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Dragon Age, is Dialogue in Video games totally Neccesary or not?

I refer to what I encountered in Dragon Age as RP BS.  I’m all for conversation in a game if it’s done tastefully but I think Bioware goes to places that they shouldn’t tread.  I find myself skipping key talking points and just mashing through levels killing things.  I came to this same problem in another Bioware game, Mass Effect. While the story line is engaging and entertaining at some points I simply just want to play. Mass Effect 1 had a good amount of action to mix with the story. Then again I had the book to use as a walk through. I was essentially reading the story as I was playing. As a old fashioned type of guy who enjoys reading paperbacks this was ok, I imagine the Ipad Generation to be will not.  So my main problem is Dragon Age keeps you IN the story more than it does taking part in it. Do I really need to explore all conversation paths? Sure I can just use the option to Presuade or Kill you but then am I back in this mashing game? There are other games that tell no story, or even the same story over and over like Mario and gets away with it without any fuss from the masses. Or Stories told through tape recorder entries like Bioshock.  So what do you think? Is Dialogue in games necessary?

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February 10, 2010 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | 1 Comment

Mass Effect 2 Gameplay

More News from the Mass Effect 2 camp. There is a video of game play out on the innerweb’s. One thing that stands out is the, literal standing and fireing that is still present in the game. We don’t know what “mode” it’s on, this is probably easy to be honest. And that is present in most shooter games on the Easy mode. The part where the player shoots off the Mech’s leg and it keeps coming for Shepard is AWESOME. It appears the menu’s are the same so we can probably expect more of the same but a polished style and gameplay for Mass Effect 2 ala Halo 2. Enough of the chit-chat. Here’s the video of the Mass effect 2 gameplay!

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , | Comments Off on Mass Effect 2 Gameplay