Confession: I’m seriously thinking I might skip Inquisition altogether. The only things I’ve heard about it that interest me at all are the opportunity to play as a Qunari and the return of Varric as a companion. Love that dwarf. But BioWare apparently doesn’t plan to ever tell me why my Warden disappeared, which is the one thing I really want to know, and I’m just not sure I want to give them any more of my money.
WELL. YEAH. They’re not gonna OUTRIGHT SAY “oh, BY THE WAY, this MONUMENTAL PLOT POINT will be explained/revealed in this game”
Do you really not think that the disappearance of both the Grey Warden of Ferelden and the Champion of Kirkwall is not going to be a huge focus? Either now or in the future of the series?
A lot of it is set up to hint that they’ve disappeared for some greater purpose, as if some greater destiny lies ahead for them.
This is the lamest fucking reason I’ve ever heard of anyone not playing a god damn game for. Holy shit. Holy SHIT. If they’re going to even touch on the Warden and the Champion’s disappearances, don’t you think they’d do that as a BIG REVEAL?? There’s no way they’d fucking PROMOTE that with pre-launch advertising.
I CAN’T GET OVER HOW STUPID THIS IS??? Holy shit
I’m fucking DYING WITH LAUGHTER I just cannot honestly believe that this is what decides a purchase for someone
Obviously. OBVIOUSLY that’s gonna be a big deal. OBVIOUSLY. You’d have to be an IDIOT to think that it wouldn’t. And you’re smart, it’s clearly of some importance to you. You see it as a big deal in the plot. Because it is.
So why not give them the benefit of the doubt and expect that it’s going to be a big deal
Especially when it was the entire point of the ending of DA2
Literally the entire point
Literally that’s what the focus of the last few minutes of the game was on
I would actually even count it as a cliffhanger ending
It’s at least gonna be TOUCHED ON in Inquisition
Fuck, I really am just. I’m shocked. I’m shocked and I’m confused and I’m in awe of this method of thinking. You don’t care about gameplay, you don’t care about story, you don’t care about RPG elements, you don’t care about exploration, you don’t care about content, companions and character customization is interesting to you but it isn’t a selling point, no. What matters to you is one plot point. A plot point that is OBVIOUSLY going to be handled with care from a marketing perspective.
Fuck, what do you want from them? Do you want every plot detail to be hinted to?
COMING THIS FALL, DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION! FINALLY LEARN WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WARDEN AND HAWKE. FINALLY LEARN WHAT FLEMETH’S BIG DEAL IS. MEET MORRIGAN’S CHILD. HERE’S A LIST OF RETURNING CHARACTERS!
No, literally no one is going to do that. It ruins the surprise of… anything? Everything?
I just. I’m awed by this. Congratulations. Let’s just… slow clap this out.
I can get not being interested in the game, but for such a dumb reason? You’re planning on deriving yourself of something you care about because they don’t advertise plot points that should be kept completely secret that the player should discover on their own. They’re not going to spoon feed you everything. They won’t detail everything before release. If you go into it knowing what plot points are going to come up, where’s the excitement? What about that is interesting? The reveals and plot twists will still be interesting, sure, but when plot points come back and hit you over the head out of nowhere, that’s when they really make the biggest impact.
Oh, but fucking BioWare, right? Why would we want to give them money for not brandishing the “find out what happened to your warden!” selling point at the forefront of advertising? Christ. Allow them to have their reveals and keep things secret. Starving you for real information on how the plot is going to proceed is how things hit harder. They’re providing you with the basic information of the Inquisitor’s story. Because that’s who you’re going to be playing as. That’s who’s important. They’re giving you liiiittle tiny hints of other things that will pop up, such as Morrigan, but only small teases. The rest, you’ll have to figure out on your own. And knowing the Dragon Age team, there will be a lot of stuff from previous games popping up.
Don’t make decisions based on the fact that a company isn’t BLATANTLY ADVERTISING one niche plot point that would likely be PIVOTAL TO THE PLOT LATER DOWN THE ROAD IN THE FIRST PLACE.