Despite the fact that the rapture has arrived, I'll be giving you 3 posts this weekend, count'em 3! The first is about why EA is the one of the worst corporations in the United States. Yes, I realize that's a wild overstatement, but that's how I feel. My main complaint with them is their acquisition of smaller developers and how they ruin them. I'll use my all-time favorite developer Bioware as an example. Before becoming a part of EA, Bioware was making the most in depth RPGs on the market. I still, to this day, play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Baldur's Gate. Their games were known for close attention-to-detail and incredible story lines. However, this all changed when EA came along.
I was incredibly excited for Dragon Age 2; I loved Dragon Age: Origins and couldn't wait for more. Then, I played it. The game was completely changed. I could specifically list every difference, but let's just say the combat system, the dialogue, and user interface was changed. Those are immense changes. The game was streamlined for the masses. As pretentious as that sounds, it's true. The game was made for a much larger audience when compared to Origins. So how does EA fit in here? They're the cause of this. EA is guilty by:
- placing deadlines on developers, giving them less time to perfect their game
- demanding changes to appeal to a larger market
- the release of idiotic DLC on a game's release date
- other general money-milking activites
EA is a greedy, monopolizing corporation. Thank you for ruining Bioware, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.