Suddenly_Dead wrote on Jul 12, 2010, 02:55:
Fion wrote on Jul 11, 2010, 20:38:
ME felt like I was just watching it.
DA:O felt like a living world.
I didn't feel that way at all. Everything in DA:O was super-genericized so that dialogue and everything would fit with every possible character, and the environments and NPCs were stale. There were a few lines of dialogue that were character-specific, but they were so few that I wouldn't mind losing them in exchange for a stronger primary character.
I also felt that ME 1/2 flowed quite nicely, and had some nice story progression, both qualities being lackluster in DA:O.
Well to each their own. ME2 felt like an interactive movie with limited choice, strategy and variety (though I still thoroughly enjoyed it) were as DA:O was more an open world were I got to create my own character with their own personality and back story and got to make actual choices with actual consequences. Not just 'choice A = Solution 1.0, choice B = solution 1.1' etc.
Not that either game was worse because if how they were created, they are both very different games in the same genre. But I prefered DA:O and it's style and would not like to see it become Fantasy Mass Effect
On the 'having a predefined character didn't hurt PS:T'. No it didn't, but unlike 99% of the games today the Nameless One had depth and character. He was flawed and often was unsure of what he was doing, let alone why.
I do hope bioware actually has the balls to narrate away from 'mr every soldier, 6' 250lb, buzz cut with a deep voice' that populates almost every single game now adays. I could name off 100 different modern game that featured the same exact character with a different face. I hope they make him more like the Nameless One. Flawed and imperfect and deep and emotional.
Unfortunately as soon as I read 'our protaganist is Hawk, who escaped the war in Lothering and went on to become the most important man in the world!' my stomach sank. Yay.. cardboard marine #327 ftl!
I hope I am wrong on that but something tells me we are getting Dragon Effect. I will withhold my judgement until we see more and I do hope I am proved wrong.This comment was edited on Jul 12, 2010, 20:21.