GamerSushi Asks: Franchises That Fool You

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While I like to think that I am a savvy consumer, the truth is that I don’t always make the best purchases when it comes to games. Sometimes there’s that one franchise that, even when I know the game will most likely be a steaming pile of crap, I still need to pick it up just in case.

Time and time again that franchise has been Spider-Man, which hasn’t had a really good game since Spider-Man 2 (Shattered Dimensions was pretty decent, but nowhere near that level). I’ve tried them all, from Spider-Man 3 to Web of Shadows, to the aforementioned Shattered Dimensions and the horrible Edge of Time. With the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in game, I might just get fooled again. The new Web Rush mechanic sounds really cool, and the Batman: Arkham City inspired fighting might just spruce up the sections of Spider-Man games that have traditionally been the weakest link.

Before you get to judging me, think back and see if there are any gaming series that draw you in every time, even if history says you should save your money. What are they, and why do you keep going back?

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mitch@gamersushi.com Twitter: @mi7ch Gamertag: Lubeius PSN ID: Lubeius SteamID: Lube182 Origin/EA:Lube182 Currently Playing: Stardew Valley, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, Battlefield 4, Tom Clancy Double Feature: Rainbow Six Siege and The Division

7 thoughts on “GamerSushi Asks: Franchises That Fool You”

  1. SSX.

    Its literally the same thing, over and over again and yet I still preorder it.
    Every. Single. Time.
    It honestly hasn’t been that great since the second, but I keep hoping and dreaming.

  2. Mitch, I actually liked Ultimate Spider-Man quite a bit.

    And I find myself also tempted by the new one.

    I really don’t have a franchise that has fooled me too many times.

    I guess you could say Zelda is my new one.

    *whimper*

  3. Ultimate Spider-Man was good, it just had such a tacked-on open world compared to 2. There were like, two or three activities to do repeated over and over.

    I guess 2 was the same case, but the this was the first time we got an open-world Spidey game so I guess the novelty trumped it.

  4. [quote comment=”19450″]Ultimate Spider-Man was good, it just had such a tacked-on open world compared to 2. There were like, two or three activities to do repeated over and over.

    I guess 2 was the same case, but the this was the first time we got an open-world Spidey game so I guess the novelty trumped it.[/quote]

    True about Ulty Spidey. I loved it at first and then beat it as quick as I could.

  5. @Da Purple Sharpie, I’ve yet to play the newest one but I thought SSX3 was a really different game to the others in the series. Better than Tricky in my opinion.

    I’m going to say Call of Duty. I enjoy them for the most part but I should know by now that every time I start playing the multiplayer I just get so pissed off at how unbalanced they are. It was the same thing every time since COD4: I play it for 3 months, get really pissed off yet I don’t stop (except in W@W’s case, that was only 2 or 3 weeks).

  6. Splinter Cell. Ubisoft really hit their stride with Chaos Theory, and now it’s all downhill. I was excited for Double Agent, but I didn’t like it. Didn’t like Conviction at all, and Blacklist looks terrible. I stopped watching the gameplay trailer about halfway in. I want them to go back to the Sam Fisher who doesn’t have to kill EVERYBODY. I like having the option to either kill or blend into the shadows. Ubisoft has completely ditched what the series is about. I keep hoping they’ll try to redeem themselves, but it never comes to fruition.

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