Originally Posted by deadmanshand
I'm really not like that. Dragon Age was just really blatant about stealing from other properties. Most gamers missed it because they weren't stealing from other games. They stole from numerous movies and books though. And big titles too. Nothing obscure.
And it didn't really put them together in an interesting way. It's not snobbery. Story wise the game was just really weak relying on stolen elements to uplift it.
There are only so many story frameworks out there. Most of fantasy owes something to Beowulf, Gilgamesh, Anglo folk legend, Greek mythology, Christian mythology. Tolkein was hardly original and borrowed heavily from those who came before him. Same with George R R Martin and Robert Jordan. Dungeons and Dragons, haha. I don't really see adopting elements from prior work to necessarily weaken the story, its just the natural process of things. Some might call it homage, and should be judged on its own merits.
That said, I really hated DA2.