Safe to say, I've been burned out since last generation on JRPGs and typical "dark and gritty" games like Dark Souls and typical first person shooters with the exception of the recent Doom and Wolfenstein. But basically, My patience with Namco Bandai is running thin at this point.
I know they put out Tales of Whatever, I know they put out the DBZ games, I know they put out SAO, But what about the actual IPs they used to put out? Do you know how long I have been waiting for a true Triple-A Pac-Man platform/adventure title? Ghostly Adventures didn't count and I still want my "apology" for that, basically due to how terrible of a reboot it was. What I also worry about is the Pac-Man CE games becoming the "New Super Mario Bros." of the IP simply due to how CEDX I always found inferior to the original 2007 game and CE2 is just sort of a mixed bag. - People got sick of traditional/2D Mario for a very valid reason after all.
I really feel for fans of all these other dead IPs such as Klonoa, Splatterhouse, Dig Dug and whatnot. And considering how Mario and Sonic declined in the "Wii U" era, I really had almost nothing else to rely on but the older games but I can't just keep playing those forever. (Of course Nintendo is thankfully developing Mario Odyssey which is the Triple-A Mario title I could ever hope for.) I get they are still making money, But I can't stand them getting a free pass when they pull off tone deaf crap as bad as Nintendo at times. People left Nintendo during the Wii U era for the lack of many IPs and what people wanted from their main IPs after all. And at worse, I find Namco about as bad as Valve considering they publish Dark Souls but don't have a hand in development. (And mind you while I am not into DS, I don't have anything against From Software themselves but Namco Bandai for being about as lazy as Valve.)
I feel at this point... This company is sadly dead to me, But they are going to still be getting free passes and praises leaving people like me feeling like utter shit. I'm not wasting my money on games I am not going to enjoy, And I'm not even calling Tales or the DBZ fighters bad games. But if I can't enjoy them, Why waste my money? Considering how much they pushed Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures down people's throats, I have absolutely had it with them at this point. I can't be bothered to buy anything unless it uses on of their actual IPs they've been sitting on forever IMO, So far all they've been doing is living off of Nostalgia Arcade ports and crummy mobile games.
It truly sucks this time to be a Pac-Man fan, Once a respectable mascot from the 80's up to the early 2000's with the Pac-Man World games? Now he's seen as the laughing stock of the gaming community, Even moreso than Sonic if you ask me.
Really, It feels bad man.