Top Ten Video Game Franchises That Lost Their Way

Syndax
At first, these franchises were good or amazing, but today...
Today these franchises are now mediocre letdowns...
We're including the list of franchises that went out of their way.

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1Call of Duty

The first three entries were critical acclaimed WW2 FPS-s. When the fourth installment Modern Warfare was released, it was considered one of the best FPS of all time. The successors WaW, MW2, BLOPS and MW3 were also amazing. What could possible go wrong?

Black Ops II. That's when went downhill. The first part is still Cold War set in the '80s in the arms of Alex Mason. But the second part of the game focuses on his son, David, in 2025. The worst part: Sci-fi style that why. Even with successors Ghosts and AW, the franchise is still on. That is Halo's job, not Call of Duty's! BLOPS2 is going to have a sequel BLOPS3 set in 2065! Shame... - Syndax

2Sonic the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

One of the iconic mascots of video game industry had it's golden era between 1991-2006. In 2006 the reboot was released to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the franchise. It was bad. Really, really bad. Glitches, clunky controls, camera shooting, speed reduced and the worst part: Princess Elise.
After StH2006 Sonic managed to get up, and after we thought he is back to old himself... BEHOLD! Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric! I have no idea what was Sega thinking but I think they will realize their mistakes and get Sonic up again... - Syndax

Man, despite that Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal WERE NOT DEVELOPED BY SONIC TEAM, people have just flat out became d--ks to Sonic Team assuming they had something to do with the Boom franchise when that is not even true at all! Well, at least this franchise isn't number one.

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3Resident Evil

The first one was solid but it didn't age really well. The sequels and the first one's remake were great and RE4 is considered to be one of the best video games of all time. RE5 was solid, but the AI wasn't. RE6 made a lots of wounds. Action? Over-used. Horror? Non-existant. Revelations 2 somehow managed to get it up, but RE6 left the wounds. - Syndax

4Final Fantasy

The franchise itself was good with it's first release. The golden era of FF was during the 6-9 releases. After the 9th installment, stories were getting weird, gameplay was the same, and even the latest installment wasn't good, but we hope that the sequel will make it good again. - Syndax

5Halo

Since ODST it's not been the same with the exception of reach - htoutlaws2012

6Bomberman

It was simple yet addictive game series that we all enjoyed with cute characters. Act Zero was the game we don't want to see again. How could they make cute characters into horrifying robots in chaotic future?! I mean, seriously... - Syndax

7Banjo Kazooie
8Silent Hill
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