DualShockers writes: "Sequels to what have come before are a dime a dozen – these days more than ever. Just look at hot releases this year that have either already happened or will be happening in the next nine to twelve months: Uncharted 3, Portal 2, The Witcher 2, Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3, The Elder Scrolls V, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Gears of War 3, Dark Souls (basically Demon’s Souls 2). That list goes on and on…and on and on.
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with these games, because many of them are some of my favorite franchises. Nor am I saying there are anything wrong with sequels. The problem is, when you get so far into sequel territory, it’s almost like the franchise is just being milked for all its worth and, when this happens, it seems, to me, to cheapen the franchise as a whole."