Bioware Part 3: The DLC Problem

After researching the overall review scores for Bioware games after purchase by EA, I found that “quality” didn’t necessarily go down. The review scores stay pretty high. The overall score went down by two points compared to pre-EA Bioware.

However, sometimes Bioware games just miss their mark. Mass Effect: Andromeda was the first major failure, maybe Dragon Age 2 but that series didn’t get put on hiatus after its release, unlike Mass Effect.

Another idea that makes me think EA hurt the overall quality of Bioware’s game lies in the realm of DLC. I think it’s hard to judge DLC before and during EA because DLC wasn’t really a thing until well into the 360/PS3 generation. I do think the amount of DLC per game can have an impact on the overall quality. I expect the full game when I purchase at MSRP on release.

Each Bioware game now comes with DLC. To be fair, many contemporary games offer DLC after release. But, we are talking about Bioware so I can only compare different Bioware offerings.

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Looking forward to Red Dead Redemption 2.

In a non-surprising turn of events, Rockstar delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to later in the year, October 26th, to be exact. Good. Studios need to be more okay with delaying games in order to create a better product. I understand some studios can’t do that because they don’t have the funds, but Rockstar certainly does after the incredible success that is GTA Online.

And speaking of online, there’s no way RDR2 doesn’t have a major online component. And apparently, according to Trusted Reviews, it’s going to have some sort of Battle Royale à la PUBG as well.

Go check out the update on the game here, they’ve got some really great screenshots and probably some spoilers so be warned.

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