This has gotten my attention recently, that not only are there more sequels in gaming now, there's a new franchise revival going on. Some good, like Mortal kombat and Rayman, but mostly I find some franchises are being dragged out. One notable game that made me think this is:
- God of War Ascension, there has been a trilogy on consoles, and prequels on the PSP, how much more can they flush out the story and gameplay with? It seems obviously like a milking of a great franchise, that should be put to rest for a while, at least well into the PS Orbis's run.
- Halo 4 promises another trilogy, something so grand, I don't think it will still be relevant by the time the sixth in the main story installment comes out. Other than the original trilogy, we've gotten Halo wars, Halo reach and ODST. I know Halo makes huge amounts of money, so I can't slag off Microsoft for doing this, but maybe the fans want it to age a bit, find more modern mechanics, then blow away the industry again. That's just me though.
- Mario, it has been proven the most recognizable, and probably most loved videogame icon, has run out of truly new tricks, with the recent mediocrities such as Super mario 3D land, New super mario brothers Wii, and New super mario brothers 2 on the 3DS, it really feels like Nintendo is seriously churning them out by now. I know a lot of people disagree, but that's almost more harmful to the brand than admitting it's no longer fresh. I'd hate to see Mario turn into a boring yearly, or even bi yearly 'thing'. Not a special event like it used to be, but a 'oh, another mario game' situation. Nintendo needs to let mario nostalgia work back up, and maybe, I don't know, MAKE SOME MORE IPS?
So what are your franchises, either recently revived, or just being pumped out that you'd like the studios to kind of chill out on?
- Gears of war: Judgement
- Resident evil 6
EDIT: I just noticed my three picks are essentially the mascots for their respective systems. That explains it -__-.