Hesitating Over EA Access? Maybe It IS a Good Deal

If you’re like most of us gamers, it seems like there is a ploy around every corner to get more money from you and it can be difficult to know where and how to spend your money wisely. Believe me, I know all about this as I was addicted to Humble Bundle before they came out with their monthly subscription offer and I have been known to spend real-world cash in WoW, Steam, and various games that I play. Hey, some people go to expensive movies, concerts,  or dinner dates and some people get their entertainment online. The point is, EA Access may have seemed to a lot of us like another money grab from EA but is it really?

Could it be that it’s actually worth it after all, at least for some gamers? Let’s explore this idea for a bit, shall we?

Connor over at MMO Fallout makes a pretty good case for EA Access:

“As someone who doesn’t exactly play many of EA’s games, I bought into the annual subscription with some doubts. After a few months of using the service, I am confident that it has paid itself off between the free games and free trials, and I wanted to offer my experience because a cursory glance around the web shows numerous people having the same reaction I did: “A subscription to play EA games? What a ripoff!” As I’ve learned covering MMOs, the very presence of a subscription service tends to leave a bad taste in people’s mouths, especially when stacked on top of another subscription (in this case Xbox Live).”

Connor goes on to explain some of the reasons why it’s a good deal, including:

  • Opportunities for sports games (after all, it is EA)
  • 10-hour trials
  • The Vault
  • sales

If you head over and read the full post for yourself, you’ll see all the reasons Connor ranked EA Access a good deal. We want to hear from you. Are you using EA Access? Why or why not? Is it really worth it?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.