We all have game franchises we love so much that we don't care what others think. Then there are games that the majority just agree shouldn't exist. Sometimes it just takes one of these to kill our most beloved series.
It Takes One Game to Kill a Franchise Street Fighter V and SoulCalibur V come to mind.
^^ i agree .....i also damn totally agree with Halo 2 ...if it wasnt the huge fanbase behind the first one and the huge potential of the franchise would be a dead IP ...HALO CE for me is still an unsurpassed FPS but HALO 2 completely trashed the series to below mediocrity quality levels...i also partly agree with MGS2 ...it had ridiculously convoluted and gibberishy plot considering what masterpiece MGS1 was ...but it narrowly escaped...also RE 4 could be considered such type of game ...RE was doomed after that
Interesting that you would pick Halo 2 over 4 or 5. I have yet to play 5 but as for the other 4, not one of them has disappointed me in terms of story or play mechanics. Halo 1 is a classic and 2 improved on everything while being a cliffhanger and then 3 having the dual story lines was a nice way to bring things to a close (of that trilogy). 4 was an interesting take on trying to create a new story where it had initially ended. The demand of knowing what was going to happen next for MC was what prompted them to come up with the new trilogy. I hope 6 will bring all things to a proper close... for now.
Halo 2 was better than 1 in every way.
Dang it, fighting games. Get your single-player content together.
More like it takes one guy or team to kill a franchise. Its not the game fault it's the person behide it. Same with movies.
True, and it depends on what the devs learn from the experience whether or not the franchise can make a comeback. Or even make it's first "comeback". Like with Nier. Nobody cared about the first one, but it's hype all around for the sequel :p
This is very true, many franchises have dealt with this.
Sometimes a game can kill a franchise even before it starts, if it doesn't perform as well as expected. The Order 1886 is an example of this.
That universe though, I hope it gets a great sequel.
Yeah. I hope Sony will one day look to revive it.
it cant be dead if there wasnt news about the franchise beijg cancelled
I want to say socom with socom 4 as it was by far the worst but confrontation had its issues also. However compared to socom 4 confrontation was amazing. Still not socom 2 but it worked.
Tell that to the FIFA series...
COD killed everything else with it's overpriced yearly repeats and others joined in later on
Army of Two was so much fun until Visceral killed it with the last game.
army of two best two player game out there shame they dont bring out ps4
Splinter Cell: DA did it for me, just went down hill after that, first three were masterpieces!
The first two games of Army Of Two was great. Then we got a heaping pile of crap with Army Of Two: TDC.
Diablo 3 :))
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