The Four Most Repetitive Video Game Franchises Ever

While a lack of innovation can often be the downfall of many great titles, these four franchises are known not only for having tons of games in their rosters, but also for continually releasing titles that are largely the same year after year.

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Retroman1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

That sums them all up and it is getting boring playing same games since 2006

fsfsxii1640d ago

I came to this gen in 2008, it got stale in 2010, then, i discovered Niche games.

thorstein1640d ago

Indeed. But why didn't they mention Madden 25. Yes, there have been 25 iterations of the damned franchise.

Eonjay1640d ago

Wrong, wrong wrong

3. Poxemon
2. Zelda
1. Mario

tacotruck1640d ago

Much like the case for CoD and AC titles, most AAA game franchises are products of getting the most money for the least amount of effort. While the end-product is often very similar to the previous entries, the popularity of the series makes most people simply look past those faults.

SnotyTheRocket1640d ago

Yeah. They've been working on ACIV since Revelations. Totally no effort? Right?/s

savaroth1640d ago

Nahh.. Final Fantasy has not been repetitive. It had fairly open world and moved to linear gameplay. It had story line and well.. Not sure what the whole XIII thing was about, but imo it pretty much sucked.

So repetitive no, crappy yes.
Same goes for dragon age only more extreme. It went from an AAA title to a ZZZ thing

I pretty much liked the Star Ocean series evolvement before the series was shut down.

With the Dune series they went from a RPG/adventure thing to strategy ( both were great ) to Dune 2000 which sucked, but that was never repetitive. Then again that series is ancient.

Guess people can find more examples like that ;)

HammadTheBeast1640d ago

Old Final Fantasy games were completely different from one another. New one's are lam£.

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x5exotic1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

- Uncharted 3 practically copy-pasted UC2
- Post-criterion NFS aka when they started to suck
- Assassin's Creed aka played them all but only finished 2
- Every FPS

EDIT: Scratch all the above; FIFA and PES games are most repetitive... all they do is play the same sport. Heh. No really they keep releasing the same game every year with just little difference.

PurpHerbison1639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Battlefield deserves to be on there. Wasn't there ALREADY talks of BF5 before 4 even released??? Dynasty Warriors hasn't been relevant since the PS2 so it doesn't deserve to be on that list.

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UnHoly_One1640d ago

I hate when people use "repetitive" as a way to say a videogame is bad.


When you get right down to it, almost all games have you doing the same things over and over until you get to the end of the game. Or in the case of multiplayer, every match is essentially the same thing over and over.

My point is, if that thing you are doing over and over again is FUN... Then what the hell difference does it make???

Are some games "more repetitive" than others? Sure, but the same rule still applies. Maybe a game bored somebody else in 20 minutes but it was still fun for me after 20 hours... The point is, it's all subjective.

r3f1cul1640d ago

i gotta agree, fun is subjective to the individual playing the game and even good original titles you end up doing the same basic things in them after a period of time. point is as long as A. people continue to buy and support games and B. are having fun i dont see the issue

x5exotic1639d ago

Ummm no.

Keeping the same style is good, but keeping the same substance is horrible and not so creative.

God of war has different situations to put you in, and focuses on each situation individually to make its quality worthwhile, whereas open world games focus on doing the same boring thing for about 40-80 times just so you can have a trophy, (i.e quantity over quality and unwarranted extra hours of gameplay to make you think it's a good game and worth 60 bucks)

FF practically changes its gameplay style with every game.

Relientk771640d ago

How about Madden, and like every yearly released sports title

2pacalypsenow1640d ago

You cant really change how football is played .

Theres no story just gameplay tweaks and if you compare Madden 06 to madden 13 its a huge diference

MaverickStar71639d ago

I see that with annual sports games and even many other franchises. The average person will scoff and say its just the same thing every year. Sure football at its core is the same. Sure a COD or AC game carries the same formula. But they miss all the details and changes that make it a different game, even though the core essentials are there.

PurpHerbison1639d ago

Maybe the officials throw more flags in the newer versions of Madden. NFL sure is changing football.

kratos_TheGoat1640d ago

nothing was worst then re6 and ac1 at least cod was fun

raiden-491640d ago

Huh? No monster hunter that's odd.

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