Old BioWare Has Become "A Distant Memory"

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Sindalis

    Sindalis n00b

    Aug 27, 2014
    I cannot disagree more with this quote. Mass Effect is the universe, the technology, and the lore. Shepard was a part in that and well is seen as the galatic hero.

    There is plenty of room in the universe to tell other stories, to play other stories. Just like in Dragon Age, where you play the warden in the first game, hawke in the second, and the Inquisitor in the third.

    These are stories set in universes, Mass Effect is a universe. The Ryder clan, they could have done more with. Honestly though, having beaten Andromeda fully, I think they accomplished most of what they wanted to with the Ryder clan. I cared about them by the end.

    I didnt care about much of anything else, and others have described the problem with the story/villan/companions/SJW bullshit end on end. But in short, Andromeda has promise, it really wasnt that bad of a game. It deserved the score it got, but to me it reminds me of the original Mass Effect. Flawed but in the other way, The original mass effect story was amazing, but the combat was flawed. In Andromeda it was the combat that was damn near perfect, but the story was flawed. Nevertheless, in the end I have to admit, this was a game as a fan of the series I liked.

    I see promice in Andromeda. That being said, my only comment on the origional Mass Effect trilogy is, they need to pick an ending, and have that resonate through to Andromeda 2. oh... and f!#$%!% fix femryder face.
  2. Aireoth

    Aireoth 2[H]4U

    Oct 12, 2005
    In other news, water is wet.

    Bioware has had a few decent titles since DAO and ME2, but they never again reached those heights, and it's been a decade!
  3. iQuasarLV

    iQuasarLV AMDFanboy EchoChamber Member

    May 19, 2016

    Agreed. I said this before in another Bioware topic and got the typical, Give-them-a-chance response. What some people fail to understand is those of us like you and I have given them 10 years of chances. Also, we watched as more and more talent headed for the door. How much of the 2009 Bioware crew we knew is left now? Serious question to the apologists out there. How much of Bioware's original talent is left there and not replaced with new robots?
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  4. theBrownLlama

    theBrownLlama Gawd

    Aug 3, 2017
    don;t care what you say, DA:I with expansions was fun, and we get to explore MANY different worlds and get to make decisions that affect the story (choose melee or magic allies, for instance).

    Bioware died finishing Andromeda.....
  5. Bigdady92

    Bigdady92 [H]ardness Supreme

    Jun 20, 2001

    There's a WarShooter (Battlefield/front/Something) where you have to hit a button on the keyboard to pay respects to a fallen/dead comrade's casket. that button is F. F=pay respect to the dead.
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  6. Wolf-R1

    Wolf-R1 [H]ard|Gawd

    Aug 30, 2004
    Agreed. I wouldn't fault Bioware as much as I would EA. Bioware has turned to sh-t just like all the other companies EA gobbles up and vomits out. The only reason EA is still around is because the ignorant masses keep ignorantly buying their games thinking: "This one's it! This one will be better! EA promised!"
  7. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard 2[H]4U

    Apr 12, 2016
    Hard to believe they actually created someone as wonderfully badass and amazing as me.
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  8. psy81

    psy81 Limp Gawd

    Feb 18, 2011
    Also, forcing all EA games to run on Frostbyte Engine is dumb... yeah the games look pretty but again forcing developers to use the same game engine takes away from the game sometimes... I think it the developers have the freedom to use whichever engine they want or develop their own engines it would improve the quality of the games and maybe less bugs... Although, I know nothing about development, I do find EA games starting to all look the same...
  9. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

    Jun 7, 2008
    Bioware should stick to their Roots could you imagine how Baldurs Gate 10 would look by now? screenshot_1920_1080_WWAFRCY.jpg
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  10. Aireoth

    Aireoth 2[H]4U

    Oct 12, 2005
    I sure can:

  11. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

    Aug 9, 2001
    The death of Bioware has come in two steps. Bioware itself is responsible for the first step, taking on the Star Wars: The Old Republic project. The company was not in a good position to take on a project that different from previous work as well as the scope of the project. Thus, this led to the purchase of Bioware by EA because Bioware really didn't have a choice. There was no way Bioware would be able to complete SWTOR as well as the other projects in the works.

    The second step was what everyone knew EA would do to Bioware. EA buys game studios and then squeezes out every last drop of short term usefulness and then tosses the dead husk aside. No game companies survive this because EA's business model destroys creativity and risk taking. With no real creativity or risk taking you don't get any new ideas and concepts. This also affects the talent. The talent behind the original successes always ends up leaving. They can't create, innovate and take risks as they did before and leave because of this. The primary talent didn't join the original company just so they could rehash the same game over and over again and once the original talent starts to leave they are screwed because you're not going to draw new talent equal to the old talent. It's a simple death spiral which practically everyone saw coming as soon as EA bought Bioware.

    My only real surprise is that any part of Bioware is still around at this point.
  12. Grimlaking

    Grimlaking 2[H]4U

    May 9, 2006
    Probably a lot like this:
    This is pathfinder kingmaker.
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  13. Flapjack

    Flapjack 2[H]4U

    Apr 29, 2000
    See post #9.
  14. demondrops

    demondrops Limp Gawd

    Jul 7, 2016
    hehe, swgoh is filthy as fuck. literally cost 2-300 usd for 1x 7* hero, and u dont even get gear or gold to lvl it. and u normally need like 4-5 of them to join the competative bracket of pay to win ranked games :p EA is probably the one who push for multiplayer in bioware games for that micro transaction play. they didnt get away with swbf2 cause ppl on pc know better, but they should have seen swgoh it's super predatory. i play it on a f2p basis and enjoying top ranks there atm with revan second coming, but the competative aspect is simply have or have not. EA dont get it, red dead 2 is a prime example of, they dont get it. do well and u earn even more.