Top 8 Franchises That Need to Die

411mania writes: This week I am going to count down the Top 8 Franchises that Should Just Die, or take a long break. I'm judging it on whether the series has over stayed its welcome, if it is bringing anything new to the table and if the story has run its course.

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Waddy1012102d ago (Edited 2102d ago )

Well that list is rubbish apart from COD and Fifa, i agree with those.

h311rais3r2102d ago (Edited 2102d ago )

Each halo actually adds stuff, same with Zelda and FF. what kind of stupid list is this. Cod and FIFA could live off o map packs and roster changes an be fine.

Each halo (aside from reach) has been fantastic.

Same with Zelda etc. just a stupid list for hits.

Thanks 411 for reminding me why I never visit you.

guitarded772101d ago (Edited 2101d ago )

I know who'd be number one on the list of crappy gaming websites that needs to die.

For anyone to be able to say a franchise needs to die, I believe they should have experience being the lead on a uber-successful gaming franchise... until then, you have no idea what you're talking about.

darthv722101d ago

In all my years of gaming i never understood the disdain for something to the effect of people proclaiming it should "die".

Honestly, if you are not a fan of a series or you have had you run and now moved on then by all means....move on. That doesnt mean there isnt a slew of others who enjoy what a franchise has to offer.

It is all subjective and personal opinion but it is when that personal opinion is thrown about like it is fact is where I draw the line. Gaming is about entertainment. If that means there will be 20+ halo games then so be it. Obviously there is a market for each type of game that has been invented/released or they never would have been invented/released.

And with that, that also means there is so much diversity to which there is something for everyone. If you dont like it...dont play it but dont tell me that because you dont like it, it needs to go away.

nukeitall2101d ago


Gotta agree with you again. If you don't like it ignore it. It's not like these games affect your enjoyment of other games.

StraightPath2102d ago (Edited 2102d ago )

Terrible site and terrible article downvoted.

mewhy322101d ago

Well I agree with only one franchise on that list...Final Fantasy.
There are 'plenty' of franchises that have been milked relentlessly from every genre and platform. It's business.

dotwithshoes2102d ago

Each COD, minus WaW has changed the way the multiplayer works a decent amount. Now I know, most people who play the game for a day would disagree with what I'm saying.. but hey, hate if you must.

Reverent2101d ago

When it comes down to it, the most popular thing almost everyone ever plays in ANY Call of Duty game is Team Deathmatch with 6v6. The guns may be reskinned to look new, perks and killstreaks might be renamed to appear new, and a couple of completely either useless, or unused features will be added... All in all, it's the same damn game at the end of the day.

Beast_Master2102d ago

Yes completely terrible list, terrible writing, from a website that looks a forum post instead of a "website". How this "opinion" got approved I will never know. Don't quit your day job 411, and please just keep your opinions to yourself, cause you don't know anything about gaming.

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Yodagamer2102d ago

I don't think any franchise should "die" there are too many people that would be effected if they lost their jobs because of it.

WeskerChildReborned2102d ago

COD is definitely the top franchise that need's to die due to lack of innovation each year.

dotwithshoes2102d ago

My question is this, why does a game have to innovate with every iteration to be considered good?

attilayavuzer2101d ago

Idk, why don't you go ask the Harmonix staff that were laid off after Guitar Hero stagnated?

Reverent2101d ago

Also ask Neversoft why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater died. (I know they're *trying* to make a new one, but by seeing the complete lack of care anyone had for it during E3, I think it's a safe bet to say it will likely flop.)

WeskerChildReborned2101d ago

Seriously? It need's to innovate so it's not the same thing over and over and over again and so people won't get bored/mad at it.

eliteslaya132102d ago

Halo 4 looks promising, the campaign mode really echoes all of the great things about the original trilogy's campaigns. And Zelda needs to die? Really? Stupid article.

Moncole2102d ago

Any game with a yearly release.

Prototype2101d ago

I agree 100%

Sport games I'd say at least every 2-3 years, have updated rosters as downloads instead of "This year we added features that we cut from last years game to add hype and make it look like its worth $60."

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