the688 wrote:To me, EA has "failed" because they seem to always choose the "easy money" over integrity towards their customers.
If they see half a chance to introduce some half-brain scheme no doubt thought up at some huge conference table by someone who has had way to much fancy Starbucks coffee, and uses far to many "clever" buzzwords, EA have always jumped at it like a zombie smelling fresh brains.
EA has never tried to be the gamer (and thereby customer)'s"friend" or ally, but always just seemed to go their own way - not guided by what the fans want, not guided by some sort of "mission" to deliver something new or excellent. They've just driven about buying every small developer they could find, and turned someone's little "heart and soul" project into a marketing-BS-behemoth while adeptly stripping it of any soul, of any "uniqueness".
EA, to me, stands out as those guys who will always slap you in the face, if it made them think they'd earn four extra cents per unit shipped. The only "great" things that we know EA for, is not on their own merit. The excellent games that they put their horrible animated EA-logos on, aren't made by EA, but were already successes, that EA simply bought to cash in on. Not to develop - but to suck every dollar out of. Just like their EA-sports series. A new game every year. Not much improvement - but you have to buy the new one if you want to play online. WHAT?! I
I remember back when Westwood Studios (legendary company behind massive RPG-titles in the Dungeons and Dragons-series, way back in Amiga days - also the creators of the Dune RTS-series) suddenly went into the hands of EA (via Virgin, admittedly, but that's beside the point). Every single gamer I knew went: "Oh crap. That's the end of our beloved Westwood" - and that's back in 1998!!)
EA has consistently been on auto-fire, shooting themselves in the foot. The only titles they have their names on, aren't their own creations. DICE - makers of Motorhead, Pinball Fantasies and the ancestor of the Battlefield-series "Codename Eagle", have had EA-stickers on their games for many years now. What have they been up to, since those days when they released a wide variety of excellent games? Well - since EA got in, they've done nothing but make Battlefield-series games. And now that BF4 is on the way, with BF3 still relevant (after BF2 stood proudly for many years!) - this franchise also looks like it's going to be another damned cash-cow.
Malmo wrote:With regards to EA I can say only one thing, It is far easier to gain a reputation than lose one.
ginge51 wrote:Stop moaning at ea if you dont want or like there games dont buy them simples.
slothfull9 wrote:Malmo wrote:With regards to EA I can say only one thing, It is far easier to gain a reputation than lose one.
Surely that's the wrong way round?
If EA really returned to its roots it would be doing more original games, like Archon and M.U.L.U.
capsule_toy wrote:John Riccitiello out as CEO of EA. Good. Maybe now someone has the chance to come in and shake things up. Putting a stop to the micro transaction trend which (as everyone has realised) is f**king KILLING the industry.
Things which burned EA and endangered their reputation and the ceo's job...
Things to learn, not just for EA but as an industry? Less emphasis on mobile games. Less emphasis on pay to win games. Stop dlc and put out better value games. Keep in what made said series successful. Stop relying on FIFA. Less sequelitis more innovation. Deliver on promises (Spore)
This is industry wide. Gigantic publishers (EA, Activision, Capcom) are far more guilty of this s**t than people like Sega, Konami, Koei, Zenimax, Namco...
None of this will happen, but it just seems to be the topics and ideas which people are against when I'm on boards and forums.
richomack360 wrote:ginge51 wrote:Stop moaning at ea if you dont want or like there games dont buy them simples.
Unhappy customers are allowed to be vocal - if everyone who disliked or had a gripe with a brand stayed silent then how would the brand know when its delivered a poor product ?
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