Bioware are famous for a legacy of remarkable writing. From their engaging dialogue to their captivating characters, we've basked in the greatness of their accomplishments for almost 20 years. Dragon Age: Inquisition was no different when it was released to critical acclaim in November of last year, and we're sure that Mass Effect: Andromeda will further the legacy on its release date.
But who are the greatest of Bioware's creations? Which characters have engaged you the most? Which character made you exhaust every conversation option available to them? Let's take a look at what I think are the greatest Bioware characters to date! If you disagree, then please let us know where you stand in the comments below!
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Think about the oeuvre of games that Bioware is continuously contributing too. They've made some of the best Star Wars games to date, they've given us Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights - incredible stuff! So let's honour all of these by electing characters from each franchise to populate this list!
I think basically anyone that engaged with that outstanding game called, Baldur's Gate can agree that there's one character who really stands out; Minsc. Any man who must consult his "miniature, giant space hamster" for help on situations is a keeper. This guy's quirks are completely endearing. It's so easy to enjoy his company and watch him as he attempts the most heroic of efforts to fulfil his dreams. He's a big guy with a big heart, not the smartest chap in the world, but we love him none the less!
Deekin Scalesinger. As in most Bioware games, the real characters that you connect with are those that you take into battle. However, Neverwinter Nights is one of the few exceptions for me! Though a monster, this little guy cannot abide the practises of his race. He's educated, a musician, and a remarkable thinker. A monster that works on novels, speaks in third-person, and refuses to follow the status quo is the definition of a triple threat!
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic
KotOR was one of those experiences that I never dreamt I'd have when I was a kid! The experience of living out a unique Star Wars adventure in the form of an incredibly deep RPG was endlessly rewarding and its characters only made this game more enjoyable. But I think we're all in agreement that HK-47 was the dominant presence in Knights of the Old Republic. The mixture of simple wisdom and outright hatred for the "meatbags" that surrounded him gets him onto this list with absolute ease!
When it comes to Dragon Age, there are actually too many characters that I like. It's impossible to give everyone the worthwhile mentions they deserve. But for me, I guess I'll have to go with Morrigan and Cassandra. Morrigan, for obvious reasons. This woman is a complete badass! Her backstory was fascinating, she was alluring, powerful, and endlessly harsh - you gotta love her. But what I loved about Cassandra was how she ran Dragon Age: Inqusition.
Inquisition may be about the rifts and such on the surface. But you'll find that the story rests so heavily on the accomplishments of Cassandra and her as a person. Her bravery, initiative, and leadership got us through the campaign and she was well rewarded following its conclusion. She was great to chat to, and to earn her respect was a thrill. Dragon Age, you beautiful series, you!
Garrus, Garrus, Garrus, Garrus, and Garrus. Oh, and also Mordin. But also, Garrus! Its predictable and its boring, but Garrus is indicative of everything we love about Bioware. Great voice acting, fantastic dialogue, fascinating backstory, and a helpful companion in battle. It was tough to say goodbye to him at the conclusion of Mass Effect 3. You will be missed.
But what about you guys? Are you a big fan of Bioware's work and characters? If so, let us know who you love from the franchises you've played in the comments below. Hold strong for the release date of [Mass Effect: Andromeda](tag:2683449), gamers!