You are what's wrong with games.
I do not like Call of Duty anymore... But that is another story. Battlefield. Yes I did buy Battlefield Bad Company 2 with the Vietnam add on. Battlefield 3 in its current state? no. I was going to buy it on the PS3 but after this fucking stunt? No.
I don't advocate buying Madden every year, but they definitely improve the game year to year. I'm skewed because I'm working on it this year, but to say that the game doesn't improve year to year is just wrong. I'll stop though as I'm biased in this case.
Wow your NDA clauses much stretch towards not being able to talk bad about any of the products you are working on. Understandable. I've been there with TSA. When EA shuts down the servers for every madden game every year it kind of sucks. Maybe I like the build from 2008 over 2009, 2010, and 2011... (X-Link Kaid took care of this issue.) I don't know if this mode exists but if Madden would release 2013 with the ability to go "back in time" with teams then that would make it a lot better for me. Keeping the games online for more than 1 year would also help. But I haven't touched a Madden game since 2002. And over all I hate sports games anyway. That is why I never really owned any other sports game than the Tony Hawk Series. Back in the PS2 days it made sense to buy this series every year. But now that Tony Hawk HD has been announced and is coming soon... hopefully it will thwart Activision to surrender rights of this fucking game to the small development team that has decided to take in the fact that their fan base is all about the older titles and do not really care about "realism." because to most of us... realism in skating games is just no fun at all.
What you need to realize about NFS is that it is not a single series anymore. NFS shift, NFS underground, NFS Hot Pursuit, and NFS the run are all separate series in the same brand. If you go in expecting any of them to be sequels of the others you will be disappointed because they all have different target markets.
Need for Speed is turning into Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. What I mean is: Every developer has a different perspective on how the game should play out. And most of them I do not agree with. Just like I hate Slant 6 Games. They fucked up Fireteam Bravo 3, Socom Confrontation, and Operation Raccoon City. Sadly I bought all three of those games and I don't like a single one of them. How can you fuck up a shooter? When you let a team of ELITISTS run the Q&A team. I like the idea behind Operation Raccoon City... But it is a seriously short game where as most resident Evil games don't rely on a platinum trophy to get you to play through it 100%. Back on the NFS shit... You said it yourself when you did not like the PS3 games back in that other huge ass forum bank of 200+ pages.. I do not like the NFS games that have come out. They don't tailor to me. Shit even GT doesn't tailor to me. Midnight Club tailor's to me, but not NFS anymore.
I don't get why you are upset at EA for targeting a market that is not you?
The original Sims game with all of the expansions was perfect.... Then they tried to add a story line to it. At least on the console version that I played back on PS2... you had to do trivial tasks. It took a simple "sit and watch" game, flipped it upside down, and turned into a trivial pursuit. When it went online..... I had to buy a subscription fee. (Yes I was a poor bastard. But how come Diablo 2 could have limitless online functionality and not charge extra?)
Have you seen any of the footage of the new sim city?
Yes. Have you played Cities XL? Why wait?
To each his own, but the gameplay has definitely improved recently. I think I only played 3 and champion, but I definitely enjoy champion more.
I bought Fight Night Round 3 and loved it. I saw the new Fight Night at a friends house and started to hate it. I won't buy it.
You said you were coming back to battlefield, but I'm assuming it was part of your, "chargin you to play games" bit, but that's the way games are going in general. Games are going further and further toward services. It's better to settle this with yourself now, because everything is going that way. Everybody is going to be doing it, not just EA and Activision.
Why is it that the two biggest names in the FPS industry are the only ones pushing that service? Yet all of these other titles would rather have a community rather than a paid service with "extra's."
If you're letting the fact that an EA game is made by EA get in the way of you buying it you're doing yourself a disservice. SSX was a great game this year, Madden would be the first Madden I'd get this year because it finally has physics based animation (NOTE I'M BIASED HERE, but I legit would buy it this year because of that), MMA was a better game than THQ's UFC one, so the next UFC game will probably be really good now that EA has the rights. Sim City looks good, and there's a new CnC coming which should be interesting. Not all EA games are great or even good, so don't buy them; it's what I do for any games I don't want. Brand loyalty and brand hate will have you missing out on a lot of great experiences.
I have never played SSX. And I personally will never go skiing again. (Very bad accident my first time Skiing. I was literally 2 inches from death.)
I'm not a huge fan of activision but I'm probably going to buy the new spiderman game because it looks really good, and it's supposedly not hugely tied to the movie. I would buy DS3 if I weren't such a pussy. Those are two potentially awesome experiences you're going to miss out on just because you dislike two companies?
You got me on Dead Space..... I actually own Dead Space 1 and 2 on PC through Steam.... Honestly it is the one game where I don't smell the same stench that every other EA title has with that fucking EA logo on it.. I haven't even touched 2 yet. Haven't even set it up. I just downloaded it and kept it dormant. But I wanted it. Absolutely no DLC packs for the second game. And the first game... Well I bought those extra fucking suits on the PS3 version only to get through the game faster. And its not that scary. The only horror game that really gave me a nightmare was the first fucking Siren game. Before that was Resident Evil 2. That fucking crocodile.... But for the majority of the EA games... I will not touch.
EDIT: On a side note W2L... if you have to delete your posts by tonight I completely understand and I will edit out your responses in my posts as well to keep your job mate. ***
Edited by The_Con-Sept, 19 June 2012 - 01:25 AM.