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If You Could Play Games From Only One Developer the Rest of Your Life...

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It's hypothetical question time for Speak Up on Kotaku! Today commenter Deakor asks us what one developer we would pick if we were cursed by some vengeful wizard to only play games from one studio for the rest of our miserable lives.

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So a friend of mine and I were discussing game developers the other day and in the course of that, I stated that if I had to, I could be happy just playing Bioware games and nothing else.

Granted, I recognize that Bioware games are not everyone's cup of tea, that their RPGs tend to follow a fairly predictable formula (even going back as far as the Baldur's Gate series), and that the ethical choices in the game tend to come down to, "should I feed the starving masses with organic eco-friendly health food or dine alone on grilled puppies?"

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Despite that, something about Bioware games really resonates with me and I find that most of my fondest gaming memories are associated with one of their titles. I enjoy their stories and characters and the games tend to offer plenty of playtime/replay value. Plus, they can do stuff other than RPGs (MDK2) though they haven't in awhile. I'm anxious to see what they do with the new Command & Conquer game.

So, with that I thought it would be interesting to pose the question to others: if you could play games by only one developer for the rest of your life, what developer would you choose and why?

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Could of been blizzard because of diablo 3. But they release so few games that i'd have nothing to play.

Erm possibly Rockstar because all their games are of a good-ish quality. Their worst effort to date was GTA 4 and even that was great compared to most other games and they more than made up for it with RDR. Plus they have max payne 3 coming out soon and GTA V which already looks better than 4.

If bioware still made games at the quality of their old ones it would of easily have been them but they haven't released anything really really good since dragon age origins in my opinion.

Mass effect is ok but it's a bit too confined and a bit too short for me, plus the PC version of the mass effect 3 looks like chewbaccas hairy ass, the texture res is so low. They actually look worse than the console versions. It usually wouldn't bother me but they are rediculously low and muddy. You almost can't make out what some of them are meant to be. Though they are apprently fixing this at launch with "hi-res textures" but does that mean actual hi res or mass effect 2 levels were random textures were just stupidly low while others were fine.

Plus SWTOR is absolutely horrible. (incoming hate from star wars fanboys who would buy lump of poo if george lucas stamped star wars on it. For the record i love the star wars films)

Bethesda could have been in there with the sheer hours ive put into any elder scrolls game, unfortunately they have now picked up the fallout games and like to subject us to them instead of more elder scrolls it seems. (read as disgruntled retro fallout fan)

Valve has the same problem as blizzard they just trademark it differently. Blizzard's is "soon" and valve's is "valve time"

Guess it's rockstar for me.