A new Star Wars game is responsible for the most downvoted Reddit comment ever

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:56:18 AM. Star Wars has long been a money spinner, but gamers have let publisher EA know they're unimpressed by attempts to keep taking their money even after they've paid for the game.
Photo: The controversy has surrounded Battlefront II's multiplayer. (EA) Star Wars has long been a money spinner, but gamers have let publisher EA know they're unimpressed by attempts to keep taking their money even after they've handed over up to $99.95 for the standard edition of its new game Star Wars Battlefront II. So much so that EA is now responsible for the most downvoted Reddit comment ever at a massive -529,000 votes. (According to this list, the previous record was -24,333 … and that was for a comment which requested downvotes.) Battlefront II features a single-player story mode — which lets you take control of a member of the Empire — but the controversy has surrounded its multiplayer. "Fans are annoyed at having paid full price and then having to grind or pay more money to play the experience they feel was promised," said Angharad Yeo from ABC ME's Good Game: Spawn Point. On Reddit, a user vented their frustration that they wouldn't be able to play the game as Darth Vader until they'd earned (or, controversially, bought) enough credit to unlock the character. Without stumping up cash, it looked like that could take dozens of hours: "This is a joke. I'll be contacting EA support for a refund… I can't even playing f***ing Darth Vader?!?!? Disgusting. This age of 'micro-transactions' has gone WAY too far. Leave it to EA though to stretch the boundaries," said MBMMaverick. EA responded, in part: "The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and...Read more
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