Why everyone is tired of EA's bulls**t

"EA has proven time and time again that it’s a company that is solely focused on money. With highly anticipated games being shut down (Amy Hennig Star Wars), beloved franchises laying dormant (Command and Conquer), and EA games being riddled with micro-transaction BS, it’s no secret why EA is known for being one of the worst companies ever." -- Nintendo Enthusiast

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isarai38d ago

Does it even need explanation? i feel like if you've tried to put any considerable time into any of their major releases in the past 5yrs you'd know why.

I mean honestly ever since the original launch of Burnout paradise and Mirrors edge they started getting on my nerves cramming MP into everything, cutting off %20 of the game just to sell it back to you as DLC, online passes (remember that shitshow) obsessive amounts of hand holding in their games, everything looking like they were made from the same art bible with carbon fiber galore, and now it's the era of shitty micro transactions and blatant disrespect for it's consumers. The only reason they continue to make money is off their name alone, we're finally starting to see even that start to fall apart.

InTheZoneAC37d ago

to be fair Burnout Paradise was a complete game the my favorite in the series. And Mirrors Edge was also a great game.

isarai37d ago

Agreed, was suggesting that was the last games from them that just felt complete and didnt annoy me with their BS

The Wood37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Loved that game.. . The music the settings the guys voice (narrator). . . Fun times

Godmars29037d ago

But then there was the 5 minutes loading time and menu navigation because the game looked for a connection whether you were online or not.

FanboysKiller36d ago (Edited 36d ago )

You forgot to mention moh, crysis, black and dragon age.

KillZallthebeast36d ago

It also got a free expansion as well later on

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OtterX37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

"EA Sports. It's in the game ...wait, no it's not. You can buy it in our gutted dlc and needless ingame currency though."

"EA Games. Challenge everything. Especially our customers. Don't like it? Don't buy it. ...oh sh**, you guys actually didn't. It must have been the single player campaign. We'll gut that next time."

L7CHAPEL37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Well said.

as much as I hate to acknowledge them, I give Activision more credit than I do them.
at least they purposely removed the campaign, and everybody knew what they were going to get up front with their game.
EA's solution was to move an unfinished game forward, to what they felt would be a better window for it, with 2/3 of their multiplayer component missing/unfinished?..

I say there's at least a seventy-five- 80% chance that when it does release, it's going to be absolute shit.
particularly the Battle Royal.

now that Apex legends is out, and has caught fire🔥...
they're in serious trouble.

which also begs the question,
now that they have ownership over respawn Studios, and they knew Apex was coming:
why did they think having a Battle Royal mode in battlefield was going to be a good idea to begin with ?! why would you have two separate games, that have Battle Royal, considering....*
Christ, it boggles the mind...

Muzikguy37d ago

I'm so glad that people are starting to wise up to these practices.EA has been horrible for the industry with the way they've handled games for almost 2 generations now. BF4 was my last game published by them. Ubisoft too. After Watch Dogs I gave up on them. What they've been doing with MTs and selling unfinished games or throwing MP into everything tells me they really don't know what consumers want. Or maybe they're thinking if they tell us what we want enough times that we will believe them. Sorry, but I'm old enough to know that games weren't always this way nor do they have to be. I'm glad there are companies out there that at least take pride in their work. They will continue to get my money

EricLane37d ago

Battlefield is my favorite franchise and it is so disappointing to see what is happening to it. It was the only MP shooter I enjoyed playing... My favorite multiplayer hobby is now kaput.... I'm not angry. Just disappointed.

L7CHAPEL37d ago

What really stands out is how long the train's been rolling, of them going in the wrong direction.
They definitely look at their clientele/ customers, however they want to term it, as just a revenue stream.
they could not care less about anything else.

if it weren't for Madden and fifa,
I honestly think these guys wouldn't be afloat.
such a bloated company.
the greatest example with them,
(that so many people seem to forget about) is when they were this gigantic vacuum, that sucked up all of these developers and intellectual properties, and it so obvious they never meant to do anything with them, to begin with.
their sole purpose in doing it, like any corporate entity, was to buy up the competition and remove it from the market, so they wouldn't have to face that competition.
They are the absolute Apex, pristine example, of the corporatization business mentality and practices,
swallowing up and destroying whatever they could in their path,
out of sickening greed.
and then when it comes time for them to deliver on their end?
what they offer it's so ridiculous it's not even funny.
And like all corporations everybody sits around in a boardroom taking calls/talking to investors in doublespeak, and making excuses with the mentality that avoids reality at any and all cost.
the modern-day realization of The emperor's New clothes mentality, stand around and clap and Pat everybody on the back and cheer,
as they introduce 1 horrifying idea after another, because everyone's only worried about their own future.

Anyone moving up, certainly doesn't want to be kicked out the door for being the one person to stop and say: "well, that's terrible👆 that's a horrible idea, why would you do that? people don't like it because that's a bad practice,...?"

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Relientk7738d ago

Loot boxes, microtransactions, pay 2 win crap, and focusing on multiplayer, while sacrificing single player

Definitely sick of EA.

GtPawnSacrifices37d ago

Feel exactly the same.
I’d prefer to pay an upfront & one off cost, & have everything unlockable through progression.
Giving us a fair and level game.

rainslacker36d ago

I really don't even care if they do all the loot boxes, or MT, or P2W, or even focusing on MP, it's that they always, without fail, try to make it out like it's a benefit for the consumer, or in demand by the consumer, or the only way they can manage to release a game because they act like it's impossible to make these games without an excessive amount of revenue coming in from the returns.

If they want to implement those things....although I'm on the fence about loot boxes...then just do it, and say it's because you want to maximize revenue. Don't try to make it seem like it's something good or necessary.

Further, they need to stop trying to act like they're going to get better, and just admit they want to do service based games with the least amount of effort put into their development as possible. For years, they've said how they want to do better, yet they always end up doing worse than we could really imagine.

DJK1NG_Gaming37d ago

People finally caught up eh?
I've been saying this since 2012.

Look like people are finally learning.

bigmalky37d ago

The kids are finally growing up.

annoyedgamer36d ago

I ended ties with Crysis 2 in 2010. But back then I shilled for them because I was a huge Crysis fanboy. Now? I haven't even played Crysis 3.

Magnus37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Killing franchises shutting down studios wrecking a franchise for fans loot boxes and microtransactions . The signs sure tell me why people are tired of EA and their bullshit.

BLAKHOODe37d ago

And then we have Apex Legends. Right now, it's all Respawn, but you know EA is already getting ideas with it's sudden success. It won't be long before they screw it up.

1-pwnsause-137d ago

thats the problem, its a vicious cycle. Apex Legends is actually pretty good, people are going to fall for their BullS**t again, EA usually does this once in a while. EA is so out of touch they're gonna think, "OH ThATs WhAT thEY wANT AnOTHer BATTle ROYAAALLLLEEE" and keep making these live services that we dont want.

EricLane37d ago

Absolutely right. I don't tuch F2P games personally. I want to spend my money upfront and own my content but it is getting harder and harder to do.

annoyedgamer36d ago

Battledifled is done now for sure because of this.

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