From the PlanetXbox360.com feature article:
"In an industry flooded with generic first-person shooters and role-playing games, a common complaint among gamers is the lack of fresh and original content in the form of new intellectual properties. Sequels have become a driving force within the industry as the eighth Call of Duty is set for release later this year, and nearly every high profile title this holiday season has a number at the end of the title. While there certainly are benefits to sequels – building upon a universe, improving game play mechanics, etc – there’s nothing like playing something completely original. We here at PlanetXbox360 have waded through the sea of sequels planned for this year and pulled out the top 5 new franchises that are worth checking out."