I've been a long time fan of many games, not so much the Madden franchise, but i've never attempted to discredit the series; I gave credit when, and where it was due. But over the past two to three years I've been noticing EA is taking a lot of heat from the community, and that isn't necessarily fair to all of the smaller development companies within EA.
Being engaged in parkour itself, Mirrors Edge is something that I loved from EA [B]DICE.[/B] It was a great representation of techniques used by David Belle, while still having an action packed suspenseful story.
Then I look at Skate. This game reportedly outsold skateboarding series Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2:1, and it was, in my opinion, the best skateboarding game I've ever played. Very innovative, very stylish, and it was created by EA [B]Black Box.[/B]
I just wanted to know your opinions on EA, I know the roster is much deeper than this; I'm not the biggest fan of EA Sports as far as the football licensing issue, and some of the quality lacking games, but not every game is going to be made well - and the tiniest slip-up from EA leads to an Immense amount of scrutiny. I just wanted to hear some other opinions, as I'm very interested in hearing what other people have to say.