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butman
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(03-20-2017, 11:09 PM)
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So after all this ME:A thing i started to dig why this video game company it's so famous, so i saw that it made a lot of WRPGs, some Star Wars RPG games, a Sonic game too and now i'm seeing some fans disapointing here and there about their last release.

Then I found that their slogan said: Rich Stories, Unforgettable Characters, And Vast Worlds. So i'm reaaaally curious about enter their world. So the question is:

Which game is the ONE?
As a note, I'm more of a jrpg player than wrpg.
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ClosingADoor
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(03-20-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Knights of the Old Republic is their best game for me. Although I don't know if it holds up that well these days.
Mar Nosso
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(03-20-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Dragon Age: Origins
kiyomi
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(03-20-2017, 11:10 PM)
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KOTOR 1-2, Mass Effect 1-3, Dragon Age: Origins. Take your pick.
Nesther
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(03-20-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Knights of the Old Republic. And then Jade Empire.
60EffPeeEss
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(03-20-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Fire into the old stuff. KOTOR, NWN, stuff like that.
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(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Knights of the Old Republic or Mass Effect trilogy.

Dragon Age 1 is a bit more old school dungeons and dragons.
Kill3r7
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(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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BG2 was peak Bioware but Mass Effect franchise is one of my favorites and worthy of your time.
Tambini
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(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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If you like Star Wars KOTOR
If you like fantasy Dragon Age Origins
If you like sci-fi Mass Effect
jschreier
(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Don't listen to anyone who doesn't tell you Baldur's Gate 2.
BumRush
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(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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KotOR is a truly amazing game. All of mass effect 1-3 are amazing, and scratch an itch that is sirpringly rarely scratch by other developers (space RPGs)
Garrett Hawke
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(03-20-2017, 11:11 PM)
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Dragon Age: Origins.

It's not a perfect game by any means, but it probably has the best "BioWare atmosphere" out of anything they released from the 360 onwards.
PFD
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Dagon Age Origins and Awakening if you want fantasy
KotOR 1 & 2 if you want sci-fi
singhr1
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Garrett Hawke

Dragon Age: Origins.

It's not a perfect game by any means, but it probably has the best "BioWare atmosphere" out of anything they released from the 360 onwards.

And its tactical combat has more similarities with what OP says he prefers
Mister Saturn
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Play MDK2 and the Baldur's Gate games, and maybe Knights of the Old Republic 1, then you're done, the rest aren't going to compete and be worth your time.
Schlorgan
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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This is like asking GAF what the best Star Wars movie is.

The responses will be all over the place.
antispin
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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BG2, KOTOR.
Carl2291
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(03-20-2017, 11:13 PM)
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All time, Baldur's Gate 2.

"Modern" Bioware, the original Mass Effect.
m_dorian
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(03-20-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Start with the best: Baldur's gate 2.
Eolz
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(03-20-2017, 11:15 PM)
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The old ones.
Baldur's Gate 1&2, NWN and KOTOR (both have even better sequels from Obsidian) are great. Mass Effect 1 and 2 are great. Dragon Age 1 is great.
Others are more questionable.

Also not an RPG, but MDK2 is great too.

edit: "to get into" is vague, depends on your tastes and what you're looking for. Don't start by a sequel obviously.
Harmen
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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KOTOR. I played it the first time during the PS3 generation and once you get used to the aged graphics it is a fantastic Star Wars adventure full of memorable worlds, characters, and storybeats.

After that, you can go with either ME or DA:Origins I think. Personally I think ME is worth your time, the whole trilogy. The third got a lot of flack for it's plot, but with the Leviathan DLC, the Citadel DLC, and the extra character DLC the game is fantastic in my opinion.
Vaga
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Dumbed down Bioware? Mass Effect 1,2

Glory days Bioware? Baldur's Gate 2
Bastos
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by jschreier

Don't listen to anyone who doesn't tell you Baldur's Gate 2.

Disappointed this wasn't 1st post.

God damn it, GAF.
michaelius
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Kotor, Jade Empire or BG2 - you can safely skip everything else. You could also play ME1 if you don't mind leaving trilogy unfinished.
Hasphat'sAnts
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(03-20-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by jschreier

Don't listen to anyone who doesn't tell you Baldur's Gate 2.

Sorry but I don't want to spend hours learning how THAC0 works
Nokagi
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(03-20-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Baldurs Gate 2 was BioWare's best game. But that game isn't for everyone and it's not what modern day BioWare really does. Probably be better to go with Mass Effect 1-3.
AlexFlame116
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(03-20-2017, 11:20 PM)
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KOTOR2

Originally Posted by jschreier

Don't listen to anyone who doesn't tell you Baldur's Gate 2.

Okay yeah this is kinda true too.
butman
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(03-20-2017, 11:21 PM)
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Do i need to play BG1 to play 2?
Anno
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(03-20-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by butman

Do i need to play BG1 to play 2?

Nah not really.
Kill3r7
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(03-20-2017, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by butman

Do i need to play BG1 to play 2?

No, you can jump straight into BG2.
Velikost
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(03-20-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiyomi

KOTOR 1-2, Mass Effect 1-3, Dragon Age: Origins. Take your pick.

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Soul of the Beast
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(03-20-2017, 11:26 PM)
Mass Effect trilogy, one of the best western RPG series of all time.
Start from Mass Effect 1, of course.
kennyamr
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(03-20-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Titanoboa

Mass Effect 1-3

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Hitlersaurus Christ
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(03-20-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Starting with Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is a great way to experience the high quality graphics, music and polish that define the Bioware Experience.
Nielm
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(03-20-2017, 11:28 PM)
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KOTOR
Melchiah
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(03-20-2017, 11:33 PM)
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As a newer fan, I'd recommend Mass Effect trilogy for sci-fi, and Dragon Age: Inquisition for fantasy. I tried playing DA: Origins afterwards, but just couldn't due to how outdated it looked and played.


EDIT: If you're going to play the trilogy, it's recommended to get Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for ME2, and Leviathan and Citadel for ME3. The updated ending with Citadel makes the much-maligned original ending better.
Last edited by Melchiah; 03-20-2017 at 11:36 PM.
Draft
(03-20-2017, 11:36 PM)
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The very first Mass Effect.
Sub_Level
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(03-20-2017, 11:39 PM)
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The very first Mass Effect.
Waddle Dee
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(03-20-2017, 11:41 PM)
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It's probably the worst Sonic game made in the past decade
Z..
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(03-20-2017, 11:41 PM)
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Baldur's Gate 2. Modern Bioware doesn't even compare.

Mass Effect Trilogy is their best modern release, but nowhere near as good.
BouncyFrag
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(03-20-2017, 11:42 PM)
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If you go with Mass Effect be sure to listen to the codex entries for the GOAT narrator voice and quality world building.
Taruranto
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(03-20-2017, 11:44 PM)
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BG2:SoA is the best game "they" did (but we may as well been talking about another company), ME1 is kinda decent, but the sequels don't live up to it and the promises it set, so it's useless to play it today.

Everything else is either bad or mediocre.
BouncyFrag
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(03-20-2017, 11:49 PM)
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How are the Bakdurs Gate Enhanced Edition games released for android/iOS?
The_White_Rose
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(03-20-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Highly recommend Mass Effect 1 for starters. Baldur's Gate 2 is great but harder to get into. I wouldn't recommend it for someone just starting to explore Bioware's catalog.
Madness
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(03-20-2017, 11:51 PM)
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Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect 1 and 2 etc.
IdreamofHIME
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(03-20-2017, 11:52 PM)
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Sonic Chronicles.
Theodoricos
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(03-20-2017, 11:52 PM)
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Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Rickenslacker
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(03-20-2017, 11:53 PM)
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Baldur's Gate 2 is perhaps their magnum opus, but as you describe yourself more of a JRPG player I think the first Knights of the Old Republic would be the smoothest transition.
Napalm_Frank
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(03-20-2017, 11:53 PM)
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KOTOR is great if you like Star Wars.

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