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Old 11-21-2017, 11:18 AM   #9
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Re: Do you want Longshot to return?

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I'll play it when it's there - because it will be there, Tiburon didn't invest multiple years of R&D to build a one-off story mode for one Madden game - but I don't really have a strong opinion if for whatever reason it got axed.
Except the R&D is now a sunk cost - the best money saving approach at this point, if numbers show that the game mode wasn't successful is to cut it out and not waste future resources on it which could be used in other places.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:30 AM   #10
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Except the R&D is now a sunk cost - the best money saving approach at this point, if numbers show that the game mode wasn't successful is to cut it out and not waste future resources on it which could be used in other places.
Didn't EA recently say that something like half their player base completed the first two of Longshot's three acts? I remember their announcing some very positive number like that.

To that end the mode has unquestionably been a critical and commercial success. It very clearly wasn't a "waste of resources" and it is coming back, regardless how much the "sim" community continues to vilify it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:38 AM   #11
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Didn't EA recently say that something like half their player base completed the first two of Longshot's three acts? I remember their announcing some very positive number like that.

To that end the mode has unquestionably been a critical and commercial success. It very clearly wasn't a "waste of resources" and it is coming back, regardless how much the "sim" community continues to vilify it.
If that is the case, then it should be back...I would then expect it to be connected more with CFM and MUT to help give the mode more value.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:55 AM   #12
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Re: Do you want Longshot to return?

God no. It does nothing for me. I'm sure it will be back because people played it, which will take resources away from the things that would've made me actually want to buy the game, but personally I hope they abandon it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:11 PM   #13
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Would love for this and The Journey in Fifa to die and for them to start caring about CFM again
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:47 PM   #14
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No, never even tried it, i have zero interest in it and didn't want to pump up EAs numbers for it.

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Old 11-21-2017, 12:51 PM   #15
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Re: Do you want Longshot to return?

Eh, I played it.. it was entertaining.

But I sort of beat it quickly. I rember thinking "that content was kind of short considering they worked on it for 3 years."

I would NOT like to see it return only because 3 years is a lot of time and effort to put into something that produced such few hours of entertainment.

I am far more entertained by CFM... if they had put such effort into CFM each year I would get a far greater number of hours of entertainment.

Its gimmicky, it has RPG elements, people like that... I get it. Not my cup of tea however. I purchase RPG titles to play RPG games, and sports titles to play sports games.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:13 PM   #16
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Re: Do you want Longshot to return?

Sure. Was the only thing in Madden 18 I enjoyed. I wouldn't make it priority over a Franchise Mode rebuild, but I think it's a nice side-mode.
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