Dragon Age Origins, the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate (without the IP attached to it, unfortunately), was a pleasant surprise for me. Sure, it was a Bioware game and I should have expected it to be awesome – but I hadn’t. Conversely, I expected Dragon Age 2 to be life-changing – and all it changed was my opinion of Bioware. It wasn’t necessarily a bad game, just an uninspired one, far removed from the sort of magic you expect from Bioware’s pedigree.
Bioware’s realised that it upset fans – and now wants fan feedback on how to proceed with the next game in the series.
“This a conversation between fans, the community team, and the developers,” said BioWare’s Jessica Merizan on the Bioware blog.. “Everyone at BioWare is incredibly excited about the future of the franchise but we’re interested in what you have to say. Every month, we will discuss a topic or question about Dragon Age and game development. You will have one week to post your thoughts, desires, and hopes before we close the thread for review. Moderators and developers will pop into the thread to chat every now and again, so keep an eye out.
“These questions and discussions are not only for future games, but other potential products like novels, animated features, pen and paper RPGs, and comics – all of which offer us opportunities to expand on parts of the world. However, it’s worth reminding that we’re not making promises, we’re talking about ideas. We won’t guarantee that things we discuss will materialize and we’re not showing anything until we’re ready. BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has mentioned that we’d like to open up more in future Dragon Age titles, so now we turn to you.”
Other than, y’know…more than one cave and dungeon, the complete destruction of Kirkwall and more lesbian pirates what suggestions would you have for Bioware?
Let us know, and then let ‘em know here.
Last Updated: May 17, 2012