Top 5 Most Hated On Gaming Franchises

Gaming is the number 1 form of entertainment for many of us, but even when a series plays great, offers incredible replay value, and has solid mechanics, gamers can still feel the need to revolt or hate on a franchise that was once universally considered awesome. In this article were going to list the top 5 most hated on gaming franchises.

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mike1up2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Somehow I just knew that Mario would be number 1.


I noticed that there are no Sony exclusives on the list. I guess we know where all the hatred is coming from. Jealousy perhaps?

abzdine2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

i dont understand how you can have this many bubbles when you say BS like this.

This is a personal opinion you dont have to agree with it but just discuss it in a positive way.
Nothing to do with jealousy, a franchise is hated when it doesn't renew itself and it's always the same thing it's delivering, like Guitar Hero and all this stuff and now COD tends to go that way.

Sony imo always gives new things, and even if some of their franchises have 2 or more sequels they manage to make each episode different or simply by creating other new IPs. The same Nintendo does but with Zelda only and the major Marios (64, Sunshine, Galaxy...). Same theme but all different.

mike1up2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

*checks comment*
*checks article*

Well let's see...

Mario is number 1 on the list, and there are no Sony franchises on the list. Call it what you like, but it seems pretty factual to me.


"i dont understand how you can have this many bubbles when you say BS like this."

(Again) Jealousy perhaps?

Septic2006d ago

Simple as that really.

plmkoh2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

It's a top 5 list, in all good probability with the 100s and 100s of titles why should a Sony game be on that list? For balance reasons? Same could be said about why there isn't Angry Birds on there.

It's just 5 games franchises that the author chose. Here's a hint: did you notice that they were also very old franchises too.

mike1up2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

"100s and 100s of titles" *sigh*.

I'll keep this short, and simple lol. My point...

Most Nintendo fans don't hate Pokemon and Mario.
Most Xbox fans don't hate Halo. But somehow Mario, Pokemon, and Halo just happened to make the Top 5 list. Gee, I wonder how that happened?

The author is entitled to his own opinion, and that's fine. I read the article. Here's a hint: it ends by asking readers what THEY think!

"Why do you guys feel these games get hated on so much? And better yet what games you guys feel get hated on."

Kingnichendrix2006d ago

But mr_mike my dad who is 56 whose has had a nes, snes, megadrive, 64, dreamcast, ps2, xbox and gamecube. He even says he dislikes mario that isnt to say he doesn't like the nintendo, he also doesn't like snake from metal gear that isnt to say he doesn't like playstation, he also doesn't like master chief but that doesn't mean he dislikes xbox and he doesn't seem to dislike any games on the dreamcast but would that make him a fan boy? no it is just his taste simple as that. When you call it jealousy i think it just struck a nerve with you and you are a bit hurt that some people don't like the same things you like.

badz1492006d ago

that was like your shortest comment EVER! where's the usual PR stuff?

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plmkoh2006d ago

I don't get your point, where's the issue?

"Most Nintendo fans don't hate Pokemon and Mario." but they can't hate Xbox titles? "Most Xbox fans don't hate Halo." but they can't hate Nintendo titles? "But somehow Mario, Pokemon, and Halo just happened to make the Top 5 list." Maybe it't because Mario has existed for over 5 console generations, Pokemon exclusively targets children and has existed since 1999 and Halo has been around for a decade and is a home brand franchise?

mike1up2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

My mistake man, you are absolutely right...

Nintendo fans hate Halo, and Microsoft fans hate Mario and Pokemon. Everyone in the world loves Sony.

*Fanboy programming complete*

*Must go buy Sony products only... affirmative*

*Must destroy Nintendo and Microsoft... affirmative*

plmkoh2006d ago

Ummm I don't know if you're just having a bad hair or something, but don't put words in my mouth.

I didn't say all of a certain party must hate those of the opposing party. Hell that's what you said seing as you have some sort of vested interest to see to it that all hate must be sourced by 'Sony'.

All i'm pointing out is that this simple article has chosen very old franchises and in all good chance they've likely picked up more hate but at the same time they would pick up fans along the way.

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r212006d ago

You know you could leave a comment on the site raging instead of here and argue with the author.

mike1up2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Okay, this is my fault. I should have made myself more clear.

I don't have a problem with the author. I liked, and agreed, with what he said about Mario and Pokemon. Imo, the author is claiming that the hate is not deserved and I agree.

Now... the point that I have been trying to make is that the hate is coming from Sony fanboys. Not every Sony fanboy, not Sony headquarters, not the author, and not the gaming community as a whole.

TongkatAli2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

Ummmm dude, this isn't the official list of the world. Its a good list don't get me wrong, but maybe these games get hated on cause they get the most complaints ? Some food for thought. I'm surprised Killzone isn't on the list, from day one its been called a Halo ripoff and ripped to shreds from haters.

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Droid Control2006d ago

I know I'm in the minority but I particularly hate


I loved the first Halo, but for me, the franchise took a nose dive with the sequels. The Openness and uniqueness for 1 was missing from 2 and the story of 3 was atrocious. I won't even talk about the other Halo games. For me, no story, no playee.

Gears I never liked from the start. The characters are grotesque. And the gameplay mechanics didn't thrill me either.

tigertron2006d ago

Yep, you're definately in the minority there.

Septic2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

"For me, no story, no playee. "

Funnily enough, Halo still has one of the best stories in gaming. The fiction admittedly hasn't been utilised that well in Halo 2 and 3 but the game is still rather unique compared to the masses of other FPS' on the market.

Also, 'hate' seems like quite a strong word to use simply because you don't like the story.

Halo does many things right- like gameplay and MP among other things (community, forge mode, weapons etc etc). People will hate on it because it is a system seller. Without it, we would not have had the Xbox 360.

But I guess these are your personal qualms. Like you said yourself, you are in the minority. Each to their own.

Walker2006d ago

Where is UNCHARTED series ?

vickers5002006d ago

In the "5 most loved franchises" list.

Ben_Grimm2006d ago

I didn't care for Uncharted either and I really don't see where this love for the games comes from. Now InFamous, that's a different story. That game was fun and even though part 2 didn't really do anything different I still had a blast with the game.

teabag-nation2006d ago

SMB wwii u is like snes Super mario world which is a fantastic game and has amazing atmosphere unlike a lot of sony droid station and snooze box games. Sonys head is all over the place at the momment.

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