Episode 11: Dragon Age / Mass Effect

Episode 11: Dragon Age / Mass Effect

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Dragon-age-posterOver the years, Vince and I have gotten to discuss various Bioware IPs on several different podcasts. Bioware is a game development company based out of Canada, and they have produced some truly fantastic games including, though not limited to, Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

We’ve discussed the games and their sequels on our For The Lore podcast along with our co-host Joe. We’ve also discussed the novels which take place in those worlds, again on For The Lore. We’ve even discussed the comic books based on the IPs on our Comic Book Informer podcast.

A while back, we were even fortunate enough to interview lead Dragon Age writer, David Gaider on both of these podcasts (I suggest digging through the archives and finding those episodes, as they were quite good).

It only makes sense that now that we are producing a movie podcast, that we should dive into the animated films based on these two IPs. We start the episode with Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker. Unlike nearly every other time we’ve discussed this IP however, we were not impressed.

Dawn of the Seeker follows a headstrong Seeker who fights against a massive conspiracy. It is entirely unoriginal, and the production value was obviously quite low.

Paragon_Lost_PosterOur negative opinion did not change once we switched gears to discuss the futuristic Mass Effect movie, which takes place between Mass Effect 2 and 3 (the games).

This movie follows James Vega as he rises through the Alliance Marine ranks, and though it’s meant to be thrilling, it does little more than thread the same waters Mass Effect 2 and 3 did.

While Vince preferred Mass Effect: Paragon Lost over Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, I felt quite the opposite. We both still were clearly unimpressed by the two of them.

It made for an interesting discussion, still. Enjoy, and let us know what you thought of these movies, if you in fact watched them.

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