Originally Posted by joeblow
98% of gaming writing is instantly forgettable and/or terrible. Employing a decent writer is at least a positive sign by comparison.
I think that's what's turned me off to a lot of single-player gaming. The writing is so bad, it makes me feel like I'm playing a game intended for 9-year olds. This certainly could have used a slightly less cartoony feel. It seems like the art style is perhaps meant to draw in WOW players, or not make them feel uncomfortable at least, but the gnomes especially made it feel like a game for kids right at the start. An M-rated game with 3rd grade reading level dialogue. Twilight was super popular, but that doesn't mean it was good writing. Neither is my convoluted bashing, so...
Despite that, I too think the game mechanics and combat fluidity is awesome. I played through the demo twice, and I'd certainly be more interested in this than Oblivion or Morrowind, both of which I tried, but stopped playing rather quickly. I hope it gets good reviews, and that the story ends up fleshing out well. I also started a Drizzt novel, and a Cleric quintet novel, and didn't bother finishing either, and I am a completist. It's pretty rare that I don't finish a book. So the RA Salvatore thing is sort of meh for me. I'll give him a chance, but I don't have high expectations for the story.