BioWare On Dragon Age III: Decisions, Freshness, And Equipment
Some role-playing fans didn't like the direction Dragon Age II took, and BioWare plans to address those complaints in the upcoming third installment.
Creative Director Mike Laidlaw revealed a bunch of new ideas the team has for Dragon Age III and first and foremost, they don't plan to reuse the levels. They did so in DAII and it didn't go over well. BioWare will instead seek variety with the locations and environments, which is probably music to any RPG fan's ears.
Furthermore, Laidlaw said decisions will matter this time around and in the end, they want to deliver a "game you want to play and the world you want." Lastly - and thank goodness for this - we'll finally be able to equip our companions with equipment. This was by far the strangest omission from DAII; you could only equip your allies with full armor sets (four for each character in the game) and a weapon, but that's it. No individual pieces like boots or gloves. Only the main character could equip all that. ...decidedly weird.
But anyway, here's hoping DAIII is everything we want it to be. Just be careful with that promise of decision-making, BioWare...you now know where that can lead...
4/12/2012 9:36:19 PM John Shepard