Submitted by Tody_ZA 1100d ago | opinion piece

Games With EA Get Dumbed Down – Coincidence Or Strategy?

An eGamer journalist talks about recent EA franchises that were dumbed down for profit motives, affecting their potential as unique and innovative IPs. (Crysis 3, Culture, Dead Space 3, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Carl_Shocker  +   1100d ago
I cant believe what they've done to Dead Space...this could of been a great horror franchise and yet there already going down Capcoms ugly path...I mean its not even past the third game and they've already screwed it up
bubblebeam  +   1099d ago
I only played the first. Loved it. The second I haven't got around to, mostly because EA screwed me over for the last time.

I'm hoping Dead Space 3 is awesome, as I know some people are angry about the more casual look/less horror. I think it will still be genuinely scary, if they really live up to their word.

You could always wait for the inevitable Dead Space Trilogy pack. I myself was more worried with the direction they were taking the franchise in regards to talks they wanted a Dead Space RTS, and a Dead Space FPS.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1100d ago
Console games going down hill EA bank account going up hill.

The casuals rule all of us. Thanks to the wii?

When gaming goes cloud completely I fear the worst from EA/Activision & even Microsoft. These companies are all about charging for any and everything.
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ATi_Elite  +   1100d ago
EA = Eradicatation of Art
EA in an attempt to please it's SHAREHOLDERS* at the expense of US the GAMERS* has been pumping out a bunch of generic games as fast as it can.

EA has lost ALL aspects of creating video games as a form of Artistic Expression and is just in it to make a buck for the shareholders*

Gamers = People who buy and play games for the Artistic and Fun Value of electronic entertainment! Gamers will be hook on Video Games for LIFE!

Shareholders = people who most likely NEVER play Video games but just have invested in EA to make a buck and will DUMP EA stock when it gets to a certain low point

EA needs to go back to making games for Gamers and say screw the shareholders!

and before you even say it.....Valve is a Private Company VOID of silly shareholders. Valve makes games and services for GAMERS and makes very close to a Billion dollars yearly.
vortis  +   1100d ago
You know what's also cool? Even SOE's prez said that companies who are ran by execs who don't play games don't deserve to be in the business.

I think we can all agree that if you're trying to make a buck off games and you don't play them then you need to GTFO!
Majin-vegeta  +   1100d ago
@ATi &vortis

Agree 100%.
taquito  +   1100d ago
what happened is this;

with the wii and mobile gaming, the casuals came in untold waves of mindless lemmings, the devs and pubs saw this as their great opportunity to seize more customers beyond the "hardcore" gamer.....

they spent billions and dumbed down and dillutied franchises and generes to meet the needs of this new market......

....but.....what they didn't see was this, casuals only buy a few games a year at most, and they stick with a few single games, i have about 20 co-workers that only play madden, cod, bf or halo, and thats it, i know a guy who bought a 360 for halo 3, then bought reach and odst, thats the only games he has ever bought for it, someone got him rainbow six vegas and he freaking hated it....

hardcore gamers, the market these greedy pigs alienated, are now rebelling against the trash that has been put out over the last few years, and we buy less games now too...

the just of my long, liquir riddled rant is this

big devs, big pubs, and sony and ms (kinect and move...lol....) shat all over their only true fans, now they can sleep in the shit they call a bed

watch those numbers continue to dwindle, go make a cell phone game you pansies....i'll support devs/pubs like cd projeckt, from software, 4a games, obsidian (new rpg sounds freaking great) the new x-com is freaking great judging by the steam demo, buying that too
shivvy24  +   1099d ago
Lol they also ruined the harry potter games ! True Fact !
Faelan  +   1099d ago
I remember EA all the way back to the days of the C64 and the Amiga. They used to stand for quality and innovation. Now they're the rulers of mediocrity, sequels and killing off good developing studios.
Kal853  +   1099d ago
I absolutely agree with this article. What EA did to DA 2 and ME 2,3 sickens me.
SageHonor  +   1099d ago
Dead Space 3 may get that same treatment

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