Originally Posted by bulmung
I trust bioware will make a terrific game. Mass effect 1 and 2 are drastically different games yet both were game of the year material. They know what they are doing.
ME 1 and 2 were pretty similar. You ran around, as the same dude/broad in a space ship shooting things, throwing grenades and using force powers that weren't the force with 15-20 hours of game play.
The only differences were a more refined interface, no inventory to speak of and better graphics with less random planets to land on and drive around in the car.
While it was pretty closed DA:O is a more traditional RPG where you customize your character, can pick different races, start points, skills and occupation (warrior, mage, rouge). Still not terribly far from the Baulders Gate experience though significantly shorter and more constricted/railed world.
This new DA is basically Mass Effect with a pseudo over head view, apparently looting, still meh graphics and even less of the traditional RPG elements nerds who grew up in the late 80s early 90s prefer to the streamlined fast paced nonsense of today's games.
A game like the Witcher where the combat mechanics suck but the game play and graphics are great while being able to run around like a lost idiot for 4 hours in a swamp because you don't know exactly what doing with your life is pretty awesome. Actually having to "explore" an area to find something. What a novel idea.
Unlike more of the new bioware games where you run down the corridor because there is no where else to go slaying the masses with your godlike character not having to think about where you're going or what you're doing just focus on the blood and boobs is a far cry from what I would consider RPG which is what this "series" was supposed to be.
The successor of Baulders Gate... Which clearly it is not...
edit:loved ME 1 and 2 btw but having a legitimate top view RPG that can run at a native resolution on a PC from this decade would be kind of nice