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EA: “Titanfall is the Masterpiece of EA Partners”, “Not a Game that We Could Make Ourselves”

The EA Partners program didn’t receive much spotlight lately, especially on the indie side, but EA Games Label Vice President Patrick Söderlund thinks it’s only temporary and highlights Titanfall as the perfect example of what the project can achieve.

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shivvy241120d ago

Its the talented devs not the BS partnership !

Abriael1120d ago

Well, I don't think the partnership is "BS", it gives the devs the funds they need and leaves them some more freedom than if they were fully owned.

zerocrossing1120d ago

But look what happened to Dead Space... a partnership with EA is a slow death sentence.

GameSpawn1120d ago

It can be quick too. EA did NOTHING to save 38 studios from the wrath of the Rhode Island government.

Amalur was a f-ing good game. It's a little glitchy because 38 got killed before any real good patches could have been made, but the game is fun as hell, has a decent storyline, and overall fairly well put together. I'm not putting it on as much of a pedestal as Last of Us has been put on recently, but I highly recommend the game to anyone that likes Action RPGs.

I really wish EA (or even better Sony) would have intervened and acquired the studio because a lot of that talent is now lost to the wind. It's kind of sad really.

TekoIie1120d ago

@GameSpawn

So true. Loved KoA:R and still play it! It was an RPG which had a lore that just needed some clean up and polish, a huge world with badass enemies to battle and Incredible gameplay.

It was by no means perfect but I was damn sure looking forward to a sequel when I finished it. If any studios/Publishers (Looking at you Lionhead! Amalurs gameplay is perfect for Fable) want to jump and copy the gameplay or acquire the IP by all means do so.

mwjw6961120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

@GameSpawn

Plain and simple the game was good but they spent to much money to make it. They did this to themselves no one else.

fermcr1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

One of my most expected games from E3.

Megaton1120d ago

What about Fuse? What did EA partnership do for that game, besides the 12 year-old focus group?

Abriael1120d ago

Maybe Fuse just wasn't too good?

zerocrossing1120d ago

Fuse looked really interesting, when they were calling it Overstrike... Sometimes I wish EA would just disappear instead of stomping all of their IPs into mediocrity.

STK0261120d ago

I think EA partnership is simply about funding and publishing a game made by an independent developer. EA gave Insomniac the funds they needed, some exposure and let them develop the game. You can't blame EA for Insomniac's shortcomings.

And, truth be told, it's not the first, and likely not the last Insomniac game to fail to be a huge seller or to receive lukewarm reviews. Fuse was a decent game, and was received as such, and as far as I'm concerned, with the exception of the Ratchet and Clank series, Insomniac hasn't really delivered a great game in years now; the first Resistance was a well conceived by the book FPS, but Resistance 2 and 3 were decent at best, and failed to impress me.

At the end of the day, the EA partners program is simply a way for EA to publish games, some will be good, other won't.

shivvy241120d ago

actually R3 had a great campaign but i know what you mean , after Ratchet ACiT(2009) their games just arent as good as they used to be !

Pascalini1120d ago

Can't wait for titanfall

Looks amazing

Roper3161120d ago

I personally don't buy online only games with no SP campaign. Hope it works out for everyone involved.

Abriael1120d ago

Considering where the industry is going, you may find yourself with few games to buy in the near future. Not that I like it...

STK0261120d ago

I think Titanfall's approach is the best one, considering where the modern FPS games are going anyway. If you look at the 2 biggest franchises at the moment, Call of Duty and Battlefield, both are heavily relying on multiplayer to sell their games. Call of Duty does bundle an action packed but very short single player campaign, while Battlefield usually delivers a very generic and in my opinion boring campaign. And, in both cases, people have been complaining over the internet about these.

If done right, I think Titanfall might be able to deliver a decent story, in multiplayer modes. Only time will tell.

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