This week on Sessler's ...Something, Adam answers your questions about whether or not EA can bounce back from the Battlefield fiasco, and how game price affects review scores.
I'm done with Battlefield. It still has problems on the PS4 (not sure about X1) and I just can't take it anymore.
I hear ya... Im about done with FPSs in general. but i will try out "Destiny" and hopefully it will keep me interested until "H-Hour" is released
When is H-Hour slated to drop?
it's kinda pathetic how it's become kinda "cool" and "hip" to rag on BF4 even though its WORLDS better than it was since launch. Yet, CoD pumps out the same garbage every year. Yes, the launch was rocky, but nobody in the media has even attempted to acknowlege how much better of an experience it is now. Hundreds of thousands play and enjoy BF4 every day and every night, yet only the lame-a#$ whiners get the attention
@Venom The difference is that while CoD is largely the same game every year, it actually WORKS. EA released BF4 knowing that it was broken, and a bunch of their execs sold off millions of dollars worth of stock just before the game came out when the stocks were high. And the stocks were only that high because they were LYING to investors about how good the game was and how well it would sell. That's why they have a bunch of lawsuits on their hands right now. And I STILL can't play BF4 on PC because while the newest patches have apparently fixed the crashes/blue screens, now the game won't even START. And EA support has basically told me to suck it up twice now.
@Venom6 I agree with you, but I think you are making the assumption that people who are ragging on BF4 are jumping ship to CoD. I've been ragging on BF4, and will continue to do so, but only because I can't get my money back. I didn't jump ship to CoD, because to me its worse than BF, but I am looking forward to something else, whether it is PS2 on the PS4 or H-Hour when it comes out next year.
Yup definitely still broken on Xbox One for me at least. The last patch just causes the game to crash every five minutes. The lag is worse than ever as well.
I myself am over Modern day Military shooters, they all look and feel the same.
im done too with it.
Need, an excellent Vietnam era game
What does COD have to do with BFs terrible launch? EA messed it up bad, really bad. It still has issues to this day. It's not about whether the game is better or not than something else, its about how broken the game still is for some users. Yes, there will be launch problems, but EA has been in the business a long time. They should know better than this.
despite the problems BF4 is still the best multiplayer game on PS4 and that won't change anytime soon, 50,000 people playing it right now on PS4
I agree with you, but I think you are making the assumption that people who are ragging on BF4 are jumping ship to CoD. I've been ragging on BF4, and will continue to do so, but only because I can't get my money back. I didn't jump ship to CoD, because to me its worse than BF, but I am looking forward to something else, whether it is PS2 on the PS4 or H-Hour when it comes out next year.
It's time for Destiny...
I wanted to throw Bf4 out the window. It's not just the online that's screwed up, the campaign deleted all of my progress so I had to restart it. Then when I beat it that time, it didn't unlock the achievements, and didn't give me credit for beating a level I beat twice. F that game.
I have BF4 on the XB1 and I can't bring myself to play it, what with all the issues it has had. The last straw for me was when I had fought tooth and nail to pass this one particularly difficult level in the game, which I managed to do after quite a few attempts. I managed to get further along in the game and didn't play it for a few days. After the most recent update, I put the game on and came to find that my progress had for some reason been pushed back to a few checkpoints before that really difficult level I mentioned. I haven't played it since. It's a shame, really as the game itself is enjoyable but you just can't help but feel it's broken.
EA will never need to recover, they'll still keep going along at their own pace making up the losses incurred by finding new creative ways to milk the casual gamers. It's the same every time something like this happens to them, people wonder about how they will recover yet it's probably just another day in the office for them.
I'm just glad he said that EA gets undue anomisoity towards it. Which I completely agree with. Is it a great company? No, but not nearly as bad as people want to make it out to be. As for Battlefield, I've been playing it since launch for PS4 and maybe because of how broken it once was I'm a bit jaded now. I have had the single player beaten for months without issue. The online has had minor quirks but hasn't been crippling for awhile.
EA did invest in some new IP's though that paid off like Dead Space, Mirror's Edge and I believe there was one more. But how unfortunate that one IP they left to die while the other that was a success they ran into the ground in the span of only two sequels. It's almost as if they took a chance with some new creative IP's and which ever one was the most popular (Dead Space) they slowly turned it into a cookie cutter, by the numbers action FPS by the third sequel.
That was back around 2008 when EA was actually the best publisher in the business. And then they saw COD breaking records, and EA wanted in on that money. Fast forward a few years and they've completely ruined all of their franchises by turning them into mindless games with stupid amounts of action. They even did that to NFS more than once, a friggen racing game.
They need the hit to the pocket book, and I hope consumers provide that much needed reality check. I'm tired of micro-transactions, and the intentional release of broken games. If a company as big as EA takes a pocket book hit by consumers refusing to purchase their product then other publishers will take note.
Does price affect a consumers decision to buy something? Obviously, so maybe it shouldnt alter a review score, but simply be added to the score card as it were, here's the review and heres the price. Easy
Why the hell has this social justice blogger been approved on a site about gaming?
Quite frankly, at least EA is addressing the bugs and putting the hold on future DLC until the bugs are remedied. Can't say the same for WB Games and Batman Arkham Origins.
1. Battlefield sold well and people continue to play it so its far from the fiasco the gaming press makes it out to be. EA while maybe having a little egg on its face is going to be okay. Price and length of a game matters and should be pointed out but not affect a score,
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