I wasn't bummed out by Mass Effect 3. A lot of that game was great. So probably that game.
I remember excitedly buying SSX last year, only to learn later not only is there no split screen multiplayer, there's not even head to head online multiplayer. It was all asynchronous. That was really disappointing. Obviously Mass Effect 3 was disappointing. My roommate bought NCAA Football 13 last year, which was surprisingly glitchy and just not that good, really.
I've been wary ever since, and it seems that wariness has been justified with Dead Space 3 and The Sims most recently. Most of EA's games these days feel soulless, and it really doesn't make me feel good. So I ask you, what was the last EA game you played where you were like "Yeah, all right!"? I hear the NHL and FIFA franchises are good, but I've even heard people complain about those as well.
I don't know, EA has become a punching bag of late, but I feel it's pretty justified.
Edit: I kind of want to delete this topic. Right after I posted it I regretted it since I felt like it wouldn't really go anywhere, but I don't know how to delete a thread, so I accidentally deleted my main post, and I reposted it and now it's second and I look silly.
Bad Company 2. That came out 3 years ago. About 2.5 years ago they started acting like complete dirtbags and I decided I would not buy another one of their games. I broke that rule once for BF3 but it was a huge disappointment so I went back to not buying EA. Was prepared to break it for SimCity but I didn't and won't now.
I hadn't played a football game since the 08 editions because this generation of video football has been horrifically bad compared to how good things had gotten on the PS2, but I bought the NCAA and Madden games on a whim this past fall due to all the hype surrounding the new physics engine. Ironically, I was really disgusted by Madden (no draft classes, no legitimate Franchise mode, janky animations, etc.) but I ended up playing the hell out of the NCAA game.
I really loved Dragon Age 2, and thought Mass Effect 3 was good (even if I the gameplay toward the end was a boring slog, and I couldn't be bothered to watch the ending cutscene stuff by that point). In my experience, they have released a lot of very good but deeply flawed games.
They are usually still very much enjoyable though, even if seems like they are artificially inserting fail into games that seem like they could naturally progress decently (e.g. don't tinker with DA1 combat so much, just drop the decision making aspect at the end of ME3 and try to flesh out something more substantiated).
No really, a lot of the stuff surrounding the game bums me out a bit but I'm perfectly happy with the game itself. Actually I can't remember the last time I was disappointed with an EA game.
EDIT: WTF, just noticed that the OP was deleted.
EDIT2: Oh, I just actually read the third post entirely, I get it now.
Never been bummed out over an EA game. I mostly play the sports games which are always top notch. I also love Mass Effect and Dragon Age (and I think both series get better as they go on, DA II and ME3 are my favorites by far).
I don't see how you could get bummed out about Battlefield 3. It's a stellar game and I'm a hardcore Call of Duty fan.
I wasnt bummed by an EA game prob going back to the 90s. They have ruined too many great companies for me to not be bummed by anything they do. It can be a great game, Im still fucking bummed its from EA. Id rather not support them in their next take over of a great company that they will eventually turn into complete shit.