"For the sake of everything we love, I think it’s time for something new.
A common critique of modern gaming deals with the absurd number of sequels that occupy today’s market. Almost every highly anticipated title is, in some way, related to a pre-existing franchise. There are direct sequels, sequels to sequels, remakes and reboots as far as the eye can see. Many series have stopped numbering their games altogether just to simply to avoid the embarrassment of releasing a title like Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Why now, when technology is at its finest and videogames are closer than ever to finding their artistic place in everyday culture, do we as consumers choose to repeat the past instead of moving forward? There are plenty of good sequels and franchises that are still going strong, but must we milk everything dry until every franchise resembles modern day Sonic?" - Stephen Hilger