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BioWare: We want to broaden the RPG genre

Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founders of BioWare, have discussed their vision for the future of the developer’s RPGs, in which they hope to achieve “a broadening of the genre”.

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shodan742263d ago

Incorporating new ideas or expanding the possibilities of the RPG genre is, of course, a great aim. However, if "broaden the RPG genre" really means "broadening the market for our games", jettisoning in-depth, complex character development and replacing the attributes we've come to love abour RPGs with the kind of two-a-penny, linear FPS/third-person action that seems to be inherent in every mainstream release nowadays, then that's not exactly a good thing. I know Bioware are fighting to get the right balance, but my concern is that they may end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater in search of even bigger sales.

Flavor2263d ago

All is well. Dark souls.

TopDudeMan2263d ago

Exactly. Dark souls is an RPG for action game fans. But for a hardcore RPG nut, it's also very enjoyable. I think adding RPG elements is about the best thing you can do to a game.

TacoTaru2263d ago

If I want to play an action game I'll pick up an action game. What I want from an RPG is different. They need to realize that adding all those non-RPG elements will not only "broaden the RPG genre" it will also broaden the competition since all games become similar once they all add the "best" elements of other genres.

theonlylolking2263d ago

RPG should be able to have action. It keeps things exciting. Which is why ME3 will be the greatest RPG ever.

The_Nameless_One2263d ago

You mean in the same manner you "broaden" your audience with DA2?

HaHa_Ostrich2263d ago

You mean the 3rd person semi tactical shooter with soft RPG elements?
I liked Mass Effect 2, its great for what it is, but it is not true RPG, why does Bioware feel the need to stick that label on it?

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