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Both the franchises you list are the reason EA is the way it is, and highlight what is wrong with gaming today.....

"Let's take a product, rehash it year over year, only making major changes every several years. Then watch as people throw money at us"

Honestly their isn't much you can do to sports games. Which the EA model is perfect for, the way they run the company has a purpose. I've said it before, some developers are good at a certain genera and not good at others. EA is (IMO) a good example of that, don't like how they do other game styles. Activision is in a similar boat, they have good games and others are just cash cows. Don't just blindly hate the company, when they can produce good products. A better stance, as everyone should do, is vote with your wallet and support them for what they can do.
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As long as the franchise continues. Darksiders is one of the most underrated games of this generation imo.
 
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Honestly, anything EA touches is good as dead.

Crytek != EA
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Hopefully they don't get the IP. I rather someone else get it. If Crytek makes Darksiders it will have good graphics and that's about it.

It doesn't look like there are many other choices available. Crytek is the only one that showed some interest in the franchise since the initial sale of THQ. In my opinion this could be interesting. Darksiders always had a very cartoonish graphic/theme, I'd really like a step up to a mature and even darker environment.
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As long as the franchise continues. Darksiders is one of the most underrated games of this generation imo.

Agree!
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FIFA, Madden, I could make a list? This EA hate is obtuse, they do amazing in quite a few games. Just not what (some) people like in other games, errone should really get over it.

I agree that EA is good for pushing out sports titles. Games that already have everything needed such as player stats and field plays, heck the only work that needs to be done is an engine and putting it on a disc. These games require little thinking involved and are meant to be released on a yearly basis. But RPGs and shooters with a decent story and play mechanics take longer. When EA thinks they can rush these titles to the market to make a quick buck it fails.
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Hopefully they don't get the IP. I rather someone else get it. If Crytek makes Darksiders it will have good graphics and that's about it.

EA is killing Crytek's franchises.

Much like the way they converted BF3 into a simplified BF2, and MoH into a Call of Duty, or the way they killed Need for Speed. Crysis has been dumbed down to extreme levels too.


Crytek and DICE should unite and create a new distributor. It's their only salvation from EA's dumbing and cash-milking policies.
   
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EA is killing Crytek's franchises.

Much like the way they converted BF3 into a simplified BF2, and MoH into a Call of Duty, or the way they killed Need for Speed. Crysis has been dumbed down to extreme levels too.


Crytek and DICE should unite and create a new distributor. It's their only salvation from EA's dumbing and cash-milking policies.

While Crysis was a bit dumbed down from what little I saw of 2, most of it is progression to expand their audience while finding a balance with their roots. Crytek is in a very unique position that most of the devs EA deals with are not. One word : Cryengine! EA can only say so much, the fact that Crytek makes their own engine and it is a great one gives them a ton of power. EA needs Crytek more than Crytek needs EA.

Flagship burned so fast because they had a garbage engine and they depended on EA. EA was able to call the shots with the game and the company. What started as a promising game turned into an utter disaster.
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Honestly, anything EA touches is good as dead.

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FIFA, Madden, I could make a list? This EA hate is obtuse, they do amazing in quite a few games. Just not what (some) people like in other games, errone should really get over it.

Please make the list, I am listening. First of the games where they did make it big and are still having success and then the ones they killed.
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EA can only say so much, the fact that Crytek makes their own engine and it is a great one gives them a ton of power. EA needs Crytek more than Crytek needs EA.

That's why Crytek should go on a venture of its own ASAP.

EA wants Crysis to be their CoD. And Crysis was, quite in fact, the complete opposite to CoD. Tactical, open-minded, with vast scenarios, and very specific weapons and attachments for each case.
   
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