- Oct 24, 2019
The former kings of RPGs... what's your favorite game series by BioWare?
The first Mass Effect is one of my favorite games of all time, even though I realize ME 2 is objectively better in many ways. There was something so captivating about ME 1. It truly felt like a next-gen experience (that Citadel set-piece at the end? Oh my god that blew my mind) and the atmosphere was so intriguing. Slick and cool, but also very dark and messed up at times. It felt like a super refreshing sci-fi universe in a world dominated by Star Wars.
SWTOR their MMO is a continuation of the original KOTOR and got a new expansion like a month a go - it's also achieved a lifetime revenue of a $1 billion. So they are using the IP.
Yeah but that's a completely different genre. I love the original two but dislike SWTOR. It's not in the spirit the first two. A lot of people think of them as completely separate.
They said IP/franchise in the title and it is the same IP/franchise? Mass Effect 2 and 3 are much more action then 1, and 3 also has multiplayer yet you don't see anyone saying they aren't the same IP.
Multiplayer in ME is an additional game mode. It's not the main game. All three ME games are single player narrative, shooter/action RPGs.
BioWare themselves called SWTOR "KOTOR 3-8" and it's a direct continuation of the story and features the main character of KOTOR pretty promeniently. Just cus you don't see it, doesn't make it most people, and pretty sure that the company considers it the same IP/franchise. Would you call ESO not part of the Elder Scrolls franchise? WoW not part of the warcraft IP?