Ruined Game Franchises

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Wunderbar_007, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Wunderbar_007

    Wunderbar_007 Master Guru

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    Does anyone else feel like developers are running your favorite game franchises into the ground?

    Unreal Tournament --- Unreal Tournament 3
    Supreme Commander --- Supreme Commander 2
    System Shock 2 --- Bioshock
    Deus Ex --- Deus Ex: Invisible War (potentially DX:HR)
     
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    Well Far Cry 2 pretty much killed my interest in the franchise dead.
     
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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    tony hawks was ruined past underground
     
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    yah unreal tournament :( too sad to see its dead, I hope they make unreal tournament 4 and revise all the awesomeness unreal tournament and UT2k4 had ...:biggun:
     

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    I agree with all except Bioshock, i thought that game was awesome!

    Also, Call of Duty 2 --- Everything after!
     
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    COD4 MW used to be awesome...after that one its been down hill ever since.
     
  7. ElFishoIII

    ElFishoIII Guest

    As soon as I saw the thread title I thought Call of Duty. Such a damn shame.
     
  8. The Postman

    The Postman Ancient Guru

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    Fear---Fear 2-3
    Crysis---Crysis 2

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Stone Gargoyle Ancient Guru

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    Splinter Cell ---- Splinter Cell: Conviction.
     
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    danfim Master Guru

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    Medal of Honor franchise .. the last game tried to copy Call of Duty which isn't a great franchise either.

    Dragon Age Origins - -- Dragon Age 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1-4 and anything afterwards wasn't cool anymore
     

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    jeffmorris Ancient Guru

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    "Test Drive Unlimited" and "Need for Speed" games. I used to like these games but Atari ruined TDU2 and EA ruined newer NFS games.
     
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    Decane Ancient Guru

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    I disagree about DX:IW. It was a good game, just not quite as good as its predecessor.

    However, I would add Red Faction 2 to the list of games already mentioned. The original was a very good fps, easily on par with Half-Life, but the sequel was just crap.
     
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    from recent years id say mostly Fear (which really only was one, since its not the same team behind all the other games) DA with the fail that the 2nd one was. Far Cry as well but this another fear type situation.
     
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    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    Very few Sequels are better than their original prequels... its a well known fact, be it films or games!!!

    But then you get newer generations that haven't seen/played the originals and play the latter releases first, and swear they are better than the first ones.....

    Unless you play/see them both/all you have nothing to compare them too. And depending how far down the line (time) you get into things, then your views will be much different....

    Hope that makes sense.....
     
  15. IPlayNaked

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    This list makes me freaking laugh. I wish people had the ability to enjoy games for the game and not for what the last game was, maybe we could avoid this kind of stuff.

    Invisible War was an awesome game, Bioshock was an amazing game. I don't even know your point on Bioshock, and yeah, IW wasn't the same as Deus Ex, who cares? Just play the damn game, enjoy it.

    I mean, Bioshock has a ****ing 96 on metacritic and 8 out of 10 score from users. It blows my mind that those kind of ratings can be thought of as "ruining" anything.

    Nevermind that Bioshock isn't even a "system shock" franchise. It's just a spiritual successor.
     

  16. Wunderbar_007

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    I had a feeling people would find more :) It really saddens me and I now fear for some remaining favorites like STALKER, Sins of a Solar Empire, Witcher 1/2 and Thief :S

    Anyway, I was just sitting here looking at my little PC collection and i realized I'm playing nothing but oldies... and I LOVE IT!!!

    I'm actually considering purchasing Homeworld and the followups. I've never played them. Good idea?

    Edit: IPLAYNAKED, if Bioshock wasn't a spiritual successor to one of the best games ever created, it wouldn't be on this list. Playing through it, you clearly see SS2's influence but sadly, the developers dumbed every aspect of it down to create Bioshock. Bioshock is a nice game (I did enjoy it) but it in no way comes close to what System Shock 2 was (I still replay it every few months).
     
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    I would say you're wrong unless you're the type of person with deep pockets and buy every games that comes out. I myself restrict myself into buying no more than 5 games a year ... 5 games is like the MAX i would buy, and i base the sequels of games based on the previous one.

    For example, I much enjoyed FEAR and i thought FEAR2 would be much like that ... If FEAR2 would've had a different name, i probably would've been more skeptic into buying it ... Same goes for MW, i bought it because COD2 was really really enjoyable for me, which is also the reason why i bought MW2 which then resulted with me NOT buying BO ... and i was right for doing so ...
     
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    Rainbow6 and Lockdown / Vegas2 of cause
    GR is another
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Well there is no fact in how good or bad a game is.
     
  20. Dahzeal33

    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    Tribes (Tribes Vengance)
    Dungeon Siege (DS3)

    and IMO

    Mass Effect (ME2)
     

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