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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #330 on: April 05, 2020, 01:55:21 PM »
Well I do love my mute Malkavian in Bloodlines, but Hawke is the best character in the history of video game characters for me. Close second is the female smuggler in SWTOR. If you like witty Hawke, the smuggler is perfect (both genders, I just happen to like the female better).


Hawke may very well be one of the best videogame protagonists, both male and female :shocked: !


And they have different dialogues depending on their class in SWTOR ? I might doubt playing a gunslinger then (is that the name?).

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #331 on: April 05, 2020, 08:12:52 PM »
I have to agree as well with Dragon Age: Origins having some utterly terrible DLC's. Awakening was good but it was also 15 hours long. Compare that to Dragonspear which is almost 30 hours long and offers almost the same amount of content for a game that is nearly twenty years old.

I can't say I was very concerned about the "map problem" in DA2. To my the issue, if any, with that game is that it's a bit streamlined in places where it shouldn't be: no respectable RPG should lack the ability to resolve problems or quests via dialogue, subterfuge or any other mechanic that is inherent to its universe. I felt that, more often than not, Hawke and crew had to hack and slash their way through almost everything to succeed.

The problem with DA 2 and Awakening & most of DAO DLCs is that they are rushed. Bioware clearly needed more time for them.
I know that map problem is the most obvious one for DA 2. By the way nobody talks about this stuff regarding DAO, Awakening and especially the DAO DLCs but you are right DA 2 features less RPG Options but it still have options to solve some quests peaceful with your Hawke has the right personality, class or the right companion.

And a honest question is Awakening really a good Addon? I haven´t played for some time but the more i think about i only remember mostly the bad stuff like the many Bugs, missing Origins NPC which should be atleast be mentioned, or like you said the playtime.

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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #332 on: April 05, 2020, 09:26:16 PM »
I will say one thing about Awakening that no one ever says: it has the most underrated companions of any Bioware game.

I mean, you have the son of one of your worst enemies (possibly the murderer of your parents), a dwarf that is striving towards a form of suicide, a spirit posessing the corpse of a knight, an apostate mage that likes kitties and a dalish elf that is responsible for a massacre and an updated version of Oghren. I cannot even begin to explain just how much you can get from these characters and the backgrounds and ideas that each carry and to me that was worth a lot in Awakening. Everything else I believe is fair game.
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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #333 on: April 05, 2020, 09:49:56 PM »
I am not one of them but some folks had argued in the past that (without the their backgrounds) Anders and Velanna are just bland copies ofAlistair and Morrigan. I don´t agree with them but i can see where they coming from.But i agree on Oghren that ruined his momentum at the End of DAO and made him a drunk again. Yes he has a child with Felsi but he isn´t a updated version. He is just the drunken fool and for taste a lot more awkward than DAO.Sigrun is fine as Addon companion i think but i wish they done more with her.
The only companions who gets all praise are Nathaniel and Justice.


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Re: The Bioware Spot
« Reply #334 on: Today at 11:22:06 AM »

And they have different dialogues depending on their class in SWTOR ? I might doubt playing a gunslinger then (is that the name?).
All classes have different dialogues. The smuggler (gunslinger is one of the professions of the smuggler) has the most sassy ones. It does remind me of purple Hawke or the tv show Firefly. The bounty hunter is close second in that regard. Plus the voice actress of female Hawke voiced the female imperial agent - lot of good reasons for SWTOR  :smiley:
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