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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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Julien Jolly (2 days ago)
What about Half Life? 😢
Izhar M Azis (3 days ago)
I love mass effect 2 & 3. Only play andromeda for just 30 mins. Andromeda broken my heart.
Tyler Campbell (4 days ago)
Lol DMC 5 just got announced
Error Fox (5 days 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 (9 days 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 (13 days ago)
Also screw you Konami for killing off Suikoden franchise because you're Konami.
Leonis Yggdrasil (15 days ago)
Shadow the Hedgehog was an amazing addition to the sonic lore
Mythical Nerd (16 days ago)
EA ruined the Star Wars games and they don’t deserve forgiveness! Ever!
kdpflush (20 days 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 (20 days ago)
Pretty good list. Metal Gear. What a shame
luke cooper (24 days ago)
"relevancy" is not a real word.
Kevo Walker (25 days ago)
I thought Armageddon, and andromeda were decent games. Just not great like their predecessors
dylan christensen (26 days ago)
You can add Battlefield to this list
daniel c (26 days ago)
His voice is so annoying I can't watch the video
Mike Choi Droma (27 days ago)
But metal gear was the best....fuck
TheMercsAssassin (1 month ago)
Can't believe how Mass Effect was screwed.
Paul Hampton (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Terrible writing killed Andromeda
flow repins666 (1 month ago)
Only one reason. Konami
Peanhead M (1 month ago)
Fuck you Josh
samualwatkins (1 month ago)
Fuck Konami
Jennings Richmond (1 month ago)
Why the hell does the thumbnail show Destiny with no mention in the video?
Madalin Grama (1 month ago)
Biggest irony: Dante wasn't even that angst ridden. He looked pretty emo, sure, but really wasn't.
Daniel Wellington (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Not going to lie. I got Duke nukem forever in 2011
Cody M (1 month ago)
Phantom pain was trash
what - (1 month ago)
#1: EA #2: EA #3: EA #4: EA #5: EA #6: EA #7: EA #8: EA #9: EA #10: a greedy company claiming to quit a hated business practice then brining a gambling mechanic to a game to a fanbase with millions of fans just before the eighth installment of the movie comes out, claiming exclusive rights to several genres, to fish for more money, and buying many small groups of video game creators, to either shut them down or make shitty games with microtransactions that are nothing like the pre-EA era.
DenOfWhasps (1 month ago)
Don't give a shit about any of other games mentioned on this list, but Mass Effect still hurts.
keeganshigh (1 month ago)
Earthworm Jim
Joseph Moore (1 month ago)
Bioware keeps pushing these short release dates and when the game loses content and fans hate it you would think theyd learn. DA:I was good but was rushed and when that came out as criticism youd think theyd pause and be like "oh i guess we shouldntbrush our team and force out these games the require tons of editing" youd be wrong
K D (1 month ago)
You do know that SH Downpour wasn’t made in America, right? Of course not, because you guys never research your damn videos anymore.
Yukisuna Samura (1 month ago)
Honestly, its extremely depressing. I recently tried Mass effect: Andromeda, and its an amazing game. If the developers had kept patching and updating it, it could easily be called a masterpiece - but as it is, it lacks the variety to truly reach that title. Even so, it is a great game. At least in the early portion, up to roughly 35-40% progress, it feels great to play and very immersive.
OverREACTOR3000 (1 month ago)
Mass Effect is NOT dead yet. IT'S STILL REAL TO ME DAMMIT!
KnucklesR2 (2 months ago)
I'm so sad NFS and Burnout died after they decided to merge studios :( They shouldn't have did that.
Okay Keith (2 months ago)
I'm still praying they give us DEAD SPACE 4 but unfortunately Visceral Studios is no more.
shadowthehh2 (2 months ago)
>No Ogre Battle I cri
Jsoldit 525 (2 months ago)
Rip call of duty. May God NEVER forsake you.
Eliyah Montgomery (2 months ago)
Honestly, I would be SO satisfied if Tony Hawk just re-released Underground 2 with updated graphics. I would waste SO MUCH TIME AND MONEY playing through that again.
Race Frazier (2 months ago)
I played TS2 for hundreds of hours. Ive noticed that Time Splitters is not that popular in the states
Kevin Knutson (2 months ago)
Still hoping for Gabriel Knight 4 someday.
Nate Andersen (2 months ago)
Rip kotor the mmo killed everything great about the old series
L. Knight (2 months ago)
So, wait. MGS is dead COMPLETELY? Like, we'll never see another game? I love Yu-Gi-Oh and all, and I'm glad Konami deals with that... But fuck you right up the ass with a monkey wrench, Konami.
The Nintendo Nerd (2 months ago)
RIP Good Star Wars games
The Nintendo Nerd (2 months ago)
RIP Star Fox
matt Cloud (2 months ago)
Where is half life lol
Saurabh Misal (2 months ago)
Y'all left out half life RIP
The common Skrublord (2 months ago)
Actually, you can change back to the old Dante in settings
Dawkins & Tools (2 months ago)
BloodRider 14 (2 months ago)
Crash probably isn't dead. The N Sane Trilogy, even though it's a remake, sold very well, even as a PS4 exclusive. Now that it's coming elsewhere, it'll probably sell even better. If Activision has any brains, they'll make a new Crash Bandicoot game. Then again, I know they don't have any.
Incredible Jake (2 months ago)
Honestly, I feel that Mass Effect 3's horrible ending is what truly killed the franchise. I feel that it killed whatever quality writing Bioware was known for. We can blame EA all we want, in the end Bioware clearly had no ending planned. MEA is was only the nail in the coffin.
Tomb8521 The Cool Kid (2 months ago)
Man I want Dead Rising 1 back.
DerpyGamer0013 (2 months ago)
Jesse MacKenzie (2 months ago)
Okay but there are a few decent sonic games in 3D. The one with rings in its name I used to love and also the one where you controlled three people at a time I fuckin binged
T M (2 months ago)
#1 EA
Awkward Avocado (2 months ago)
So Andromida was a mess made in 18 months, do you know what else was made in 18 months? Fallout: New Vegas
killerteddy999 (1 month ago)
New Vegas was by a team with only that game in focus. They could go in every day and work souly on that game. Plus Bethesda use to be more relaxed on how stuff was ran and deadlines were not a huge concern because they dont reveal the game until it is about 90% done. That being said fnv is amazing and the work put into it was fantastic. Fnv is my favorite game and I really hope Bethesda let's obsidian make another game in the series.
NoiseGames (2 months ago)
Never played Red Faction Gorilla, but I heard it was monkey shit.
opnmind (2 months ago)
So... no Half-Life... does that means it's not dead... One can only dream.
Reginald Regency (2 months ago)
Uh the Sonic Adventure was good. It didn't get bad until Shadow the Hedgehog.
Mason P (2 months ago)
Sonic had some great 3D games. Directors Cut XD and Adventure Battle 2 were some of my favorite GameCube games of all time.
TheCivildecay (2 months ago)
Team Silent was never a thing... people joined and left the team all the time during the first 4 silent hills.
Knightwing56 (2 months ago)
The shadow sonic one was actually pretty fucking cool
SpiderLily (2 months ago)
The loss of P.T. is the most painful of all.
Mohamed (2 months ago)
I loved the new DmC
Adam Stark (2 months ago)
Dead Space deserves another game
Michael Giblock (2 months ago)
Konami sounds like Scientology
Seth Nathans (2 months ago)
As a kid Shadow the Hedgehog was the shit
Bourben Biscuit (2 months ago)
I wouldn’t mind seeing a remaster of Tony Hawks pro skater, the first one was so good
vengefall (2 months ago)
Shitty publishers. That's what killed them.
tyler Williamson (2 months ago)
Take away the bugs from Mass Effect and if they added more side quests. I dont think the game is that bad tbh. The story is pretty fair and leaves an opening for something exciting. Lets remember this is a new game, its not so much a sequel as there is no Commander Shepherd
Meme Iselfaneye (2 months ago)
Crash and Spyro both died for the same reason, their legendary developers left and the games were left to subpar teams.
Richard Harris (2 months ago)
Final Fantasy, because of its decision to make the FF7 remake an action RPG.
Dakota Loven (2 months ago)
I miss time splitters :'( it always seems like people either didn't play this hilarious awesome game or they just down right never heard of it I haven't met many people who have even heard of it let alone liked it as much as I am you know that meme "if you could erase one game from your memory to play again for the first time what would it be" always time splitters it's unlikely but I really REALLY hope that time splitters rewind actually comes out ever I'd pay way to much for a new game in the series
Davon Daniels (2 months ago)
what happend to EA SPORTS BIG!!!???
Team Canadastan (2 months ago)
Also - Monster Rancher. MR2 was an amazing PS1 game, and MR4 was an underrated masterpiece. Jesus, give us a new MR game.
ENTITYR6 (2 months ago)
Mass Effect Andromeda hurt me. didnt even finish it... :( and i was die hard fan
ENTITYR6 (2 months ago)
Annabel Sernholt I don’t mind waiting it was ea that made the call to release it early. Even the devs said they wasn’t sure on what kind of game they were making
ENTITYR6 (2 months ago)
Annabel Sernholt it’s ea it’s what they do. They kill developers. Def Jam was a great game and what they do? They closed the doors to the devs so now we have no more def Jam games
ENTITYR6 (2 months ago)
No that was a mass effect game period it was passed through different developers when that happens shit is produced. Games like duke Nukem homefront Medal of Honor all had great games and all flopped and died
ENTITYR6 (2 months ago)
Annabel Sernholt felt rushed didn’t have that character development that the trilogy did
Ray Palmer (2 months ago)
Patrick Marsh (2 months ago)
Am I the only one who thinks people got too upset over DMC?
The69DJ (2 months ago)
The sonic adventures games were my favorite sonic games. Fight me.
Troper H'ghar (2 months ago)
Why was ME:A made with datelines? it's bioware just tell fans "game not done yet follow on Twitter for details" and release the game when it's done
Rodrigo (2 months ago)
The Developers had no choice in that. The release date was set by the publisher EA. EA bought the rights to ME and then shipped off more than half of Bioware Montreal to work on Anthem instead of Andromeda.
Matt Allen (2 months ago)
Mass Effect isnt dead, geniuses. Its just been put on the backburner for a while. One bad ME game is released and suddenly the franchise is dead? idiots.
Paddy Blah (2 months ago)
I used to love the old Syphon Filter series for the PS1 and PS2 they were great games, I'd love to see them remade, characters, story, gameplay, well ahead of its time..
WolfkinNorthclaw (2 months ago)
Honestly MEA should of been given credit for being at the very least a fun little game to dick about with having been largely created in that short amount of time and the copy I got lacked a lot of the bugs that others keep talking about, however the facial expressions were pretty bad granted.
WolfkinNorthclaw (2 months ago)
I thought Date's look was okay, could of been better, but then i never played any pf the games just going by what I saw there.
Nelson Harrington (2 months ago)
Timesplitters 4 was actually canned due to the marketing department not knowing who to put on the cover. Its covered in a Fact Hunt video
sgtraytango (2 months ago)
I'll admit, I loved Duke Nukem Forever when it came out, and still think it's not as bad as people make it out to be. I say that as someone who loved the original Duke Nukem 3D, its N64 remake and even mildly enjoyed the 3rd person Duke games, because it did what FPS hadn't done since Goldeneye 007 back on N64 (being a fun FPS game), plus Duke was always a pastiche at 80s action movie heroes (and I do love 80s action movies, such as Commando and - as you'll tell by my username - Tango & Cash, among others).
Jackson Parker (2 months ago)
DMC Dante being described negatively as a pretty boy? Did you people even see the old design? They switched him up because during the CREATIVE process, sometimes you have to be CREATIVE and fuck what people think.
I just have this to say: FUCK KONAMI
StaticShock42 (2 months ago)
Again they fucking ignored Sonic Colors and Generations, you know the good 3D Sonic games. Unleashed gets way too much hate and really only Free Riders was the bad game in the riders. Heroes and Adventure 1 are very enjoyable games (minus Big). I'm not saying there aren't any bad 3D Sonic games because there are. But you act like 2D Sonic is perfect when there have been a few bad 2D Sonic games. Just not nearly as many.
Dusk Kodesh (2 months ago)
Not on the list but Jesus do I miss Viva Pinata. Rare is still making stuff but I miss my kooky garden simulator franchise.
Lucas Leclerc (2 months ago)
Absence prevent partly complaint fuel subject theology future staff subsequent worth.
Dirk Wood (2 months ago)
Dante's new look looks WAAAAY cooler than that weebo shit he was transitioning to.
Complete Randomness (2 months ago)
I think DMCs real problem was too many cuut sceens...there was a cut scene every couple minutes
Ray Tackett (2 months ago)
DMC was awesome.
WiseMan CrossNova (2 months ago)
I actually liked the reboot
VagrantSoulZ (2 months ago)
I actually liked the new DMC. Also that wasn't what bankrupted THQ.
HiredKiller08 (2 months ago)
Im a long time fan of Dmc. Dmc Needed a new look.
Hessed3712 (2 months ago)
Is it bad I go through these videos looking for Ben or Jules? It is. I’m sorry 😖.
aiden swallow (2 months ago)
sonic unleashed was pretty wicked imo
Ertan Soner (2 months ago)
I still can't believe how nfs and gta is dead.
Ertan Soner (2 months ago)
Three words: microtransactions, lootboxes and focusing on online.

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