5 Game Franchises That Need To Stop / by charles desrochers

I’ve talked about my love of Mega Man briefly in the ‘lessons’ post but let me just say this again. I FUCKING LOVE MEGA MAN!

That being said, there hasn’t been a new game in the franchise in more than a decade, which wouldn’t bother me so much if there weren’t an ardent fan base ready to play anything new installment (Translations and repackaging of shitty games released only in Japan don’t fucking count either, Capcom). Meanwhile people who love these reliable titles like Banjo-Kazooie or Jak & Daxter have to sit and watch shitty game after shitty game come out.


I know what the argument is, “If people bought them they would still be making them.” To that, I have to say, “Shut the fuck up and sit down before I rip off your lower jaw and use it as a cookie cutter for my delightful dinner parties!”

The games stop selling because developers almost always get either too ambitious or forget what the entire purpose of their games were. Or, in Banjo’s case, the titles just never make the jump to the next generation of console and become relics of a bygone era, which is complete bullshit. Successful Kickstarter campaigns are proving that games don’t have to be hyper textured  anymore and that it’s not an arms race for graphics but rather solid game play. There’s a reason why Final Fantasy 7 still makes bank when they inevitably rerelease it on new consoles. It’s fucking fun despite, let’s face it, looking like a pile of dog shit. 

So in accordance with this nerd rage I’ve been feeling I’m going to list the Top 5 games franchises that need to be thrown into traffic.