Neoseeker : News : EA "lost some fans" with Dragon Age II
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Emaster MK Jun 14, 11
All what EA really cares about is money, only the developers do give shit.
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chautemoc Jun 14, 11
Emaster MK It's easy to blame them simply because they are big, but that is naive. BioWare has expressed interest many times in expanding the fanbase -- the changes in DA2 were a reflection of that. They've also expressed quite explicitly their purchase by EA hasn't affected their philosophies (though this was before DA2 and things could've changed).
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Emaster MK Jun 14, 11
Nah, other publishers out there, and I mean big ones like *cough*Activision*cough*, care about the fan as much as the income. Bioware do care, I agree, but EA just wants more money though stuff like this.

Though I'm a Dragon Age Fan, and I find DAII really neat!
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 14, 11
[link name=Emaster MK]http://www.neoseeker.com/members/Emaster+MK/" class="mention[/link] Well, more fans do equate to more money. So it's really in their best interest to keep folks satisfied.
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The Darkest Shadow Jun 14, 11
I'd be impressed if Dragon Age III ends up being the same tedious, repetitive mess that Dragon Age II was. You'd have to give them credit for their commitment to half-assing their development then. >_>
At least they're willing to acknowledge the many flaws that exist within Dragon Age II and hopefully they know how to improve upon them for the third game. I have faith in Bioware, even if I would rather slit my throat with the DA2 disc than ever play it again. EA are to blame for rushing things with DA2 and I pity a studio like Bioware being forced to churn out crap to accommodate for their publisher. Bioware put a lot of care and time into their games... usually. I can only hope they don't get stuck with producing a title as disappointing for me as DA2 again. It's wonderful to get more fans to a game, more money = more games after all but they need to take greater consideration into what could get a larger player base instead of essentially just putting elves in Mass Effect. <_<
There's a fine line between refining a game to appeal to a wider audience and making it into a button mashing exercise in how to shit on everything your character did in the first game. (Or is that just for my Hawke and Warden? XD)
All ranting aside (and I've had this comment dragging on for way too long, not to mention the inevitable assault from Bioware ass-kis- er, loyalists) DA2 wasn't the worst game I've ever played, it was just one of the worst, but there's no denying it had its good moments where it actually felt like Origins again for a little while and moments like that are why I still have some (fleeting) hope that Bioware will redeem themselves with Dragon Age III.
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chautemoc Jun 14, 11
The Darkest Shadow Agreed with pretty much everything but the throat slitting.
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RaidenXS Jun 14, 11
i didn't see a problem with DA2. I rather enjoyed my experience.
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Miragedres Jun 14, 11
They lost me with DA2. Perhaps DA3 can make amends as they do sound sincere in correcting their flaws. Still don't know how anyone can say DA2 was anywhere near Origins or Awakenings...
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Northern49 Jun 14, 11
Any competent publisher cares what people think. If they didn't care what people think they wouldn't base their entire business on statistics and polls.
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THM Jun 14, 11
I'd love to play DA2 someday....
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