Some gaming franchises get better with age. These didn't.
I'm sorry but I'm getting really sick of seeing these "We should kill XXX franchise." Besides, it's economics. When people stop buying the franchises, they'll die on their own.
I Agree, it would be crazy to kill a whole franchise especially if its still making $$$. I think Sega is making an recovery on the Sonic series especially with Colors, Generation and Episode 4 selling well. Pokemon sell better some of the games that come out consoles and pc. The only think I dislike about Pokemon is the anime. Ash never grows up. He's been 15/16 since I was a kid. SE killing FF would be like Activision killing CoD or EA killing Madden. It won't happen, keep dreaming.
Anyone hating on FF XIII or FF XIII-2 haven't played/finished the games. Great games, great characters, Lightning if one of the best female characters in a long time. People cry for change, then complain about it ... see COD.
@Jeseth : Well said. Lightning is kickass. Was a bit annoyed by Noel/Serah in XIII-2 though :P
agreed games like Pokemon, and COD although extremely derivative continue to fly out stores, who are , a few out of the tens of millions people who dont buy these games to call for the end of the franchise, when millions enjoy them and are willing to buy them each year,it would make us look cynical,and selfish.
i got sick of those kill sonic thing just like if he isnt gonna get repaired ( in terms of gameplay ) its simple as long as mario is relevant then sonic is too simply he is more cooler but lets just say that his past games let him down
i would list Uncharted and Killzone instead of Final Fantasy and Pokemon
will you please just leave? Nobody wants you around here
Didn't really get into Killzone, don't see what the fuss is about.
Don't you think the graphics are good ;) No really, I loved KZ2's gameplay Also lol at FF haters/ One bad game does not write off a franchise
Any particular reason... other than trolling I mean?
That's because you're a known Sony hater.
Loved Uncharted 2 and really liked Killzone 2 & 3, long may they continue! Pokemon is as dull as dish water and Final Fantasy refuses to evolve or innovate so I agree with the article on those two.
Don't really think Final Fantasy should be on the list. Sure they've had their ups and downs(Read "HUGE" ups and downs) but yeah, I'm kinda tired of these articles. Again, FF franchise is still selling well in Japan and If the Western sales really fall low, Square-Enix would just start making it a Japan exclusive, and no, they won't stop making it :P (FINAL FANTASY VERSUS XIII, HURRY UP ALREADY!)
I couldn't care less if they killed off Final Fantasy. That franchise is beyond saving now.
Why is it always either 5 or 10 things in these lists?.
Because if it were 3 or 7 people would be all like "why such an odd number?"
Only two types of people want Pokemon to die,hipsters and people who can't face the power of Rattata!
*puts on shorts* "My rattata is top percentage!"
You read N4G without shorts on.... 0.o interesting...
These articles are dumb. Every time. all of these game have more than enough fans to sustain their existance and remain commercially viable. ( With the DNF being the exception. I don't understand why that is on the list. Is it even a franchise at this point? ) I'm especially sick of the FF 13 / all jrpg hate. We get it. It's a devisive genre. If they don't appeal to you don't play them. Why does their very existance inspire rage in some people. A big who cares what you think to the writer of this article. ( And you're not very funny. Sorry. I can tell you thought you were.)
FF13 was f'n awesome.. 13-2 also. What is funny is that 13-2 fixed everything people griped about in 13 yet people still bitch. Most of the sheep that hate on it never even played it. Just stereotypical, generic hate ... awesome games. Enjoy whatever you play, you missed out on FF13. It was f'n great.
Lol.. I personally like FF13.... but w/e.
Not many have really liked the FFXIII franchise, but Versus and Type-0 will redeem it.
I'm just waiting for another FF IV, FF VII, or FF X. I love Final fantasy. :) ...XIII wasn't on par with them, but I did enjoy it.
Pokemon is still wiping the floor with pretty much everything in sales. I don't see it dying any time soon. Plus, the last game (even though I had my doubts) was great.
There is nothing wrong with the Final Fantasy franchise and killing it will solve nothing. Each Final Fantasy is a different game so they can return to the roots any time they want. The problem is that the current management is not admitting that they are going in the wrong direction with the franchise and do not realize what the old fans want. Moreover, sadly the times have changed... western games have risen and western people feel more at home with their characters, stories and gameplay. Thus the hate for traditional Japanese games and RPGs which seem stupid and otherworldly to the kids of today. It makes a guy like me really sad who started gaming in the 90s and grew up with JRPGs like Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy games. I really miss those days.
SO 100% TRUE!!
A few bad games in a series dose not mean its dead. XIII series are not even bad games SO get off the Final fantasy should die.
This is why game journalists don't get paid the big bucks. They are dumb.
The problem is compounded when communities like this one submit, promote, and all told, REWARD this type of article. If BS stupid crap like this is being submitted and approved in the first place, thereby driving extra traffic to the website...what incentive is there to stop? It's a cycle of stupid.
Halo, Gears & Fable
Lol, agreed with Fable.