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Been thinking of series that gets hated for being the same

#1flame030191Posted 7/9/2013 8:48:35 PM
I've noticed this hate starts AS SOON as the series starts actually changing.

CoD, for example. Everyone hated MW2 and Black Ops first stating that they were just reskins of last year's games. However, MW2 added in customizable kill streaks, the ability to destroy killstreaks, new loadout system, new challenges, new unlock system, more customization, and co-op mode, among other features. Black Ops added in CoD points, yet another unlock system, theatre mode, wager mode, dolphin dive, contracts, changed the pace and core gameplay, and split-screen, among other features. Each of these did change from their previous additions in multiple ways.

God of War: Ascension is hated for "being too similar". Yet they added a momentum meter to punish you for taking damage (forcing you to do more than mash square on easy mode), a new magic system, it added special moves, dynamic puzzles, an optional, yet fitting, MP mode, and more.


There's obviously more series out there that gets hated for the same reason, and all the time it reduces their critics score and makes people like them less, yet again, it starts as soon as changes are actually made. Why is it this way?
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#2Ghost_BeastPosted 7/9/2013 8:50:26 PM
flame030191 posted...
it starts as soon as changes are actually made.

Care to state examples?


Oh and the hate is usually to bad change, not good change. Most changes made this gen to existing franchises have been the bad kind of change. Not sure why things do not change for the better.
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#3flame030191(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2013 8:52:11 PM
Ghost_Beast posted...
flame030191 posted...
it starts as soon as changes are actually made.

Care to state examples?


Oh and the hate is usually to bad change, not good change. Most changes made this gen to existing franchises have been the bad kind of change. Not sure why things do not change for the better.


You seem to have forgotten to read my post.
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#4CyborgTwentyPosted 7/13/2013 3:59:30 AM
As soon as a series makes some true changes it gets hated on for not staying true to the series roots and therefore ruining the series.
#5Mad_CauliflowerPosted 7/13/2013 4:02:31 AM
CyborgTwenty posted...
As soon as a series makes some true changes it gets hated on for not staying true to the series roots and therefore ruining the series.


And if it doesn't change, it's hated on for doing the same thing over and over.
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#6bloodcoastPosted 7/13/2013 4:33:49 AM
People are greedy. When they buy a sequel, they expect better and new things that may or may not stay within the same formula. When the game fails to meet their expectations, they hate on it.
#7majin nemesisPosted 7/13/2013 6:02:39 AM
Mad_Cauliflower posted...
CyborgTwenty posted...
As soon as a series makes some true changes it gets hated on for not staying true to the series roots and therefore ruining the series.


And if it doesn't change, it's hated on for doing the same thing over and over.


and it's because of those two facts that the FF fanbase is the way it is
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