Submitted by pixelpatch 441d ago | opinion piece

Five Underappreciated Gaming Franchises

GamersFTW wrote an article once about five of the most overrated games of the PS3/360/Wii generation, but today we're going to be talking about five under-appreciated franchises in the gaming world. We all have at least one franchise that we love and we feel like it doesn’t get enough love or attention, so let’s get started. (PC, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

kalkano  +   442d ago
I agree about Fire Emblem, but will not buy the SMT crossover. I have no interest in SMT, and will be waiting for the next standalone FE.
TekoIie  +   441d ago
Oh you will buy it if you want your Waifu fix ;)
user7402931  +   441d ago
iDadio  +   441d ago
Not a franchise per se but a good shout for under appreciated game I loved it.

Same as Enslaved from a personal perspective, excellent game that didnt do as well as it truly deserved.
iDadio  +   441d ago
I think Rayman is slowly making people take notice, I have a few friends who have now played and loved Origins and Legends with good reason.

Solid, Charming and challenging but fun games.
Metallox  +   441d ago
Absolutely. But it is being said that Rayman Legends sales have been dismal, so I'm not sure about that :/
spacedelete  +   441d ago
rayman definitely. even with the next gen gaming drought it still flopped on PS4 and Xbox One. if people don't want to buy it in a gaming drought you know its bad news.
Geekman  +   441d ago
STRONGLY agree with ALL of these. Rayman Origins/Legends are amazing platformers, and FE is up there with Zelda. Ticks me off when people complain about Lucina or Robin being in Smash Bros over some generic Pokemon or Mario character.
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Reeze  +   441d ago
I love Pikmin! A fantastic franchise!
Metallox  +   441d ago
Pikmin is in danger to disappear forever :( More people should buy Pikmin 3, it's definitely one of the best Wii U games out there.
LAWSON72  +   441d ago
IMO Darksiders is epic, though I was surprised to see it on the list for some reason. One of these days I need to buy DMC collection and DMC 4 because I have only played the demo of the fourth.
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Roccetarius  +   441d ago
DMC3 - 4 is what Hack & Slash games should inspire to be like, because they moved the genre forward. Unlike GoW, which is being worshipped as a god.

DMC 4 had its problems, but that's because Capcom rushed and cut a lot of its content.
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jambola  +   441d ago
Love Pikmin so much
it's one of my favorite Nintendo franchises and very special to me.
Pikmin 3 alone would almost sell me a wii U.

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