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Submitted by LaughingFish 1390d ago | opinion piece

Five Great Franchises Being Inexplicably Ignored (And a Few That Should Be)

Some of the best franchises in gaming are currently sitting on the shelf, without new iterations or reboots to continue their legacies, and I think that’s a shame. Let’s go through and pick five great brands that are being inexplicably ignored, and champion their cause for a new generation. (BioShock: Infinite, Earthbound, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, GameCube, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, Irrational Games, Nintendo, PS3, System Shock 2, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

3GenGames  +   1390d ago
Crystalis, ignored since 1990. Enough said. I doubt Star Tropics+Zelda 1+Final Fantasy combined could beat it in the day, it was that good. And oddly enough, made by SNK of all people...
Lyle91  +   1389d ago
I bought this for 8 bucks recently. A great game. I was surprised when I heard that it hasn't had a sequel.
3GenGames  +   1389d ago
Nice, I'm trying to get a second copy just to hoard them, but it was $5 and I already had one. But yeah, did you at least get half way through it? It stats to get REALLY REALLY good about then. It had the terrible GBC port, but I don't count that at all. Not that it's a bad game, it's just not as good as the original at all. Doesn't it just beat the snot out of all other RPG's/AA's on the NES?! It's such a shame. :(
hellzsupernova  +   1388d ago
i thought FF8, 9 and 10 were good games :/ i played the hell out of 13 then got into the open world and everything killed me so i rage quited!
LoaMcLoa  +   1390d ago
KiWi1711  +   1390d ago
Oh God. Yes, please.

I would love to see TimeSplitters nonsense in this Gen, or Next Gen.
LaughingFish  +   1389d ago
DAMN that's a good point.
LightofDarkness  +   1390d ago
Despite his obvious fan recognition, Megaman is being ignored to abusive levels lately.

I'd like to see a new Quake in the vein of the original. And a GOOD new Burnout.

And for god's sake, give me ZOE 3!
PopRocks359  +   1389d ago
But, but, but... he's in Street Fighter x Tekken! o.o
contra157  +   1390d ago
System shock!!
amaguli  +   1390d ago
What about Darkstalkers?
kma2k  +   1390d ago
If another earthbound was made (not counting the ds version) & it was a nintendo exclusive again (which i doubt) i would serisouly consider buying the wii u just to be able to play it. Thats how much i loved earthbound! Seriously beat that game over 30 times. I have it on my computer here at work on an snes emulator that i still play if i get bored!
grailly  +   1390d ago
I feel like mount & blade should be on this list.
Relientk77  +   1390d ago
Legend of Dragoon
Skies of Arcadia
Breath of Fire
Brave Fencer Musashi
Tactics Ogre
homer  +   1389d ago
Imo some modern franchise need to be ignored until next gen in hopes of alleviating franchise fatigue.
Assassins Creed
Just Dance
All band based music games
LaughingFish  +   1389d ago
Gotta agree. I hope they lay off Uncharted and Killzone for awhile, but there's no chance for Halo or COD.
hellzsupernova  +   1388d ago
you are correct but CoD is selling more every year so thats going to come out and as far as microsoft is concerened they feel they need to have a Halo out evvery year so no chance of that happening

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