Good Old Games
Donate to Codex
Putting the 'role' back in role-playing games since 2002.
Odds are, something you like very much sucks. Why? Because this is the RPG Codex
News Content Gallery People Games Companies  
Forums About Donate RSS Contact Us!  

'We've Made It Feel Like A Very Strong Console Game'

Visit our sponsors! (or click here and disable ads)

'We've Made It Feel Like A Very Strong Console Game'

Preview - posted by Edward_R_Murrow on Thu 16 July 2009, 08:08:43

Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age: Origins

...Is what Bioware's Greg Zeschuk has to say about Dragon Age in an interview with the online P3Zine. It's a PDF, so click at your own risk. Here's a snippet courtesy of (who else?) Gamebanshee:
When it comes to RPGs, many console gamers are perhaps more familiar with the likes of Final Fantasy, Fable, and Mass Effect rather than teh more hardcore Dungeons & Dragons-esque roots of Dragon Age. Should those types of players still be excited for Dragon Age?

Yeah, I think they should still be excited for Dragon Age, in a large part because it does actually add a lot to the genre. Many people that have played Mass Effect look at Dragon Age and go 'wow', you know, there's certainly some similarities, and the cinematic presentation - while different - is certainly reminiscent. Beyond that, there's an amazing story, and I think console players will find that the game feels very much like a console game. We've actually completely redone the interface from the ground-up on the console, so even though it started out at home on the PC, we've made it feel like a very strong console game.
Maybe I'm missing something, but wasn't KOTOR a pretty big hit on the console front? And Dragon Age's control scheme and overall style of play seems quite reminiscent of both KOTORs. On a more positive note, Bioware is working on trying to make it so popular user-created modules will be able to be played by console players, which is certainly a good thing, if only because it might stymie DLC a slight bit. Then again, they'd probably end up charging for it, probably due to a mandate Microsoft has, and I think Sony has as well, regarding online marketplaces.
Spotted at: Gamebanshee

There are 25 comments on 'We've Made It Feel Like A Very Strong Console Game'

Site hosted by Sorcerer's Place Link us!
Codex definition, a book manuscript.
eXTReMe Tracker RSS Feed
This page was created in 0.0496020317078 seconds