What is your favorite BioWare franchise/IP?

What is your favorite BioWare franchise/IP

  • Baldur's Gate

    Votes: 31 11.4%
  • Neverwinter Nights

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Votes: 37 13.7%
  • Jade Empire

    Votes: 11 4.1%
  • Mass Effect

    Votes: 147 54.2%
  • Dragon Age

    Votes: 34 12.5%
  • Anthem

    Votes: 10 3.7%

  • Total voters
    271

Noise

Member
Oct 25, 2017
858
I'd vote for KOTOR, but the Obsidian-made sequel is easily my fav of the duo. So I'm gonna vote for Jade Empire. Had a blast with that game as a kid. Almost beat it too, but I screwed myself over by neglecting to make any backup saves and kinda getting stuck in a near-endgame dungeon. I think I was fighting the silent baddie with the mask for the 2nd time... or the final boss for the 1st time.

Actually, that's exactly how I messed up and never beat KOTOR 2 either. Damn my childhood saving habits were terrible.
 

Acidote

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,745
In this forum it will inevitably be either Mass Effect or Dragon Age.

For me it's between Baldur's Gate and Mass Effect (and believe it or not, mostly because of the first one).
 

Reddaye

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Mar 24, 2018
1,042
New Brunswick, Canada
I voted Mass Effect, but Baldur's Gate is a super, super close second. It could go either way depending on my mood.

Also much love for Jade Empire, but it hurts too much to think about.
 

Ushay

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,884
For me it's always going to be Baldurs Gate. It's what drew me into RPGs, was literally my first 'great' game I ever played.

After that I think Mass Effect and Dragon Age in equal measure.
 

GLAVONAK

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Oct 25, 2017
13,640
dragon age obv

I love mass effect too but I also strongly dislike many aspects of it lol
 
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Cosmic Voyager
Oct 24, 2019
566
In this forum it will inevitably be either Mass Effect or Dragon Age.

For me it's between Baldur's Gate and Mass Effect (and believe it or not, mostly because of the first one).
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.

There aren't many games that I have vivid memories of playing for the first time, but I have almost photographic memory of certain nights playing Mass Effect 1. Elder Scrolls 4, Fallout 3, Halo 3, and Bioshock are the only other games from that time period that are similarly embedded into my memory/formative for me as a gamer.
 

JaeCryo

Member
Nov 6, 2017
6,102
I think Mass Effect is the most interesting settinh but the high fantasy goodness of DA will always win out in my heart.
 

Cess007

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Oct 27, 2017
6,962
Mexicali, Mexico
Mass Effect.

Tried Dragon Age (both Origins and Inquisition, and found them incredible boring). I was always curious about Kotor, but have never played them.
 

Lord Vatek

Avenger
Jan 18, 2018
7,388
Mass Effect or Dragon Age if we're talking about whole franchises.

I love Baldur's Gate II but not the first game so much.
 

BAD

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Oct 25, 2017
5,665
USA
Mass Effect for sure. The first one is so conceptually beautiful and atmospheric. The sequels lost some of the tone but gained some production values. Excellent series.
 

rras1994

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Nov 4, 2017
3,117
I mean, is been like 15 years since the last installment. If they want the series to stay top of mind, it needs a new entry.
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.
 

Mack

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May 30, 2019
1,250
Mass Effect, especially the Shepard trilogy. Andromeda wasn’t as good, but I still enjoyed it.
 

logash

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Oct 27, 2017
1,879
Dragon Age helped me get over a bad breakup many years ago. Because of that it holds a very special place in heart. Hoping Bioware doesn't Screw up the next one :(
 

Maligna

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Oct 25, 2017
3,437
Canada
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.
 

rras1994

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Nov 4, 2017
3,117
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.
 

Rats

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Oct 25, 2017
1,128
I'm generally more into fantasy than sci-fi, but the universe that BioWare created with Mass Effect just hit me like few others have. It's such a wonderfully realized world that I genuinely want to live in. I love those characters like my own family.
 

Maligna

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Oct 25, 2017
3,437
Canada
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.

You're not going to get most people to agree that KOTOR and SWTOR are the same thing.
 

djplaeskool

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Oct 26, 2017
6,951
I do enjoy Mass Effect and KOTOR a bunch, but I just loved the first Dragon Age game so unequivocally, it's still tops for me, despite lackluster sequels.
 

rras1994

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Nov 4, 2017
3,117
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.

You're not going to get most people to agree that KOTOR and SWTOR are the same thing.
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?
 

Dandy

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Oct 25, 2017
1,431
Dragon Age, but it's so close with Mass Effect. Heck, it's so close to KotOR too.
 

Agamon

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Aug 1, 2019
190
I voted both to give some Mass Effect love, but also to see how many ironic votes Anthem was getting.