This place seems very xenophobic when it comes to anything that's from the US or Canada. Very odd. A very depressing place.
I can't stress enough that it's nothing personnel towards Canada or the US,i really have nothing against a good game coming from that part of the world.I am just being honest,i mean i actually think ME is a better game than DAO,it really is a deep and engaging game that deserves the praise.
It seems to me that a lot of people from the US won't have a bad word said against certain DEV teams even if they have not quite come up with the goods this time.Some of the reviews coming from the states and some European gaming sites are way off and not fair IMO.
The same thing happened with Risen,although not as good as Gothic 2 it is still a great RPG that should of got better reviews. DAO is flawed in many ways,it does not make it a crap game but some of the marks are just over the top,way over.
Take "the Witcher" enhanced edition,it really is a brilliant game that has won over a hundred awards and kills DAO for story hands down,it's a fab mature RPG.DAO bad problems on the port over to consoles just like D2 had teething problems but the reviewers seem to conveniently leave stuff like that out when reviewing that game.
The story is a rip from lord of the rings,i mean a blatant copy of events. Any other dev team would be accused of an unoriginal story lacking any imagination but BioWare have got away with it.If a European dev team brings a crap game out then i will say it's crap but if that game is anywhere near decent i am going to support them.
D2 is not perfect but it's a damn good game with a great story that is just or more exciting than DAO.If Larian could get a major publisher with a great name or if they had EA this game would be getting 90+ reviews,it's a labour of love and not just a game churned out to the masses on a conveyor belt.
I really don't understand how many people can't see it,they are stuck with these key dev teams that will continue to churn out the same old same old and gaming site will suck it up.Some of these sites including European sites are giving DAO 98%,WTF are they freaking serious.
Some of these same sites are giving D2 70%,are they freaking blind,i mean they are really trying to say that D2 is nearly 30% lower than DAO?