EA strikes again

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#1 Posted by Lazyaza (2176 posts) -
Screen from the cgi concept teaser from 2011
How the game looks now

So word going around the net right now in regards to Insomniacs new shooter is that tonally and visually they've changed it from a more lighthearted and comical game (Insomniac's forte) in to a "darker" and "grittier" and if the new screenshots are any indicator, greyer game. So they've essentially pulled a reverse Borderlands, instead of trying to stand out and be unique, interesting (within the AAA shooter space anyway) they've turned a great looking idea in to just another bland, dull, samey "we want to make another call of duty type game because we think they are all that sells".

So thanks EA, you've ruined something else in your quest for unrivaled greed and ignorance. I normally don't like jumping on the hate bandwagon but imo no one company is more deserving of this than EA right now.

#2 Posted by Crono11 (1645 posts) -

And this was EAs fault because...?

#3 Edited by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

It's an EA Partners game. EA doesn't fuck with the developers in that program. I think it might've been an internal shift at Insomniac, maybe the tone wasn't really working for the game.

#4 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (357 posts) -

I'm going to be super pissed if Overstrike isn't fucking amazing no matter who's fault it is.

#5 Posted by Lukeweizer (2654 posts) -

Let's blame EA anyway. It's easier and everyone will just agree. Not that we know actually what goes on behind closed doors at a studio, but hey, it's the internet.

#6 Edited by Roland_D11 (189 posts) -

So Insomniac changes their game, it looks worse in your opinion and that automatically is EAs fault? Interesting logic there. Fuse is an EA Partners game. Like the games EA does not really care for (bad marketing etc.). So why would they be interested in changing the look of an EA Partners game?
 
Another example:
What if Gearbox shows how Furious 4 looks now (they are changing it) and it looks worse in your opinion then, is that the fault of Gearbox or 2K Games? Or is that ok, because it is not the evil, evil EA?

#7 Posted by GunstarRed (5118 posts) -

I'm a little disappointed at the visual style in newer shots as I loved the style in the original teaser, but I'd like to see an actual trailer of gameplay before I start saying it looks like the worst game in the world ever and EA are satan etc etc. Insomniac put out quality games and it's still about aliens and weird over the top guns. To say EA are responsible for the new direction is silly. Nobody bitched when Naughty Dog did something similar with Uncharted.

#8 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Jesus, look at that dudes head! It looks like they saved production time by buying left over character renders from the Small Soldiers movie.

#9 Posted by Spoonman671 (4597 posts) -

You're a bit of a moron.

#10 Posted by mosespippy (4117 posts) -

My general disinterest in this game is at about the same level as it was when it was first revealed.

#11 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

#12 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -

Regardless of whose fault it is it's pretty disappointing. Game went from cool R&C-reminiscent aesthetic to generic and bland with an even more generic name.

#13 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2363 posts) -

Lol

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#14 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -

I hear that EA once built a time machine and partially funded the Nazi party, all so they could make the Medal of Honor franchise.

#15 Posted by huntad (1931 posts) -

My PS3 keeps freezing and my 360's power brick light keeps turning red...thanks EA.

#16 Posted by Bane122 (786 posts) -

Looks like someone forgot Resistance exists... and loves making an assload of assumptions about a game they know next to nothing about.

#17 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4967 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

This cake I'm eating is not sweet enough. Thanks EA, you piece of shit.

#18 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

some annoying kids broke a window in our house, THANKS EA

#19 Posted by TheHBK (5474 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

You're a bit of a moron.

Whoa!!! Watch out guys. This guy will fuck you up.

#20 Posted by Char12 (69 posts) -

@damswedon said:

I hear that EA once built a time machine and partially funded the Nazi party, all so they could make the Medal of Honor franchise.

I love this.

#21 Posted by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -
@BraveToaster

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

That was Obama's fault, actually.
#22 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

@Crono11 said:

And this was EAs fault because...?

BECAUSE IT'S EA!!!!!! AGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#23 Posted by Yummylee (21506 posts) -

@Bane122 said:

Looks like someone forgot Resistance exists... and loves making an assload of assumptions about a game they know next to nothing about.

Yup. According to a recent gamespot preview, it's meant to be a mix Resistance's grittiness and... well, it's apparently still meant to be funny, just not R&C-style funny; more sardonic and dry, which definitely sounds similar to the sort of humour in the announcement trailer. But the change in visual tone is definitely unfortunate, regardless of why, and who decided for it. Still curious to see this in action, though.

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (9876 posts) -

Another shot fired in EA's long hatred of the spectrum of light.

#25 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@BraveToaster

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

That was Obama's fault, actually.

obama actually secretly owns EA

#26 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

EA is like the Obama of the video game industry

#27 Posted by TheSlothKing (331 posts) -

I got food poisoning from shrimp the other day......THANKS EA! Gaben wouldn't ever let that happen to me.

Thank you Based Gaben!
#28 Posted by Brodehouse (9876 posts) -

I heard John Riccitello was like "What? Magenta? Fire them! Fire all of them until it's fucking grey. And bring me more fucking coffee, GODDAMMIT!"

#29 Posted by phantomzxro (1571 posts) -

i won't generalize because we don't know who made the final choice to change the tone and look of the game but all i can say is i am quite a bit disappointed because this game just looks the same as any other shooter now, and the dark and gritty back stories don't seem needed . I will hold out for some game play and more details to judge like many others but at this time this game is kinda off my radar.

#30 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

@phantomzxro said:

i won't generalize because we don't know who made the final choice to change the tone and look of the game but all i can say is i am quite a bit disappointed because this game just looks the same as any other shooter now, and the dark and gritty back stories don't seem needed . I will hold out for some game play and more details to judge like many others but at this time this game is kinda off my radar.

It's one, single, solitary screenshot dude.

#31 Posted by TheHT (11146 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@TooWalrus said:

@BraveToaster

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

That was Obama's fault, actually.

obama actually secretly owns EA

Obama. Bama. Ama. A. EA.

...my god.

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#32 Posted by myketuna (1679 posts) -

@damswedon said:

I hear that EA once built a time machine and partially funded the Nazi party, all so they could make the Medal of Honor franchise.

You son of a bitch, I love you.

#33 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3801 posts) -

Insomniac says it was their decision, justifies it.

Forum poster blame EA.

Yep this sure is a video game forum.

Why don't we see the game in video form first, as well?

#34 Posted by Milkman (16664 posts) -

Is "THANKS EA" the new "THANKS OBAMA"?

#35 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

@BraveToaster said:

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

This cake I'm eating is not sweet enough. Thanks EA, you piece of shit.

This water in the shower is 68 degrees. Thanks EA, you massive fuck stains.

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#36 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

You do realize that Insomniac themselves admitted to doing this themselves right?

#37 Posted by ShaggE (6420 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@BraveToaster said:

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

This cake I'm eating is not sweet enough. Thanks EA, you piece of shit.

This water in the shower is 68 degrees. Thanks EA, you massive fuck stains.

I was going to follow up with an even more absurd thing to blame EA for, but nothing particularly funny comes to mind at this moment. Thanks, EA, you cock juggling thundercunts.

#38 Posted by EuanDewar (4892 posts) -

9/11?

THANKS EA

#39 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

@Char12 said:

@damswedon said:

I hear that EA once built a time machine and partially funded the Nazi party, all so they could make the Medal of Honor franchise.

I love this.

Seconded(?).

#40 Posted by Freshbandito (681 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@jakob187 said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@BraveToaster said:

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

This cake I'm eating is not sweet enough. Thanks EA, you piece of shit.

This water in the shower is 68 degrees. Thanks EA, you massive fuck stains.

I was going to follow up with an even more absurd thing to blame EA for, but nothing particularly funny comes to mind at this moment. Thanks, EA, you cock juggling thundercunts.

These people have problems. Thanks EA, you circle jerking, monkey sodomising dickholes.

#41 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

@EuanDewar said:

9/11? THANKS EA

...

#42 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3203 posts) -

Famine, disease, and poverty?

THANKS, EGOTISTICAL ASSHOLES (EA)

#43 Posted by DemiGodRaven (267 posts) -

Soda went up ten cents in my store's break room about two years ago. THANKS EA.

#44 Posted by aurahack (2270 posts) -

wow this is the worst please someone murder me in the face so i never have to live to see this abomination

#45 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

There was a hair in my Supreme Chalupa. Thanks, E.A., you dirty bastards.

Truly, no Mexican food is safe so long as the terrible E.A. tyrant reigns supreme.

#46 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

TTT 2 wasnt in at the rental store today, thanks EA

#47 Edited by Dragon_Fire (368 posts) -

It was CGI concept trailer, you really can't be serious?

#48 Posted by believer258 (11800 posts) -

That was probably Insomniac's choice. They do seem to be itching to break into the "serious" market of games, what with them giving Resistance quite a push.

Besides, maybe it's because I was just playing it but it looked a lot like Just Cause 2 to me - and that game is far from anything resembling "seriousness" or "realism".

#49 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Oh my jebus, the EA hatred is getting to levels of stupidity I've never before seen.

#50 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1958 posts) -

I've been reading the Game of Thrones books and now I have to slog through A Feast for Crows, THANKS EA!

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