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What Franchise Are You Sick Of?

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Question: What franchise are you sick of?

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Darkstorn3100d ago

I can't be sick of Halo because I haven't so much as touched the last two games, but definitely Guitar Hero. I'd also put Call of Duty on there as well. Oh, and Madden.

bobcostus3100d ago

Madden
NCAA (Ok, pretty much EVERY sports game. I think it's stupid that they release a new game every single year with 1 or 2 changes and a roster update. Have they never heard of DLC?)

Skate
Tony Hawk
Need for Speed
Sonic
(ANYTHING) Tom Clancy marked (Seriously RBSV and RBSV2 were the SAME DAMN GAME)
Guitar Hero

...and a ton more I can't currently recall...

boodybandit3100d ago (Edited 3100d ago )

Not because 'm not a fan of football but because EA just keeps churning out the same engine with some tweaks year after year. I wish they would take a huge risk and use a completely different engine and approach to the game.

Oh well, maybe Backbreakers will turn out to be an excellent title and push EA to try something new/risky. Push the envelope EA and quit living off of minimal efforts and big rewards. This industry has become really stagnant for the most part because of companies like EA milking franchises with little efforts or making once hardcore games more user friendly to attract casual gamers.

Kingdom Come3100d ago (Edited 3100d ago )

RSV2 Was a significant improvment to the already brilliant original:
-Vastly Improved Co-op.
-Single/Multi- Player Customisation.
-New Armour/Clothing.
-Voice Recognition.
-New Multiplayer Modes.
-New Ranking System Implemented.
-Challenges (CQB, Assault, Marksman)
Infact the only disadvantage to RSV2 was the shift to "Bishop" as the main character when Logan was a brilliant protaganist to the original. Infact, I hope that as soon as "Future Soldier" is completed, Ubisoft revisit the Rainbow Six Franchise.
On Topic: Final Fantasy.

STICKzophrenic3100d ago

Great points.

I had played R6V2 co-op with a buddy, then someone else got the first one and I wanted to co-op it with them. I was extremely disappointed in R6V's co-op. We played one chapter/mission and haven't touched it since.

I've played through the campaign two or three times by myself, and it's awesome, just was disappointed in how bad co-op was.

Also, the PEC points are great. I love to toss a grenade and see "Kill using explosives" pop up three times on the side, or shoot someone off a rope and get points for that.

Like you, I really want to play another R6 game.

Kingdom Come3100d ago

Thanks, The Rainbow Six Vegas Franchise is one of the only FPS Series that I consider Brilliant.
The First Games Plot was incredible, the game consistently threw new things at you, being seperated from your squad, deactivating bombs, performing surgery, and then topped it off with the huge twist at the finale, I was gripped and when faced with "To Be Continued" at the end I was gutted, however couldn't wait to step in to the boots of Logan again, only to find his only appearence is a small cameo and was replaced in favour of a character who sounds as though he has throat cancer and has no personality, but I really enjoyed the multiplayer and occasionally revisit it.

poindat3100d ago

I've long been sick of Need for Speed.

Funny thing is, if the game hadn't been watered down by all the street-racing losers and ricer fans, I would have been easily able to enjoy the series for a much longer amount of the time. I mean, really, what the hell happened? I'm sure that most of Kotaku associates or has at one point associated NFS with exotic environments, exotic cars, and intense races. Now somehow this smorgasbord of amazing has morphed into cheap Japanese cars defiled with disgusting paint and attachments, ugly city blocks, and dull excuses for "races" (thank the open world environment for that one).

It makes me sad to think about how great NFS was and how great it could be, had they only stuck to the base formula. I say "base" because I never expected the games to stay the same over the year--change is needed--but beneath all the changes, they could have easily kept the essential NFS spirit. The Test Drive series was able to pull it off with TDU--absolutely revolutionary change, the likes that had never been seen before within or outside of the series--yet it plays like a Test Drive game and feels like a Test Drive game. I think that the NFS series's closes call to this was Most Wanted, but it still didn't play or feel like classic NFS; it played like a better version of Carbon or Undercover, and that isn't saying much.

Return to exotic supercars, exotic landmarks, and hell, maybe even closed circuits, and I would no longer be sick with NFS. I would buy the newest title in an instant. Too bad the mass of fools who gulp up every new installment in the series just because they can paint their Civic funny colors and put lights on the cars don't know any better.

I blame Underground. If there's any thing where you can easily pick out a period in time and say "that is exactly where the crap hit the fan," Underground is that thing. A lot of people for some reason talk about how great Underground is, but all it was is a prologue to the fall of the NFS series.

I also blame EA Black Box. Almost as soon as they were acquired and merged into EA Canada, the series started its death spiral. Sure they put out Hot Pursuit 2, but that's it. That is literally, out of all the NFS games they've produced, the only decent one. They then proceeded to pile drive the series into whatever kind of crap it is now.

I want Need for Speed back, because the absolute crap that is on the market now is not the Need for Speed that I know and love--at least in not any recognizable way. ;_;

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Wrathman3100d ago

final fantasy and any other japanese game that has a number after it.

rockband and guitar hero,mario,zelda etc etc

Sunny_D3100d ago (Edited 3100d ago )

Halo, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Buzz, Singstar, sports games, Final Fantasy...

playstation_clan3100d ago

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo00000oooo

Wrathman3100d ago

@above

yeah im sick of halo too.but the difference is..ive actually played HALO.

which makes you a dumbass.

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kratos1233100d ago

only on pokemon my god why are people still buying its the same game over and over and over and overand over and over and over and over and overand over and over and over and over and overand over and it will never stop all thnx to the little kids in this world

Eiffel3100d ago

Guitar Hero, Call Of Duty. That's about it.

bobcostus3100d ago (Edited 3100d ago )

Oh yeah... call of duty needs to chill out, seriously $^#% you activision. They said they have 3 more Call of duty titles planned for the next 2 years.