OXCGN's Pre-E3 Thoughts: The Secrets Of Keeping A Game Franchise Alive


"Well, it's that time of year again. E3'09 is getting ready to unveil what the gaming landscape will look like for another year, and with it shaping up to be bigger than ever, I started to notice something. Almost every game I'm looking forward to seeing in E3'09 is a sequel.

Mass Effect 2, Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Bioshock 2, Assassin's Creed 2, it's just getting crazy. Of course if a game is awesome you'd definitely want a sequel for more of what made that game great, which is why I hate articles that rant on about why sequels are evil.

However, it begs the question: how does a developer keep their series alive and successful?"

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gaminoz3488d ago (Edited 3488d ago )

I personally don't like the trilogy model....especially the Too Human idea if they don't go back to making Eternal Darkness 2 and instead head for Too Human 2! Also what happens if you like the series so much that you want more than can remake games to be different like they did with Bond in film.

A trilogy locks them in at 3, which works only if there is a clear story arc that is properly followed (like the original Star Wars or Lord of the Rings movies say). I don't mind the COD model of alternating time periods and locations a bit.

The yearly sports repetition is annoying though...I agree with that. Just update the player rosters!

Superfragilistic3488d ago

Can't wait for Mass Effect 2, Assasins Creed 2, Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2 and as of today... Splinter Cell: Conviction! :D

Godem3488d ago

I love my sequels! theres a hell of a lot less risk in spending that $100 of yours on a game, when you know you already like the predecessor!

darkmurder3488d ago

Please have alan wake for release this year!

gaminoz3488d ago

That's a new game not a sequel lol!

Sorla133488d ago

better be there!!!

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