The Most Obvious Thing About EA Needs To Be Said Anyway

EA's "Fewer, Bigger, Better" strategy for its key packaged goods releases will not work if the games are, in fact, not "Better". Analyst Michael Pachter lamented the oddly low quality and poor sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter and praised the delay of Fuse.

("Packaged goods" are games sold in stores, not the ever-growing number of ones EA's selling just to phones are running on Facebook.)

EA does make some clunkers. But it's not all bad. Not by a long shot. EA's FIFA is considered top-shelf. NHL's a winner. Need for Speed: Most Wanted was amazing. Dead Space 3 (pictured above), Sim City, Dragon Age III and Battlefield 4 better be.

You can do it, EA! Right?


    The only definite success I see here is Battlefield 4. DS3 previews have not been received well, Sim City is losing hype due to the pricing/DRM and DA3 has that checkered past.

    EA games have moved from my "must have" list to my "maybe one day" list.

    Crysis 3 looks like it'll be pretty good. I think I'm going to need a new PC for it though...

      Crysis 3 isn't an EA game.

      It's a Crytek game... being published by EA for a share of the profit.

        Ohhhh, right. I forgot about the whole first party/third party thing. Was only thinking of games with an EA label on them xD

    not being a fan of sports games, I've completely lost faith in EA. after they released a new Need for Speed every year for the last 10 years or so, each one steadily worse, I just stopped caring.

    hopefully they start making some decent games again.

      My pal wisely decided a broken tv and high blood pressure isnt worth keeping up with the new versions of FIFA. Haven't been able to afford a new one recently, but I distinctly remember trading in FIFA 12...

    Dragon Age was awful. I just don't get what I'm missing there. Regardless, nobody wants to see them fail.

      Not THQ level of fail, but enough that they get their shit together.

        THQ deserved a lot better, if EA and THQ traded places the world would be slightly better.

        I'd still be wary of Bioware products though.

      Whuuuut? DA:O was fantastic. I hope you mean DA2, which I gladly uninstalled not 5 hours into the game, and never looked back at.

    Bigger is part of their concept? But the way they advertise SimCity it seems smaller the more I hear about it. Admittedly it's because features seem to become DLC.

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