CVG:Where does a developer take a game franchise after it's conquered the world? Once you've wowed critics, broken sales records, shifted millions of units and attracted a gargantuan fan base, where do you go? The bubble can't just continue to inflate, can it? Eventually the twin-threat of stagnation or sea change will arrive at the door. Opt for the former and critics will cane you while fans grow restless. Opt for the latter and you risk alienating the core.