Split the Veil
Split the Veil
About Split the Veil
Split the Veil covers all things Bioware - from Mass Effect, to Dragon Age, Bioware classics, and Anthem. Hosted by Caitie (Ghil Dirthalen on YouTube) and Jordan (The Exalted March on YouTube).
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the cinematic teaser for Dreadwolf released on Dragon Age Day - AND Dragon Age: Absolution on Netflix. We talk about our impressions of the show, what we thought of the new characters, the cast of actors, and the ending. Also: Geralt and his tendencies around sorceresses in the Witcher.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss Dragon Age: Dreadwolf hitting a major development milestone - making it to alpha stage. Now that the devs have gotten a start-to-finish draft of the game in place, we discuss what's next for Dreadwolf, and how long its main quest might be. We also talk about the end-of-life for mobile game Heroes of Dragon Age. Also: Dragon Age: Absolution, N7 Day, and (very briefly) what it's like to be a musician on the Titanic.
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the latest addition to the BioWare writing team - Mary DeMarle. We talk about DeMarle's writing experience on Guardians of the Galaxy, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and what her experience could add to the Mass Effect franchise. Also: a cartoon dog named Bluey.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the announcement and trailer for Dragon Age: Absolution, the new Netflix Dragon Age animated show. We talk about Netflix and their existing catalog of animated shows, what we expect to see in Absolution, and why expectations for Netflix shows in general can be a tricky thing. Also: we talk about Starfield, Marvel/Star Wars fandoms, and other random things people like to chat about these days.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan react to the reveal of the title for the fourth Dragon Age game - "Dreadwolf". We talk about the implications of the focus on Solas, some of the lore around Fen'Harel, and the color purple. Also: we read the dictionary. NOTE: Audio for this episode is not up to our usual standards due to an issue with our recording platform. Apologies, we'll get fixed it for next time.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss Christian Dailey, former Dragon Age 4 Executive Producer, leaving BioWare. We also discuss the report from Jeff Grubb saying that DA4 is on schedule and doing well, as well as the recent interview with former BioWare dev Mark Darrah. Also: we talk about The Batman.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss Mass Effect 2, get Caitie's reaction from beating the game for the first time in 8 years, talk story, characters, gameplay, and more in order to rate Mass Effect 2 against other games in the series. Also, we talk about Aloy from Horizon and FemShep aesthetics. Also, also: bonus Death Stranding conversation at the end.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss fan perception of and reaction to games development transparency; we contrast different development and release strategies from past BioWare games as well as different kinds of early access games like Divinity Original Sin 2, Baldur's Gate 3, and Star Citizen. Also: what it's like to paint miniatures.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the core elements of Dragon Age and "what makes a game Dragon Age game?" We discuss the themes, aesthetics, gameplay mechanics, and use of lore that seem to define a Dragon Age game. We also discuss what it might mean to see another studio make a DA game. Also: we hate on Twitter some more.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss how the Anthem community is keeping itself alive and carrying on the fandom around Anthem, what it means, and how it could affect the future. Also: what it would sound like if Jordan was invited to a meeting with EA (sort of).
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan do a full review of BioWare's 2009 Dragon Age: Origins! Inspired by our companion review episodes, we cover DAO in a 1 out of 7 review format and discuss our favorite and least favorite aspects of everything Dragon Age: Origins. Also: Caitie tells a harrowing tale of a very bad thief. Also: Also: Caitie and Jordan mea culpa for past audio problems and try to do technology better.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan deep dive into the details of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. We discuss major and minor changes including how much of a difference the new graphical updates make, whether the style changes to lighting and mood make things better or worse, and compare the extent of changes between ME1 and ME2/ME3. Also: squirrel mortality and Morgan Freeman.
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan talk bad guys in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. We run down the major antagonists in each game in the respective series and have them face off until find the best villain in BioWare's catalog! Saren vs the Arishok? The Illusive Man vs Loghain? What about the Reapers vs the Darkspawn? We talk about what makes a villain compelling and why. Also: Demon Slayer vs Invincible.
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