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cant they both just get along lol
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A nice interview imo.
 
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Unbeknownst to you, development resources plays heavily into how good, bad, polished, long, etc a game is

And your answer isn't an answer if its not based in reality.
Actually, it isn't "unbeknownst" to me. I didn't argue the point. I was simply stating that this particular thread is on whether the game can sell big without selling out. My statement is based on this reality.

If you are saying that my 'proposal' is unrealistic, please explain how. Development costs, when juxtaposed to sales, are negligible. I'm not talking about companies like BreakAway Games or GameHouse. The biggest dogs in the kennel are being represented here.
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In the case off Mass Effect...

If 3 = 1 + 2 I will be very happy

Some things I liked more in 1, some things I liked more in 2. Hopefully they can get all the things I like in 3

Of course, if it equals 3.5 I'll be even more happy
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I love that the guy before was implying that it was over-rated. You can say that about anything basically. The more mature way would have been to say "I don't like Mass Effect" and left it at that. And even then, your post is still pointless because nobody cares.

The Mass Effect series has done something that I really admire. They have taken the FPSRPG genre to a whole new level. The game is deep/worth exploring/well written like any RPG but it's got the action of a blockbuster FPS (COD, Halo, BF, etc). That's why I love Mass Effect and why I will definitely be buying 3 no matter what.
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And even if you've played the games multiple times before - Mass Effect came out almost eight years ago - you're not going to remember all the details from when you played that game, right?
Err... come again? Didn't it come out i 06 or 07?
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As long as it has the same amazing storytelling and character development I couldn't care less about overheating vs. ammo clips. Frankly I liked the overall storyarch of ME1 better than 2, but 2 had some great character interaction. I'm always "skeptical", and DA2 certainly was garbage, but so far ME series has brought nothing but fun.

Also, from various interviews I've seen with Bioware developers, they seem to genuinely care about player opinion and criticism. They're quite active with their fanbase on forums, and take everything they hear to heart. Obviously they can't appeal to everyone, but they do a good enough job.

@"overrated"
No one cares whether or not you think the reviews were deserved, the fact is ME2 was one of the highest rated games in recent times.
Edited by Narzon - 7/25/11 at 9:24pm
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I felt Mass Effect 1 was an excellent game, it had a lot of RPG elements in a FPS game, great story line to. The second was I found to be disappointing, pretty repetitive story line how every character had they're own side quests you had to do if you wanted them to be on your side. The maps felt smaller, and they got rid of buying and selling weapons and armor :/
    
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As long as it has the same amazing storytelling and character development I couldn't care less about overheating vs. ammo clips. Frankly I liked the overall storyarch of ME1 better than 2, but 2 had some great character interaction. I'm always "skeptical", and DA2 certainly was garbage, but so far ME series has brought nothing but fun.

Also, from various interviews I've seen with Bioware developers, they seem to genuinely care about player opinion and criticism. They're quite active with their fanbase on forums, and take everything they hear to heart. Obviously they can't appeal to everyone, but they do a good enough job.

@"overrated"
No one cares whether or not you think the reviews were deserved, the fact is ME2 was one of the highest rated games in recent times.
Combat is just important for some people. I agree with you on story and characters but I'm a big RPG combat junkie~ and Mass Effect 1's combat felt like a good ol turn based RPG in some parts with dynamic movement. While Mass Effect 2 was just a bunch of shootouts.

I really miss the sound of the sniper rifle recharging after trying to get that quick shot in knowing I should have waited. I liked the hit dice system that gave it a classic RPG feel. Then again combat in most RPGs is important to me. Like Grandia vs FF styled games, etc~

I know they're never going to go back to the old system~ so it'll just be a series of long range shootouts and clip hunting. With instant cast spells from team mates that don't need to travel (they can be out of LOS and their spells still hit, even if they're not in the same room?)

I dunno, it sounds like nit picking but I never thought an RPGs combat system could be seen as unimportant... maybe this mentality is why Bioware did it, because it just isn't for some people.
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KotOR was better than ME imho. Bioware has probably lost their magic.
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Actually, it isn't "unbeknownst" to me. I didn't argue the point. I was simply stating that this particular thread is on whether the game can sell big without selling out. My statement is based on this reality.

If you are saying that my 'proposal' is unrealistic, please explain how. Development costs, when juxtaposed to sales, are negligible. I'm not talking about companies like BreakAway Games or GameHouse. The biggest dogs in the kennel are being represented here.
Riiiight. Says who? You? LoL.

Everything we hear and know about the gaming industry at this point conflicts with what you're trying to tell me now.

The more crap they pile in the game to appease EVERYONE, the higher the budget, the higher the budget the more mainstream they'll make it in order to make sure it hits the sales target. Dev costs aren't negligible, they're EVERYTHING right now, they're the lions share of the budget.
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