I like playing game series because you get more information on the story. Instead of being a single-game franchise, you end up with multiple storylines that enhance the story. Now, there can be pros and cons to game series. Much like movies, the sequels never live up to the original game. Many games have suffered this fate which ended up killing the franchise in the end. Continuation is another big factor that can get screwed up pretty easily as well. The first game ended in a certain way; then the second game starts in a totally different direction. This is a con that some older series suffered from. For instance, there aren’t many Harry Potter games that aren’t only on Xbox, PlayStation, or pc. The video games do not actually follow either the book or movie’s timeline. They changed certain parts, which were really annoying, but it was still a good series. Sometimes those continuation mistakes can actually enhance the game series because it catches the players’ interest. It gives you another perspective that you didn’t get with the original product. There have also been game series that excelled with flying colors, but in the end, the series was scrapped by BioWare. Technically, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game series is a victim of this outcome. They made two games which were very popular but there some complaints about the second game as per usual any sequel. In the aftermath, BioWare ended up pulling the plug on the third game. Though I think their MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic is the third game in the series. Many people disagree with the concept, though, so there are multiple petitions for the third game to be made. Supposedly, BioWare actually listened. They have a sequel in the works for the trilogy, but I think it’s just a rumor. Now, we get to The Sims, one of the biggest game series franchises in the world. These series have evolved multiple times over the past decades. The fourth generation has gotten a lot of backlash due to multiple issues in the newest series. My favorite game series would be Harry Potter since I use to play those a lot when I was younger. My least favorite game series was Lego games…those games annoy me the most.
What do you think of Game Series? Do you like to play them? Do you think they are tiresome? Is there a game series that you hated the most? Is there a game series you loved the most?