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10 Series That Changed Beyond Recognition

Some big game series have pulled major switcheroos over the years. Early gaming set genre expectations, yet whether evolving from technical constraints, or simply a reflection of the zeitgeist, a game born in one genre doesn't necessarily remain there. Through the advent of design breakthroughs and simple processing power, many games adapt and expand their horizons to become something truly new.

Some series have taken a detour into other genres, such as Halo and Halo Wars but they have a habit of returning to their comfort zone.

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acemonkey1564d ago

99% change for the better

showtimefolks1563d ago

GTA
Fallout
Prince of persia
MGS
Castlevania

those 5 are the ones i have bought since their change and all have done a great job. can't wait for GTA5 and castlevania lords of shadow 2 alone with next fallout game

prince of persia has fallen off and MGS 5 will be the biggest every whether its on this gens console or next gen

LX-General-Kaos1563d ago

Resident evil also went through some massive over the top change. If you showed someone resident evil 1-3 for the 1st time, then showed them resi 5 and operation raccoon city. They would have no idea wtf happened.

acemonkey1563d ago

agreed GTA5 i cant wait for....i hope the MP is like the old one but better i loved cops and crooks

crazypicklemonkey1564d ago

grand theft auto. where is the humor?

JoySticksFTW1564d ago

I'll say it...

F' that over-hyped soulless GTAIV

Where's the humor, is dead on.

MysticStrummer1564d ago

There was humor in GTA4, but having less humor than previous entries in the series doesn't mean a game has changed beyond recognition anyway.

spacedelete1563d ago

if you actually played it you would know there is humor. its just that the story is more realistic and humor is dark compared to previous games which had light over the top humor.

JoySticksFTW1563d ago

"its just that the story is more realistic"

Dude, they took out what makes GTA GTA

The over the top ridiculousness of the franchise while still telling a dark tale.

They can change the formula all they want; just don't attach the GTA name to it.

It's like Gay Tony injected the soul back into the series.

Stand-alone IV is blah'd, stale poop.

And before everyone say "Teh Salez!", don't forget all of the after-glow articles we got from so-called journalists questioning if the world over-hyped the game.

I can't answer for the world, but in my opinion Heck Yeah it's overhyped.

mistajeff1564d ago

dammit, metal gear launched on msx, not nes

Baka-akaB1563d ago (Edited 1563d ago )

god forbid accurate facts are used , wich somehow ign always fails to do :p

mistajeff1555d ago (Edited 1555d ago )

lol, touche sir.

it's a pretty obscure system. you've probly never heard of it.

ziggurcat1555d ago

@ mistajeff

i'm glad you appreciated the humour :)

Blaine1564d ago

It would have been better if they'd picked gameplay screenshots for all the new games--would have been hilarious to see how many of them are FPS/ TPS now.

STONEY41564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

They did, you just have to mouse over the picture. (99% of them are FPS and TPS games)

Blaine1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

I know, but the screenshots aren't from gameplay, they're mostly from, let's say, cinematic angles.

I want them all to be down-the-sights and crosshairs, gameplay screenshots. Just to really emphasize that they've all become the same genre.

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