Stephen from Leviathyn takes a look at six franchises that should have quit while they were ahead.
I've barely played Halo, so from a personal point-of-view I didn't feel I could include it.
Just looking at what's listed - how do single games like Chrono Cross count as a series?
I was wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure that a series that includes exactly two games, released four years apart, the last of which came out 16 FREAKING YEARS AGO, doesn't qualify as a game series that "went on too long."
@Godmars290, Were you really expecting competent journalism? The only thing which has survived too long are these insipid attempts at emulating decent reporting and game analysis.
Click bait picture.
Not really. God of War is included in the list, after all.
A list that on casual examination is pretty bad.
Kratos basically killed every god in Greek mythology and then some...twice even, counting Ascension. It's time to go to India or South America for some new gods if you ask me.
Who did he kill twice?
The ship captain from the first game. Not that he was a god.
They won't stop because people keep buying them, and they buy those games because they want to play them. So stopping a series that others enjoy just because some people are sick of them is ridiculous, especially since nobody is being forced to buy these games.
was gonna say the samething.
Dynasty Warriors. What I would give for a proper Nobunaga's Ambition or Romance of the Three Kingdoms sequel come on Koei...
I'm surprised someone hasn't picked it up and done a kickstarter, there's no copyright on the lore at least.
If memory serves a bunch of Chinese modders did a Medievel 2 TW mod for the Three Kingdoms. They used the style of the Koei games as well, it was pretty decent.
Series longevity is not the issue. Settings is the issue.GOW definitely went on with the Greek mythology too long. How many time can kratos kill Greek gods over and over? A new setting in Norse or Egypt would be welcome.I am a huge GOW fan and even I can't defend the over used Greek Mythology in the series.
"How many time can kratos kill Greek gods over and over?" How many times can Master Chief kill the same Aliens? Drake search for treasure? Mario try to save the princess? "I can't defend the over used Greek Mythology in the series." Yeah, they were pretty crazy to use Greek Mythology in a game about Greek Mythology.
I almost put Sonic in there, but I've only ever played a little bit of Sonic on Genesis and a little bit on Dreamcast. If I included it, all I'd be able to do is echo what others have said, because I haven't played any recent Sonic games.
Call of duty
Unforgivable bashing of Chrono Cross. They should be ashamed.
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