5 Game series that have lost their way

Final Fantasy

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We’ve lost count of what set of Roman numerals we are up to now in the Final Fantasy series, but instalments of the much-loved Japanese RPG and its many spin-offs just keep on coming.

The series has been going since 1987 and along the way Square Enix has delivered some great Final Fantasy games that managed to blend great storytelling with enagaging turn-based battle systems and likeable characters (Like Final Fantasy VII for instance).

At some point though, what we loved about the series began to be diluted. Now there’s a MMO, an iPhone app game with micro-transactions and in essence what was once great about Final Fantasy has been lost. It’s time to take the game in a new direction or leave the numerals to the Superbowl.