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Posted by mracoon (4961 posts) 8 months, 16 days ago
#1 Posted by Video_Game_King (36110 posts) -

Somebody get me a screenshot of what everybody's been voting for.

#2 Posted by Milkman (16542 posts) -

I really liked BioShock but Dragon Age may be my game of the generation.

#3 Posted by ZolRoyce (633 posts) -

Somebody get me a screenshot of what everybody's been voting for.

As of this very second it's tied at 50% for both.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (21304 posts) -

If Dragon Age doesn't win this then so help me God I will be very upset =(

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#5 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins is on another level. Bioshock: Infinitely Overrated doesn't stand a chance.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36110 posts) -

@yummylee said:

If Dragon Age doesn't win this then so help me God I will be very upset =(

Looks like I know what I'm voting for.

#7 Posted by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins is probably one of my favorite games ever. Infinite is great but I don't love it as much as DA:O.

#8 Posted by slyspider (1162 posts) -

Infinite is great but DA:O should take this easy

#9 Edited by JadeGL (766 posts) -

Love them both, but I think Dragon Age Origins was the better and more important game this gen.

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#10 Posted by joshth (501 posts) -

I love Infinite, But Dragon Age is simply one of the best RPG's ever created.

#11 Edited by CaLe (3916 posts) -

Both are pretty OK. Don't really care which game wins this one.

#12 Edited by DrxLecter (122 posts) -

If we ignore the abortion that was DA2, Dragon Age handily deserves to win. If this were the Dragon Age SERIES however, it wouldn't stand a chance. Plus Bioshock was better than Infinite, Columbia simply wasn't that appealing. Not even sure what Infinite is doing here...

#13 Posted by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins was incredible, so I vote for that

#14 Posted by Nightriff (4930 posts) -

Oh god, this is the hardest one for me. I love both games to death but Bioshock Infinite takes it. Sorry DAO

#15 Edited by Chop (1995 posts) -

Dragon Age is a top ten game for me; I'd be alright with it winning this whole thing

#16 Posted by Abendlaender (2768 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins, easily. I never thought Bioshock Infinite was that great, the combat in the game was just....well bad. Story and Characters were great though.

#17 Posted by Atlas (2431 posts) -

I fucking adore both of these games; DA:O was my GOTY '09, and I'm pretty confident that Infinite is my GOTY '13. But in comparing the two, I have to put Dragon Age ahead. They're hard games to compare, but Dragon Age is just such an impressive game, in terms of world building, RPG mechanics, characterisation, player agency, and it had some pretty cool DLC too. Infinite is also a triumph of world building and characterisation, but it doesn't stand up to DA:O in terms of gameplay.

#18 Edited by Flappy (2143 posts) -

Morrigan (along with the rest of DA:O) wins this.

#19 Posted by Veektarius (4646 posts) -

I'm perfectly willing to vote against DA:O, but they're going to need to stack it up against better competition.

#20 Edited by Demoskinos (14591 posts) -
#21 Edited by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Dragon Age is just too good. If it goes up against Dark Souls, I don't know what I'd choose because they're probably my top two games of this generation.

#22 Posted by Pr1mus (3824 posts) -

I don't care at all for Dragon Age but i despise everything about the Bioshock games so there's that.

#23 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Origins was way better than Infinite. Origins actually had some meat in gameplay and replay value where as Infinite was a half assed shooter with RAILS and some overblown story shit.

#24 Posted by AMyggen (2612 posts) -

DA:O gets my vote. I liked Bioshock Infinite, but spent so much time playing and enjoying Dragon Age. Baldur's Gate 2 is my all time favourite game, so that "bias" might also factor into my enjoyment of Dragon Age.

#25 Posted by Gatehouse (582 posts) -

I've got to vote for the one that I played, and that featured a barbershop quartet in the clouds.

#26 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5272 posts) -

Never played Origins sadly. Infinite got my vote.

#27 Posted by Demoskinos (14591 posts) -

At least you guys aren't totally insane. DRAGON AGE REPRESENT!

#29 Posted by JoeyRavn (4950 posts) -

I think Infinite is a better game overall, but I spent waaaaay too many hours on Dragon Age: Origins.

#30 Posted by coaxmetal (1581 posts) -

These are both great games, but I don't think either is a strong contender or will win. I'm also tempted to not vote for dragon age, just because the 2nd one was so shitty, but that would be unfair. So i'll vote for it.

#31 Posted by erhard (392 posts) -

Two of my favorite games. I think Dragon Age might be my favorite of the generation, though.

#32 Posted by GaspoweR (2835 posts) -
#33 Posted by MEATBALL (3095 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite, because I don't really like Dragon Age Origins.

#34 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Wow, I'm surprised Bioshock Infinite is losing this one. Easily one of my top 5 games of the gen, but I guess Dragon Age Origins is probably just behind it. Both are pretty amazing games, though.

#35 Edited by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

Meh, Dragon Age had fantastic combat, but the story and character interaction was fucking nonsense. That game irritated me to no end with some of forced and tired places the story went (towards the end, mainly). Bioshock infinite had a fantastic story with solid combat. Maybe Dragon age had better gamplay than Bioshock, but Bioshock's gameplay is better than DA's story (Bioshock's weak point is better than DA's weakpoint.)

#36 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Sorry, Levine, you lost your edge. This one goes to the one with more gameplay.

#37 Posted by Brodehouse (9650 posts) -

I actually actively don't like the combat in Origins, though I assume that has more to do with that I played it with a controller. No... I just don't like how the animation system works, and the game continues the D&D tradition of making any non-magic class completely boring and weak.

With all this said, Origins is one of my favorite stories in games, and the sequence of events that begin at the Landsmeet is _exactly what I want from games_. Specifically, you are forced to make a very major decision, and then 30 minutes later receive some absolutely crucial information that may have completely changed your decision. They actually allow you to be penned in by past 'mistakes'. It's one of the rare times when BioWare has actually meddled with unforeseen consequences and actually put their foot down. Generally they warn you five times beforehand, tell you what the exact results will be, and then offer you a way to effectively reverse your actions. I loved it. I would like to see exactly that done more often. The only problem is the salt it causes; there will always be someone who thinks it's unfair that they didn't know exactly how their choice will play out, 'if I had known it would do X', etc. I want more games that allow me to make the wrong choice, and more games that even let me

#38 Edited by Brodehouse (9650 posts) -

I actually actively don't like the combat in Origins, though I assume that has more to do with that I played it with a controller. No... I just don't like how the animation system works, and the game continues the D&D tradition of making any non-magic class completely boring and weak.

With all this said, Origins is one of my favorite stories in games, and the sequence of events that begin at the Landsmeet is _exactly what I want from games_. Specifically, you are forced to make a very major decision, and then 30 minutes later receive some absolutely crucial information that may have completely changed your decision. They actually allow you to be penned in by past 'mistakes'. It's one of the rare times when BioWare has actually meddled with unforeseen consequences and actually put their foot down. Generally they warn you five times beforehand, tell you what the exact results will be, and then offer you a way to effectively reverse your actions. I loved it. I would like to see exactly that done more often. The only problem is the salt it causes; there will always be someone who thinks it's unfair that they didn't know exactly how their choice will play out, 'if I had known it would do X', etc. I want more games that allow me to make the wrong choice, and more games that even let me own up to it. Yeah, I did X and it went sideways on me. That's life sometimes. I'm sorry. So on.

#39 Edited by tourgen (4432 posts) -

pleasantly surprised people are going for Dragon Age. I thought I was over the D&D nerd simulator RPGs but they did it just so damn well.

#40 Posted by ripelivejam (3587 posts) -

fade section vs fiddly combat arenas

#41 Edited by Korolev (1700 posts) -

I love Infinite... but honestly, Dragon Age just felt more epic and more of a real adventure. At at the end of the day, if I had to play one of those games again... I'd pick Dragon Age: Origins.

#42 Edited by Mezmero (1810 posts) -

I liked playing Dragon Age: Origins a lot but I could not care less about what was going on in that story. I'm also sore that I missed my window on becoming a blood mage when I had the chance. That particular build path should have been made more apparent. I don't really feel a compulsion to replay that game as a different character. I really like Bioshock: Infinite but I don't think it should make it very far in this bracket when its predecessor is such a strong contender already in these polls. I honestly could go either way. I'll go with Infinite based on my fondness for cinematic narratives.

#43 Posted by Vanick (318 posts) -

I have to go with Dragon Age on this one. Man these choices are starting to get really tough.

#44 Edited by triviaman09 (787 posts) -

DA:O wasn't perfect but it did so many things so right. Hell, I even liked DA2 though I might be alone on that one. Bioshock Infinite (despite recent critical blowback) is a great game with a wonderfully original setting and narrative and solid shooting to match. Still, my heart is with DA on this one.

#45 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (275 posts) -

Picked Dragon Age, but I honestly feel that both games stories ( their main selling point) had significanrt issues with pacing and dialogue. Really glad that Bioware ditched the silent protagonist thing.

#46 Posted by Mento (2444 posts) -

I considered voting against Dragon Age: Origins out of petty contempt for it knocking out Xenoblade, but I haven't played Infinite yet. Don't know where I stand on this one.

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#47 Posted by SarcasticMudcrab (146 posts) -

Dragon age for me.

#48 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3749 posts) -

I love Bioshock, but Columbia got less interesting as it went along, and the game was full of half-baked gameplay ideas that never really went anywhere. Sorry Ken.

And yes, that DA:O allows you to make bad decisions and actually forces you to deal with the consequences is awesome. It's too bad that they haven't done that since.

#49 Edited by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

Somebody get me a screenshot of what everybody's been voting for.

If you log out, it shows you the poll results. It's dumb, but it's the only way.

#50 Posted by Demoskinos (14591 posts) -

@brodehouse: Dude your fucking nuts. I soloed the Harvester boss on Hard with my Rogue. Melee classes are just fine if you build them properly. Heck if anything Rogues are overpowered in Orgins.