BioWare's new IP is "amazing", EA gave us "complete creative control" - studio founder

OXM UK: "Dr. Greg Zeschuk used to be BioWare's big cheese, but nowadays he writes about beer for a living. Don't know about you, but I'd certainly patronise a real ales bar run by Zeschuk. Just think of the tales you'd hear over a glass of unbearable fluid. Stories about Mass Effect 3's ending. Stories about how BioWare evolved from the pre-eminent RPG company to a somewhat bashful standard bearer for proportional representation in videogame plots. And of course, stories about currently undisclosed projects, such as the next generation Mass Effect sequel or BioWare's new IP, announced the day Zeschuk and co-founder Dr Ray Muzyka announced their resignations."

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LocutusEstBorg2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

...will still look and play exactly like their last 10 games. Zero difference in gameplay between Star Wars, Dragon Age I & II and Mass Effect I, II & III.

dirigiblebill2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

"zero difference between Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2"


Software_Lover2474d ago

I know. The Old Republic has more RPG elements than Mass Effect 2 does. Sad.

DOMination-2474d ago

Mass Effect was never designed to be a deep RPG in the way you are thinking. The first one has just as many combat sections as the sequels, but people overlook it or try to be pretentious about it and say it was more "tactical" when really the word they're looking for is "crap". ME1 did some things better and some things worse than the sequels but imo, it didn't have any more of these fabled "RPG elements" that people on N4G bang on about than the others.

Baka-akaB2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

Indeed , ME1 was everybit an action game like Me2 . What people complained was missing was mostly tedious and useless stuff .

it was no Kotor or even Dragon Age . It just didnt do everything right story wise and lacked look customisations , with Me2 (and 3)

Captain Qwark 92474d ago


id be inclined to agree that it had no more or no less rpg elements than the 3rd ME but it def had more than the second installment. also another thing that made ME1 better was the choices mattered more, the class actually mattered and influenced the way you play and lastly the powers functioned slightly different and were more effective. in 2/3 you could literally run and gun your way through with little reason to use the powers. In ME1, esp on the hardest difficulty, you need to use powers, you needed to combo them together with your teammates or you werent going to get through it.

also one more thing, it also had the mako. dont get me wrong, the mako sections were underwhelming and could have been drastically better but it was a step in the right direction. allowing you to freely explore other planets in the mako and on foot would have made it leaps and bounds better and far less linear. that was the worst thing they took out of future title.

all that said, people can disagree all they want with me ME1 9.5/10, ME2 9/10, ME3 9.5/10. one of my fav series of games ever, none disappointed me even if i didnt agree with some of the changes.

LocutusEstBorg2474d ago

Not just that. I meant all their titles. Mass Effect is a reskinned Dragon Age in the future.

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Baka-akaB2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

Except it existed before dragon age and doesnt play like mass effect . Its Dragon Age 2 that tried aping ME

Myst-Vearn2474d ago

I do not fully trust Bioware

pompombrum2474d ago

I guess EA are officially on damage control. Maybe Bioware do now have complete creative control however it's fairly obvious that wasn't the case with games like Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3.

WitWolfy2474d ago

I will first have to pirate it to see if its worth the purchase before I buy into another one of their crappy RPGs franchises this time around...

Sorry BW you brought this upon yourself...

Baka-akaB2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

or you could just avoid the games , especially when they all had demos .
If you wanna pirate just do it , but it certainly in those cases wasnt about trying out the game

torchic2474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

do people still use that lame excuse to make themselves feel better for pirating?

I think it's better if people just come out and say "yeah I pirate games" than to use that lame excuse.

grailly2474d ago

true. Realistically, how many people pirate games, finish them, then go out and buy them because it was fun?

Baka-akaB2474d ago

More than usually expected . But thing is those folks dont usually go around bragging about pirating a game , even less so to "punish" a dev whose games still interest them .

They just "try" stuff and if they feel like it reward the games they loved the most

WitWolfy2473d ago (Edited 2473d ago )

@torchic and grailly

I do, did it with Tomb Raider, Gears of War Judgement, Bioshock 1 and 2, borderlands.. God too many games to mention.. Shocking hey??? To think people like me ACTUALLY exist pirating games then buying it legit if he thinks it warrants a purchase.. I wouldnt be surprised If I own more authentic games then what you've played this whole generation.

BlaqMagiq242474d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

Even if it was a good game I higly doubt you would buy it if the game is already sitting in front of you.

And no offense but outright saying you're going to pirate a game makes you look really bad and cheap as hell.

EditorAtGNG2474d ago

So, they didn't have any creative freedom from EA in the past few games? Gee, who would've guessed?

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