Top 10 Most Ironic Things About Certain Video Games and Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten
1 The Final Fantasy franchise got its first major game during 1987 and still has not ended yet The Final Fantasy franchise got its first major game during 1987 and still has not ended yet Product Image

Despite the fact that it is an utterly pretentious and sloppy game series that generally is "pretty good" or "impressively decent" at best as far as objective quality of RPGs goes

LOL, it's called FINAL fantasy

2 New Super Mario Bros is incredibly-exactly the same old Super Mario Bros New Super Mario Bros is incredibly-exactly the same old Super Mario Bros Product Image

It does add the Mega Mushroom tho.

Koopalings suck. They're rehashed garbage.

(or, if you want to be more accurate, the Same Old SMB3)

with one exception: the koopalings

3 One of the Crash Bandicoot franchise's biggest strengths is its villains, yet one of its biggest weaknesses is its boss battles One of the Crash Bandicoot franchise's biggest strengths is its villains, yet one of its biggest weaknesses is its boss battles Product Image

Quite-possibly the franchise's biggest examples of this so far are these three:
1) Dr. Neo Cortex is an utterly amazing villain who has nearly all of the best lines in the franchise, yet all three of the original Crash Trilogy's "final boss" fights against him (ESPECIALLY Crash 2's Cortex Chase) absolutely suck while Mind Over Mutant's "final boss" fight against him pretty-much-literally is just "mash the attack button(s) until you win"
2) N. Brio is downright hilarious in Mind Over Mutant but also is a downright-pathetically weak and forgettable boss in Mind Over Mutant (to say the least, even Crash 1's boss fight against him easily is better than MOM's); in It's About Time, he continues to be surprisingly funny but basically has an exact copy of Crash 1's aforementioned boss fight against him
3) N. Tropy is astonishingly intimidating in both Crash 3 and IAT, yet he also is an astonishingly lame and easy boss in both of said games (ESPECIALLY in IAT, in which he gets hyped ...more

4 The Legend of Zelda franchise mostly is about the legend of Link The Legend of Zelda franchise mostly is about the legend of Link Product Image

No, Link: The Faces Of Evil does NOT count as a Zelda game

5 The Metroid franchise advertises itself as "a franchise that was made for hardcore gamers" but often is even easier than the Zelda franchise and sometimes is even easier than the Kirby franchise The Metroid franchise advertises itself as

Super Metroid's 19 Health Tanks and Zero Mission's bosses both immediately come to mind here, as do Corruption's Hyper Beam and Fusion's absurdly fragile enemies

6 The Sonic franchise advertises itself as "Mario for cool dudes" but actually is more like "Mario for idiots who think that a game looking cool is more important than a game being fun to play" The Sonic franchise advertises itself as

Even when you compare it to Crash Bandicoot, this franchise largely is a total joke
(for one thing, CB actually is highly capable of competing with the "average" quality level of Mario games without the help of its fan base, while Sonic absolutely is not)

no it's a game for any people who think sonic is better than mario

7 Barely any of Street Fighter 2's stages look like actual streets Barely any of Street Fighter 2's stages look like actual streets Product Image

Ryu's stage: Is a Japanese castle
Ken's stage: Looks like one of New York's immigration docks
Blanka's stage: Is a wooden platform in the middle of a jungle
Guile's stage: Is an Air Force base
Dhalsim's stage: Is an Indian palace
Zangief's stage: Is a Russian factory
Chun-Li's stage: Surprisingly-clearly is an actual street
E. Honda's stage: Is a Japanese bath house
Vega's stage: Looks like a fancy restaurant
Balrog's stage: Has an actual street in its background
Sagat's stage: Is the extremely old-looking resting place of a giant Buddha statue
Cammy's stage: Is an English castle
Fei Long's stage: Is a Chinese martial arts arena
Dee Jay's stage: Is a Jamaican beach
T. Hawk's stage: Might be an actual street
M. Bison's stage: Is a Thai temple

8 Another Metroid 2 Remake was released before Metroid: Samus Returns and also is massively more accurate of a Metroid 2 remake than Samus Returns despite it being fan-made while Samus Returns is official

Also, AM2R doesn't try to force its players to buy Amiibo figures while SR does

9 The Advance Wars franchise features some of the least "advanced" enemy AI in its genre The Advance Wars franchise features some of the least

Outside of Days Of Ruin, at least

10 The titular main protagonist of the Mega Man franchise is basically a little boy in his Classic form and even has a pretty average physical size in his X form The titular main protagonist of the Mega Man franchise is basically a little boy in his Classic form and even has a pretty average physical size in his X form Product Image

Even in the original Japanese version of the franchise,
he still is a Metal Man whose name is Rock Man

The Contenders
11 The title of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild has barely anything to do with the game itself and comes across as an intentional joke about Zelda's fan/hater base The title of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild has barely anything to do with the game itself and comes across as an intentional joke about Zelda's fan/hater base Product Image

well you are exploring the wild

12 With the exception of spinoffs and Infinite, each Halo game has less and less to do with actual Halos With the exception of spinoffs and Infinite, each Halo game has less and less to do with actual Halos Product Image
13 The characters in the Mortal Kombat franchise almost never actually die without being revived after doing so
14 Barely any of the levels in the Super Mario Galaxy franchise look (or are) bigger than "a couple of giant pebbles in space"
15 In the original Japanese version of Mega Man, Rock Man actually is a Metal Man
16 Advance Wars: Days of Ruin has the best AI in the Advance Wars franchise but is the overall-easiest game in said franchise
17 Wario Land 4 largely is easier than Wario Land 3 despite the fact that Wario has infinite health in WL3 but does not have infinite health in WL4
18 Naughty Dog's Uncharted franchise never really does explore any "uncharted" territory when it comes to being different from standard action games
19 Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was released roughly 22 years after Crash 3 but actually was released roughly one year after Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
20 Gameplay-wise, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time mostly is a remake of Crash 2, not Crash 3
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