At all cost stay away from EA, they bone everything they take over..
better choices would be
Bethesda ( Oblivion )
Square Enix ( Supreme Commander )
THQ ( WarHammer )
Sega ( Total War Series )
Eidos Interactive ( Battle Stations Pacific )
( Recent Titles )
And if I recall Mount an Blade is an Indie title Not sure when Paradox picked it up maybe more money will make that game awesome. It has been out for over a year just under the Indie label. They did recently release an expansion though.
THe title everyone needs to watch out for is Diablo 3 which is slated to release soon..