Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 20, 2017, 10:04:20 PM
Quote from: rittchard on March 20, 2017, 05:33:16 PM
Still curious about the negativity - if this wasn't a Mass Effect sequel, would people be more interested? I guess I'm just lucky that I don't feel excess expectations or whatever from the previous games? There just aren't a lot of sci-fi games with this kind of depth and storytelling combining RPG and action elements. Most of the games in this venue are slanted toward the action side, so I'm enjoying a game that appears to be more interested in telling a big story with me in the thick of it.
I mean Horizon Zero Dawn just came out and it has probably one of the best Sci-Fi stories to be in a game.
Maybe, that's what I've read... but these are very different styles of games in my mind. I guess I'll be the one contrarian on Horizon and just say while I was very impressed with my first couple hours playing it, it certainly didn't come across as some sort of masterpiece in sci-fi writing, and honestly I haven't felt compelled to jump back into it. It still felt a lot like an action/stealth game and I felt like I was going to have to do a lot of sneaking around and creeping around to get the drop on things, which just isn't my preferred style of gameplay. I'd like to come back to the game again when I have more time, as I have universally heard the story was excellent.
But back to ME:A, I played another couple hours last night and enjoyed it even more. It's unfolding as kind of a grand "space opera" storyline with politics and interpersonal conflicts and a ton for the protagonist to do, which I really like. Reminds me of how I felt at around the same point in time playing Dragon Age Inquisition. They've also seeded some other interesting (to me) sci-fi subplot elements, for instance concerning the development of AI, which I hope will bear fruit down the line. The distinction between it and, say Horizon since it was brought up, is that it is much more of a traditional (Bioware) RPG in the sense that you can interact with a lot more other characters and it feels like there's a ton to uncover if you so choose. While some of the characters are a little stale early on, there are a few that are already becoming interesting, and the main character's backstory seems like it will unfold as well. I'm hoping that like in DA I'll start to become more and more invested in some of the side characters.
Spoiler for Hiden:
We'll see how it unfolds, but right now I'm feeling really good about the game - as a big fan of past Bioware RPGs, I feel like there's a ton of potential.