Your least fav franchise in history?



  • @Whoaness said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    That's a lot of least favourite franchises... what do you even play?

    Back at GT we used to ask the same question.

    Black Cell likes old school shooters with health packs. And also games like Stalker and Deus Ex. Along with some of the older Hitman games. I think he also likes the new Doom. So yes, his preference of games is pretty selective.

    I really hate Forza for being a sim-wannabe, too arcadey, chasing Gran Turismo's heels and churning out so many iterations with no care or love, but Forza Horizon stopped doing that and went full arcadey. I haven't played it, but I'd probably enjoy it.

    Forza is something that MS and Turn 10 screwed up on. It had a nice fanbase with great sales. But sales started declining big time as they chugged out releases far too quickly. And the value just isn't there content wise when you start doing yearly releases. Personality thought Turn 10 & MS should have made another racing IP to keep things fresh a long time ago. And to not conflict with the gameplay elements that appealed to the fans that help Forza 3 sell over 4 million copies.



  • @Musou-Tensei My little brother had it on his iPod and I genuinely didn't even understand how the game works. It looks like a game where you don't do anything at all.

    For me:

    Far Cry. I've literally only played FC2 and that game was an abomination. An exercise in frustration. I've never played a "AAA" game so terrible. So I refuse to touch any of the others. They don't look nearly as bad as FC2 but IDC. Won't touch them.



  • @frasafrase said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    What happened to love and respect on this site? Plus, all you did was say vaguely bad things about some of the most popular franchises.

    I agree, I think the tone of this post is needlessly negative. Just some gratuitous bashing of franchises, calling each of them the "worst of all time" one after the other. Don't really see the point.

    You could ask "What's a franchise/genre you can't get into?", and actually bring up interesting points and start a conversation. Instead this feels like a rant.

    Let's try to keep the EZA spirit alive!



  • @GoTaco said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    @Musou-Tensei My little brother had it on his iPod and I genuinely didn't even understand how the game works. It looks like a game where you don't do anything at all.

    For me:

    Far Cry. I've literally only played FC2 and that game was an abomination. An exercise in frustration. I've never played a "AAA" game so terrible. So I refuse to touch any of the others. They don't look nearly as bad as FC2 but IDC. Won't touch them.

    FC2 was an abomination. My worst purchase of last gen. FC3 however, while I was extremely hesitant to play. I decided to give it a rent seeing as some GTers and others enjoyed it and much was changed. And it truly was a good game. I actually think Black Cell liked it too :joy: .

    Blood Dragon was obviously a hit for many gamers. And FC4, while it has two of the most shit allies in recent memory. It was pretty fun too, and has one of the best and memorable villain I've come across.



  • @GoTaco said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    @Musou-Tensei My little brother had it on his iPod and I genuinely didn't even understand how the game works. It looks like a game where you don't do anything at all.

    For me:

    Far Cry. I've literally only played FC2 and that game was an abomination. An exercise in frustration. I've never played a "AAA" game so terrible. So I refuse to touch any of the others. They don't look nearly as bad as FC2 but IDC. Won't touch them.

    I do agree about far cry. franchise has always been potentially wasted

    Far cry 1: Amazing game until second half, trigens came in. worst enemies of all time and ruined the entire game. thus making second half so bad that it even overshadow the good of first half. luckily crytek improve greatly on Crysis 1 and become one of the GOAT FPS.

    Far cry 2: Poor mans Stalker. great idea. terrible execution. basically just maleria simulator with driving and driving.

    Far cry 3: Show us Vaas as Next best thing as Villain. only end up secondary villain for first half and thus ruined the experience. plus too many long unskippable cutscene of TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE STORY!.

    Far cry 4: FC3 copy and paste. lazy design

    Far cry primal: again FC3 copy and paste but by removing guns and give stone and arrows.



  • FIFA: I love football, but It really doesn't need a new game every year.
    Sims: I know there is a fanbase for it, but... Ugh! I like building a house, but I feel no need to actually oversee people living in them.
    Fighting games: These games are meant to be only played with a friend, and even then it turns into hostile and intense button smashing.
    Starcraft: I don't care about the characters, the universe, story and I don't like sci-fi strategy in general. Now that I think about it, I never liked any Blizzard games. Same reasons I guess. They are also filled with micro-transactions and I consider them as money-grubbing as EA.

    Even though I agree that the original post has a LOT of least favorite franchise(s), I see no other problem with it. Bad things of the industry should be recognised too, and I love and respect honesty more than positivity.



  • I played Gears 1 and 2 in 2010. I absolutely hated the first one. It made me angry when I played it. Tbf it was probably because I had played so many TPS games that came after Gears 1. I actually enjoyed Gears 2 after that though.

    Gran Turismo 5 made me despise the series. I had vague fond memories of GT1 and GT2, they are gone now. First the install and patching time, then the weird, awkward UI. And using X to accelerate! In 2010! That game took so long to come out, I had even bought the Prologue and gave it a pass for being bad. Biggest disappointment I've probably ever had.



  • @GoTaco
    All you do is sitting in a room with several still frame cameras witch you have to switch constantly to see if the animatronics are moving, once that happens you have to lock the doors left and right of you, but for some reason they have their own power station so you can't just lock them all the time.



  • Well, I don't really dislike any franchises. But there are definitely some that I don't 'get' the popularity of, and that I personally cannot get into (often despite trying repeatedly) or that I just find overrated entirely. That doesn't mean games in these franchises are bad, they're just not for me.

    • GTA. The atmosphere and graphics and free-roaming options are all excellent. Despite that I feel myself getting bored in these games, or honestly sorta mad at the protagonists and the story. The missions are rarely interesting to me too. The games just don't appeal to me.

    • The Elder Scrolls. Yes, this is a beloved franchise with millions of fans and top ranking games all over. But I cannot get into them. The games have beautiful worlds with a lot to explore, uncover and fight. They just feel lackluster and unpolished to me. There are no intriguing NPC's, the story is rarely interesting. This franchise makes me mad at myself sorta, because I feel I would have hundreds of hours of fun if I just found the games any good. And I just don't. I get so bored in every Bethesta game.

    • Assassin's Creed. The prime example to me of publishers/developers not knowing when to stop. Every game since Assassin's Creed 2 has more or less been a rehash of the same features and mechanics with a new coat of paint. The execption being Black Flag, which honestly should be a pirate game with no connection or mechanics borrowed from Assassin's Creed.



  • What are your least favorite movies? Mine are:

    • Shawshank redemption
    • The Godfather
    • Citizen Cain
    • Schindlers List
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Fight Club

    What are yours? :P



  • @edsortiz said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    What are your least favorite movies? Mine are:

    • Shawshank redemption
    • The Godfather
    • Citizen Cain
    • Schindlers List
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Fight Club

    What are yours? :P

    Please do not hijack existing threads. You should instead make a new thread in its proper section.



  • The Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Black Ops series- The Call of Duty games died after Call of Duty 4 came out. Sprinting, weapon attachments, special abilities and killstreaks are dumb. Play a real shooter where you can't sprint when you get scared and have to confront your enemy when you make a mistake. All hail Rainbow Six 3.



  • @ChaosBahamut Sorry, I was joking and making a point



  • @edsortiz lol i thought it was funny.

    @Black-Cell out of curiosity how old are you? I feel like some of the games you listed (resident evil, tomb raider and GTA) you definitely had to experience the games during the period of time they were released. unfortunately i dont feel like some games are easy to like when played a decade later. tech is changing so fast. Or i can be completely wrong and you really just didn't like the games back then. Its funny because i think resident evil, tomb raider, gta and mass effect were all amazing (some games in the franchise not so much) and had some of the biggest impact in gaming. same for the later ones to some extent, but those i listed especially in the times they released.



  • @CGamor7 Totally agree with everything you just said and to say you dont like Halo 1 and 2 is something.. but to say they are overrated is kinda insulting to those who experienced those games when they were out. So much memories playing Halo 2 with friends and random people and making so much friends on xbox live. No console game have ever achieved what Halo 2 did.
    Also ..keeping in the topic of playing those games when they where released, you can say whatever you want about CoD recent games, but everybody who gamed when CoD4 (Modern warfare) was released sure as hell respects it. That game was awesome.



  • Annual sports games. All of them. You can wait at least 3 years between those games. Make a nice graphics upgrade and update the teams, to match their real life roster, via patches. It's a stupid cash grab that way too many people buy every year.



  • @edsortiz said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    @ChaosBahamut Sorry, I was joking and making a point

    Noted.



  • Sports is out, because in order to dislike something you have to care about it either way. And I honestly don't care even slightly about sports, their entire existence is a moot point to me.

    It's Call of Duty though. That franchise has ruined the FPS genre. It's slowly recovering, but it's been like 8 years of nothing but trash because of that franchise. I fucking hate it with a burning passion.



  • @Paper-Lion said in Your least fav franchise in history?:

    Sports is out, because in order to dislike something you have to care about it either way.

    Haha, true. I bought Dark Souls, Xenoblade Chronicles, and the Witcher 3 on the back of glowing reviews, thinking they were going to be fun to play or have a nice story. That's why I despise them most of all, that betrayal. It's like going to a restaurant and eating a bland meal: You add a lot of salt.



  • There's too many to list.... but:

    • Halo
    • Assassins Creed
    • Resident Evil
    • Silent Hill
    • Sports games et al.
    • Gears Of War
    • Tomb Raider
    • Ghost Recon
    • Rainbow Six
    • Splinter Cell

    Just to name a few, otherwise my dislike for games usually is better explained in genres rather than franchises, and it's a much longer list lol.