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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2012, 08:56:58 PM »
Personally I'd rather not see another Metroid game made. I think they've got a good overarching plot throughout the four main games.

That said, I wouldn't particularly mind more tangential games like Prime that have no bearing on the main plot whatsoever.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012, 09:00:11 PM »
If another Metroid is made, I'd rather it be more like Prime or Super Metroid: you crash on a planet and are given a Power Suit and Power Beam. That's it. No deep story connections or secret Federation plans. Just you and a hellhole full of aliens trying to kill you.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2012, 09:02:34 PM »
Any games based on sports. Please, if you're going to play sports, play a real one outside.

I agree.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2012, 09:03:19 PM »
Any games based on sports. Please, if you're going to play sports, play a real one outside.

I agree.

I like the Mario sports, though or maybe you guys meant by something other than Mario :|

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2012, 09:11:41 PM »
Here's five.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2012, 09:23:54 PM »
Any games based on sports. Please, if you're going to play sports, play a real one outside.

I agree.

I like the Mario sports, though or maybe you guys meant by something other than Mario :|

Yeah, I think PandaSoul meant sports games like these



I have nothing against Mario sports or anything similar (Sega Superstar Tennis or Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing).
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2012, 09:25:22 PM »
Yeah, don't we get too much Madden games every year anyway?

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2012, 09:30:06 PM »
I don't think any should die. However, I can think of a few should take a short hiatus. Zelda and Pokemon should for example, as much as I love those two series.

I'll probably get attacked for this, but I think Mario should go on hiatus as well.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2012, 09:38:00 PM »
I'll probably get attacked for this, but I think Mario should go on hiatus as well.

I say it's just the mainstream and spin-offs. We could use more Mario RPGs. How long has it been since Bowser's Inside Story was released.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »
I'll probably get attacked for this, but I think Mario should go on hiatus as well.

I say it's just the mainstream and spin-offs. We could use more Mario RPGs. How long has it been since Bowser's Inside Story was released.

At least they're developing Paper Mario 3DS still.

As much as I love platformer and especially spin-offs, I agree too.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2012, 10:27:47 PM »
I love The Sims, but the 5000+ expansions are getting annoying.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2012, 10:32:51 PM »
How long has it been since Bowser's Inside Story was released.
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A year or so?

Seriously, the more you rush these games the worse they are.

I'm perfectly happy with waiting a year for Pokemon Grey, as long as it's a good game and not rushed.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2012, 10:33:32 PM »
I may sound crazy for saying this, but I really hope the next Zelda doesn't have Zelda, the Triforce, Ganon, or even any of the main locations (except maybe Gerudo Desert, since that's underrated).
There are games like that, but there are all Handheld games.  But yeah, a 3D platform like that would be different.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2012, 10:40:09 PM »
How long has it been since Bowser's Inside Story was released.
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A year or so?

Seriously, the more you rush these games the worse they are.

I'm perfectly happy with waiting a year for Pokemon Grey, as long as it's a good game and not rushed.

I just checked the wiki and it's been 3 years at least in Japan.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2012, 10:43:40 PM »
Okay, so it normally takes them three years between the games.

What's the big deal, anyways? BiS still feels recent to me.

Though to be fair, I play games like Battlefront II and Republic Commando and call them recent. Which they are compared to Ocarina of Time N64 and Age of Empires II...

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2012, 10:47:08 PM »
Kind of feels long to me. Although that might just be I haven't picked it up since I beat it. But you're right, I shouldn't rush Nintendo.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2012, 02:57:46 AM »
Dead or Alive, that way, it'll just be "Dead".


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On-topic, I don't think any of them should die, but it would be better if Call of Duty waited a bit before releasing another one.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2012, 04:02:39 AM »
Call of Duty maybe.

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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2012, 04:47:44 AM »
I don't think any game franchise should die, bad game franchises should get better.
I don't subscribe to this rational, especially not for series that have 7+ games in them. Perhaps it's just me being a hipster who wants to see more brand new IPs rise up rather than just more sequels, but I feel that a series can only go so long before it just becomes redundant; you very rarely see movies last more than four sequels, and they've usually already completely collapsed on themselves by the third film.
Horrible, horrible idea. There were 7+ games before in the Mario franchise before Super Mario Bros. The recentness that the characters in a video game were introduced has absolutely no bearing on the quality of games or the abstract newness of the gameplay itself. Nintendo has kept Mario fresh with interesting new gameplay mechanics for over 30 years, why should they trash the Mario franchise? To replace it with a "new IP" that plays the same as the new Mario would have?

And even without new gameplay mechanics, a sequel can still surpass it's predecesor working entirely within the mechanics of it with quality, challenging levels.

I don't understand your comparison to film well enough to argue against it, because I know nothing about the medium of film. Maybe if films were exactly like video games I could just apply what I know about video games to them without it being horribly invalid, but they're not. Oh well.

Any games based on sports. Please, if you're going to play sports, play a real one outside.

That's not what they said at the dawn of the video game industry.
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Re: Which game franchises should die?
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2012, 08:23:51 AM »
I don't think any should die. However, I can think of a few should take a short hiatus. Zelda and Pokemon should for example, as much as I love those two series.

I'll probably get attacked for this, but I think Mario should go on hiatus as well.
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