- Jun 17, 2012
I'm not sure it's even "lack writing talent". Their target audience likes this smarm. We just aren't the target audience. It's more accurate to simply say I find the culture they're rooted in repulsive, and their tastes abhorrent.
Although this thread is a textbook example of how tastes can differ. Like every single thing Non-Edgy Gamer says about DOS1 relative to DOS2 and BG3 I feel the exact opposite. I found the writing in Divine Divinity and DKS charming, it just gets worse over time as it gets more... "modern", and DOS2, the moment where they hired a bunch of gaming journos and dangerhairs and were inordinately proud of demoting their lead writer was the moment where the wheels fall off for me and I lose all interest in their writing whatsoever. It was so bad I never really got far into DOS2, because I couldn't take anything seriously, not even in the funny Larian way.