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Companions - who wrote what?


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Eric Fenstermaker

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I've been asked who wrote which companions a number of times recently. I'd held off answering because there was a chance that it was going to tie into some of our PR around launch time, but I believe that is no longer the case. So for those curious:

  • Aloth - Carrie Patel
  • Durance - Chris Avellone
  • Edér - me
  • Grieving Mother - Chris Avellone
  • Hiravias - Matt MacLean
  • Kana Rua - Olivia Veras
  • Pallegina - Josh Sawyer
  • Sagani - Carrie Patel

 


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Nice to see all the great writers that worked on the game! Really got to remember all the names. Absolutely loved all the companions, I can't even say who I liked the most of them all. Obsidian truly has a lot of talented writers.



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Thanks for the list! I've been avoiding the custom companions since I've been enjoying the really great dialogue and quests that come with each of the premade companions. That you guys made this much content for such little money blows my mind. You need more kickstarters so I can give you more money, haha!



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Hats off to Chris for both Durance and the Grieving Mother. I'm pretty sure they're my favorite two NPC's so far.


Edited by Lasci, 01 April 2015 - 01:01 PM.

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Edér and Aloth are my favourite characters so far, great job.



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Edér is my favourite... Just because he's so freaking adorable.

 

Gotta love an animal lover, right?



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Sagani is my favourite :)



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Eder is my favorite so far, his dialog with sagani made laugh so hard. plus the whole cheerful gallows humor thing.



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None of the characters are among my all time favorites (so far), but I like them all. I haven't recruited Pallegina yet.



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Surprised to see it was Avellone hitting it out of the park with BOTH of his, they were the truly stand out companions.  But then again the concept behind both characters was pretty fantastic to start with, probably a case of best man (read: studio owner) on the job.

 

 

TBH, Hiravias is probably the character that stood out as way better than you'd have thought he would be on paper.  Good concept, did a great job with the dialogue, and the v/a work was phenomenal as well.  


Edited by Urthor, 01 April 2015 - 03:48 PM.


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Good job on Eder. He's this nice little combo of "humble country boy" while simultaneously being smart and clever, just preferring things a simple way. There's a very obvious charm to it.

 

 

I'd be curious as to why Sawyer decided to make Pallegina ashamed or unhappy with her godlike state. Felt very out of character for me (or disgustingly weak, imo? Maybe it's a personal dislike) in a character I otherwise enjoyed. Durance was also a riot once his quest is completed. The scream he does during a certain scene is hilarious to me.

 

Oh and Kana. Kana legit reminds me of some Brazilians I went to school with, all coming to Germany to try and get an education so they can go back home and make Brazil a better place, all adoring their homeland but voicing concern for how disappointing it its. Even his outlook on life and - funnily enough - his facial structure reminded me of my Brazilian friends. Almost makes me wonder if the writer also hasn't encountered some big-hearted Brazilian hoping to show their country the potential of the world.


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Good job on Eder! He's one of my favorite companions. I really enjoy his cynical, world-weary point of view and I find his cynical humor quite funny.

Thank you!


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I've been asked who wrote which companions a number of times recently. I'd held off answering because there was a chance that it was going to tie into some of our PR around launch time, but I believe that is no longer the case. So for those curious:

  • Aloth - Carrie Patel
  • Durance - Chris Avellone
  • Edér - me
  • Grieving Mother - Chris Avellone
  • Hiravias - Matt MacLean
  • Kana Rua - Olivia Veras
  • Pallegina - Josh Sawyer
  • Sagani - Carrie Patel

 

 

Chris can WRITE. Durance and Grieving Mother really stood out for me. 

 

Some of the dialogue for Hiravias was also hilarious. 


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Durance and Grieving Mother were definitely interesting. Though at times it was hard to tell what the heck they were going on about;)

 

I also like Aloth and Eder... those two are just very likable.


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Avellone's npcs were the most interesting ones, imho. I've high hopes for his companion in Torment: Tides of Numenera.


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Thanks for the info Eric. Really enjoying the NPC's.

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I've been asked who wrote which companions a number of times recently. I'd held off answering because there was a chance that it was going to tie into some of our PR around launch time, but I believe that is no longer the case. So for those curious:

  • Aloth - Carrie Patel
  • Durance - Chris Avellone
  • Edér - me
  • Grieving Mother - Chris Avellone
  • Hiravias - Matt MacLean
  • Kana Rua - Olivia Veras
  • Pallegina - Josh Sawyer
  • Sagani - Carrie Patel

Well then a cookie to you for Edér. I really like Edér, a truly down-to-Earth character that doesn't feel like he's there to make some odd point or have a schtick. Other than that, Avellone should write more characters. Just.. more. No, have him write like 18. Grieving Mother is psychadelic and Durance is bloody amazing.

Hiravias is.. what little I've seen, hilarious.

But either way, there's some real great characters here. Great, great job.

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Edited by Luckmann, 02 April 2015 - 08:56 AM.


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So far I've really liked Hiaravias and Kana a lot. The former in particular is pretty funny.

 

Edér reads like an Alistair (from DA:O) with more gallows humor. He's also a blond sword ans shield warrior type whose quest revolves around family issues. Not that it's a bad thing at all, the similarities are just amusing.

 

Haven't used Grieving Mother a lot since my PC is a Cipher.

 

Durance, however, is freaking fantastic. He's a classic ChrisA character, but you can talk back to him and unlike, say, Ulysses, his struggles made me feel for him. he's going through the mother of all crises of faith.



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I was pretty nervous about eder - I thought he was going to turn into the perpetually whiny NPC that seems to have been made obligatory in games recently - but he ended up being one of my favorites hands down.  I really didn't have any issues with any of the NPCs all were lots of fun and I found myself really enjoying just getting to talk to them - I honestly didn't expect so much NPC interaction lol.   



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Durance is my favorite. Leave it to Chris Avellone to write the perfect party freak.
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