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11-06-2009 @ 10:52PM
Activision, Eidos and EA. I never used to think much of any of them. All 3 of them, at least to me, were just out for my money.We know this is true where Activision is concerned. Kotick makes no attempt to hide it and, whilst I can respect his forthright attitude in that regard, I will NEVER respect the way he deals with his company and his clients.Eidos seem pretty quiet but they've made some mistakes too. The one thing I dislike about them is they wouldn't sell the rights for Deus Ex to Warren Spector (one of the creators of the original game) and for me, being a hardcore fan of Deus Ex was sad to hear this because now Eidos Montreal are probably going to rape my favourite game of all time even further with this third game.EA used to be my number one Big Bad. Simply because they raped good games like Command and Conquer and the Need For Speed series. Hell, they're still doing so to those two aforementioned series but I could actually play the latest C&C games. C&C: Generals, for example, WAS HORRIBLE (hated it). NFS is OK but they ALWAYS screw it up near the end and this is not the developers fault but rather, EA's - the publishers - fault.EA have been known to give extremely tight deadlines. Need For Speed had tight deadlines, for example, which is why the game is all good and dandy until the very end. At the end it's incredibly hard and feels very rushed and some of the developers realised this and said they hate it, but they couldn't do anything else in the allocated time interval given to them.Patience is a virtue. I would much rather wait another 3 years for a game to come out and be of decent quality than for it to come out ASAP and it be absolutely horrible. Whilst you might lose a bit more money because of the longer development times you will gain more long-term because more people will be happier with your game, more people will recommend your game to other people, more people will buy your next games thinking they'll get the same decent quality.EA seem to have loosened up a bit. But I don't buy many EA games (I won't buy anymore Battlefield games because they're just pointless now, I can't stand WW2 games anymore because it's the same boring crap over and over again), with the exception of BioWare's games.
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