Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Mass Effect The BioWare and Mass Effect Thread!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Wyrmlord, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Wyrmlord Self-Ejected Patron

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    I mean this guy.

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    James Vega is totally unlike any previous BioWare character.

    The closest I can say is that he is a younger Guido version of Canderous Ordo.

    Come on. BioWare always repeats something from previous games. Are they actually doing something new, or is the original prototype of him from previous games too well hidden to be detected?
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  3. abnaxus Arcane

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    Apparently this guy is the gay romance option.

    So it appears Shepard will be the bitch.

    Yeeeaaahhhhhhhh.
  4. waywardOne Augur

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    Where's Boo?
    l3loodAngel Brofists this.
  5. Black Prophet

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    Looks like a pretty original character.
  6. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    He looks like a character from a bara comic. I hope Bio can animate sweat.
  7. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    I sure hope he is not the male/male romance character. D:
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    The devious Reapers have unleashed their ultimate weapon of doom; they've injected Shepard with a virus that turns him gay!

    The galaxy is on the brink of peril, yet Shepard is more interested in commenting fashion trends, interior design and listening to Adam Lamber than he is in fighting the invading forces.
    Freelance Henchman Brofists this.
  9. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    What the hell is Jersey Shore?

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    That guy looks like an absolute assclown.
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    Forgettable Joe the fauxhawk space marine.

    He looks like a throwaway character from some random sci fi shooter.

    Oh wait that's exactly what he is. :smug:
  12. Excidium P. banal

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    Now companions not only act like douchebags, but look like it too!
    I bet he cuts both ways.
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    Probably. :lol:

    Though Mass Effect is NOT made by the Dragon Age team, thank The Goddess....
  14. Wyrmlord Self-Ejected Patron

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    A lot of BioWare characters have been the offbeat kind, including one character who is trying to tear his own face apart and another who is an old hermit living among bear-men.

    James Vega seems normal in comparison to all of them, and appears like someone whom you may see in daily life.

    But he stands out precisely for that reason. He really looks like someone from either a Punjabi gym or a New Jersey beach, who was teleported from our world to the Mass Effect universe.
  15. Oriebam Formerly M4AE1BR0-something

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    according to the comments he indeed is the fag romance option, you guys should read the comments too, good for a few :what:'s
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    Count your blessings. The other options are a bird man, a lizard man, a frog man and Jacob.
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    OH MY GAWD! If Jacob is Bi-Sexual IT WILL BE HEVAN!!!!!!!!
  18. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    this.
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    This is completely offtopic, but the US army should really look into replacing Metallica with Jersey Shore in their interrogation technique repertoire.
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    Lukas Kristjanson works on both, though he's the only writer they share. He wrote Aveline and Carver for DA2 and Jacob and others I don't know about for ME2.
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    :lol:

    I guess the transition from bad fantasy sitcom just made it to just bad sitcom? Bioware's shit initially was about dnd stereotypes and made the transition into the kind of awkward humour I assume you hear in american teevee. Because I don't watch tv except hbo, I wouldn't know the specifics here, but I assume their idea of wit (and human interaction in general) is diluted from pop culture.

    In Derp Age 2, you got the "war on terror" theme - some heavy shit right there that you get to pick up in the news. Yeah, because the news are a big source of creativity for any kind of serious artist, this is well known. And of course the dialog was all about office relationships, except that everyone wears armor and is in terminally dangerous situations all the time but hey, no big deal. This is more true to Derp Age writing team though, because ironically ME2 had sharper writing than most shit Gaider comes with.
  22. DragoFireheart My custom tag should say "Crazy Bird".

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    Retard in denial. Ass Effect 3 will be shit if EA has even a slight amount of say.
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    I thought ME1 and ME2 were the ones with two different writing teams.
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    I don't see any big difference between Mass Effect and Dragon Age's writing. They're both the same David Gaider cookie cutter material Bioware have been manufacturing since 2004 (with the malign influence starting from BG2 and TOB, growing stronger through NWN OC and HOTU, and reaching its ultimate form in KOTOR)

    Don't imagine that one game has better writing than the other just because it plays smoothly and doesn't have completely shitty design. Or because the sci-fi setting is slightly less worn out than the fantasy setting.
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    "Well, you look like an overgrown Kowakian monkey-lizard, so I guess looks don't count for much."

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