Submitted by gulevski 650d ago | opinion piece

Series Like Tomb Raider, God of War and Call of Duty Need to Die

"Sequels are like flies, they seem to only show up when you least want them to be around and when one shows up you can expect many more to follow. That isn’t to say that all sequels are bad, because they aren’t all bad. Sometimes games were made to be stretched out over multiple games and console generations. " | Explosion.com (Call of Duty 2013, God of War 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Tomb Raider 2013, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Whitefeather  +   650d ago
You people need to stop comparing God of War to Call of duty. God of war has had only 4 real installments while CoD has had a yearly release for the last few year. These websites need to die is what I think.
Ezz2013  +   650d ago
yeah, i agree
why don't who made that article go ahead and say halo and gears and forza and GT and uncharted and Batman etc need to die ..and to hell with those games fans ..right ?!

let those games die because i want too and fans have no right to want more..right?!

gaming media of tose days
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jimbobwahey  +   649d ago
Yeah, it must really suck to be such a wretched human being that you want something that millions of people enjoy to stop existing.

I'll never understand people who whine about things like this.
rpd123  +   649d ago
The thing that people never seem to understand, is that series are milked because consumers want them to be milked. They'll buy it every year and will more or less enjoy it. It's not publishers fault that people like these games and there is enough demand to make one every year. In God of Wars case, I think Ascension was unnecessary, but there are plenty of people who will love the game.
Winter47th  +   649d ago
Whoever approved this article needs to die.
ATi_Elite  +   650d ago
Tomb Raider just got rebooted to a really good game
God of War is too dam good of a SP game
and too many people enjoy COD

so why do they need to Die? Cause they DON'T and this article is STUPID!

What NEEDS to Die is CRYSIS unless they go back to the ORIGINAL CRYSIS FORMAT!!

Survival Horror Games that have NO Horror or Survival need to Die!

Stop making Tennis games No one buys them!!!!
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Snookies12  +   650d ago
Lol at the Tennis part... I enjoyed Mario Tennis to some extent. Everything else I agree with you on though. :]
omi25p  +   650d ago
i liked crysis 3.
RyuCloudStrife  +   649d ago
Lol At tennis. I agree with you.
morganfell  +   649d ago
Cheap websites run by unimaginative adolescents that keep writing "need to die" articles actually need to die.
Derekvinyard13  +   649d ago
Cod is never going to die it sells about 10 million and up in the first week
TopDudeMan  +   650d ago
Heh, this article was made for shock value. That much is obvious from the title. People coming on here all butthurt about what it says really have to ask themselves what they were actually expecting.

Any article saying "x needs to die" has clearly been made for the sole purpose of pissing people off.
fermcr  +   650d ago
God of War has 6 installments (2 from the PSP), not counting HD versions for the PS3. God of War needs a rest. 6 games in 8 years (first released in 2005), let Kratos rest for a few years.

As for Call of Duty... it needs a rest, but won't get one because it sells like ****.

Tomb Raider took a break for 4-5 years and returned better then ever. I'll like a new one 2 years from now.

Other games like Halo, Battlefield, Forza, Uncharted, LBP, etc ... also need a rest.
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isa_scout  +   649d ago
God of War has 4 true home cosole releases across both PS2 and PS3(hd collections don't count because they're just re-releases). I believe he needs a rest to though. Not because I think the games are lacking but because he needed more meaningful foes than the furies, but given the fact he's already killed off most of the greek gods and creatures I don't see where they could go forward and still have something worth saying.Kratos had his revenge now it's time for him to bask in the darkness he has created.
Also, I couldn't agree more, Tomb Raider was absolutely amazing, and it was probably the best reboot of a game I've ever played. As long as games like Halo,Gears,Uncharted, and COD make money they will continue to be made, and I'm fine with that because most of those games are pretty damn good. The elephant in the room....Assassins Creed...Who actually still cares about that series???I picked up AC3 on release day and was bombarded with bugs and glitches. Wont be buying abother AC game for a good long while.
Ultr  +   649d ago
no. just no

If you don't like them, DON'T play them!

let us enjoy our games -.-
kreate  +   649d ago
There's only 2 god of war games on ps3.

The reason it seems like a lot is becuz there is 3 different platforms. 2 for each console. Which isnt milking it at all.

Im sure there will be 2 more for ps4. And a god of war complete collection towards the end of the cycle.
Mounce  +   649d ago

Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty and what would be Guitar Hero/Rockband. 1 of those series have already died though.

AC doesn't really have an ending any time soon unless there's a final chapter coming randomly.
jakmckratos  +   649d ago
It's only getting grouped in there because idiots are just looking for recent games to compare to. God of War has been released about every 3 years..that is MORE than enough for fans of the series. TOmb Raider was an AMAZING game. How anyone could ever say it needs to die...I question their intelligence and their actual passion for gaming. CoD is ridiculous...and look at Halo too... Halo 3, ODST, Wars, Reach, Anniversary and 4 in 5 years??? That's quite a bit no? Honestly I dont think so..as long as the games are quality and add something in terms of gameplay having a game every 2 years sounds great to me!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   649d ago
One things for certain, the Author's a Gears fan.
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Gimmemorebubblez  +   650d ago
The only one I agree with COD.
The new Tomb Raider is an amazing fresh experience.
God of War has only received 2 installments on the Ps3. (Not including Collection)
jrbeerman11  +   650d ago
replace god of war and tomb raider with assassins creed
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   650d ago
i duisagree except for call of duty that does need to die,but tomb raider is better than ever only thing it needs is a few more puzzles,and god of war just needs a longer break and maybe a new setting and character considering kratos and the greek mythology is done,now series that actually need to die are assassins creed,and im a huge AC fan but it needs to either sit out a few years and rethink or be pushed into a grave like it already is,and while i can see some of his points for why he feels GoW and TR should die, I disagree with him and feel that this is a stupid list.
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isa_scout  +   649d ago
Why does everyone want COD to die? Listen I know most of you have some type of beef with Activision, but lets not forget that while Acti does some crazy things with the series(map packs are too frequent and too damn pricey)they have transformed and redefined this generation of gaming.For better or worse COD is here to stay. Personally, I'm glad it is here because it drives competition in the market place. Even if I don't really play that much of the COD games; I cannot deny what it has done for gaming. Gaming has become a huge mainstream hobby, and a big part of that is because everyone knows COD. If you ask your grandma who Kratos is she would probably look at you like you're retarded, but if you ask her if she has ever heard of Call of Duty 9 out of 10 times she'll at the very least have seen a commercial of it. COD took gaming public people. We should show some respect to the series for all that it has done.
csreynolds  +   649d ago
The only thing we should be thanking Call of Duty for is the saturation of the genre, if not the industry. Your point about Kratos demonstrates the problem precisely; brilliant IPs get overlooked in favour of an uninspired shooter. Moreover, CoD has birthed a community formed primarily of arrogant, abusive adolescents who spew invective at anyone who dare shoot them. This is not a good thing in ANY way.

Thumbs up to pushing eSports and all, but today this franchise is little more than a substandard cash cow that gets sloppier with each new instalment - Black Ops 2 being a prime example. Type 'Black Ops 2 sucks' into YouTube and you'll get more than one million results. To me, that says a lot.
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DeadlyFire  +   649d ago
Its the same reason why EA is worst company in the world my friend. You can't fight it. Its just what people believe. Wether its true or not at the end of the day.

If people wanted them to really die. They wouldn't bother buying them.

Why ask developers to take a break. You are tired of said game then don't buy it's sequels for a few years and you will see a difference when you go back to it a couple of years later. You don't need to own every episode of every TV show you watch do you?
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   648d ago
COD has done nothing good for gaming at all,developers strive to get COD sells,and its making deb=velopment cost go hich as well as high sells expectations,and now companies are dropping like flies,because of COD games like prince of persia,sly cooper,mortal kombat,spec-ops,etc... get overlooked and dont sell,activisions rehash of call of duty every year actually makes most developers lazy because there like hey if they can release the same game every year with half assed effort then why cant I,and when did i ever say I hated Activision,now i dont like them because of COd and for what they did to spyro and crash,but i dont hate them.
from the beach  +   650d ago
These are series that have earned their keep by selling millions of copies worldwide. They don't need to 'die', they need to evolve, innovate and stay interesting.
GadgetGooch  +   650d ago
Seeing as the new Tomb Raider was probably one of the best games i have played in the last 12 month then i hope to god it does not die.
enkeixpress  +   650d ago
plz no.. not call of duty :( i need call of duty. I'm breathing because of cod & battlefield lol :D
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dirthurts  +   650d ago
I do love me some Battlefield. I look forward to the next refinement.
Respects to Call of Duty.
Very different games, to each his own.
dirthurts  +   650d ago
If people like them, and the companies are making money, I don't see any reason that they shouldn't survive.
Sure, I may not be playing them, but obviously someone is. Let them enjoy it.
MysticStrummer  +   649d ago
Yes. What needs to die are opinion articles where one person tries to project their personal feelings onto the entire gaming industry.
x5exotic  +   650d ago
OP is another idiot trying to take a jab at GoW/TR by comparing them to a truly milked series.

Okay people move along nothing to see here
abzdine  +   650d ago
you dont like them you dont buy them! it's as easy as this.
_LarZen_  +   650d ago
No,no and no.
Saucyknight  +   650d ago
People like you writing stupid pieces need to perish!
Lucreto  +   650d ago
I have just finished Tomb Raider. I never liked the old ones but this one was amazing. It is the second best game I played this year. Ni No Kuni was the best.

I would be happy to buy the next game when it is released.

It is now on to God of War 1 HD before Bioshock Infinite.
Picnic  +   650d ago
Tomb Raider has had a relatively high number of games for a series made outside of Japan. But the quality of Underworld was good and this has paved the way for the reboot.

I haven't played the reboot yet but I think that's a bit premature to want Lara to put her bazookas away right now.
But don't just slavishly follow Nathan Drake because in that way madness lies.
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Genuine-User  +   650d ago
Series that people enjoy should never die in my opinion.
Half-Mafia  +   650d ago
So do stupid websites like explosion.com.
Tomb Raider already died thanks to the game with "Tomb Raider" being slapped on the box being nothing but a shooter fest.

Call of Duty will likely have a good game once next-gen comes out and then probably go downhill again afterwards. It's like the next-gen curse where the first Battlefield that gen is terrible but good afterwards and Call of Duty is the opposite.
jdktech2010  +   650d ago
I'm still enjoying Ascension so far...Is it as good as GOW3 or the other main series games? No, but it's still a quality and fun experience.

Just because they keep making games you don't like doesn't mean other people hate them too.

Calm down and mind your own business. Personally, I can see AC getting a bit fatigued but I can't wait for AC4 as the idea of being a pirate is awesome (who doesn't love pirates?) because I enjoy the take on history that it provides.

Anyway, can't wait for God of War, AC4 and even Call of Duty on PS4...might just blow my mind (at least the first one).

I'll be real interested to see what they do with COD with new graphics....it's been the same for so long, I'm hoping for a COD4 (probably dreaming of course)
llMurcielagoll  +   650d ago
Don't read the story. Don't give them the opportunity to get hits. Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate.
RetrospectRealm  +   650d ago
People buy these games. That means they like them. Just cause you and a few others don't prefer them, and the fact that they keep coming out with sequels doesn't mean they should die. xD
blackberty  +   649d ago
God of War appears to just go on and on forever.. every game you gotta rebuild yourself, its dumb.
jay2  +   649d ago
COD yes, TR and GOW NO!!!!!!!!
jagstatboy  +   649d ago
So Tomb Raider, God of War and Call of Duty Need to Die but not Resident Evil?
schlanz  +   649d ago
Someone clearly hasn't played Tomb Raider...
Vlaitor  +   649d ago
Really ?
God of war is releasing one game every 3-4 years and we haven't got a Tomb Raider for QUITE A WHILE.
The real series that needs to die:
Call of Duty
Gears of war
Assassin's creed

Those are getting released almost every year now with little if no new content and a story that doesn't make ANY sense now.
csreynolds  +   649d ago
What? God of War? Tomb Raider, after CD's effing amazing reboot?? GTFO.

Websites like yours need to 'die', my friend...
Dlacy13g  +   649d ago
Bad journalism just needs to die.
Roper316  +   649d ago
they don't need to die, some just need to take a break and maybe go 3-4 years before another installment.
Williamson  +   649d ago
This is the first gow in 3 years and tomb raider? Tomb raider just made a comeback with a great game and now it needs to die?
SovereignSnaKe  +   649d ago
This sounds weird, but Tomb Raider may be the first pleasant surprise I've had in gaming since the first Bioshock or Mass Effect, 4 years ago. Funny thing too, it gave me the feeling I got the first time I played RE:4 as well. :)
DeltaCanuckian  +   649d ago
Tomb Raider was a huge surprise for me as well, after all the delays I didn't think it would be that great, but I picked it up and absolutely love it!
KillrateOmega  +   649d ago
None of these games need to die.

The only one of these that should change is CoD and by that, I mean it needs to innovate and evolve.

Articles like these are just for hits...
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