Franchises that have lost there way this gen

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Franchises that have lost there way this gen

Post by GunstarHero » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 pm

It could be due to terrible design decisons, a refusal to innovate or that the competition has made them feel illrelevent.

Off the top of my head I can think of Final Fantasy and Tony Hawks. Two series I used to love.

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Post by speedlolita » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:56 pm

Tony Hawk lost it's way after 4, imo.
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Post by IronMaidenRule » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:18 pm

Medal Of Honor...Airbourne was okay, but the last one was total pants!

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Post by resident paul » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:22 pm

Guitar Hero = The End!
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Post by thevulture » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:47 pm

Splinter Cell:Just borrowed Conviction off a friend an d WTF???? Gone all gung-ho, exploding barrels etc.

Resident Evil: 5 was p*ss poor.

AVP:PSP game was bad enough, but the PC/PS3/360 game was a huge dissapointment.

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Post by Rayne » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:48 pm

Golden Axe.

Don't really need to explain that one.
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Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog, sadly. That doesn't require any explanation, either.

Most sports games seem to suffer from this, too.

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Post by stvd » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:21 pm

Resident Evil
Pro Evolution Soccer
Metal Gear Solid
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Post by snowkatt » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:22 pm

metal gear solid
propped up by 40 minutes of cut scenes and 5 min of game play before more cut scenes that make no sense
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:28 pm

PES was the one that I thought of straight away.

The PS2 versions are the best football games of all time, this gen they haven't quite got the same magic.

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Post by stvd » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:44 pm

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:PES was the one that I thought of straight away.

The PS2 versions are the best football games of all time, this gen they haven't quite got the same magic.
Even PES2 on the original Playstation was better than the last 2 I bought for the 360! IMO.
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Post by speedlolita » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:59 pm

snowkatt wrote:metal gear solid
propped up by 40 minutes of cut scenes and 5 min of game play before more cut scenes that make no sense
Didn't you say you don't have a PS3?

I'd rank MGS4 my second favourite game this generation behind Bayonetta.
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Post by snowkatt » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:01 pm

i had a ps3
had being key word
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by speedlolita » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:01 pm

Ah. Did you complete MGS4?
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Post by PubZombie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:25 pm

res evil - as soon as they lost zombies, i didnt like res 4 i just found my suspension of disbelief [that could cope with zombies and mutant super dudes] lost it with midgits & giant mechs :roll: and i found res 5 insulting on a few levels, least of all that it had turned into a shooter.
pretty much getting sick of the market saturation with all fps games - Call of Duty has lost the plot, all i play now is mp co-op zombies. cant drum up the enthusiasm to buy fps games much now, for me they peaked with bad company 2 and arma 2
bullet storm looks like it will personify all my niggles with the genre at present
this may be presumptious - but the fact that XCom - ufo defence is going to be an fps; causes me great pain :evil:
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