By AngstOverlord 0 Comments
EA continues to endear itself to the masses by being managed by a bunch of cheapass bastards who are taking more online services for their games out back to be shot. Some of these things aren't that old. Some of them are reliant on user-created material. Some of them are games that I actually like.
Sooo... when is Create's retail page (among the other victims) getting amended to reflect the loss of its content sharing features? Someone needs to.
Granted, the casualty I'm the most annoyed about is Burnout: Revenge. Paradise is a fine title in its own right but both games have their own distinct feel to them. Revenge has much more in common with the arcade titles of yesteryear which Paradise just... doesn't have. Crash mode is completely and utterly ridiculous but it's fun. Crash partiers, party hard, for soon this mode will be lost forever.
I never understood corporate EA's insistence on running their own servers on everything. It provides them with a higher level of control, of course, but why is this strictness a necessity for racing titles? It obviously costs them money which they are not pleased to part with, hence the terminations. Relaxing their iron fist would allow more funds to be allocated to titles whose existence requires a controlled server such as Create or the myriad of sweaty men hitting each other fantasy league-type games. Not even the much-prattled-about online pass managed to spare MMA a bullet to the head.
This isn't even getting into their "let's run this shit into the ground" practices of fostering quick completion times on products resulting in terrible or at least questionable sequels to previously lauded titles. Or day one on-disc DLC.
Their logo is becoming more of a badge of shame than anything else.
The worst thing is, because of a handful of idiotic business practices and shady dealings some consumers are going to be turned off from legitimately good titles. The Mark of
Cain EA will cost some hardworking and skillful men and women from reaching their audience because of their publisher's frustrating behavior.
Congratulations! You be the smart people EA! Yaaaay!