GamerGround Next Dragon Age ...SJW Affair

12/11/18 11:56 AM
5/30/03
Posts: 40935

Next game to cram politics is Dragon Age.  Can't wait to see what life lessons they have in store for gamers.   What I don't understand is how does this make any business sense?  Gamers don't give two fucks about these things and it frequently turns gamers away from the sale.  So aren't you compromising your own marketing strategy by forcing these issues down the throat?

12/12/18 2:55 AM
10/27/03
Posts: 22455

Did I miss something?

Why do you say Dragon Age will do that?

12/12/18 2:59 AM
5/30/03
Posts: 40940
FingerorMoon -

Did I miss something?

Why do you say Dragon Age will do that?

https://youtu.be/pcBVu5CWo2w

12/12/18 1:03 PM
1/7/09
Posts: 14395

Yea thats gonna be a no from me dawg. 

12/12/18 1:34 PM
5/30/03
Posts: 40942

What I don't get is, why are they forcing these issues into a game?  I guarantee the violence in these videogames does significantly more damage to a player's psyche than any good that comes from injecting a transgender political narrative in the game.  So if you're trying to make the world a betterplace, leading a player through thousands of kills throughout any game is not the way to do it

12/12/18 1:53 PM
1/7/09
Posts: 14397

My only guess is that its ego..."I'm not making a childish video game, I'm making a revolutionary statement through art!"

 

The problem is that they are too dumb to understand how to use media to get people to think about an issue, and instead just put forth this horribly transparent spoon fed narrative. Look at a TV show like The Wire...it'll make you question and think about many issues involving the war on drugs, policing, politics, the school system, etc but it does so by showing you all sides of an issue without cramming an agenda down your throat or making it some obviously forced part of the show. 

 

Compared to something like battlefield v which just artificially injects the developers' idea of "diversity" in a context that makes no sense to the game. If they wanted to highlight the important role of women during WWII they could have easily done that through the campaign mode through reference to vital parts of the war effort that women actually were involved in. That would have made too much sense though. 

 

12/12/18 3:34 PM
5/30/03
Posts: 40943
turducken - 

My only guess is that its ego..."I'm not making a childish video game, I'm making a revolutionary statement through art!"

 

The problem is that they are too dumb to understand how to use media to get people to think about an issue, and instead just put forth this horribly transparent spoon fed narrative. Look at a TV show like The Wire...it'll make you question and think about many issues involving the war on drugs, policing, politics, the school system, etc but it does so by showing you all sides of an issue without cramming an agenda down your throat or making it some obviously forced part of the show. 

 

Compared to something like battlefield v which just artificially injects the developers' idea of "diversity" in a context that makes no sense to the game. If they wanted to highlight the important role of women during WWII they could have easily done that through the campaign mode through reference to vital parts of the war effort that women actually were involved in. That would have made too much sense though. 

 


Its a good point.  With consideration to how long some of these games are (60 hours+), they certainly have enough time to develop a solid storyline that makes you think rather than cringe

12/12/18 8:59 PM
3/10/03
Posts: 31227

-sigh-

This is a story because devs put out a tweet that the game will be like it's always been, about friendships, diversity, and coming together against a common threat, and it's a story?  Look at the article the whole video is based on.

 

12/24/18 11:42 AM
11/27/12
Posts: 6673

Who cares?

 

Origins was the only great game in the franchise. Inquisition was mediocre at best. 

12/28/18 1:42 PM
8/10/11
Posts: 6226

I mean, DA has always been super political. Theres been homos, and lady boys, and the such. It's actually a game that fits all that very well. The struggles between elves, dwarves, and humans. The qunari. 

 

As long as they dont go over hamfisted with it, it'll be fine. 

1/3/19 7:52 PM
7/13/09
Posts: 21247

Theres only 1 Dragons age.  Dragons age 2 was the biggest letdown to the point that I never even bothered with 3.  

1/27/19 4:48 PM
1/25/04
Posts: 126205

They are a virus. They infect and destroy everything they come into contact with

1/27/19 5:08 PM
1/25/04
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ClevelandCursed -

I mean, DA has always been super political. Theres been homos, and lady boys, and the such. It's actually a game that fits all that very well. The struggles between elves, dwarves, and humans. The qunari. 

 

As long as they dont go over hamfisted with it, it'll be fine. 

Ladyboys?!

 

*installs game*

2/5/19 12:32 AM
4/1/11
Posts: 1626

I'll buy on sell and if cutscenes aren't skippable then I'll play like an hr and move on to never touch again.

2/5/19 1:14 PM
3/7/05
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Unskippable cutscenes suck. If you play through a game more than once, you want to skip them.
2/13/19 12:42 AM
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sewich -

Theres only 1 Dragons age.  Dragons age 2 was the biggest letdown to the point that I never even bothered with 3.  

Was 2 the one that had the same like 3 "maps" when you got into combat?

2/13/19 1:37 AM
10/27/03
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sewich -

Theres only 1 Dragons age.  Dragons age 2 was the biggest letdown to the point that I never even bothered with 3.  

2 was essentially a large DLC that connects 1 to 3

3 is the real full sequel and its great.

4/9/19 3:16 PM
11/5/18
Posts: 60

Dude I was banging clams together in the last one that pretty sjw 

4/9/19 7:00 PM
10/27/03
Posts: 23274
Genkihuskey757 -

Dude I was banging clams together in the last one that pretty sjw 

Completed the epic gay orgy of human-elf-dwarf in the first one.