But adding more people and more money does let them churn out sequels like kleenex. All they had to do was get the bare essentials down to hook the newly opened "Bro" market and they can sell yearly rehashes with record profits.
EA is the mcdonalds of the gaming industry. Poor quality and no one with any self respect would admit to liking them. But every once in awhile you end up going there to satisfy a craving.
So yeah, not really a Dark age but more of a Fast Food age.