Yeah, well, that's what happens when you disappoint fans of established franchises.
While Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 were good games, many followers of each series believed the new installments fell shy of all the hype and anticipation. Many said they took more of an action-y route that clashed with previous gameplay styles, and we agreed.
Now, according to an Electronic Arts post-earnings call , the publisher has revealed that Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 fell short of expectations. They didn't provide us with specific sales data but it's clear that both games under-performed, despite doing relatively well on the sales charts. Crytek founder Cevat Yerli called Crysis 3 the studio's "masterpiece" but as far as we're concerned, that might be true if we considered the graphics only .
One of these days, developers and publishers will learn that not everyone wants faster and dumber.