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They can hire me then. The ability to create interesting and fun over-arching storylines isn't something that's difficult to do. It just comes down to putting the time into the story, and acknowledging it as a very important part of the game. Now I'm not saying anyone can write a great story, but a great story writer can come from anywhere.

BioWare just lost their best story writer about a week ago...

Alex Freed.
    
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Will never surpass the greatness that is the witcher 2. Ever
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BioWare still under the heal of EA?...
Yup...I shall pass.

Right with ya. I spent more time trying to connect to the servers to play single player than I actually spent playing. Can't stand the ridiculous DRM EA is forcing.
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Allow me to translate: Sorry for Dragon Age 2, now we will pull out all the stops to win back your love.

lets hope so.

i was not a huge hater of Dragon Age 2, but it was FAR FROM what Dragon Age set the stage for...
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Allow me to translate: Sorry for Dragon Age 2, now we will pull out all the stops to win back your love.

pretty please?
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Hopefully Bioware can get it back together, no one can do story quite like they can- even if they've made some horrible decisions as of late.

Bioware is already a dead developer walking. Another in the LONG line of developers swallowed up by EA for their IP and then systematically destroyed as a developer. Most of their best talent has already left, they are Bioware in name only now.
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They can hire me then. The ability to create interesting and fun over-arching storylines isn't something that's difficult to do. It just comes down to putting the time into the story, and acknowledging it as a very important part of the game. Now I'm not saying anyone can write a great story, but a great story writer can come from anywhere.

Hahahaha, you are correct, writing interesting and fun storylines is EASY, that is why so many games have such great stories! rolleyes.gif
Maybe that was a bit harsh, but really while perhaps a good story can be made of almost anything writing a compelling story and interesting characters is definitely not easy and takes talent, skill and experience.
Edited by Mygaffer - 10/18/12 at 1:54pm
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BioWare just lost their best story writer about a week ago...
Alex Freed.

I'd argue that their best writer was actually Drew Karpyshyn, but then they lost him too a few months ago.

Combine the loss of their two best writers, the mass layoffs among their "lesser" staff, and ever ever-oppressive poisonous grip of EA, and we can pretty much write off BioWare as a dead-studio-walking.
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Most people hate DA2, and thats where I am differnt.

I actually really enjoyed it. It had some issues (the ending and length)
but for the most part I liked it.
  • The combat system is fun for me
  • Isabella is Smoken hot
  • the graphics are not bad

Things I would like to see in DA3
  • Open world like skyrim
  • classless customizable skills
  • 200+ hours of gameplay
  • Open engine for modding

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Edited by cayennemist - 10/18/12 at 5:09pm
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Most people hate DA2, and thats where I am differnt.

I actually really enjoyed it. It had some issues (the ending and length)
but for the most part I liked it.
  • The combat system is fun for me
  • Isabella is Smoken hot
  • the graphics are not bad

Things I would like to see in DA3
  • Open world like skyrim
  • classless customizable skills
  • 200+ hours of gameplay
  • Open engine for modding

[/LIST]
Combat system was ok, now if they implemented a choice between DA:O and DA2 that would be the awesomes.
Bethany was awesome.
Graphics I agree was not bad.
  • More unique areas and no more recycling the same areas over and over Please this is major
  • classless customizable skills
  • 200+ hours of gameplay
  • Open engine for modding
  • A little more mention/backstory for Leliana/Allistar/ or other characters from DAO please
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Pretty sure it was not the engine that caused a mediocre/bad plot to be written.
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