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5 Game series that have lost their way

Michael Sawh

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Reviewed by Michael Sawh

19 September 2013

Resident Evil

The first few Resident Evils were shining examples of how to do a survival horror game. Even RE 4 was great. Then Capcom replaced turn-your-sound-down scary with all out action and that's where it all started to go horribly wrong.

Next came Resident Evil 5's co-op, Operation Racoon City, multiple character storylines and the implosion was near complete. Resident Evil Revelations shows promising signs of a recovery, but we have worrying feeling that this franchise is not too far away from being swallowed up by the mutated dustbin monster.

Actionable Steps

September 20, 2013, 12:07 pm

I always loved Final Fantasy but they haven't made a decent game in a long time... I think 12 was the last one that was worth the time, and before that 10 was the last that actually rocked.
Stay the hell away from MMOs and do Final Fantasy XV right!

TheConciseStatement

September 21, 2013, 6:55 pm

On a far less macho note, I really lament the Crash Bandicoot franchise. When Naughty Dog left the game, it took all of the humour and idiosyncrasies with it. Although, we've now seen the fruit of that reallocation of energy in Uncharted and The Last of Us, I still think it's sad that for a short period of time, that character could've became an icon like Mario and Sonic. The graphics from the PS1 titles have dated remarkably well.

Stuart Moulding

September 22, 2013, 10:26 am

And stop with the pointless sequels to already poor installments. (I'm looking at you FF XIII-2)

John

September 24, 2013, 12:31 pm

Absolutely loved Crash Bandicoot games... they made me want to complete the whole game whereas now I just want to get through to the end.

Keith

November 20, 2013, 9:14 pm

Conspicuous by absence: Diablo. Arguably the biggest fall from AAA gaming grace in history in one fell swoop.

Evan

November 21, 2013, 7:43 am

The millions still playing Diablo 3 may dispute that...

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