David Gaider, a writer whose spent nearly 20 years writing games such as KOTOR and Dragon Age, announced he won't be at Bioware any longer.
I actually ended up liking a lot of the Dragon Age Inquisition characters. They were fun.
Inquisition's cast are what kept me going through the story. The main plot itself was all right, but it was all about the cast and their own backstories. They fleshed it out tremendously. I hope future games don't take too much of a hit from the loss of Gaider.
Dorian's story hit me harder than I would've imagined, and I loved Cassandra's secret love for smut. If they do another game, I hope the characters are equally as great.
How much of the original team is still working at Bioware?
I think there's still some left? Not a huge purge, but I don't think all the OG crew is still there.
not many if any at all. Once the founders left Bioware went downhill quick.
EA and that Reaper Peter Moore destroyed them!
funny how the founders where there when Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 both released.
Wonder what developer will snag him up
Probably none, I assume the reason big name people who have left Bioware in the past haven't created new studios or joined others is because of some sort of non-competition agreement they had to sign when they joined EA. It's not at all uncommon.
So glad. He was one of the most militant SJWs working at the company. I hope whoever takes over can at least try and balance the different preferences of fans rather than taking sides and outright insulting many.
DA:I was literally a checklist for SJW types. If you think about all the groups and look they were forced into the game. Even outright changing Qunari lore from previous games to fit in. It was bad. The GAME should come first. The GAME should be paramount. Everything else should work to enhance that. It shouldn't be a platform to preach from. Seeing the game as what it was really killed it for me. I was excited and pre ordered it too......
Good riddance then, assuming he was a militant SJW/
Indeed, the company is better off in this case. DG was writing with his own intentions in mind first, instead of what was better for the game as a whole.
Going to interesting to see how the next Mass Effect storyline and characters shape up in comparison to the past ME's and DA's...
I believe he was not involved with ME. If I remember correctly he was working on Bioware's unannounced new IP. You are right though. It will be interesting to see how ME shapes up this go around. ME3 was an....event. lol. You have to give Bioware credit for releasing the new ending for free though. They at least tried even if people weren't satisfied.
Did not know that, thanks for the info. I forgot about that unannounced IP...I think BioWare tries to do good work usually, like with the free new ME3 ending...hopefully the story/characters of the game get even better, and agendas arent just thrown in just because.
I believe the next Mass Effect is being written by the guy behind Halo 4.
I don't think so, Bio have not mentioned him on their site.
Hopefully its for the better, although to be honest the thing i liked most about DA:I was its dialogue.
It's official. There's no reason to play EAware games anymore. It's been downhill for almost a decade with people leaving and EA ****ing things up, and now it's over. Hopefully he'll go somewhere his talents are actually used properly.
because gaider left, even though people complained about Gaider?
I'm not going to say he's as good as drew karpyshyn or anything, but he is a good writer. People who complain are generally doing so because they're homophobes, not because they have valid compaints. There are valid complaints too, things better direction could probably fix, people just don't mention them.
Drew wasn't even the best that Bioware had and he's back on the team. He also wrote the bad novel about Revan. If anything, Bioware has Weekes and other writers in their company that is better than gaider, all they have to do is hire new people.
Good, he was one of the people responsible for the later decline. It was pretty obvious, that he was pushing certain agendas with DA.
This time, maybe one of the other writers on their team can become a lead writer.
God, I just hope Mass Effect 4 isn't filled with gay characters, forced gay romance options, uncomfortable characters like Dorian. I want the feel and maturity of ME1, less of the SJW bs. If I hate Aliens, I want to have the option to role play as an Alien hating character. Keep out the 'Agree' and 'Disagree' from squad mates. This gives the player the freedom to choose what he/she think is right, and don't have choose based on what the scripted squad mate AI thinks.
Oh...well yes. But you're assuming you have the right to these freedoms...don't be surprised if you'll lose your job over stuff like these soon enough. You have to agree with other people if you don't youre labled intolerant and fired from your job. It's already happening.
The thing is, I don't believe that anyone is opposed to having a gay and lesbian option for people that way inclined. The problem is when there are several LGBT options with precious few for the majority of people who play the game.
Bull ****. The Sera and Dorian are the only chatarters who are straight up gay. Bi characters can romance more people because that's how being bi works, but Male inquisitors get 2 straight options, gay males get 2 gay options, gay females get 2 gay options, and straight females get 2 options, unless they're human or elven in which case they get 3. Don't pretend straight characters don't have the same number of options as everyone else, and don't pretend that straight people are somehow not allowed to experience the gay romance options as if it "isn't for them." I have problems with how bioware does things sometime (think DA2) and a lot of problems with inquisition in general, but that's a **** arguement born from ignorance, entitlement, homophobia, or some combination of them.
LGBT people comprise at most around 5% of the population. That includes bi people. If you can't see how this small minority are massively overrepresented, then I feel sorry for you.
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