5 Video Game Franchises That Badly Need a Reset

COG: Sometimes, you need to shake things up. Come with COGconnected as we take a look at 5 video game franchises that badly need a reset.

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vladstad138d ago

no way does borderlands need a reset. the only thing wrong with 3 was that annoying spoiled brat ava. everything else was great

LordoftheCritics138d ago

5 Video Game Franchises That Badly Need a Rest.


metalgod88137d ago

I was burnt out after Bordlands 2. The bazillion weapons thing was cool, but it's just an incredibly repetitive series of games. It's the same thing, over and over within a 'new' environment with a new set of annoying side characters.

Tiny Tina's wonderland could be a lot of fun, but we'll have to wait and see how different it really is.

Kados138d ago

The entire story of 3 was trash.

NecrumOddBoy138d ago

Borderlands is being reset. Wonderlands. Whether it is better, we must wait to see.

Yui_Suzumiya137d ago

The first game was best to me. Second and third were boring so I never finished them and the Pre-Sequal was good.

moriarty1889137d ago

Yes the first game was the best imo. Second was solid as well. Third just didn’t have the same feeling anymore.

AKS137d ago

I thought 3 was decent until I got to what happened with Maya, and then seeing those two obnoxious twerp villains repeatedly play a taunting video of that debacle... Didn't feel connected with it much after that.

poppatron137d ago

I played through the first one several times, then really really enjoyed my play through of the second.

The third one felt like a relic of the past to me. Playing it coop it was hard to see through the on screen carnage to understand exactly what was going on. Constantly looking through menus to work out which new weapon with very slight upgrades over the last was the one worth using. Constant backwards and forwards fetch quests and endless mindless shootouts.

I really didn’t enjoy it

Yui_Suzumiya137d ago

Couldn't have said it better myself

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Vader82138d ago (Edited 138d ago )

Surely they know Village is RE8?

monkey602138d ago

We need to normalise retiring long running series over resetting and rebooting. Developer creativity is being stifled in favour of selling familiarity over and over again

BrainSyphoned138d ago

Have you looked at movies, music or rehashed stories in fiction books? Don't go expecting much if they chuck out what is already here.

monkey602138d ago

Absolutely but that doesn't mean we shouldn't kick the trend here either

0hMyGandhi138d ago

I've always found that interesting. I honestly do not get why brand familiarity somehow equates a quality experience over the unknown and inherently "alien" attributes of a new IP.

monkey602138d ago

Proven by sales I guess but it limits a developer being stuck to the same title for so long. Theres only so much they can add or change and still keep properties familiar. At least with new titles they can explore more and go nuts.

BrainSyphoned138d ago (Edited 138d ago )

Borderlands 3 was the 4th game, not "a third game in the series". The next game they are making while you might call it a reskin is already trying something new with Tiny Tina.

poppatron137d ago

Reading these comments I feel there is some slight confusion over exactly what tiny tinas wonderland is, and more importantly a misunderstanding of the scope of the title.

It’s essentially a stand alone add on, probably larger than the last tiny Tina add on from borderlands 2 (I think that’s what it was).

This game will be 10-15 hours at best, and is just a reskin of borderlands 3 in a fantasy style. More melee weapons and your ranged gun style weapons will all be magical attacks and bows.

But it’s most definitely nothing more than a reskin.

Epicent3r1249137d ago

Then they better completely redo their marketing campaign. Even the official site says it's a spinoff.
At no point in anything I have read or seen does it indicate this is a bloated DLC or expansion pack or whatever you want to call it other than a fully fleshed out game.

For $70....I better get more than 15 hours out of it.!!

Did I miss something? LOL I hope not because this is one of the few games I have been looking forward to

sourOG138d ago

My list
1. Condemned: criminal origins
2. The darkness
3. f.e.a.r
4. Dead rising from a Japanese developer
5. Riddick butcher bay sequel

monkey602138d ago

You get my vote for 1,2 and 3!

porkChop138d ago

Riddick did get a sequel

0hMyGandhi137d ago

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. Solid game, but nowhere near as good as Butcher Bay.

EazyC138d ago

Ooh that is a tasty list, wow. Agree with all!

porkChop138d ago

Yeah man. Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. It was a proper sequel with much better graphics and great storytelling. It also included a remaster of Escape from Butcher Bay in the updated engine.

sourOG138d ago

How the f**k have I never heard of this lol

porkChop137d ago

Yeah no one talks about it. It released on PC, PS3, and 360 ages ago. I really enjoyed it. It had some flaws, but it did a lot of things better than the first. I'm hoping for either another game or a modern update of both games with raytracing.

Vin Diesel mentioned last year that he's working on Riddick 4, and that they could use a new game to add a new chapter to the overall story. So there's hope at least.

sourOG137d ago

Damn it’s not on Xbox store. I want to play it lol.

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