As the Uncharted and Dark Souls franchises finish up this year with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dark Souls 3, respectively, one Game Rant writer looks at why this a good thing.
I don't know about Uncharted but I don't what else you could do with Dark Souls They are best making a spiritual successor like maybe one taking place in a Modern setting, Futuristic, Aztec, Nodic etc
They can always create a spin off story for Uncharted. The main story line ends but there is still much more to be told / played.
Wait did they actually say the souls series is ending?? I thought they said the dark fantasy setting of it is ending.
Nah. Nathan Drake is Uncharted without him there's nothing. Only thing they can do is either A Sully prequel game or An inter-sequel between Uncharted to Uncharted 2 or Uncharted 2 to Uncharted 3.
@Nitrowolf2 Miyazaki said that Dark Souls 3 is a turning point for the franchise, I don't think they've ever said it's the end. http://www.gamespot.com/art...
Dark Souls is still fresh to me. Uncharted needs to go.
Both franchises could still go on. Souls but not "Dark", Uncharted, but MAYBE not Nathan Drake's(although their could be prequels?). I don't get the disagrees, at this point, they would be spiritual successors since both ND and From Software said they're done with the Uncharted and "Dark" stories. And I remember reading an interview of ND saying they'd allow another developer to take on Uncharted if it's good enough.
my fav moments of uc3 was with little drake and younger sully. We can get more of that.
Has anyone ever stopped tobthink that maybe this is not the end of Uncharted...what if it's the end of Nathans story but someone else becomes the protagonist. Could be made by another team other then ND.
I can't believe the Souls series is over, it's so refreshing when a new one comes out......... I at least hope they'll continue making games with killer bosses.
They could always make Bloodborne 2.
Does demon souls count?
I would definitely play Demon Souls 2. False King Allant all day long :3 Still my favorite fight in the Souls series.
The should make some RPG games based on some of the bosses that are in Dark Soul. More like prequel games to get to know how they became what they are now.
I love that they are ending these stories. I mean, who wants to play the same thing forever. Even more, who want to work on the same project forever. Now, we just need a Final Final Fantasy... and it needs to be good.
It's a double-edged sword On one side you have it releasing every year and it becomes stale and boring Yet on the other one it ends and years later people are wanting another one like Jak and Daxter or spryo
I think the 2nd scenario there is preferable. Working on a new project will keep the developers interested and motivated to innovate with the new challenges of a new game. Then as the years go by, people will miss your old stuff and you have something to fall back on in the future with a fresh look at it. That's a much better scenario than releasing the same stuff every year and it becomes stale, developers leave because they're sick of working on the same thing so talent is lost and fans get sick of the series. More devs need to know when to call it quits.
I'm fine with franchises coming to an end being as the studio is free to create new stuff
Wouldnt say its a massivly good thing but as for bloodborne 2 and last of us 2 its a good possibility for them to be made. Maybe even new ip's more so from naughty dog then from software, either way cant see what both have to offer in the end :)
I think its great, I'd hate for any game series to wear out their welcome before they die.
It's funny, people constantly troll Nintendo for reusing same IP after same IP, but with each Mario (for example) you can't accuse the developers for 'rehashing' the previous incarnation, however, the same accusation can definitely be leveled at the Souls/Uncharted developers. Don't get me wrong, both a good series of games, but samey, VERY samey.
I really enjoy Nintendo games but come on dude. When I played super Mario on the wii u, it wasn't much different from when I played it on the ds years ago. I'll agree with you in that uncharted 3 was very samey to uncharted 2. Can't speak for souls though. I've only played bb.
Ok, I'll work with that... First, you can't be speaking of Super Mario World Wii U, because NOTHING on the DS came even close - even if SMW (WiiU) and SMKL (3DS) have become accompanying pieces since. However, putting that aside, I'm talking - sticking with Mario for now - the jumps, transitions and innovations the series has made over the many years/gens. Once either Souls and/or Uncharted had done likewise, then we can talk.
I meant super Mario Bros. OK so if you're talking about innovating over the many number titles Mario has had then I don't see how that's a fair comparison considering uncharted and souls are only in their infancy in comparison to the long life span of Mario.
Ok then, based on the first 4 (major) Super Mario's - SMB, SMB2, SMB3 and SMW. Each of these Mario's brought something new to the table and as such each felt fresh and new compared to its predecessor. The same can not be said regarding Uncharted and less so with Souls.
Haven't played those so I can only take your word for it. Uncharted 2 was extremely refreshing after the first and completely 100% improved over the 1st. Like I said above I agree with 3 being the same as 2. It basically copied the 2nd in its flow and swapped the train explosion with a plane explosion (this is why I'm glad henning is no longer on UC4. Uc3 was the first time she led one of the game by herself and it was definitely the weakest). Also in terms of souls I've only played bloodborne so I can't exactly judge on that series.
I don't think Fromsoftware will let go of their formula, it's a massive success after all. A futuristic game with the Souls reknowned features and some thrown Armored Core stuff would be killer! they already made Demon Souls and Bloodborne so the possibilities are endless
Didn't they say their next game will be open world?
I think there will more "Dark Souls" like games coming out like Bloodborne. No way they would throw away something that makes them money just because the story ends. I wouldn't be surprised in 4 or 5 years there is a Dark Souls 4.
I'd love to know what the author thought of halo 5 if he considered a uncharted 3 "underwhelming" seeing as we are talking about supposed milked franchises
For Dark Souls they can make another series which also is challenging and with memorable boss fights. Kind of like Bloodborne a Souls game is, but not really
I love Uncharted more than most but I am glad this is the last game. Look what happened when they moved on to new ground last time, The Last of Us. Hell they could have knocked out another Jak & Daxter but chose to move on and thats why we have my beloved Uncharted series in the first place. My imagination runs wild at the prospect of what Naughty Dog might do next. As for Souls, I think they will create another series in a very different setting and mix up the mechanics but I think tonally whatever comes next will still be a pretty hardcore title.
ND and FS are so talented that they don't have to worry about putting their successful franchise to rest because they are fully capable to creat yet another successful franchise while other devs are talentless, they can't create anything beyond kiddy alien shooters and such.
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