Is EA starting to deliver?

#1 Posted by Manks (836 posts) -

It's known that for the past few years EA has had a bad reputation for the quality of their games (generally speaking).  In my opinion, I believe that sports franchises have been rushed and so on, along with some other series.  But now doesn't it seem like they are delivering quality titles?  Whether it be just published or actually developed within the company. 

In the future, IMO, we have great looking games like Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Rock Band 2, and Skate 2 coming from EA.  And so far we've had high rated games like Battlefield: Bad Company from them (I didn't personally like it). 

So does anyone else think that EA is putting more time and quality into their games; more than ever before?

#2 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

They have a couple of good looking games coming out. But I think Madden will still suck though...

#3 Posted by Dooops (227 posts) -

I was actually thinking about this the other day. It seems that EA might have been listening to the uproar of angry gamers the past couple of years. It seems that they are trying to stop being the evil developing titan that just grabs any IP and kills it with mass producing games wether they are good or not.  Only time will tell I guess :)

#4 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

They seem to be getting it together and it's proof with those kind of games that they are publishing. Mercs 2 looks awesome also.

#5 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

I like EA. Skate, BF, Burnout, NHL.

#6 Posted by Peacemaker (1102 posts) -

I think they are.  The quality of games seem to be going up and new IP's are looking good like Mirror's Edge and Dead Space.

#7 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Yeah I do, but only because of Dead Space...every other game you named (besides Skate2) is only published by EA by good developers....they aren't just "EA games", all they're doing is publishing them.

#8 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

Maybe...their sports franchises haven't shown any real gems in the past few years. Red Alert 3 looks good, but I hear it's not that great.

#9 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

They always delivered with titles like Burnout. But yeah, it seems more good games are starting to come.
pause422 said:

"Yeah I do, but only because of Dead Space...every other game you named (besides Skate2) is only published by EA by good developers....they aren't just "EA games", all they're doing is publishing them."

yeah, but rumor has it that EA were pressuring their developers, and now that they aren't doing that they are starting to release better titles.
#10 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Well, they have Burnout and Madden so i love em lol
Ur right, they do have some pretty kickass games coming out, Il be sure to pick up Mirrors Edge and Dead Space

#11 Posted by LuffyUzumaki (453 posts) -

MERCENARIES 2 is there best game ever

#12 Posted by GeoffPeterson1 (34 posts) -

Little did they know the horror that was to come.......................................

#13 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, Hot Pursuit, SSX, Syndicate, Dead Space 2, Alice, finally making a new Sim City, ect... yeah oh the horror!!!!!

#14 Edited by drGiggless (222 posts) -

"Is EA starting to deliver?"

No. In the late 90's and through the mid 00's if a game had an EA badge on the cover, you knew it was going to be good. Now the exact opposite is true. I actively avoid any games made by EA because I know it will be a steaming pile of generic dog shit. They've ripped me off for the last time.

#15 Posted by Svenzon (718 posts) -

They've delivered for quite a while as far as I'm concerned. Don't know about the sports games though, since I don't play those.

#16 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -

How the hell did we get into this hardware generation with EA being cool and Activision being the all-father of all that is evil in this world, to get to the end of this generation, and now EA can't catch a break. I just don't get it. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick has been a spectacular prick for the last 6-7 years?

I don't get you guys...

#17 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3197 posts) -

Duuuuuuuuude, this is old.

#18 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

@demonbear said:

How the hell did we get into this hardware generation with EA being cool and Activision being the all-father of all that is evil in this world, to get to the end of this generation, and now EA can't catch a break. I just don't get it. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick has been a spectacular prick for the last 6-7 years?

I don't get you guys...

because ea makes terrible games. Instead of just trying to make the best game possible, they instead try to make them appeal to as many people as possible. As a result, all their games are empty generic crap.

#19 Posted by demonbear (1859 posts) -

@drGiggless said:

@demonbear said:

How the hell did we get into this hardware generation with EA being cool and Activision being the all-father of all that is evil in this world, to get to the end of this generation, and now EA can't catch a break. I just don't get it. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick has been a spectacular prick for the last 6-7 years?

I don't get you guys...

because ea makes terrible games. Instead of just trying to make the best game possible, they instead try to make them appeal to as many people as possible. As a result, all their games are empty generic crap.

Oh and Activision shits gold bricks? Come on!

#20 Posted by Korwin (2833 posts) -

@drGiggless said:

"Is EA starting to deliver?"

No. In the late 90's and through the mid 00's if a game had an EA badge on the cover, you knew it was going to be good. Now the exact opposite is true. I actively avoid any games made by EA because I know it will be a steaming pile of generic dog shit. They've ripped me off for the last time.

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#21 Edited by drGiggless (222 posts) -

@Korwin said:

@drGiggless said:

"Is EA starting to deliver?"

No. In the late 90's and through the mid 00's if a game had an EA badge on the cover, you knew it was going to be good. Now the exact opposite is true. I actively avoid any games made by EA because I know it will be a steaming pile of generic dog shit. They've ripped me off for the last time.

Would you like a gamestop exclusive pre-order bonus (it's a mission we cut from the game in production) with that post? Don't forget to sign up for our facebook game to unlock game breaking over powered items on launch day, and tweet @EA(oranyotherfuckingmajorpublisher)game to get a free unlock code for another 3 maps included on the disk (game ships with 4 maps).

Watch 2 and a Half Men this friday to view the first half of our launch trailer then follow it up online with our exclusive in depth coverage parter IGN!

yea other than the shitty game, this too.

#22 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

@demonbear said:

@drGiggless said:

@demonbear said:

How the hell did we get into this hardware generation with EA being cool and Activision being the all-father of all that is evil in this world, to get to the end of this generation, and now EA can't catch a break. I just don't get it. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick has been a spectacular prick for the last 6-7 years?

I don't get you guys...

because ea makes terrible games. Instead of just trying to make the best game possible, they instead try to make them appeal to as many people as possible. As a result, all their games are empty generic crap.

Oh and Activision shits gold bricks? Come on!

I never said I liked Activision. I'm indifferent towards them.

#23 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@demonbear said:

@drGiggless said:

@demonbear said:

How the hell did we get into this hardware generation with EA being cool and Activision being the all-father of all that is evil in this world, to get to the end of this generation, and now EA can't catch a break. I just don't get it. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick has been a spectacular prick for the last 6-7 years?

I don't get you guys...

because ea makes terrible games. Instead of just trying to make the best game possible, they instead try to make them appeal to as many people as possible. As a result, all their games are empty generic crap.

Oh and Activision shits gold bricks? Come on!

What the fuck does Activision have to do with this discussion? This is a 3 year old thread about EA. Stop randomly bringing up Activision.

#24 Posted by Sander (411 posts) -
#25 Posted by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

EA sucks. They just have good developers.

#26 Edited by EXTomar (4526 posts) -

EA got their asses kicked during the Dead Space/Mirror's Edge/Dragon Age: Origins phase. When they abandoned that they started making a ton of money again. It is more a reflection of the market than EA that when people say they want different styles and more engaging games they don't buy them and are forced back shoveling out "bro games".

EA isn't starting to deliver where instead they are bailing out because the marketing isn't there and the board won't stand for it.

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#27 Edited by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

They had been delivering and didn't need to start. People just like to hate things and right now that hate is directed at EA. Give it time, it will shift back to Activision soon enough.

Edit: Oh, this is an old thread. Why the fuck did someone post in here and then get me all confused and shit?

#28 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

EA delivering? Don't make me laugh

#29 Posted by NTM (7288 posts) -

Dead Space... DEAD SPAAAACE! I don't know, I think EA (other than their sports games) puts out some decent games.

#30 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

Well, when I think of EA, I think of how fantastic Origin is, how Dice won't allowing mods for BF3 because DLC makes money, and ruining the Bioware name.

The only thing they've delivered is extremely low expectations for the future of the industry.

#31 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Still don't completely understand the hate for EA. They've put out some really good games that I genuinely enjoy. Origin works fine for me, last year was a pretty great year with Alice: Madness Returns, Shadows of the Damned, Bullestorm and BF3. Yeah, Dragon Age II could've been better and the ending to Mass Effect 3 was kind of poor, but Bioware is addressing both of those things.

People overreact way too much I think.

#32 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

The problem isn't the games.

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