less and less of a "pure" RPG dev, but I'm not saying that's a bad thing. It's just the truth. Baldur's Gate II is far more of an RPG than all of the recent stuff Bioware has released (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Knights of the Old Republic, etc).

Bigpappy2904d ago (Edited 2904d ago )

Bioware is and will always be an RPG developer. That doesn't mean they have to always make RPG's. What the heck is traditional (Same shyt new graphics every year? Adding new elements does not mean the traditional elements (level up, weapon upgrades, armor ...) are losted.

Next question!

hassi942904d ago

Times change. Get over it for goodness' sake!

CrzyFooL2904d ago

They should just call the game something else, since it isn't a true sequel.

Xof2904d ago

The "choices" in DA:O were all extremely superficial. First, Bioware needs to focus on crafting a strong central narrative. Giving the player choices (and consequences! Everyone always forgets consequences!) is secondary to that.

I would point to The Witcher as a perfect example of WRPGs done right. (In terms of narrative... God knows, the gameplay and GUI were both far from perfect).

mrv3212904d ago

The intro to Dragons Age was really very bad, takes a while for it to get going.

Darkfiber2904d ago

Didn't they say Dragon Age was the best selling game they've ever made or something? Changing it is a very stupid idea.

Elven62904d ago

To be fair, most BioWare games have traditionally been on two platforms (PC and a console). Dragon Age is the first franchise (in a very long time at least) that was on three consoles deep into the console cycle.

CrzyFooL2904d ago

Why are they trying to change something that isn't broken? Dragon Age doesn't need to appeal to everyone. Next thing you'll know they'll make it a 3rd person action/rpg and release Dragon Age 3 alongside The Witcher 2 lol.

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