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Company News Ray and Greg chat with Firing Squad

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Vault Dweller, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Somehow <a href=http://www.firingsquad.com>Firing Squad</a> ran into <b>Ray Muzyka</b> and <b>Greg Zeschuk</b> of <a href=http://www.bioware.com>BioWare</a>'s fame and used that opportunity to ask them some <a href=http://www.firingsquad.com/games/bioware_interview_2004>questions</a> about this and that.
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    <blockquote><b>FiringSquad:</b> BioWare makes RPGs, and crafts them well - arguably better than anyone. MDK2 was not the financial success one could have hoped despite being well-received by critics. Has this soured BioWare permanently on non-RPGs? Do you believe that specializing in RPGs leaves the company more open to financial hardship due to unexpected turns in gamer tastes? Are you concerned that BioWare might go the way of SSI after RPGs and turn-based strategy games slumped?
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    <b>Ray Muzyka:</b> We’re quite interested in merging some of the features of different genres in with those of “traditional” RPGs. For example, the upcoming Jade Empire martial arts action-RPG includes features which will appeal to RPG fans, action-RPG fans, and action-adventure fans. We think that by including features of different genres in our games, we’ll broaden our fan base and continue to appeal to a large group of both hard-core and mainstream game fans.</blockquote>
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    So does that mean that BG2 and KotOR weren't in fact action-adventure games with RPG elements?
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.gengamers.com">GenGamers</A>
     
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  2. Anonymous Guest

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    Wow, kinda crazy to try and compare BioWare to SSI.
     
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  3. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Arguably better than anyone?

    Well, I'd argue with that.
     
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  4. Transcendent One Liturgist

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    Bio's games appeal to the mainstream, no doubt about that, but to say they appeal to the hardcore audience... I guess this stems from what one would consider hardcore... I personally do not think Bio's games appeal to hardcore RPG audiences in any way.

    Oh yes, and I would argue with the comment that Bio makes RPG's better than anyone else as well.
     
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