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10 Games Series That I’ve Fallen Out of Love With!

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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. 

9. Pac-Man

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?

7. Madden 

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? 

6. Forza

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…

5.Halo

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. 

3. Fable

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. 

1. Sonic 

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! 

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    Robert Ian Shepard
    Oct 17, 2018 7:30 pm

    I’m with you on Star Wars. KOTOR and Jedi Outcast were some of my favorite games in my teens – I haven’t touched anything Star Wars in ages, though. It makes me sad to see Zelda but I totally understand how Breath of the Wild could seal the deal – even as someone who is still an avid fan, that game lacked the magic that makes the rest of the series special for me.

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      drakulus
      Oct 18, 2018 5:27 pm

      Jedi Outcast was so cool! Unfortunately… we may never get another great Star Wars game. My personal favorites are KOTOR 1 and 2.

      I was sad to include Zelda :(. I have a ton of childhood memories of me trying to get through the Water Temple in Ocarina of Time and racing against the clock in Majora’s Mask on the N64. Windwaker and A Link to the Past are amazing games too. It’s everything after that stinks to me. I was so excited to play BOTW, but the magic of playing a new Zelda game quickly wore off after a few hours when I noticed how empty and boring that open world was compared to the many other open world games I’ve played in the past. The only cool feature was the climbing, but I can do that in Assassin’s Creed…

      Here’s to hoping EA does something good with the Star Wars license :).

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    Brandon Green
    Oct 17, 2018 8:24 pm

    I’ve never fallen in love with Zelda to understand the admiration and hype for the series but I know it has a place in many peoples heart.

    I feel the same way as you with Saints Row. Dial it back to Saints Row 2 (the best one imo) and find that balance between serious and silly like SR2 did and the series I fell head over heels for will come back.

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      drakulus
      Oct 18, 2018 5:23 pm

      I used to LOVE Zelda dude. Now all I see is the glaring weaknesses in it… I still love Majora’s Mask and Ocarina of Time. I’ll even throw A Link to the Past and Windwaker in there, but everything after Windwaker was average at best imo.

      Saints Row 2 is definitely the best in the series. The customization in that game is insane and is still one of the best character creators today. I miss that game.

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    pix1001
    Oct 18, 2018 4:20 am

    This is a really interesting idea for a list. I have to admit the only series I actually play in this list is Zelda.

    BOTW seems to really split people so totally get where you’re coming from with it. It’s really interesting to see other peoples views on the series. I pretty much love every Zelda game and for me BOTW still has the magic despite being a bit of a step change and I absolutely loved Twilight Princess. Weirdly, Wind Waker is actually my least favourite Zelda game (I haven’t played them all by any means though and I still think it is awesome)!

    This has got me thinking about what I would include in a list like this. For me maybe Tekken (I haven’t picked up 7 yet but something about it just puts me off) and also Gran Turismo.

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      drakulus
      Oct 18, 2018 5:18 pm

      You should totally do a list like this :). I would be interested in reading your choices.

      I love open world games. I’ve played a ton of them and I can easily list my favorites ones. BOTW wouldn’t even be an honorable mention on that list. It’s like a Ubisoft game, but with none of the fun. The world is empty and there’s nothing interesting to do. Great open world games give you interesting things to do. Like The Witcher 3 or even old Morrowind did. After Windwaker the series went downhill for me. I never played Twilight Princess so I can’t comment on that, but Skyward Sword, those 2 3DS games, and BOTW are all average games to me. Especially BOTW.

      I almost put Tekken on my list, but when I thought about it I never actually loved any Tekken game :). I’ve never been a Sony guy so I always thought Gran Turismo was Sony’s version of Forza.

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    Nov 09, 2018 7:58 pm

    I still haven’t played BOTW even though I’ve had it for nearly a year. I’ve mostly just watched Zelda games, but I figured I’d give it a try. Amazingly I’ve avoided spoilers. Hopefully, the devs will take heed about what didn’t work and do better next time.

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      drakulus
      Nov 09, 2018 9:54 pm

      My biggest issue with Breath of the Wild is the lack of meaningful side activities and main story. If you ever get around to playing it you’ll see what I mean. I don’t think it’s what everyone makes it out to be. It certainly isn’t the new staple for open world games.

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