What's Bioware's greatest accomplishment to date? This developer has been around since 1995 and created almost 20 different games, and that's excluding countless expansions! They've had a reputation in the gaming world for high quality productions and some of their titles are among the most respected in the industry. But what do you think their greatest game is to date?
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? Neverwinter Nights? Dragon Age: Origins? Star Wars: The Old Republic? Baldur's Gate? Or even the original Mass Effect? Personally, I adore KOTOR. Baldur's Gate is probably a better game, but what they accomplished with the Star Wars universe was impossibly awesome when I initially engaged with it! Am I alone here?
Aside from this great debate, what do you think Bioware's most impressive Mass Effect title is to date, what's great about it and can Mass Effect 4, now know as Mass Effect: Andromeda, best the greatest entry into the franchise?
Can Mass Effect 4: Andromeda Top This Mass Effect Game on its Release Date?
The quote at the side couldn't be more accurate. Bioware are famous throughout the world for their exceptional dialogue, and often the greatest moments in their games comes from intimate exchanges between characters you grow to love.
When it comes to Bioware's trilogies, there's one dominant pattern we see in both Mass Effect and Dragon Age. The first of these franchises were far more RPG-focused than their predecessors. Following the first entries, Bioware have often attempted to widen the appeal of an IP, thus we get the likes of Dragon Age 2 & Mass Effect 2, where combat and fast action come to the fore.
In the case of Dragon Age 2, the game sacrificed far too much of the original's power to connect with fans. It holds the lowest scores that Bioware have ever received - which are still numbers that other developers would kill for! But in the case of Mass Effect 2, Bioware really knew what they were doing. A lot of fans lamented the departure from the original's more traditional RPG focus, and I was in agreement with this point for Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
However, in terms of the Mass Effect series - I couldn't have been happier with the series' evolution. Mass Effect 2 contains some of the best writing Bioware have ever achieved, with missions and characters that I'll never forget. Mass Effect 3 is an incredible game too, which improves upon a lot of the second instalment's formulas. But as a whole, Mass Effect 2 is the one to beat for me!
Can Mass Effect: Andromeda Improve on Mass Effect 2?
Mass Effect 4 may have some close links to Shepard, while simultaneously distancing itself from the trilogy that came before it. From the description that we received through a Reddit leak, Bioware's PS4 and XBOX One instalment will have close ties to the original game infused with even greater advancements to combat. We'll have to wait and see if the game balances the two as masterfully as Mass Effect 2 did - I have faith.
But what about you guys? Which Mass Effect title is the one you respect the most and do you have hope for Mass Effect: Andromeda? Let us know in the comments below!