Series that shouldn't continue

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#1 Posted by jojo198 (1924 posts) -

What games series do you think that should never continue? Crysis game is so buggy and unfinished so i need that game to end its production. Call of Duty is a copy and past product what i heard, so that game should end its production too.

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#2 Posted by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

Resident Evil it's time to lay the series to rest, since 4 it hasn't been a survival horror which it's surposed to be so lets put it to rest and stop using the name to sell average third person shooters.

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#3 Posted by ThePerro (3103 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid, at least until I saw Ground Zeroes, because now I need that game.

I was a big fan of MGS back in the day, even so much as playing through and enjoying Metal Gear Acid. I thought at first that it should've just closed out with MGS4, and really didn't see the need for spin offs like Rising, but yeah like I said, Ground Zeroes needs to come out now.

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#4 Posted by lazyathew (3748 posts) -

I don't see any reason to wish a series dead. If people are enjoying and buying them, then by all means, continue.

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#5 Posted by Dysantic (1624 posts) -
Madden... Or at least the EA stranglehold on the NFL license so I can play a football game again. I refuse and always will refuse to buy any Madden game because I: 1. hate the franchise because 2k was much better 2. dislike the gameplay since it feels so unrealistic 3. just all around dislike EA Honorable mention would have to go to the GTA series. Maybe not stop it completely, but I think it's time for a re-imagining since many games have come out since GTA4 that did the open world, crime sim much better. Saints Row to name one...
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#6 Posted by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

Basically anyting that has a #4 and above in the title should be stopped.

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#7 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

Resident Evil, Uncharted, Mario Kart, Mario Party, God of War, Call of Duty

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#8 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3174 posts) -

Call of Duty

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#9 Posted by -Vulpix- (2518 posts) -

only title I can think of at the moment is Call of Duty

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#10 Posted by punisher1 (3264 posts) -

Any bethesda game on a console. And every single nintendo game.

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#11 Posted by Texas2089 (16490 posts) -
God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.
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#12 Posted by arsenal1111 (168 posts) -
God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.Texas2089
As a one and done? Thank god you have absolutely no say on the God of War franchise. The first one left so many questions unanswered that it would have been a disaster were they not to make the second and third game. Not to mention that they had such a huge mythology to work with that it would have been criminal not to have future games to expand on said mythology. The second and third game did this excellent and I, for one, am extremely happy they made these two games. Although, the new God of War game seems unwarranted and I have not played the Origin games released on the PS3 from the PSP so I can't comment on them.
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#13 Posted by Texas2089 (16490 posts) -
[QUOTE="Texas2089"]God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.arsenal1111
As a one and done? Thank god you have absolutely no say on the God of War franchise. The first one left so many questions unanswered that it would have been a disaster were they not to make the second and third game. Not to mention that they had such a huge mythology to work with that it would have been criminal not to have future games to expand on said mythology. The second and third game did this excellent and I, for one, am extremely happy they made these two games. Although, the new God of War game seems unwarranted and I have not played the Origin games released on the PS3 from the PSP so I can't comment on them.

Well then it was a disaster either way because the stories in GoW II and III were terrible. III did the best it could to make up for the atrocity that was GoW II's story, but was still pretty bad in it's own right compared to the first game.
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#14 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -

Dead or Alive, Tekken - Always hated that block fighter look and play style since the Virtua fighter arcade days.

Gran Turismo - The original was great back in the day for a new racer but now it's basically the same old game with a new number.

Mass effect - Boring watered down and overrated cover shooter, could never get into this series. They need to bring back the rpg elements from the first and the day one DLC on ME3 which was on-disc was an insult to any gamer with common sense.

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#15 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
[QUOTE="Dysantic"]Madden... Or at least the EA stranglehold on the NFL license so I can play a football game again. I refuse and always will refuse to buy any Madden game because I: 1. hate the franchise because 2k was much better 2. dislike the gameplay since it feels so unrealistic 3. just all around dislike EA Honorable mention would have to go to the GTA series. Maybe not stop it completely, but I think it's time for a re-imagining since many games have come out since GTA4 that did the open world, crime sim much better. Saints Row to name one...

I would love it if EA alternated between sports franchises every year. Ex: Every even year, release Madden and NHL, and every odd year, Release FIFA and NBA Live (that way they'd actually put out a new NBA game for once).
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#16 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Never continue? None. A nice long hiatus? Several.

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RE

Uncharted

Madden

FF

to name a few.

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None deserve to be brought out back for a date with the Winchester, but they definitely need a breather.

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#17 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

Madden. Or at least the NFL exclusive license it has should end. Some competition from someone else (likely 2K) would be great. As it is right now Madden is pretty much just resting on its laurels and not innovating enough.

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#18 Posted by danjin44 (333 posts) -

I don't see any reason to wish a series dead. If people are enjoying and buying them, then by all means, continue.

lazyathew
I think the point is every good story needs to a end at some point, u don't want to drag on the story. I hear lots of people wanting InFAMOUS 3, I thought the ended so perfectly, if they make another one it might ruin the story.
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#19 Posted by lensflare15 (6602 posts) -

I don't see the need for a sequel in games like Resistance, Medal of Honor, Infamous, and maybe Call of Duty (though that still makes plenty of money so I'm sure it will continue for awhile).

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#20 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

Whatever popular game that I don't like.

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#21 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6833 posts) -

God of War- I think that a remake of GoW1 for its 10 year anniversary would be cool, but that is it

Assassin's Creed needs a breather after 3 aswell

Ratchet and Clank- needed a breather after Crack in Time- arguably before- but still going

Uncharted doesn't need a new game

Metal Gear- peace walker felt totally unnecessary - I hope Ground Zeroes is good, if not, Kojima/ Konami need to give the series a rest. Actually if it is good they should still give it a rest

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#22 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -
COD for me, but they will still sell like hot waffles
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#23 Posted by ReviewerDrake (805 posts) -

God Of War - As much as I love the series it's getting a little out of hand with the prequels

Assassin's Creed - After number 3 wraps up the Desmond story Arc the series needs to take a hiatus.

Uncharted - This series is over no more games needed.

LittleBigPlanet - This series needs to take a break until next gen.

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#24 Posted by grand17 (2079 posts) -
assassins creed, grand theft auto, resident evil, god of war
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#25 Posted by risako9 (840 posts) -

All series should end. WE NEED NEW IP's

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#26 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

Any games that I don't like since I am, obviously, the ultimate authority on quality and taste. Anyone who disagrees with me is clearly wrong and is not a serious gamer.

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#27 Posted by Flubbbs (4836 posts) -

Resident Evil

Final Fantasy

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#28 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

Crysis buggy? Never had any issues...

Anyway, Call of Duty because the multiplayer gets swarmed thick and fast with complete dorks, and Resident Evil because of the disastrous latest instalment.

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#29 Posted by StealthMonkey4 (7434 posts) -

God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.Texas2089

God of War III was the best one... no one plays GoW games for story...

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#30 Posted by Chaos_Bladez (5801 posts) -
Almost everything to be honest. Some of it is in a negative light (Resident Evil) but some of them just should stop before they get too tiresome (Uncharted) or feel like they are being stretched. We can always do something fresh and that's what I want to see.
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#31 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -

Mass effect - Boring watered down and overrated cover shooter, could never get into this series. They need to bring back the rpg elements from the first and the day one DLC on ME3 which was on-disc was an insult to any gamer with common sense.187umKILLAH

I have to totally disagree on that, as the Mass Effect games are some of the best games ever. So, umm... GTH! FO! FU! Haha.

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#32 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -

[QUOTE="187umKILLAH"]Mass effect - Boring watered down and overrated cover shooter, could never get into this series. They need to bring back the rpg elements from the first and the day one DLC on ME3 which was on-disc was an insult to any gamer with common sense.ghstbstr

I have to totally disagree on that, as the Mass Effect games are some of the best games ever. So, umm... GTH! FO! FU! Haha.

lol go ahead and disagree I don't mind, it doesn't change my opinion at all. I think it's the worst and most overrated series this gen, ain't nothing gonna change my mind on that certainly not some butt hurt fanboy :P

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#33 Posted by mav_destroyer (3073 posts) -
FINAL FANTASY! I know its not one consistent story/timeline/universe but I think we've had enough, the last good FF game was probably FF10 (depends on your view), the new games aren't that great and the spin offs are even worse, it's time for SE to drop it and work on something new. aaannd Devil May Cry, the new one, yeah that one, it needs to die before it even comes out. I'm not against the game itself I'm against calling it a DMC game, it should have been a new IP, but Capcom seems to have a phobia of new IPs at the moment.
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#34 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

[QUOTE="arsenal1111"][QUOTE="Texas2089"]God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.Texas2089
As a one and done? Thank god you have absolutely no say on the God of War franchise. The first one left so many questions unanswered that it would have been a disaster were they not to make the second and third game. Not to mention that they had such a huge mythology to work with that it would have been criminal not to have future games to expand on said mythology. The second and third game did this excellent and I, for one, am extremely happy they made these two games. Although, the new God of War game seems unwarranted and I have not played the Origin games released on the PS3 from the PSP so I can't comment on them.

Well then it was a disaster either way because the stories in GoW II and III were terrible. III did the best it could to make up for the atrocity that was GoW II's story, but was still pretty bad in it's own right compared to the first game.

Let's not forget that the gameplay is a load of shallow, repetitive crap in every entry.

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#35 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

FINAL FANTASY! I know its not one consistent story/timeline/universe but I think we've had enough, the last good FF game was probably FF10 (depends on your view)
No sh*t it depends on your view.
the new games aren't that great and the spin offs are even worse, it's time for SE to drop it and work on something new.
They make other things besides FF and you admitted yourself that it's not one consistent story/timeline/universe/gameplay, so what would be the point of this?
aaannd Devil May Cry, the new one, yeah that one, it needs to die before it even comes out. I'm not against the game itself I'm against calling it a DMC game, it should have been a new IP, but Capcom seems to have a phobia of new IPs at the moment.mav_destroyer

So you want to a game to die because of its name and not based on anything of substance? Okay.

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#36 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

[QUOTE="Texas2089"]God of War. The first game was fantastic but they've all gone way downhill in my opinion from a story standpoint. It would have been much better off as a one and done.StealthMonkey4

God of War III was the best one... no one plays GoW games for story...

I know I've always played the 'God of War' games because they're just good aggressive fun. The story's never been more than a paper thin justification for the action. Story is fine, I can even enjoy a game with a good story, but the gameplay comes first. Then again I came up in an era when no game had a story that was more than a mere paper-thin justification for the action.

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#37 Posted by mav_destroyer (3073 posts) -

[QUOTE="mav_destroyer"]FINAL FANTASY! I know its not one consistent story/timeline/universe but I think we've had enough, the last good FF game was probably FF10 (depends on your view)
No sh*t it depends on your view.
the new games aren't that great and the spin offs are even worse, it's time for SE to drop it and work on something new.
They make other things besides FF and you admitted yourself that it's not one consistent story/timeline/universe/gameplay, so what would be the point of this?
aaannd Devil May Cry, the new one, yeah that one, it needs to die before it even comes out. I'm not against the game itself I'm against calling it a DMC game, it should have been a new IP, but Capcom seems to have a phobia of new IPs at the moment.Pffrbt


So you want to a game to die because of its name and not based on anything of substance? Okay.

oh look a troll! Hi!
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#38 Posted by gr8scott (1008 posts) -
I feel Final Fantasy is a series that needs a lot of help to get on the right track or it just needs to be stopped. I know I may be in minority for this but I think Grand Theft Auto needs to end or really change things up. It's pretty much the same game since GTA3 but add new features in a new city. Other than that, it's the same; Get in cars, run wild on the city, do missions for crime lords, do even more missions for other crime lords. Just feels like you're an arrond boy. I think GTA can be shaped differently and still have fun if they don't stick you in an arrond boy position in GTA5. Honestly it feels like I have been playing the same GTA game I played before but in a new enviornment with some minor additions. Story has never really been entertaining in GTA games.
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#39 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
My answers are in this thread that was already started and is the same thread you just started. http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29297598/series-that-shouldve-continued
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#40 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1058 posts) -
Final Fantasy: Unless Square Enix re-evaluate this absolute of a joke direction they are moving towards then I think its time to end the whole thing. Resident evil: same as above above. Uncharted: needs to take a really long break and return sometime during the end of the ps4 era, I think Naughty Dog should concentrate on some fresh new IP's, TLOU is looking amazing and that's the direction they need to to be moving in. God of War: I think SCE Santa Monica needs to take a long break and think of a new fresh concept for this, it just feels like the same game over and over, I'd like to see a new concept to it like more open environments? new character? kratos is getting a bit boring tbh. Assassins Creed: AC3 actually looks amazing imo but still after this I think they should put there focus on a new IP at least for the time being but I definitely would like to see more some time next gen. As for other console exclusives I think Halo and Mario are the 2 IP's that should be discontinued permanently, but seeing as there cash cows I don't think they ever will.
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#41 Posted by ziggyww (907 posts) -
I love the the first two Dead Space games and i would love to see a 3rd one but just not the way its looking now with them taking a more action road. the same thing happened with Resident Evil although I loved number 4 and thought 5 was still alright but its just not what Resident Evil should be, Like how banana milkshake doesn't really taste like banana but its still nice.
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#42 Posted by zyphyr2k12 (277 posts) -

I hate to say it, as much as I love the games but the Ratchet and Clank series needs a break. There was like, 11 games in 10 years for it. That's worse than Madden, CoD, Mario, etc etc yet you never really hear anyone talk about how many of the games there are. I think it should be stopped until the next playstation and then just make 3. 3 games in a series a generation is enough.

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#43 Posted by snesmast4r2260 (25 posts) -
the gow series is good but with co op being added in the next installment coming up ..hmmph not a good choice. i smell dlc cookin// any1else?? BTW KRATOS IS EPIC
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#44 Posted by snesmast4r2260 (25 posts) -
UMM?scuse me sir i love the god of wsr story.. not good speak for yourself
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#45 Posted by snesmast4r2260 (25 posts) -
i love ucharted but crissakes 3 games thats just fine for a bit. resident evil duh/cod DOUBLE DUH/ hmm jak 4 is what we need
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#46 Posted by LOTOEX88 (25 posts) -

Too damn many to name! We need some original IPs thankfully we have dishonored!

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#47 Posted by mariokart64fan (20547 posts) -

some one obviously has not played resident evil revelations , that said i m going with call of duty my self as tc said it is a copy and paste product , though i preordered the wii u version , but still , i wish 007 legends was a launch game for wii u other wise i wouldnt be even buying cod that fast , but ok , that said call of duty is the one series i hope stops soon , im tired of it , people claiming the 007 franchise has not done this done that when actually if it wasnt for goldeneye the thing known as call of duty wouldnt even be on consoles