At 8/17/12 02:37 PM, SuperDeagle wrote:
If you want an example on how to kill a series, here it is. Yes, trading Ironside for MOCAP and giving him a narration job is dumb and sad, but that's not the true problem I see here.
I sympathize. InFamous 2 really killed that series for me, and then Prototype 2 removed Mercer's voice and completely destroyed his character, and the new main character was only slightly less stoic than him.
Thankfully, my favorites God of War, Kingdom Hearts, Sly 4, and MGS4 didn't make themselves over. Even Metal Gear Rising and DMC, despite their obvious changes, haven't completely lost the feel of the older games (though, in the latter case, that's more aesthetic).
I'll be honest though - I never contemplated Splinter Cell until I heard a forum-goer say it was better than Metal Gear Solid, and Conviction is what got me to look at the series more "seriously". Hard-boiled, ass-stomping action with a stealthy feel to it, and perhaps, a non-Russian based terrorist plot. A rogue agent taking down his former employers? Sounded awesome. But I had a friend like you, who used to endorse Splinter Cell, who told me Conviction killed the series.
At 8/17/12 05:22 PM, JonnyScatman wrote:
At 8/17/12 05:03 PM, RightWingGamer wrote:
Though I don't get how it's comparable to Star Wars.I guess because people REALLY hate the prequel trilogy. Enough to say that it ruined the original trilogy or something.
Even better when you consider the ST:TOR and EU people who couldn't give a damn about the original trilogy and thrive on the Expanded Universe. I had two friends and teachers like that, they were into TOR at the time (they've dropped it since the last I saw them) and one friend in particular just hated everything about the original and the "prequel" trilogies; said the EU Jedi/Sith were much better.