GamingDead: "Do you like Mario? What about Link? Tony Hawk? I hope the answer to all is "a lot," because you're going to be stuck with them for a while.
With the economic recession we're in, game companies don't want to take risks. They simply can't eat the cost of a failed game, and they're willing to stick with tried-and-true methods to turn a profit, even though they know they probably won't have a smash hit on their hands. I can't say I blame them, either. People tend to wax nostalgic when times get tough."