I know right! It's been really bugging me how people are bashing Bioware but seem to be either praising equally flawed games or ignoring them. Like it's alright to criticize Bioware. but praising games like the Witcher, Overwatch, or the Fallout series and/or ignoring their flaws seems pretty hypocritical to me imho.
And I’ve said it before… Bioware isn’t perfect. But find me a game/tv show/movie/book series that is??
I’ll never step back from saying that Bioware and the diversity they do have (because it does exist. perfect? no, but somehow it’s still doing better than a lot of TV shows or other game franchises tbh) has meant a lot to a lot of people over the years. But it needs work for sure. Bioware talked about having asexual romances in Andromeda, and then proceeded to not only not have that, but run a hype train campaign about fucking aliens. I very much so wanted Liam and Cora to be into same gendered Ryders. So I get it.
But we can’t act like they’re the only ones fucking up. The Witcher is white as fuck, and the number of LGBT characters isn’t super high as far as I know. When Bethesda needs a sad backstory for a man, their go-to is to off a female character. When a Bethesda game doesn’t work or glitches all the time, people laugh and never expect it to be fixed. Last night, Mike Gamble was sitting on twitter, documenting everyone’s bugs and glitches and asking them to specify where and when it was happening so that Bioware could go in and FIX IT.
They’ve got work to do, for sure, but if you’re going to talk shit about Bioware, I hope people realize how hypocritical they can sound when they refuse to do it about other franchises that have the same problems.