Originally Posted by piemasterp
Everyone hits on NFS for being an arcade game, but thats what its good at. I love any game that has to do with cars. I play Forza for realism, Rigs of Rods for simulation, and NFS for arcade. I don't always want super-realism, and just want to blow off some steam. I turn to NFS for that.
EDIT: Also don't mind origin at all. If EA wants to do it, fine by me. It was a buisness decision on their part, and I respect that. I see why they did it, and it makes sense economically.
I think the reason most people hate EA is not because of Origin, but because they have bought numerous design studios and basically destroyed them. Bullfrog studios, looking glass, Bioware, the list goes on and on - i'm sure they're many i'm forgetting. We're talking about developers that made some of the best games ever.
Basically, EA throws money at top design studios - and once they become part of the EA empire they immediately stop creating good games. This is why I hate EA, it has nothing to do with Origin.
This is why I love Valve, they never give up on their principles. Now when EA releases a good game, sure i'll buy it, but I definitely hold a grudge over some of their past actions.