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Many video game series have been around for years (if not decades) by now. Some have adapted to the current generation, and the new titles are still fun to play. Others...not so much. Let's have a chat about them. Which series that you once enjoyed do you feel no longer has a place in the game industry? What makes the newer games worse than the ones that came before them?
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    Bethesda games. It's all downhill and they're on their last leg with Fallout 76.

    Pokemon as well. GF gets away with a lot of things only because it's Pokemon.
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      Anything EA touches? I mean Battlefront was good back in the early 2000’s and then on modern platforms it just goes to crap. Same deal with Command&Conquer wherein they’re rumored to be remastering C&C1 and RA1 with those that made those games in the first place. Activision is approaching EA reputation with regards to anything it touches but eh we shall see.
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      A prime candidate for this, for me at least, is The Legend of Zelda. There hasn't been a good Zelda title since Twilight Princess, with Skyward Sword being a mechanical nightmare with it's truly awful motion controls, Breath of the Wild feeling like anything BUT a Zelda game with it's disgraceful lack of music and anything to do in its pointless open world, and A Link Between Worlds, despite how solid the gameplay was, essentially being a remake of A Link to the Past. Zelda is an awkward franchise for me – as with many Nintendo series, it seems to be stuck in the past to the point of straight-up cloning the previous title, or it's so dramatically different that it's unrecognisable, and all the elements that made the previous titles fun have been stripped out along with everything that made them boring.

      Pokemon is another obvious one for it's increased focus on the exact same poorly written narrative that it's had since Gen III. Unless GF hires an actual writer or decides to come away from the narrative and return to the lighter story that the first two generations had, I can't see this ever improving.

      With Nintendo games generally I get the feeling that the developers are arrogant enough to feel like they perfected the formula years ago, and feel no desire to try and improve upon things...or are too scared to improve on things because of potential fan backlash, so they can either only clone the previous game or do something else entirely so that if fans complain at least they can use the “ we wanted to do something entirely new” excuse and then never do it again if it doesn't work out. Nintendo and progress don't mix when it comes to their flagship titles.

      Monster Hunter is going to be this if World is the future of the franchise. At least for me it is. World is another Pokemon case – there was absolutely no need for them to add a garbage narrative and strip away the aesthetic charm of the series when they made those so-called QoL improvements. Removing things that make a game good in the name of stripping out things that were bad doesn't make a game better; often it makes it worse. World stands as a shining monument to this.

      I also feel like Final Fantasy doesn't really know what it's doing with itself anymore. Time has softened my view on XIII-2 at least, but you have only to look at XV's development and the “finished” product itself to see that Square Enix are extremely out of touch.
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      Paper Mario.

      They took everything away that made the first three games unique. The story was the main draw for me, but was cut in favor of "Find Peach, Defeat Bowser", the removal of original characters in favor of toads, and making the battle system pointless since you don't earn any form of experience.

      From the newer entries in the series, I've only played Sticker Star and Paper Jam. Sticker Star did all of this. Paper Jam would have been enjoyable, but it halts the story so many times and forces you into collection quests. I forced myself to the end, and could not get myself to finish. I ended up misplacing my copy, but didn't feel any loss from that. I gave away Sticker Star.

      I have not played Color Splash, I've heard more positive things about it, but can't get the motivation to play anything else in the series.
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      Monster Hunter is going to be this if World is the future of the franchise. At least for me it is. World is another Pokemon case – there was absolutely no need for them to add a garbage narrative and strip away the aesthetic charm of the series when they made those so-called QoL improvements. Removing things that make a game good in the name of stripping out things that were bad doesn't make a game better; often it makes it worse. World stands as a shining monument to this.
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      I have not played Color Splash, I've heard more positive things about it, but can't get the motivation to play anything else in the series.
      I've played Color Splash but not Sticker Star so I can't give you a comparison between the two myself, but from what I've read it seems like the general consensus is that Color Splash is better than Sticker Star.

      But the story might as well be non-existent and the game still strays too far from what the first two titles were like to call Color Splash a great game. I loved the first two, especially Thousand Year Door, and wish that they'd go back to that style of Paper Mario. I have no idea why they decided to drastically move away from the sort of Paper Mario most people liked to what it's been for the past 3ish games, and still continue to refuse to go back to it despite the more recent style being less liked.
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      Anything EA touches? I mean Battlefront was good back in the early 2000’s and then on modern platforms it just goes to crap. Same deal with Command&Conquer wherein they’re rumored to be remastering C&C1 and RA1 with those that made those games in the first place. Activision is approaching EA reputation with regards to anything it touches but eh we shall see.
      I mean it's not like they did that just cause of the INSANE backlash their recent necromancy of the series has caused.
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