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Submitted by Pozzle 768d ago | opinion piece

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. (Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Halo, PC, PS3, The Legend of Zelda, The Sims, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Waddy101  +   768d ago
Well that list is rubbish apart from COD and Fifa, i agree with those.
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h311rais3r  +   768d 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.
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guitarded77  +   768d 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.
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darthv72  +   767d 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.
nukeitall  +   767d ago
@darthv72:

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.
StraightPath  +   768d ago
Terrible site and terrible article downvoted.
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mewhy32  +   768d 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.
gametillyoudrop  +   768d 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.
Reverent  +   768d 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_Master  +   768d 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.
LUCKYXS7LEVEN  +   767d ago
1-7 COD
8. MY LITTLE PONY
2pacalypsenow  +   767d ago
fifa?
Yodagamer  +   768d 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.
WeskerChildReborned  +   768d ago
COD is definitely the top franchise that need's to die due to lack of innovation each year.
gametillyoudrop  +   768d ago
My question is this, why does a game have to innovate with every iteration to be considered good?
attilayavuzer  +   768d ago
Idk, why don't you go ask the Harmonix staff that were laid off after Guitar Hero stagnated?
Reverent  +   768d 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.)
WeskerChildReborned  +   768d 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.
eliteslaya13  +   768d 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.
Moncole  +   768d ago
Any game with a yearly release.
Prototype  +   767d 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."
CrazyInsane  +   768d ago
If Zelda franchise dies so does gaming
DialgaMarine  +   768d ago
Zelda is in there, but not Mario. Yeah. This list is complete shit.
ApolloTheBoss  +   768d ago
You want Zelda and Halo to die? What are you?!
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Theangrybogan  +   768d ago
Kill off halo and replace it with a game based on red vs blue, better story, better characters
CRASHBASHUK  +   768d ago
right lets see
Angry Birds = hmm i only started playing it a very fun game
Fifa Series and WWE/Smackdown Series = wwe games got samey
sims = oh defo no i love sims but i do like sims 2 more then 3 creative games are very big i mean look at lbp and minecraft
Final Fantasy = only started with 13 a good long game got board of games finishing too soon
Sonic the Hedgehog = oh no way but mairo is defo should die there too many mairo games
Call of Duty = oh yes should defo die
Legend of Zelda = dont no its not that over rated as mairo i guess
Halo = i only played 1 and 2 dont mind it just wnat microsoft to but halo 3 on pc
GamingTruth  +   768d ago
i 5 years later still dont understand how people say call of duty doesnt change, must be one of those fads thats cool to say

and ff games have been good to me after 10 definitely harder and more routes and harder enemies than the older ones
attilayavuzer  +   768d ago
They don't need to die (except maybe Angry Birds), they just need to innovate.
noctrnl13  +   768d ago
I think die is the wrong term, maybe some time off to come up with truly new ideas. Legend of Zelda has been doing alright, Square let me down with 13 and hopefully whenever vs 13 shows up it'll be amazing. I don't see the need for sims sequels or sports game sequels just update the rosters. Call of Duty definitely needs a little hiatus. I think sonic needs to continue with the Sonic 4 formula although I could do without another game slapped with mario on the title.

I think Halo needs a hiatus. There's just been too many this gen. I think 343 will do a good job but I don't think it's radical enough to deserve another iteration so soon. I would have went out on the high note that was Reach and designed something new from the ground up or better yet just call it a day and create a new IP. Halo Wars was a nice way to get away from pew pew fps, although it wasn't all that great.
urwifeminder  +   768d ago
I hope they run forever just to get under the skin of haters.
TheLyonKing  +   768d ago
The author refers FF as sequels but they arent.

The first ff game, square used all it's resources and that is why sakaguchi called it final fantasy as he thought it would be his last game.

The fact that it was a success ment that since the game had no way to continue they could do what they want. Bar the actual direct sequels ff is always a separate story and game each one tries to do something different and even though sometimes it doesn't work I commend them for being brave enough to try something new each time and that is why I think ff should not be on the list.
omarzy  +   768d ago
Top 8 franchises that need to die: *insert some of the most popular/ highest rated game series of all time that still hold a huge fanbase*
Auron  +   768d ago
no franchise needs to die.. if you dont like dont buy it or even look at or talk about it simple as that.
kesvalk  +   768d ago
WHY WAS THIS APPROVED!?

it am truly tired of these shit articles being approved...
ALLWRONG  +   767d ago
lol
BlackSharinganX  +   767d ago
halo after odst yep let it die, least halo 4 looks promising, but in my honest opinion i dont like a halo every year grabbing the COD milking strategy.
MerkinMax  +   767d ago
Mai Haloz :(
Prototype  +   767d ago
I'd more say Genre's that need to slow down rather than franchises that need to die off.

It seems every generation you get that 1 or 2 games that sell a lot, then everyone starts this "follow the leader" formula till something else comes out that does better. I remember in the 80's it was platformers, then in the 90's it was fighters and beat em ups, then RPG's, then 3D platforming, etc. Currently its 1st/3rd person shooters with the occasional oddball game that a lot of gamers find "good," which is nothing but a studio that wants to throw something out there and see how the community handles it.

If anything, I'd say "Top genre's that need a break" or "Genre's that need a big overhaul." If I had it my way, I'd time warp back to 1991 and remind gamers "This is when gaming took off and evolved into a more positive hobby."
UnitSmiley  +   767d ago
The guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about concerning Final Fantasy. You can tell by the way he speaks about the franchise and calls each game a sequal. It's as if he thinks every Final Fantasy continues the same storyline.
ArtificiallyYours  +   767d ago
The guy must have been "that douchebag" from Art class who flunked because he couldn't do worth a Sh*t in any category.
Jamaicangmr  +   767d ago
Thats list is bullsh!t except for Sims the rest are great franchise that deserve to go on. Even COD has it's place it just needs to improve on the current formula but not die.
chukamachine  +   767d ago
COD needs to die.

Utter crap.
RugbyGod  +   767d ago
Who approved this Flamebait?
HurstDarkStar  +   767d ago
What is this list?I dont even...
Hanuman  +   767d ago
I liked the video of the girl acting silly at the bottom of the page better than the article :)
venom06  +   767d ago
AWESOME LIST AND TOTALLY CORRECT!!! especially CoD... Halo is debateable, but everything else is completely correct...
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