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Submitted by L1keMike 1311d ago | opinion piece

Gaming franchises I hope will die with this generation

"I think we can all agree that this console generation has dragged a bit. It mean't we've had to endure sequel after sequel.

Don't get me wrong I love a good sequel. Especially when the developers have listened to feedback and made improvements to further add to a franchise. Sometimes merely continuing a captivating story can in some cases be reason enough to bring out a sequel.

But when when i'm buying a games 3/4 or even 5th iteration, yet I feel nothing has greatly changed, surely something is wrong. A Lot of creativity has been lost towards the end of this console generation, and here is a list of franchises I hope don't bother us with more boring cash-ins over the next couple of years." (Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy, Gears of War, Halo 4, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment, Xbox 360)

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MacDonagh  +   1311d ago
That's some interesting choices that fella has got there, but he missed out the second 'ass' in assassin.
Mike_Tha_Hero  +   1311d ago
Well aren't you hilarious?
Army_of_Darkness  +   1311d ago
Is this author even a gamer?!?!
Judging from his list of games that should die, I think he just wants gaming to end period. Please go away and never return.
MacDonagh  +   1311d ago
Personally, I think I'm a delight. I was merely pointing out a typo in an article, yet I got so many disagrees for it. It wasn't an attempt at being funny or hilarious and people can disagree all they like, but the truth is the truth.

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nukeitall  +   1311d ago
I'm surprised to why MacDonagh got so many disagrees. Maybe there is a multiple account thing going on here. People do stupid stuff like that.

That said, why would anyone want a franchise they don't like to die? If you don't like it, don't buy it, don't play it and ignore it!

There are fans of those games that others would like to play.

If you don't like this site, click the plus sign right next to the website above and rate it! I for one do not want to see more of this junk here!
Septic  +   1311d ago
Down vote this poor excuse for a gaming website.
PoSTedUP  +   1311d ago
this guy is just a hater and doing this for hits. well i would like to inform you that you just ruined the credibly of your site, good job dipshit.
jsslifelike  +   1311d ago
"I want to take almost every popular franchise and shit all over them in true hipster fashion... for hits."
ShinMaster  +   1311d ago
I agree with all games listed...
except for Final Fantasy and Uncharted and maybe Assassin's Creed.

I feel like more can be done in the future with those 2 or 3 franchises than with any of the other typical shooters with repetitive designs :P

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PoSTedUP  +   1311d ago
@ shinmaster. *in movie preview guys voice* They are. some of the most popular, franchises. in gaming history... good luck coming off as: reasonable.
Gaming101  +   1310d ago
Yet another internet troll that went fishing for hits, and looks like he was successful. He has the spelling ability of a 2nd grader, or at least a crackhead who dropped out of the second grade.
No one cares about your hate filled rant. It can be summed up as "everything successful should just die, like Angry Birds, Assassin's Creed etc. because I myself am an unsuccessful internet troll who needs to bash popular things for cheap hits".
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1311d ago
MYKE the author finished his post with

"And that is my list. Pretty controversial to some probably, but who cares. Feel I missed anything? Or want to scream at me? Leave a comment and COME AT ME BRO!"

just shows how bad things are getting in the journalism world.
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1311d ago
I love how this kind of stuff passes as news, but because I run a website that is a message board, N4G does not allow me to post stories of when we are giving away free games to members.

But this crap gets passed as news.

What would gamers rather read? A story like this, or a story where they can win a free Kinect, or PSN plus year subscription and so on.

Oh well... this site is pretty whacked.
stuntman_mike  +   1311d ago
The sad thing is stuff like this gets lumped in with proper gaming journos, when all it is,is a blog which anyone can make and publish on a site like n4g for hits.
BlackPhoenix  +   1310d ago
@pam fritter.
Exactly. You'd expecy a journalist to be more responsible than this. Plus saying that franchises should die just because only he doesn't like them is the height of intolerance.
Cerberus29  +   1310d ago
Notice he has no Nintendo games on the list but he wants the major exclusive franchises on xbox and ps3 to end. Nintendo has been using the same franchises for over 20 years.

Dumb biased article is dumb.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1311d ago
He kind of fixed it. Now it says "Assasin's Creed."
I think the guy who wrote this is running the website. I would have been too ashamed to hand that article to an editor. TBH I would have been too ashamed to hand that article to my high school english teacher.
gintoki777  +   1311d ago
Games series that deserve a new game: The Mother series, Shenmue, Zone of Enders....Please, oh and SE please release Versus
ritsuka666  +   1311d ago
Gaming franchises I hope will die with this generation"

FPS genre need die, the rest will be fine though.
morkendo23  +   1311d ago
I think myke is right!! these military type game has been milked to long and the milk taste like curd now. need new IP'S something old reborn or new completely. im bored as hell with same format over an over an over year after year after year.
@ myname is evil
why would he need a explanation?? he basicly saying
these games been done soooo damn much and is BORING!! how long will those games feel new and fresh?? I've played all those game felt bored after sec. series of same title.... to each his own bro.

im sure myke is saying HOW ABOUT SOMETHING NEW,SOMETHING EVERYONE can enjoy. not only hardcore but everyone many people bought ps3 expecting their favorite ps1,ps2 game to be up-graded in HD to continue their gaming but that has not happen.
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avengers1978  +   1310d ago
I for one can't wait to see what next gen brings to 4 out of 5 of the titles listed in his "article".... Angry Birds can go away.
Did anyone see Squares tech demo for there next gen engine... can you imagine what final fantasy will be like then. Gears is a great franchise, Ass.Creed can keep reinventing itself with new leads, new locals, new weapons, and gadgets, Halo is an xbox multipler game that still has millions playing online and Halo 4 is currently one of the most wanted games coming out this year.
While were at it lets due away with Madden, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and GTA(The person that wrote this article seems sort of like they secretly hate games and wish they would go away)
mynameisEvil  +   1311d ago
What a trolling, flamebait article with absolutely nothing good about it. "There's a popular series, I hope it dies."

No, seriously, look at the list here:
Assassin's Creed
Gears of War
Final Fantasy
Angry Birds
Ghost Recon
Call of Duty

And the author lists no good explanation for any of these, really, so...
Ghoul  +   1311d ago
haters will hate
and n4g willgive them the space to spread such pull on the masses

well move along
L1keMike  +   1311d ago
So you want another console generation filled with poorly implemented sequels? "Gears of War 5 for a new console Yaaaaaaaaay"
mynameisEvil  +   1311d ago
If they are good sequels, I certainly do. If Gears isn't there, many other games will copy the style to see if it can fill that empty void. We might as well have the best version of the type of gameplay, plain and simple.

And poorly-implemented? Out of the list that's here, Call of Duty, Angry Birds, and Assassin's Creed are the only ones that have "poorly-implemented" sequels. Even Assassin's Creed is at least shooting for the stars for this one, so... what's your point?
Denethor_II  +   1311d ago
"Halo ODST, Halo Reach, Halo Wars and the Halo HD remake. I personally have had enough of the whole halo universe, simply due to overload. We FINISHED THE FIGHT, so what is the point of Halo 4? The fact that it’s coming out on the current x-box is pretty much bullshit and another lovely money grab. Give the Master Chief a rest and move on."

I agree with this statement. Also I'm, sick of AC, hate gears, hope FF improves and changes, bored of Ghost, Uncharted definitely needs (and is getting) a break and anyone with a brain is bored of CoD.
I don't see why you deem this man's opinion as trolling. I can completely see where he's coming from.

Also I don't mention Angry Birds as I don't consider it a game. It's like calling a push-bike a motorcycle.
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mynameisEvil  +   1311d ago
Let's see, you hate Gears? Okay, but there's only been three games. It doesn't need to die. Uncharted? 4 games, which includes Golden Abyss. Bored of Ghost Recon? Only been three games this generation, once again. AC, FF, and CoD are perhaps a bit more understandable to dislike, but to want these series to die is just a stupid thing to say. If he wanted to say, "Franchises I Hope Will Take A Break Soon" or "Have More Time Put Into Them", I would understand. But to want to kill off a franchise and not give it that chance to get better is ridiculous.

Even Call of Duty can get better if they stop making it suck. If they don't fix it, they'll drive their own series into the ground without any help needed.
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Denethor_II  +   1311d ago
Yes I hate(strong dislike) Gears because of the steroid pumped bland characters and story. Uncharted peaked at 2, this is generally accepted. 3 felt like more of the same, stagnation was starting to occur. And to conform this the company has moved to a new project. I'm not going to list every Ghost game, but I stopped playing when it reached 'Advanced Warfighter'. For me I have had enough of the series.

I look forward to new IP's. You seem to enjoy 3,4,5 or even 6,7 and 8 when comes to Ghost Recon. I however become bored with the same series of games and look for something new.
vickers500  +   1311d ago
"Yes I hate(strong dislike) Gears because of the steroid pumped bland characters and story."

So you never liked Gears at all, which means your opinion is worth absolutely nothing when it comes to Gears. Just f'cking ignore it then. I hate all those stupid Madden and NCAA games, but I don't think they should die off just because they're not for me. Other people still enjoy them.

But apparently you're so selfish that you think if a game or a franchise doesn't cater specifically to YOU, then it should die.
dotwithshoes  +   1310d ago
How can you agree with giving Master Chief a rest? He's had two games so far for the 360.. not including 4 which hasn't released yet. One of those two was a "HD Remake", and the other came out 5 years ago. Halo ODST wasn't about the chief, neither was Reach or Halo Wars. So we can give him a break when he's had ONE actual game that was a new current generation title? I hardly read into this article and I already think the author is an idiot. Doesn't bode well for the rest I guess.
andibandit  +   1310d ago

You seems to have a strong dislike for anything you've played before, but what about those of us who really like to play Campaign coop with friends. For us games like Halo/Gears are godsends, even tho they are getting a bit old.
akaakaaka  +   1310d ago
you are normal!

Denethor_II > most losers in n4g
joab777  +   1311d ago
It's funny because we know that most are re-upping this Gen. They will all get a boost from graphical and gameplay upgrades. Remember, these games pay for everything!!!!
Crazay  +   1311d ago
Yup - All "popular" multi million copy selling games that he wishes would die. Firstly, good luck with that, secondly, what series' does this guy hope carry on?

More Lollipop Chainsaw, Dead or Alive (bouncy bouncy virtual bewbies...) or games based on Pixar/Dreamworks games (all huge winners =\)

This list is just silly and clearly fodder to try and draw criticism and grab some shameless traffic.
chukamachine  +   1311d ago
I just wish people would stop going on about open world games like they are amazing. No they get boring quick unless your like 12.

Unless there is a reason to do something in a game, why do it.

Cut the rope is better then angry birds.

Uncharted in space needs to happen.

call of duty needs a rest for 5years.

Gears of chunky soldiers has gotten long in the tooth.

I'd like to see an adult HALO with actual decent enemies and not childrens colourful cute characters.
Oh_Yeah  +   1311d ago
gears of war- hasnt changed gameplay mechanics since 1, whats new other than story and graphics? i still cant battle in aircrafts, tanks, etc. gears of WAR needs more variety in WAR so it feels like war

call of duty- dont get me started. whats the difference between cod 4 and mw3? setting? they also need more variety, destructible areas, better story telling

final fantasy- one botton press game, take turns to attack -__- thats was cool in 1999, not now.

whats changed? still feels like im playing almost the same game since the 1st for all of these. theres not much reason to buy the newest one over the first
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_Aarix_  +   1311d ago
Dude The gameplay mechanics from gears 1 to 3 are AMAZING differences. 3 has smoothed out all clunks in all aspects. You obviously havent played it and thus dont deserve an opinion.
Oh_Yeah  +   1311d ago

i have it lol, you cant tell me other wise. i just dont see the big leap, other than graphics and smoothness as you put it. yeah it plays better but im talking about ACTUAL gameplay additions
Feldman9000  +   1311d ago
how about most of those are milked franchises. Basically, get rid of yearly releases that aren't sports games. We don't need an Assin Creed every year.
ChiVoLok0  +   1311d ago
Exactly what I was thinking. He sounds like a Nintendo fanboy though. Notice how Mario and Zelda weren't included(not that they should've been included) although they have been around way longer and don't change much from game to game?
specialguest  +   1311d ago
Despite the fact that every FF series is a new story, world, and characters, I don't mind FF taking a break. Imagine what new or resurrected RPGs SE could be devoting time to if there was no FF for a while.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1311d ago
COD doesn't even really need a explanation.
DasTier  +   1311d ago
I don't want any of those franchise to be discontinued, even call of duty has its place in the gaming world. It's like the author has just made himself a list of some of the best games this generation O.o
SpecialK  +   1311d ago
Agree with that, none of those need to be canned.

Some of them could to with a re-boot. Though i expect Call of Duty will get one at some point similar to the change between 3 and 4 with next gen.

Halo, Gears of war and uncharted have been some of the best games this gen that have just kept on one upping themselves all generation, theyre doing everything right as far as Im concerned...
L1keMike  +   1311d ago
They are the best games of this generation. But lets keep it for THIS generation and move on.
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DasTier  +   1311d ago
You do realize f we did that with every generation then the gaming industry would be a lot weak than it is today right? If not dead.
antz1104  +   1311d ago
Your comment literally makes no sense whatsover, just like your argument.

Taking what we have now and carrying it to the future consoles IS moving on. If more ppl used you logic then we would have never had the Metal Gear Solid Series. If a story is solid and theres room for more, run with it.
jb1276  +   1311d ago
I get what the author is saying to a degree but I would prefer maybe some sort of Re-boot in SOME of these series or a new storyline/protagonist that may still be in the same "universe" as its predecessor but go in a different direction. One example might be an Assassin's Creed 200 years in the future...or an Angry Pigs where they finally get some sweet retribution ... perhaps even and Uncharted where we see an aging Sully flipping channels in a rest home only to find there's buried treasure under the ol' maintenance shack.... ok started losing my train of thought there.. but Should these series go away? I don't think so - but something more then a fresh coat of paint would be nice too. Either way I'll be playing all the same
TopDudeMan  +   1311d ago
I don't want final fantasy to die. I want them to fix it and make it like 1-10. They've lost their soul.
ironfist92  +   1311d ago
Aside from COD which does nothing to innovate or differentiate from each iteration, I cant agree with the author with any of those choices.
Alos88  +   1311d ago
"Okay, this doesn’t really count. But I put it here anyway due, to popular demand "
The one you didn't really mean is the only one on the whole list that I totally agree with.
DeusExer  +   1310d ago
I just think it's funny that the author uses others' opinions in an article headed with franchises that HE hope will die.

Using the excuse that there are too many games in a series, thus you are bored, gets a bit old pretty quick.
The Meerkat  +   1311d ago
OK, I'll give him Final Fantasy.

But for the rest...GTFO
specialguest  +   1311d ago
If FF disappears, I wouldn't be devastated. There is a nice list of other SE RPG series from the past that would fill the void.
Kos-Mos  +   1310d ago
Ok mister bombastic.
SlickShoes  +   1311d ago
He says he wants no more boring "cash ins", Halo has had Halo3, ODST and Reach this gen, thats 3 FPS games over a 6 year period nothing cash in about that. Halo Anniversary was a game people wanted redone in HD so they got it, Halo Wars was a RTS game so doesn't even count.

Assassins Creed to some extent can be seen as a cash in with new versions every year, but they at least seem to be progressing and getting better each time so that's progress.

Gears of War, we have had 3 GoW games over a 6 year period, none of the games have sucked and it's a series that has actually got better with each one.

FF has just lost its way, the console games sucked, FF14 MMO sucked, they just lost it.

Angry Birds is trash and doesnt even count.

Ghost Recon we had advanced warfighter 1 and 2 in 2006/7 and then future soldier now in 2012, thats not cashing in.

Uncharted has had releases in 2007, 2009 and 2011 all 3 have been excellent games and picked up the slack where tomb raider has left off and failed miserably this generation.

Call of Duty is essentially the same game every year thats about the only one that is a cash in of any sort here.

Many great games are sequels, as long as the games seem to be pushing things forward I don't see any problem with an endless amount of sequels, the only one I can agree on is Call Of Duty, really it's something that could just be released every 2 years but that's not how activision run it so tough luck.
Mkai28  +   1311d ago
And who I might add approved this? Are these not the games that lead the way for other games this gen? They will not die, because they make too much money. Your only hope is for every last person not to buy these games, which won't happened. Thus, the author should just give up gaming.
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Sugreev2001  +   1311d ago
You're just naming franchises that are insanely popular,and that just makes your whole article a blatant attempt of flamebaiting.
LightofDarkness  +   1311d ago
Well, the franchises don't need to die, they just need a fresh perspective and a genuine revamp. Not a reboot, mind you, just a big upgrade, with a renewed focus on what makes the games great while taking advantage of new hardware or techniques, rather than just trotting out the same basic game with some new bells and whistles. I suppose the word I'm looking for is nuance.

Look at the evolution we had between Castlevania 3 and Super Castlevania 4, then again at Symphony Of The Night. The gaps between these games are HUGE, but they are still unmistakably Castlevania. Megaman Classic to Megaman X was a similarly massive jump, much like Quake -> Quake 2 and many other examples as recently as last generation. This generation has seen so much stagnation of the franchises that led into it, whereas in previous generations, these games would've been vastly improved in nearly every way. Resident Evil 5 was just Resident Evil 4 with co-op and more action, Halo 3 was Halo 2 with even more multiplayer content, Final Fantasy XIII was just Final Fantasy X with (somehow) less features and gameplay with a phoned-in story.

And next gen, it might be the same, because no one takes risks any more or invests the energy into new ideas. Now all the investment goes into graphics and marketing instead of where it's really needed. So we'll get Uncharted 4 and it will be pretty, but it won't be any different from the last 3. We'll get Gears, Assassin's Creed and more and they will all play pretty much the same as they have this gen, because why change it if people are still buying it?

And that's the million dollar question, because it reveals the problem: money. There's just too much money floating around in this industry now, so the focus has been shifted from pleasing customers to pleasing investors and shareholders. Directors no longer care about making the game better, they only care about making more money than the last one.

So yes, until there's a crash or something, sequelitis will continue to plague and devalue our favourite past-time.
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robavila95  +   1311d ago
Halo 3 finished a trilogy, but left a massive cliffhanger. Halo 4 is meant to start another trilogy. The author should get his facts straight because it is now a completely different fight. BTW most if not all the games listed are very popular and they quickly become hits, so a sudden death is quite unplausible.
EL Lanf  +   1311d ago
I'd actually agree with most of these, they might be popular, but they're all several games into their franchises. Us gamers might be new IP adverse, since it's always a gamble, but the way we're latching onto just a few franchises is getting ridiculous.

At least popular series like Elder Scrolls and GTA have the decency to only release once every 4-5 years...
bahabeast  +   1311d ago
i dnt want any franchise to die out, i rather the developers inovate and find more ways to bring the games to us gamers, mabe some should take a break or make it more dev time in between games.
Rock_On_PS4  +   1311d ago
Mario Kart

*Obviously the journalist is a Ninetndo fan boy who has never played the series on that list. If a series is not Nintendo it should be killed off.
jn2002dk  +   1311d ago
Another retarded blog quality crap article on n4g. Seriously, who links this shit?

Downvoted the site, wish i could do it again and again
mamotte  +   1311d ago
"let's make a list of popular franchises! And put a controversial title!"
Unlimax  +   1311d ago
I don't care what you wrote in this article but Call of duty need to die as quick as possible from destroying the gaming generations ... Seriously open your eyes people !!!
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JohnP26  +   1310d ago
Why does it need to die? People enjoy it. Let them enjoy it. Nothing is being destroyed. It's one of the few franchises that makes a huge profit and keeps this industry a float. It has also brought in many new gamers. If you dislike CoD and your favorite franchises are borrowing features from the CoD series you do not like then speak out and vote with your wallet.
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Unlimax  +   1310d ago
How the hell you enjoy something insulting the dignity of the player .. How the hell does something like that inciting children to hate each other, and rebuke their personality .. How the hell would prefer something that causes the death of several people recently ...... How the hell can you support something found only motive for money, arrogance and domination and the destruction of the games industry. .. No comment , Then go support them if you like them personally !
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Ravenor  +   1310d ago

All the things you listed CoD doesn't cause, that's just people.

And on the other side, I've enjoyed CoD for 9 years (2003 was a long time ago) I wont argue that they haven't gotten a touch stale, but for some people it can still be an enjoyable diversion when you don't have lots of time.

Destruction of the games industry, oh please... Kids and the melodrama.
sly-Famous  +   1311d ago
"I think we can all agree that this console generation has dragged a bit.

I dont.
310dodo  +   1311d ago
Damn I read all the hate before reading.

I looked the list over and I agree 100%
strange1986  +   1311d ago
Why? If you don't like a franchise then don't buy those games. It's a very simple concept.
310dodo  +   1311d ago
i dont.
Hicken  +   1311d ago
Sucks for you, but not one of the franchises on the list will die this generation. Well, Gears has the potential, since the story is over, but Judgement could be the start of a new chapter in its tale, one that would spill over to the next generation.

Some of the franchises on the list, like CoD, could do with a break, but that's not a need for it to die. And I HATE CoD.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1311d ago
The only franchise that derserves to die is COD maybe angry birds. EVerything else can live. HAlo 4 everyone wants to know what happens to master cheif, AC:B was a huge improvment over AC:2 AC:R was not as nesscary.AC:3 end of the trilogy so it has to be made. Gears of war 3 has a few problems why not have another game If halo can do it gears can to. FFXIII and XIII-2 is a bunch of over exaggerated hate not even as terrible as ppl make them out to be. SE is'nt gonna stop making final fantasy anytime soon.
Jovahkiin  +   1311d ago
Why is there so much hate and negativity these days. Can't we just talk about the games we like and let others do the same.
JohnP26  +   1310d ago
Nah man we gotta stop all them casuals from ruining are games man. So instead of communicating with the developers and voting with our wallets on games, the best way to save our favorite games from the casuals is start flame wars on how casuals are not gamers.Common sense man.

Megaton  +   1311d ago
I want Mass Effect and Metal Gear to die, but it's more of a selfish preemptive mercy kill. It's not because I hate them, but because they're two of my favorite franchises of all time. I don't want to see them go through the publisher rape that plagues so many other big franchises.

Metal Gear already teeters dangerously close to that status with things like Revengeance and the risk of a MGS5 retconning everything that received closure in MGS4. With Mass Effect it's a guarantee now that BioWare has been fully indoctrinated by EA. That series will be milked until it's turned into a racing game developed by Criterion.

I have the same kind of view toward anime. I enjoy short anime like Cowboy Bebop, Ergo Proxy, and Baccano more than those monster marketing machine anime like Bleach, Naruto, and DBZ. I like to be left wanting more rather than begging them to stop.
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SageHonor  +   1311d ago
When you said Cowboy bebop i automatically thought of samurai champloo. Man that was a good anime. I liked Elfen lied too
Megaton  +   1311d ago
One of my favorites (Samurai Champloo). I listen to the soundtrack pretty much daily. I'll probably go watch a couple of my favorite eps now just 'cause you mentioned it.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1311d ago
Take assasin's creed off the list they are keeping the series fresh! Also there are no assasin's creed clones.
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dafegamer  +   1311d ago
Why would somebody want money making, popular series to die
i dont understand it honestly
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1311d ago
The only reason Uncharted 3 didn't improve on Uncharted 2 is that it had a new team. Why does nobody know that?!?

The Uncharted 1/2 team has been working on The Last of Us since they completed Uncharted 2. A new team at Naughty Dog worked on Uncharted 3.

NonApplicable  +   1311d ago
Uncharted 3 did improve on Uncharted 2 in ALMOST every way. People just were not ready for something so similar so close off the heals of the last game.
linkratos  +   1311d ago
Who cares what the reason was. All that mattered is the finished product. I don't see how knowing a new team worked on the games affects your enjoyment of it.
strange1986  +   1311d ago
I don't understand anyone's desire to see a franchise go away. If I don't like a franchise I simply don't play it.
NonApplicable  +   1311d ago
There is a possibility your favorite game of all time could never be made because a developer is stuck making the same old franchises.
strange1986  +   1311d ago
Well that logic works both ways. Theoretically, my favorite game of all time could come out of one of these franchises.
Ravenor  +   1310d ago
WAIT! So you're saying that if Pandemic wasn't making a new Mercenaries title we might have gotten a new Full Spectrum Warrior?

Or did they make a new Mercenaries because Full Spectrum Warrior sold poorly? Did mercenaries and The Saboteur stand a better chance of keeping them together?

Money drives the whole thing, and the unfortunate story with video games is that even if you're game is revolutionary and totally amazing and fresh. If it doesn't sell your family is still hungry and you're stuck looking over your resume again.
NonApplicable  +   1311d ago
You were speaking from the perspective of not liking the game. Regardless, even if you did like a franchise you would have a more selection if the company chose not to rehash experiences. Imagine if Quantum Theory put out Heavy Rain 2 instead of Beyond. You may have liked Heavy Rain, but Beyond could surpass that game greatly because it doesn't have the same set of restriction that franchise has. You also could hate the game, but if every game company did this innovation would be much stronger this gen.
DeusExer  +   1310d ago
Maybe some people have no will of their own, if they see a hughly popular game, even though they hate it, somehow it means they have to play it lol.

I seriously don't know why some people don't put more time and effort into concentrating on games they actually like.
Tzuno  +   1311d ago
someone has diarrhea.
NonApplicable  +   1311d ago
I think he is right on the money aside possibly uncharted and angry birds.

Pretty much every franchise he mentioned is a little tired and needs quite a bit of an overhaul to stay relevant next gen. The new Assassins creed took a step in the right direction, but what will everyone think when minor iterations of that are released? We've already seen it with Brotherhood and Revelations. We've arguably seen it with Gears and Halo, and if not we will soon. The Call of Duty franchise is an excellent example of this fatigue. I wan't new experiences next gen not the same formulaic gameplay we often get on a annual basis.
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