This topic is meant for serious talk, not for trolling. And now to the question...
How can franchise be called great, if most games in the said franchise are considered bad even by the fans of the said franchise???
Consider Sonic as the perfect example.
Now, there are approx hundred Sonic games (including spin offs). But less than ten of those games are considered great. The rest fall to the mediocre-pretty bad category.
Despite this, Sonic is often included among the greatest franchises of all time.
But how can Sonic franchise be great if 90% of the games in it are actually rubbish, if you'll pardon my french?
Makes no sense to me. Iconic franchise, sure, but great? Nope.
Another good example is Halo. According to fans and most critics, less than half the Halo games are great, while rest are failures. Yet this series too is considered great franchise. Why?
I could go on. But I wont.
Bottom line is: if over half the games in a franchise are considered bad by both critics and regular gamers, then the franchise should not be called great. That's my take anyways.
But what do you think?