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10 Reasons Behind Why Your Favourite Video Game Franchises Died

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In their heyday, certain video game franchises were practically unstoppable. So when their demise came about, it left many bewildered. Just HOW did a series die? Surely it was doing well? For more awesome content, check out: http://whatculture.com/gaming Catch us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/whatculturegaming And follow us on Twitter @wculturegaming
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Tank Engine (1 hour ago)
Wow. Nice to see some gameplay from RadBrad in there.
Christopher Differ (3 hours ago)
Sonic should of just went to hand held. Have a core Sonic style on handheld allowing for focus on the 2D. Then develop a wider sonic universe that translates into 3D
TheDagerz (2 days ago)
hasnt DMC just come back?
Eric Ramalho (5 days ago)
No Legacy of Kain?? One of the best videogame séries, great story and gameplay, that after defiance, the game was abandoned. And what about simcity?? That after 2011 not good and not bad game. The game is abandoned as well
Handsome Jack (6 days ago)
I miss Mass Effect.
Dracone1024 (6 days ago)
So say that every 3d sonic game sucked when Sonic adventure 2 battle was one good one?
Marc Touss (12 days ago)
i anticipated mass effect andromeda for a year... waited with baited breath.. set it to download at midnight... got up early to play it... then cried because of how much it sucked....
Kiba687 (14 days ago)
I love DMC I count it more as a prequel to the original games cause one he meets Vergil for the first time two he comes to his famliy home for the first time since his mom died and three the Downfall of Vergil DLC shows how Vergil became the villain he is in the original games.
William Maurice (15 days ago)
William Maurice (15 days ago)
I don't even need to watch the video.
Game Soob (17 days ago)
Ken Levine murdered the bioshock series with fanservice
Hanferd (17 days ago)
...well at least Devil May Cry 5 is coming out and totally ignore the DMC timeline after Crapcon learning their hard lesson... although they put microtransaction where they "promise" will not be "necessary"... yeah sure... Crapcon
Blackbeard (18 days ago)
RIP burnout
Leon Farrell (19 days ago)
How is the new Dante more emo
Final Fantasy (24 days ago)
wow really? people disnt like the new devil may cry? very surprising. i loved it. its my favorite so far. though i havent played the newest devil may cry 5 yet.
MCWFanatic (26 days ago)
Silent Hill: Homecoming is decent in my view. I enjoyed it. Downpour could have been good, but has so many bugs it's hard to actually play it. Such a shame - one fo the greatest franchises in the history of gaming.
Stephen King (26 days ago)
Still wanting that DEAD SPACE IV
Doctor Cragmire (27 days ago)
Hey! Hey! Stop being harsh on 3D Sonic games! Stop belittling the franchise, all right!?
Metal overload (28 days ago)
Dante always had a pretty boy look. Also he was emo as fuck.
david diaz (1 month ago)
Tony hawk was such a damn cash grab. Bought it day one. My heart is still broken
ramiro severino (1 month ago)
I love mass.effect andromeda. I got ir about 6/7 months after release and even now i still havent done everything. It sucks that silly Fanboys™ who wanted me4 have put this game down. The story of the game isnt anything to die for, but Is still highly enjoyable. The gameplay Is great, for someone who could never afford the originals. I would love someone to pick it up and keep it going
Metalslug (1 month ago)
I thought Andromeda was ruined solely by the influence of SJW filth, but looks like there was a production time factor as well.
Brandon Quach (1 month ago)
Was I the only one who liked Shadow the Hedgehog when I was younger?
MrGutsyGamer (1 month ago)
I feel like both Halo and Assassin's Creed should be on this list.
gman6862 (1 month ago)
1.EA 2.EA 3.EA
William Van Parys (1 month ago)
I'm going to stop buying new games PERIOD if, these fucking companies don't cut the bullshit!!! American businesses are, getting away with murder, plain and simple!!! I will buy everything second hand, including FOOD, whenever possible... We need to put an end to the greed people companies, don't care about the consumer anymore... Everything in this country is, subpar at best!!!
WiseMan CrossNova (1 month ago)
Not everybody hates DMC
jefthereaper (1 month ago)
Greedy Corporate bosses with 0 Marketing, creating or even basic logic knowledge.
WinterSplinterM.II (1 month ago)
Mass Effect: Andromeda was such a fun game gameplay wise, it was such a pity it failed.
WinterSplinterM.II (1 month ago)
Why couldn't Dante just have natural white hair. He is half-demon after all.
Shadow lord (1 month ago)
I actually liked sonic Ryder’s zero gravity but the connect version no
Robert Blakely (1 month ago)
Mass Effect was an incredibly fun game, and while not nearly as grand in scale as we were promised, it was still an enjoyable game to play.
CrackbabyJoey61 (1 month ago)
Dead space should be here
Shin masa (1 month ago)
I want a new breath of fire, not that mobile garbage.
Zach Okey (1 month ago)
SkySlayer610 (1 month ago)
Honestly, I haven't seen many people disliking/hating Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Riders.
Kind Old Raven (1 month ago)
Timesplitters was a shame... Hell that game even made splitscreen local coop fun again on my Xbox back in the day ;p
OniRyu2000 (1 month ago)
I kinda wanna know why Konami killed Suikoden, it was a lovely RPG series.
Mike Warnke (1 month ago)
Yeah...um, when you hear “it was doomed before anyone even played it” thats not the games fault, its not the devs fault, whose left? 🙄
Aleksandrs Kovalenko (2 months ago)
Yo I actually really liked downpour but that's probably just me
Kellen Walter (2 months ago)
I like how he says poor "POO-er". Limeys. gotta love 'em.
gamal saad (2 months ago)
and how sonic is dead idiot, if the franchise get a new game every year, 3d sonic fandom are much much bigger than the classic fandom ,are you blind
gamal saad (2 months ago)
wtf asshole adventures generation colors heroes were great 3d games 06 and boom being bad because they are not finished, i am tired of these garbage youtube channels that are totally ignorant and stupid play the game first idiot and make your mind
a Washington (2 months ago)
As a fan, The Andromda fiasco still hurts a bit.......not gonna lie
Stephane Gregory Dan (2 months ago)
I'd like to know why Fear effect never got a third part. They were ready for production and I read that they even started but after a few weeks they shut it down. Why?
Steve Harrison (2 months ago)
Andromeda... was just heartbreaking.
GriffintheBoredOne (2 months ago)
That Timespliutters one really hurts...I loved Future Perfect and 2 was great as well. I was hyped for 4, but it never happened :( Luckily, I still have my copy of Future Perfect on the original Xbox
KodredCud (2 months ago)
Do you and Jules smoke a fatty or something before showing up on camera?
Andrew Prenga (2 months ago)
Dmc failed cuz it was ass
Justin Nappier (2 months ago)
Red Faction Armageddon, killed it not because of the linear game play thou that didn't help, It had a horrible ending at which you seem to now be able to fix something that was broken at the start of the game and left broken for years but suddenly now you can fix it. Why didn't you do that years ago?
that fit Asian (2 months ago)
I liked dmc
Chad Pugh (2 months ago)
I still thoroughly enjoyed Phantom Pain. But the second half was certainly the shits compared to the first. I expected Andromeda to tie up the loose ends from the crap ending of ME3 somehow at some point in the game instead of that ridiculous excuse for a DLC that EA released as damage control.
Joseph Lybbert (2 months ago)
I think mass effect deserves another chance
Boss of saints row 4 (2 months ago)
Saints row series rip😢😢😢
Boss of saints row 4 (2 months ago)
Saints row 4 rip 😢😢😢
Boss of saints row 4 (2 months ago)
I love new dante he is a badass
Sight Unseen (2 months ago)
Resistance was my favorite franchise...
The Sedaiv (2 months ago)
How about Legacy of Kain?
Jordan Madden (2 months ago)
I see everything talking about Andromeda, DMC, and a few others but no one mentioned how Dead Space was killed off by EA, along with Visceral Games with it.
Brandon S (2 months ago)
Was that Lil Wayne on Tony Hawk? Rofl.
Punk N Stein (2 months ago)
Yes so DMC isn’t dead
Austin Kuchenbecker (2 months ago)
Red Faction Armageddon was actually one of my favorite games as a kid and I played the he'll out of it but when I grew up and played the other games in ths series I saw how week it was in comparison
邓龙豪 (2 months ago)
Does anyone think Super Smash Bros will die
Daniel Barton (2 months ago)
How is Dead Space not on this list? EA completely changed the game Dead Space 3 was supposed to be by telling the devs they wanted more action where as it was meant to be more of the same as 1 and 2
Lava Yuki (3 months ago)
Konami's own "unique spin"...
Lava Yuki (3 months ago)
Crash, Spyro, Sonic and FF were my childhood favourites. At least there's remakes to make up for it, but I still find the newer games aren't as great. After FF13, FF went downhill with XV being terrible, and Crash was best on the PS1. I did love Sonic Heroes though, despite it being 3D
Pat McCrotch215 (3 months ago)
Tate Anderson (3 months ago)
Some of these returned
Matthew Walton (3 months ago)
In summery, they died because of corporate bullshit.
Knight And SpaceShip (3 months ago)
these Aren't reasons. this video should be called 10 games that died to bad decisions or just a bad game
shazzad shishir (3 months ago)
how did prince of persia die
shazzad shishir (3 months ago)
how did prince of persia died
doddy125 (3 months ago)
time splitters was the shit
awesomedude 13 (3 months ago)
What's worse is that when THQ NORDIC went bankrupt it almost stopped making the Darksiders games and would have stopped on deaths run
dauði sigla (3 months ago)
Man I miss red faction ....what it could have been. Red faction 1 is still my favorite fps game of all time. Sooooooo fucking good. Then they went and ruined it.
Julien Jolly (4 months ago)
What about Half Life? 😢
Izhar M Azis (4 months ago)
I love mass effect 2 & 3. Only play andromeda for just 30 mins. Andromeda broken my heart.
Tyler Campbell (4 months ago)
Lol DMC 5 just got announced
Error Fox (4 months ago)
God crash of the titans reminds me of when Activision got a hold of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger and made Night of the Quinkin.
Kuky 4ever (4 months ago)
They throw a knife in my heart when i saw andromeda first time but it was a good game kynda they just fucked up my favorite seeies i spend just like a month t play me 123 and thes got me today hell even side mission was perfect Andromeda buck it all up in hurry so no i know why there is so many revelant quests on every planet just to male the game play longer because without these sidequest andromeda woudnt lest at all
David Hammond (4 months ago)
Also screw you Konami for killing off Suikoden franchise because you're Konami.
Leonis Yggdrasil (4 months ago)
Shadow the Hedgehog was an amazing addition to the sonic lore
Cybernetic Nerd (4 months ago)
EA ruined the Star Wars games and they don’t deserve forgiveness! Ever!
kdpflush (4 months ago)
Thief died, in part, because the idiots managing these companies nowadays have this ridiculous impression that you need to have the same person do the voice acting who does the motion capture. Why is that a thing?!? I sorta got my Garret fix with Dishonored 2 but it isn't the same :-(
Dylan George (4 months ago)
Pretty good list. Metal Gear. What a shame
luke cooper (4 months ago)
"relevancy" is not a real word.
Kevo Walker (4 months ago)
I thought Armageddon, and andromeda were decent games. Just not great like their predecessors
dylan christensen (4 months ago)
You can add Battlefield to this list
You Dumbass (4 months ago)
His voice is so annoying I can't watch the video
Mike Choi Droma (4 months ago)
But metal gear was the best....fuck
TheMercsAssassin (5 months ago)
Can't believe how Mass Effect was screwed.
Paul Hampton (5 months ago)
Crash team racing and timesplitters were great games and it was a big shame about mass effect Andromeda cos that game could have been special And as for konami,they really screwed over hideo kojima which was a big ass mistake cos he's a freaking legend in gaming,more than konami is
chrisleeharvey (5 months ago)
Terrible writing killed Andromeda
flow repins666 (5 months ago)
Only one reason. Konami
Peanhead M (5 months ago)
Fuck you Josh
samualwatkins (5 months ago)
Fuck Konami
Jennings Richmond (5 months ago)
Why the hell does the thumbnail show Destiny with no mention in the video?
Ace of Spades (2 months ago)
Jennings Richmond umm it doesn’t my dude
Madalin Grama (5 months ago)
Biggest irony: Dante wasn't even that angst ridden. He looked pretty emo, sure, but really wasn't.
Daniel Wellington (5 months ago)
Why don't software houses tell engine makers to piss off. The engine makers, can't solve every problem (or accomplish every goal) the software house has. So the question is : WTF!
justin g (5 months ago)
Not going to lie. I got Duke nukem forever in 2011
Cody M (5 months ago)
Phantom pain was trash

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