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which is better?

Bioware
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Square
2 (6.3%)
both
12 (37.5%)
hate both
1 (3.1%)

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Offline shock223

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Bioware vs Square Enix
« on: November 28, 2006, 05:15:39 pm »
which of these two RPG makers is better?



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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 05:28:37 pm »
They both have their faults but I've played games from both of them. The problem with both companies is that they get set in their ways. Once bioware had KOTOR they were intent on making the next half dozen games they produced in the exact same format. I love square and have followed the FF series, but when is Square gonna learn that you need a skip movie button the second time you've seen it? It loses replayability to be forced to watch 10 minute videos every half hour of gameplay if you've seen them already.

Bioware has the more modable engine so it gets bonus points for the modding community but square have made some unique crazy games on their own like Kingdom Hearts. I think in the end Square builds games for a primarily japanese market so if I absolutely HAD to choose I'd probably go with Bioware but in my oppinon they're on par.
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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 05:59:23 pm »
Is this even a contest? Bioware flat-out stomps Square Enix into oblivion with both vastly superior storylines and game designs, though I do agree with Manna that they've been hanging onto the KoTOR system for far too long.

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 06:38:57 pm »
Is this even a contest? Bioware flat-out stomps Square Enix into oblivion with both vastly superior storylines and game designs, though I do agree with Manna that they've been hanging onto the KoTOR system for far too long.
Seriously, before I even read this, this is what I was thinking.
Bioware kicks the crap out of Square Enix. I don't like ANY of their games, but I love Bioware's.

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 07:09:52 pm »
It'd be interesting to see this same question posted on GaminguSutebu.com (i.e. a Japanese forum) and contrast the views of Japanese vs English.

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 08:29:33 pm »
I want to know how set in there ways Bioware really are When you think about the only game really released wasafter Kotor Jade Empire, Kotor2 was made by Obsidian the have Mass effect coming out the only thing that those 3 Bioware games have in common will be an alignment system. I imagine there will be a huge twist in the story but in general Bioware stories tend to be rather epic and the best part of the games.

Can't say I have played a lot from square enix honestly chalk it up to RPGs never coming out on SNES down here and that I never owned any sony ssytems to get the later FF's or really anything else from them.

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 12:43:28 am »
Requesting the thread title be changed to "Apple vs Oranges".

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 07:46:44 am »
Requesting the thread title be changed to "Apple vs Oranges".

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 08:59:43 am »
Black Isle Studios!

But becuse there not not the list i just have to go with Bioware. :P

(note that im more of a computer gamer then console gamer. Still Square is a ok gamemaker in my book.)
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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 10:58:01 am »
easy choise.....baldurs gate, NWN, KOTOR...whats else to say :)

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 11:50:42 am »
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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 03:08:19 pm »
I love square and have followed the FF series, but when is Square gonna learn that you need a skip movie button the second time you've seen it? It loses replayability to be forced to watch 10 minute videos every half hour of gameplay if you've seen them already.
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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2006, 09:40:40 pm »
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yeh? it hasn't come out here yet so I wouldn't know. I'm not sure about the new combat system though so that might make me unhappy too.
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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 01:15:29 am »
In my opinion, Bioware are better, but again it really comes down to a Western vs Japanese RPG thing.

But speaking of Bioware, did anyone see the new videos for Mass Effect?  Not only does it use a brand new engine, but they recently had Pandemic take a loot at the battle system, to clean it up for them.  http://www.gametrailers.com/player.p...pe=wmv&pl=game  The game looks crazy now!  It plays like frikken Gears of War.   :o

RPG elements like KoTOR + Battle system like Gears of War = Mega win.

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Re: Bioware vs Square Enix
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006, 10:41:04 am »
MDK2 FTW!!! :)
Seriously though, that's the only game I've played by any of these companies.