"It seems that many of the criticisms of Hollywood cinema have been transferred to the wonderful world of gaming as well. Let's face it, we're gaming in an era of sequels and remakes, rampant with a majority of game publishers and developers who don't seem to want to take the risk of stepping outside of existing Intellectual Property. Sure, every now and then we get thrown a Psychonauts here or a LittleBigPlanet there, but these types of titles are unfortunately few and far between.
But perhaps an even worse crime than the lack of originality in the marketplace today is when a beloved IP loses track of its original feel and is watered down in subsequent sequels." - from gameplayer