EA has once again come under fire from gamers and critics regarding the amount of emphasis on spending real cash in their new game, Dungeon Keeper. A reboot of the 1997, this new game has been criticized for being structured around micro transactions.
Many critics have been giving the game bad reviews, especially Metro who gave the game a 0/10 and slammed it for the heavy use of micro transactions. However, EA has defended its game saying that the game itself has great reviews on the app stores. This may be true but they failed to acknowledge the fact that the game asks you to rate it many times. That’s not all either, you are told that 5 star reviews will help EA develop more free content for the game and if you try and give it a lower score than 5 you will get another pop up that asks you to email the company with your feedback.
EA Mystic’s Jeff Skalski told TabTimes:
“At the time of this interview, App Store ratings currently sit at 4 out of 5 stars and Google Play ratings sit at 4.5 out of 5 stars. We’re also seeing a lot of game downloads and in-game engagement so that tells us there is a large group of people who are playing and enjoying the game. Obviously, this is counter to some of the angry reactions we’ve seen around the internet, so we’re still trying to look at all of these data points.”
EA have been voted worst company in America for two years running despite being nominated against the likes of Bank of America and BP. A spokesperson for EA recently said they never want this “award” again. So far they don’t seem to be doing a very good job on that front.