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Forsaken Lover
10-16-2015, 11:33 AM
I have now completed seven BW games and plan to start my eight.

My ranking is:
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age II
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 1
Dragon Age Inquisition
Knights of the Old Republic

Next ups is Jade Empire. I hope I like it more than DAI.

How about you all?

Ayen
10-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age 2
Knights of the Old Republic

I still need to play Origins.

Pumpkin
10-16-2015, 04:56 PM
I think Mass Effect 2 is the only one I've played so uh

Mass Effect 2

Forsaken Lover
10-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age 2
Knights of the Old Republic 2
Knights of the Old Republic

I still need to play Origins.

KOTOR II was Obsidian.

Ayen
10-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Dragon Age 2
Knights of the Old Republic 2
Knights of the Old Republic

I still need to play Origins.

KOTOR II was Obsidian.

Whoops. I knew that, too.

Goddamn Lucas Arts changing developers and leaving everything exactly the same to where you think it's the same smurfing people every time you look at it.

escobert
10-16-2015, 05:41 PM
Neverwinter Nights is probably the one I've played the most. I haven't played a bioware game in years.

Del Murder
10-16-2015, 06:04 PM
Mass Effect 2 is the winner for me. The rest in order:

Mass Effect 3
Dragon Age Origins
Mass Effect
Dragon Age II

Never played any of their Star Wars games, and DA Inquisition is sitting on my shelf waiting for the right time. I'm pretty excited for the next ME series. All in all, Bioware is probably my favorite developer of the prior generation.

Pheesh
10-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Knights of the Old Republic is my favourite because Star Wars. But Mass Effect 2 isn't too far behind it.

Randy
10-16-2015, 06:50 PM
Mass Effect 2 comes top for me too.

Then probably Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect 1 roughly equivalent seconds.

Then KOTOR and ME3 as roughly equivalent thirds.

Fynn
10-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Oh, Baldur's Gate II, definitely.

*looks at the other responses*

I feel kinda old now.

Pike
10-16-2015, 07:54 PM
BALDUR'S GATE II

Ayen
10-17-2015, 12:18 AM
Old timers.

Mister Adequate
10-17-2015, 12:28 AM
Easily and 100% Baldur's Gate 2. Mass Effect, Kotor, and Jade Empire all get mentions too.

Scotty_ffgamer
10-17-2015, 12:57 AM
I always forget bioware did baldurs gate. I really need to play those games someday. So far out of what I've played, I'd say

Mass effect 2
Mass effect
Dragon age origins.

Formalhaut
10-17-2015, 02:23 AM
Hmm...

Dragon Age II
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Mass Effect 1
Dragon Age: Origins

I played the Mass Effect series first, before moving on to Dragon Age: Mr. Carny introduced me to them and they are easily one of my favorite game series. You may be surprised to see Dragon Age II at the top of the list but what can I say? Sarcastic FemHawke is just killer.

Ayen
10-17-2015, 03:40 AM
Sarcastic Hawke is best Hawke.

Mr. Carnelian
10-17-2015, 03:38 PM
I played the Mass Effect series first, before moving on to Dragon Age. Mr. Carny introduced me to them and they are easily one of my favorite game series.

You're welcome. :)

Dragon Age II
Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition [I can't choose between them!]
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect

I would put KOTOR on there somewhere, but I can only vaguely remember it, to be honest. KOTOR II would have gone just below Origins, but I discovered from this thread that it's not actually Bioware. They did a cracking job copying Bioware's oeuvre, though. I actually remember that I preferred KOTOR II to KOTOR.

Like Formy, Dragon Age II is my favourite. Aveline and Isabela have the BEST interactions of any two squadmates in an RPG EVER. Plus, sarcastic female Hawke is awesome, and default male Hawke has a strong beard game.

Actually, Bioware have some great characters across the board. Definitely one of their strengths.

escobert
10-17-2015, 08:39 PM
How can ya'll love BG2 and not NWN!?

Fynn
10-17-2015, 08:59 PM
Because NWN was a mess, IMO. The expansions were decent, but when your main story consists of four chapters of identical, boring fetch quests and a two-member party, then I'm sorry, but you've lost me.

escobert
10-17-2015, 09:05 PM
Because NWN was a mess, IMO. The expansions were decent, but when your main story consists of four chapters of identical, boring fetch quests and a two-member party, then I'm sorry, but you've lost me.

I never played the main story much, the online mods were amazing. I spent a lot of time in a Wheel of Time sever.

Fynn
10-17-2015, 09:07 PM
I see. That's probably why our opinions differ - we have different expectations. I was never into the modding scene of things.

Pike
10-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Man everyone hyped the hell out of Neverwinter Nights and I couldn't get into it. I tried so many times and it just didn't interest me.

Fynn
10-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Same. I pulled through because my wife promised the expansions were better. But the base story line was pathetic, with incredibly restricted gameplay.

Mister Adequate
10-18-2015, 04:42 PM
How can ya'll love BG2 and not NWN!?

because it wasn't very good

(the trial in NWN2 tho god damn)

escobert
10-18-2015, 06:57 PM
How can ya'll love BG2 and not NWN!?

because it wasn't very good

(the trial in NWN2 tho god damn)

See, I didn't like NWN2 but enjoyed NWN. BG 1&2 were fun. I really didn't see the huge differences you all seem to have. Icewind Dale was the only one I really didn't like.

Gamespot and IGN seemed to agree with me that NWN was a good game :p

Fynn
10-18-2015, 08:12 PM
I loved Icewind Dale, actually. The Infinity Engine allowed for some really beautiful locales, while the aurora engine (or whatever the NWN one was called) - simpler as it was to make mods in - made everything really look the same.

And really, NWN got old really fast. Every chapter was exactly the same. You were confined to one town and the surrounding areas, and the main story line of said area had you collect McGuffins. And that's every single chapter. I mean, I beat Persona 3. It's actually one of my favorite games. I have a high tolerance for monotonous dungeons. But that was really pushing it.

That and the Aribeth plotline was forced as hell.

Vyk
10-20-2015, 11:22 PM
I always assumed BioWare specifically chose Obsidian to hand off the creations of sequels of NWN and KoTOR to because they were closely related developers, both having worked on Baldur's Gate together (then they were Black Isle). They also made some pretty good Infinity Engine games after BioWare left it to move onto NWN and such

Aside from Obsidian's frequent name change (though I think it was actually legitimately closing and reviving simply with many of the same people; I think Troika was in there somewhere as well, and if memory serves me inExile is part of that pedigree as well)

But as far as actual BioWare games, the Baldur's Gate games are grand, but almost too grand. I haven't completed any of them because they're so vast. Though I thoroughly enjoy the 20-30 hours I plug into them each time I go back, I can't pull myself all the way through

NWN did nothing for me. I felt obligated to try to get through at least one of the main story campaigns, but the first one was so horrible, I probably didn't even put 5 hours into it. NWN 2 is so much better for a single player game. Score one for Obsidian there

I loved both KoTOR games pretty equally for different reasons, so Obsidian did a really good follow-up there, because they're both stellar. And for the longest time KotOR was one of my all-time favorite games. I still hold it in high regard, but I think Mass Effect successfully replaced it. But its still leagues better than the prequel trilogy of movies for a Star Wars experience

And even though I've been a BioWare fan for the ages, I'd almost have to agree Mass Effect 2 was something special. So fast, and frenetic, with well told, dramatic and intense story sequences, lovable characters are introduced and reprised, and the combat is so crazy and fun, it's hard to compete with that kind of experience

I appreciate Dragon Age, and am happy to own them all, but its just too paint-by-numbers hardcore fantasy fair. There's not enough good Sci-Fi rpg goodness in the world. And I'll always be happy to go back to Mass Effect. Especially #2

Perducci
10-21-2015, 01:29 AM
Loved Baldur's Gate even though I was awful at it. KOTOR is probably my favourite and I quite enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins. Never had any interest in Mass Effect.

Forsaken Lover
10-21-2015, 02:11 AM
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Pike
10-21-2015, 12:42 PM
I think the thing with Neverwinter Nights is that the story/characters didn't grab me whatsoever, it just felt super generic all around.

Vyk
10-21-2015, 04:22 PM
I'm glad Jade Empire gets love. I had trouble getting into it. Never really finished it. But my girlfriend adores it. And my brother really loved it back in the day. We have it on console and off GOG on PC. Its definitely worth checking out. And hopefully you continue to enjoy it