We all have games that we used to love and revisited after awhile only to find out that we don’t like them anymore or has grown stale over time. Here are 10 games series that I’ve fallen out of love with!
10. Mortal Kombat
I used to love Mortal Kombat when I was a kid. I used to play this game with my brother and sister for hours and I stayed a huge fan for many years. Somewhere along the way I lost my love for the series. I became a hardcore Street Fighters fan and turned my back on this series. I did not enjoy the last game that released and I don’t think I’ll support this series moving forward. It’s a shame because I love the characters, story, and visual style of these games, but I don’t like to play them anymore and I don’t really know why. Does that make any sense? That’s the best way I can describe it and maybe someone here has a similar feeling to a game.
Every old school gamer remembers when Pac-Man was the shit. It was a really simple game that had us running from ghost and eating food and small dots. If you eat them all you win. It’s that simple. Pac-Man tried to evolve over time into adventure games, but the love I once had for this series faded away many years ago. I don’t even like the original games anymore. I can’t stand Pac-man in anything now and less I see of him the better. He’s one of the most uninteresting protagonist I’ve ever played as and I don’t see myself ever loving his character again…
8. Saints Row
What can I say about Saints Row? It’s a game series that fell deeply in love with when it first released, but it lost it’s identity along the way. Yes, I loved Saints Row IV when it first released, but now I don’t really care for it anymore. I don’t care about the over the top comedy, super powers, or characters. I think this series could use a reboot. Start it off fresh again and tone it down a little. What’s the point of cars when I can run up buildings?
I thought I was going to fall in love with the latest Madden game. Especially since it released on PC for the first time in a decade, but I didn’t. It felt like the same ole Madden and that’s not a good thing. EA obviously doesn’t care about improving this series and are fine with giving us the same ole shit every year so why should I care about the series if they don’t?
The latest Forza game just released… and I could care less. When you think of Xbox the first thing you’ll probably think of is Halo. The second will mostly likely be Forza. I was a fan of this series for a few years, but as I’ve grown older I realized that I really don’t give a shit about racing games anymore. I can’t justify spending $60 on a racing game when there are other games out there that I would rather play. Add in Microsoft’s crappy Windows Store and you’ve got yourself a game I’ll never buy again. I having purchased a Forza game since Motorsport 5. I used to buy these games all the time and I haven’t purchased one since 2013…
If you would have told me when I was teenager that I would fall out of love with Halo I would have laughed in your face. Well… it happened. I don’t love Halo anymore. Don’t get me wrong Halo 2 and 3 will always have a special place in my heart, but the series has grown stale since then. Every game after Halo 3 (never played Reach) is complete trash. I’m not convinced that 343 can make a good Halo game… or good game in general.
4. The Legend of Zelda
I’ve been hesitant to admit this for months now… I’ve completely written off the Zelda series. I haven’t played a good Zelda game since Windwaker and Breath of the Wild sealed the deal for me. It’s an average Zelda game that completely killed what little love I once held for this series. I’m not looking forward to the next Zelda game and all of the best ones can be found on the 3DS anyway. The Witcher sort of played a part in me moving away from this series. As I’ve grown older I no longer look at Zelda as the pinnacle of gaming. Instead I see all of its glaring weaknesses when compared to other games that have released the last few years.
At one point in my life Fable was my favorite game series. It was before I discovered many other RPGs. Fable was one of the first RPGs I ever played and I fell deeply in love with the series. Fast forward to now and Fable isn’t even a game series anymore. The creators have all been fired and Lionhead Studios no longer exist. So what became of Fable? A lot of things… and none of them are good. The series died after Fable 2 and it went down the deep end and never rose from it. The last game was a multiplayer focused game that no one cared about and that sealed the deal for this series. Fable 4 (or whatever it’ll be called) has been rumored to be in development, but I don’t think I care anymore. The damage has been done and it might not ever be healed…
2. Star Wars
The last great Star Wars game that I played was Battlefront 2 (the original not the new one!). That was 13 years ago! This series hasn’t been good since and EA don’t know what the hell they want to do with this series. The new Battlefront game feels like Battlefield with a nice coat of Star Wars paint on it. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not Star Wars. When I think of Star Wars I think of Revan from Knights of the Old Republic. I think of Kreia from Knights of the Old Republic 2. I don’t think of EA/Disney’s version of Star Wars. My love for this series died years ago.
Did you expect a different game to be number 1? Sonic hasn’t been great since Sega Genesis. There have been some good ones like Generations and last year’s Mania, but none of them made Sonic relevant again. There’s a reason why everyone still loves Mario and not Sonic. One evolved while the other doesn’t know what the hell it wants to be. Sonic was always playing catchup to Mario and guess what? He never caught up. When I was a kid Sonic was the only game I wanted to play when I got home from school on my Sega. He was the shit. He was my childhood. Now… I could care less about him and that makes me sad. Thanks Sega… you killed my hero!