Blockbusters shouldn't be afraid to take a year or two off.
When I think break, I think of a game that needs to just go back to the drawing board, and come back strong. Not something we are just tired of. Call of Duty is far past it's expiration date but I wouldn't care if it went away and came back or whatever. I think HouseMarque needs to stop creating this abortion Battle Royale game and just pause from their run of Twin Stick Shooters and go back to the drawing board to reinvent what will work for them. I think they have made nothing but great games, but they tired out their formula. Take the TS gameplay, and put it towards something unique and bigger and deliver how we all know they could.
Far cry The open world of Farcry 3 was amazing but repeating the same thing 3 times is getting boring.it feels more like a job than a game. Assassin's creed They changed the combat but the game is still structured the same way. It need better story direction with memorable casts and a better mission design. Call of duty It's a fun game but need to go back to the drawing board with mutiplayer. Now considering blackout is there new stand out feature the main mutiplayer needs to be more simple. Battlefield/Battlefront Yeah...EA need to reboot themselves for that. Gears of war I love gears but I hoped they would evolve the series's gameplay and make it more fast paced similar to vanquish. Final fantasy With the success of traditional Jrpg like Persona 5 and octopath traveller, final fantasy now has the chance to create a mainline that is reminiscent of the PS1 days. Soulsbourne Dark souls is my absolute favourite game of all time but after Bloodborne and Dark souls 3, I felt some fatigue. Sekiro is heading in the right direction to truely evolve the series but still has me thinking like it a dark souls game. Tales series Vesperia was the last great game in the series. The presentation, the story and gameplay were great but the later games didn't do much to revitalise the series. Besteria seem to have a good story but the gameplay was an absolute chore and for a PS4 game it looks absolutely hideous, even a nearly decade old game like vesperia looks better.
You forgot Forza, Halo, Dynasty Warriors, Mario and Atelier
Forza main series and Forza horizon have enough difference between the two be acceptable, there is also a 2yr wait between release. Halo main series doesn't come out every year. Halo 4-2012 Halo 5-2015 Halo infinite-2020 most likely Dynasty warriors do any have any relevance. Mario has a lot of variety and is a franchise that has been forged to be experimental to keep it from being stale.
I would also add Uncharted but it seems ND is already giving it a break( at the pefect time). Other than that Spurg's list cover's all bases. PS: isnt it funny that Ubisoft doesn't take their own advice? "Have I told you the definition of insanity?".....
There is only one main Halo game this generation and the Forza games are by different developers. The different settings/locations of the Forza Horizon games is worth the price of admission every 2 years.
"Gears of war I love gears but I hoped they would evolve the series's gameplay and make it more fast paced similar to vanquish. " They tried that when they launched Gears Judgment and it wasn't received well. Gears is for thr most part close quarters, wall bouncing, etc. 4 is much faster pace than the other.
The SAO games.
call of duty... an infinite break
AssAssins creed could use a damn break, it could also use a return the roots of the series
For me, Final Fantasy by far, after FFX it was all trash anyway, SE need to stop making new FF from the moment they can't do it right, all they do since they merge with Enix is to embarrass themselves by showing how incapable they are anymore to create an FF that will truly capture the magic of the series, the truth is that they are not what they were many years ago, this has been said countless times already & that's how old school fans feel, so instead of drag through the mud the name of this iconic franchise better to pull back until they are sure they will create something that will be on par with the classic FF of old, else it would be better to never make a new FF ever again, they did more than enough harm to the series already, time to stop.
I personally enjoyed far cry 5 a lot. The story didn’t pay off well, but the world was awesome. I’m not looking forward to odyssey at all. I feel like origins was such a wonderful reboot, and to know that odyssey takes place 400 years before it doesn’t make any sense. I wish instead of basically slapping a “Greece” coat of paint on the world of origins they would have taken the great origins story and moved the next game to fuedal japan.
Call of Duty seriously needs a break.
CoD, forza, tomb raider, farcry - and nintendo should give mario and zelda a rest and come up with a new IP. btw - i would have uncharted on here too but it seems ND is taking a break (or is finished with) from that series.
1.Halo 2.Gears 3.Forza 4.COD 5.Assassin’s Creed 6.Fallout 7.Deadrising 8.Tomb Raider 9.Far Cry 10.Madden
COD, Halo, Gears. When it comes to Ubisoft game I don't think their games need to take a break (especially considering how well received Far Cry 5 and Origins were) just get rid of the 1-2 year dev cycle and change it to a 3-5 year cycle.
Assasins creed, All sports games, Forza, Pokémon and smash bros
Cinematic adventure games that all kind of play the same
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