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Depth of companion stories

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Mutive
04.29.2012 , 08:21 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Crezelle View Post
" agent... some crazy songs were sung while you were away o.o;;; "
Just wait. It's going to happen. I imagine him blinking a few times, going on a bit about the song of the electrons, before finally explaining that whatever happened was far beyond their ability to understand.

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Houtoku
04.29.2012 , 09:29 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by DeutschGamer View Post
In all the things that go into an MMO, having very diverse companions along with quests and such aren't very high on the to-do list. They did well.
Considering that the whole diverse companions with compelling and interesting backstories which you will be involved in resolving was a huge selling point of the game... no, they didn't do well.

I've only been through the Sith Warrior fully at this point, and there was a marked difference between Vette and all the others. The others were interesting to listen to, but there was no interactivity or involvement on my part. It was primarily "Yea... I'm going to go take care of that stuff we just talked about, I'll be back in an hour or so *blackscreen* Kay, I'm back. It's totally dealt with, we're good." The closest to "interactive" any of them were was Quinn's,
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Compared to Vette's where you actually help her out and have some interaction in resolving her problem, there's a drastic difference.

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JediElf
04.29.2012 , 10:42 AM | #13
I hope that in future expansions we'll get to go on our companions mission, or perhaps, play as our companions on those missions.

I think that would be loads of fun, and help to give us insight into their personalities.
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Blackholeskipper
04.29.2012 , 11:07 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DeutschGamer View Post
I have no idea why you would compare this to Mass Effect..especially Mass Effect 2. Totally different genres, different priorities, different game mechanics. The only thing they share is a dialogue wheel, and even then its still very different.
Why wouldn't you compare the two? Mass Effect introduced the dialogue wheel in the first place, plus it's made by the same company. I only know of 3 series out there that use the dialogue wheel, all made by Bioware (ME series, DA2, and Swtor). ME is the first thing you would compare any RPG elements in this game to.

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Crezelle
04.29.2012 , 03:40 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Mutive View Post
Just wait. It's going to happen. I imagine him blinking a few times, going on a bit about the song of the electrons, before finally explaining that whatever happened was far beyond their ability to understand.
he would probably go on about " the hive" nose-diving into chaos, while using his odd, complex vocabulary, painting a very poetic, and visual account of what happened XD
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blooddodo
04.29.2012 , 03:49 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Mutive View Post
OTOH, I loved pretty much all of agent's companions. They all interact a fair amount, their companion storylines intersect, and they most definitely do not get along. (In fact, they spend a fair amount of time spying on each other and betraying each other. I'm honestly kind of surprised that I haven't come back to the docking bay to find a giant crater where my ship used to be, and learn that all of my companions have scattered to the winds, other than Vector, who's standing in the middle of the crater with a confused look on his face.)

So it depends. Some classes have more interesting companions than others. Some companion storylines are more interesting than others.
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I found the Jedi Consular companions interesting, I just wish they had spaced them better. Nadia's storyline is really, really rushed, especially if you romance her, it's just over before you realise it...
Aside from that I really wish to see how they pan out in a future story expansion, especially Quizen and Iresso
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Mutive
04.30.2012 , 05:00 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by blooddodo View Post
Aside from that I really wish to see how they pan out in a future story expansion, especially Quizen and Iresso
Yeah, I feel the same way. Some of the companions feel like they got their full story arc (at least in agent, which is the only one where I've gotten through all 5 companion's stories), while others felt like they were just getting started. I'm really hoping for an expansion to flesh out the "missing' stories, if you will.

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jgelling
04.30.2012 , 05:25 AM | #18
OMG, you just gave everything away about that thing what that guy!! The game is ruined now... About that guy with that thing he did that one time involving that other guy

I totally get your point OP, but the entire story - any story - could be summarized at a certain level as "there was a guy once who did this thing and this was the result", with a sequel of seeing how that thing turned out. There's a bit more to the companion stories in terms of color, but is there really enough time to explore all their pasts? To be honest, the great thing about a hero's journey is the side kick doesn't hog the spotlight too much