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Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: Don't buy SW: Battlefront 2
It would appear that papa Disney has stepped in and given a needed smack to its EA step child.
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Re: Don't buy SW: Battlefront 2
We're talking about the company that is basically holding US copyright law hostage (with the help of the bought and paid for lawmakers).  All the Disney stuff should have passed into public domain long ago (you know, where Disney originally plucked their ideas from).

 

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OOOOoooohyeeeaaaah baby.


 

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OOOOoooohyeeeaaaah baby.

Glad regulators are finally waking up.  Randomized lootboxes based on real-world financial transactions are predatory gambling exploitation, and they need to be regulated as such.

EA finally did something right - they stepped so far into exploitation that they've forced lawmakers to act.
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"the market will regulate itself out" roflmao where are the ancaps right now.

That would be the dreamworld ancap-ism would bring us: full on exploitative casinos all around us, disguised as free utopias, gathering information and playing with all of our psychological loopholes to skin us pennyless to death. AnCaperism at its finest, Joe Camel-ism at full throttle.

I'm also psyched that they used the sentence "We shouldn't allow Star Wars to encourage kids to gamble".

Disney must be loving all this overwhelming attention they are getting just before Last Jedi hits the screens. They must be loving EA for it. I can't imagine all the love letters they are throwing at each other right now!

 

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the meetings between Disney and EA on this would be glorious.  I mean, Star Wars is a literal cash cow; you feed the fanbase with anything remotely SW-related, and money flows in your hands.  It's truly impressive how badly EA managed to **** this up.
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Offline BrotherBryon

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Re: Don't buy SW: Battlefront 2
This is the 2nd EA title this year that I've paid for only to end up severely disappointed in, why do I keep letting them dupe me into shoveling money out for crap games? They've completely ruined both Star Wars and Mass Effect for me and at this point I just can't trust them to ever clean their act up. I will definitely not preorder another EA title ever again and they will be lucky if I ever buy another one of their games. This is going to be bigger than the Mass Effect 3 ending backlash and EA truly deserves the negative hit to their reputation this is going to bring.
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Re: Don't buy SW: Battlefront 2
EA has needed to just go away for a long time now.  But, you know, so has Disney (customizing US copyright law to maximize their profits for the foreseeable future).  *shrug*  Sucks, man.

 

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Pretty sure Bioware ruined Mass Effect all on their own.

 
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I stopped buying EA games after the first Dragon Age.  ****ty EULAs tend to strongly telegraph a willingness--if not intention--to engage in anti-consumer practices.

 
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Pretty sure Bioware ruined Mass Effect all on their own.

Remember when we all lauded the ME3 Multiplayer which, incidently, had lootboxes?

Let the implication sink in...

 

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Remember when we didn't like the lootbox crap back then?

Because, if I recall correctly, our consensus back then was that the gameplay itself was sweet, but that having to rely on a random unlock system sucked.
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Re: Don't buy SW: Battlefront 2
How well is BF2 selling anyway? My Uncle bought it right in front of me, and I was going to object... but whatever. He's already stopped playing it though, he's only had it for like 3 days.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Remember when this thread was about Battlefront? :D

 

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Remember when this thread was about Battlefront? :D

I did.  Split.
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I really really want to try this solely for the Starfighter Assault mode developed by Criterion.  But my days of paying $60 for any game are long past (also thanks to EA, when I realized I had spent about $110 total on BF3 and all the expansions, some of which i never touched).  The pay-to-win aspects EA has added only further ensure they won't get any of my money.  Unfortunately I think there are enough whales out there with disposable income to offset the likes of us, and the trend will only get worse.
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I really really want to try this solely for the Starfighter Assault mode developed by Criterion.  But my days of paying $60 for any game are long past (also thanks to EA, when I realized I had spent about $110 total on BF3 and all the expansions, some of which i never touched).  The pay-to-win aspects EA has added only further ensure they won't get any of my money.  Unfortunately I think there are enough whales out there with disposable income to offset the likes of us, and the trend will only get worse.

That's one part of the gameplay that actually disappointed me. If you plan on using mouse + kb then you'll have to wrestle with the virtual joystick. I don't know if you can turn it off, you couldn't in the beta.

The flying is actually great on joystick though. Having played it last night at a friend's, the impression I get is that other than the gameplay tweaks, BF2 is really just more of the same only with a very short campaign and thankfully no season pass. The game is fun, but also a bit lacking in depth and stuff to do.