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03.30.2013 , 04:18 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Beniboybling View Post
Lol, I think there's likely definitely a rivalry between BioWare and Obsidian, but perhaps not that much.

Still, KOTOR is a very different game to KOTOR 2, its very much traditional while Obsidian attempted to explore more controversial, radical themes - and I'm not convinced BioWare understand that and are properly portraying it in their works. Drew's Revan for example completely bypassed the broken, morally destitute condition of the Jedi and the Republic after the Jedi Civil War which really did have an ominous shadow hanging over it.

And now I feel they are attempting to simplify and categorize Kreia's character, it can't be done BioWare, even Obsidian couldn't do it! Kreia is a work of art, she cannot be contained!

...hopefully this 'entity' will not be explored and we can pretend she is someone else.
There's definitely a great writing team over at Obsidian, particularly the guys who came over from the now-defunct Black Isle Studios. They create very complex, interesting characters. Sometimes I feel like BioWare hasn't been creating the interesting characters in TOR that I've seen in their other works, such as Mass Effect. I realize that the writing teams are distinct, but the level of quality should be consistent.

Many of the major NPCs in the game can sometimes start to feel cliched. Perhaps its the sheer volume of content in TOR, but after a while it all starts to blur together.
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