Monday, November 26, 2012

BioWare Is Losing My Respect

For me personally I got into playing Mass Effect much later than the rest of the entire series of fans who've been playing the games since the release of the first game. Regardless of me getting into the game much later than most of the fans I grew to enjoy and love the gameplay, lore, and story of Shepherd fighting to save the galaxy from the Reapers. I was even one individual in the small group of people who didn't complain about the ending to Mass Effect 3 and found it to be a very satisfying ending to the series, but BioWare is starting to lose my respect for the Mass Effect series. 

My respect for BioWare and their decisions with the Mass Effect series began to decrease after deciding to release a free DLC that explained the endings of the third game due to the fact that the entire internet world was hounding them on a decision they made for the ending of the game. Even though the DLC was only an explanation piece of DLC I still lost respect to a degree due to the fact that they gave into to people yelling and screaming at them instead of holding strong to the decisions they made for their game series that they've worked on for over 5 years. 

Now with a new Mass Effect game in development BioWare is beginning to lose more of my respect for their decisions on the Mass Effect series. With it being stated that the game will be running on the Frostbite instead of the Unreal 3 engine is a decision that will bring a much better looking game to gamer's. Regardless though of their engine changes I still find their decision to make a brand new game absolutely horrible on their part. Mass Effect 3 ended with such a great way of wrapping up the series that people grew to love exponentially even though it was the most criticized game in the whole series. I feel that BioWare is just taking a franchise that has developed such a great fan basis with so much lore and story and just absolutely milking it for more money on their part. I personally would have been entirely fine with just releasing DLC for ME3 and moving on to work on Dragon Age 3 and more games, but a brand new game of Mass Effect just feels like to much. 

In my personal opinion BioWare needs to move on past the Mass Effect series they concluded and not milk a series that people have grown to love. These decisions have caused them to lose respect they've gained after fantastic games such as KOTOR, Jade Empire, Dragon Age, and the early Mass Effect games. If anyone else has anything to add to this please let me know your opinions on BioWare's recent decisions for the series.

Cameron Deao 

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