Dragon Age Series vs. The Witcher Trilogy

Last Month they "Revamped" the The Witcher III 'The Wild Hunt'. And don't get me wrong, I'm totally stoked about it! But, on the other hand; I feel like it's only getting all this recent 'recognition' because of the Netflix show's recent 'popularity'. What about other games from the same 'era/genre'? What about the entire Dragon Age Series? I wouldn't mind a DA Netflix adaption, lol. I guess the title doesn't really present my question well. I guess I'm aiming more for "Do you feel like The Witcher deserves all the hype it's getting like 'Museum Status' while other games Like Dragon Age sit in the 'Graveyard'?

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  • There is a Dragon Age Netflix adaptation, it came out early December. It's called Dragon Age: Absolution. I started watching it but fell asleep. I never played any of the games so I don't know how accurate it was, but it looked nice. 

    Your question, though. I feel like Witcher does deserve the hype it's getting because it is an awesome story. I haven't played the games (I just got The Wild Hunt but my computer makes it a slideshow) but I've read the series and watched the series. You have to have a good base story to build upon and the original books are great. If it wasn't, I doubt that they could have made the games as good and the series would have never been made. I don't know about Dragon Age lore, it seems cool, so it might not be fair that it's ignored, but there are tons of IP's that never get the recognition they deserve. IMO being ignored is better than being made into a steaming pile of crap, though. When it's made into a turd you are even embarrassed to say you are a fan because most people just know the terrible show and are prejudiced against it. When it's ignored you might be able to introduce some people and make new fans.

    Another thing that might suck is if they make a season, and it's great, but then they cancel it so you only have the few episodes and see all the wasted potential. This isn't so bad a fate as there is a chance of some type of resurrection, even if it's just a movie to wrap up some loose ends (like Firefly). There is the also the possibility of new seasons being made after the money men see all of the demand (like Family Guy or Futurama, different genres, but it happened to them). 

    I need to try the Dragon Age games, none the less. I have almost bought them a few times before, but for some reason I never did. I think I will get one during the next sale if I can play it on my crappy computer. 

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  • There is a Dragon Age Netflix adaptation, it came out early December. It's called Dragon Age: Absolution. I started watching it but fell asleep. I never played any of the games so I don't know how accurate it was, but it looked nice. 

    Your question, though. I feel like Witcher does deserve the hype it's getting because it is an awesome story. I haven't played the games (I just got The Wild Hunt but my computer makes it a slideshow) but I've read the series and watched the series. You have to have a good base story to build upon and the original books are great. If it wasn't, I doubt that they could have made the games as good and the series would have never been made. I don't know about Dragon Age lore, it seems cool, so it might not be fair that it's ignored, but there are tons of IP's that never get the recognition they deserve. IMO being ignored is better than being made into a steaming pile of crap, though. When it's made into a turd you are even embarrassed to say you are a fan because most people just know the terrible show and are prejudiced against it. When it's ignored you might be able to introduce some people and make new fans.

    Another thing that might suck is if they make a season, and it's great, but then they cancel it so you only have the few episodes and see all the wasted potential. This isn't so bad a fate as there is a chance of some type of resurrection, even if it's just a movie to wrap up some loose ends (like Firefly). There is the also the possibility of new seasons being made after the money men see all of the demand (like Family Guy or Futurama, different genres, but it happened to them). 

    I need to try the Dragon Age games, none the less. I have almost bought them a few times before, but for some reason I never did. I think I will get one during the next sale if I can play it on my crappy computer. 

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  • You just blew my mind! I will be watching that tonight! 

    You are right though, The Witcher is an amazing story... I've played all the games, watched the series but I just started the first book. Once I opened the door, I did fully immerse myself into the world, and thoroughly enjoy it. Blood Origin is really good too. I honesty don't know why it's bothering me so much, lol. I DEFINITELY suggest starting with the first Witcher games. And also starting with Dragon Age: Origins. Since they're older they should run better on your PC. They were also just on Steam for like $5.

    But, all and all you have given me a resolve; in my frustrations, and helped me see I'm just being a hater, lol. So, thank you!