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With today's leak/announcement of Assassin's Creed IV, it got me wondering... what are some series that you guys were really into in the beginning, but you very quickly got burned out on them?

For me Assassin's Creed pretty much takes takes the cake. I absolutely loved the first game despite its considerable flaws. The second game I consider to be one of the best of this generation, and for a while I even considered it to be one of my favorites of all time. Then came Brotherhood. I really struggled through that game, having to force myself to play it to the end. I don't know why, but I just didn't have any fun with it at all. I completely skipped the one after that (can't even remember the name) because I simply had zero interest in it, but also to give myself a rest from the series. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" and all that.

I had great hopes for Assassin's Creed III with Ubisoft claiming that the jump from Assassin's Creed II would be as big as the jump from the first. NOPE. Not only is it not much of an improvement, but I just find it to be aggressively boring. I tried really hard to like it, but I just couldn't get into it at all. Now with Assassin's Creed IV already on the horizon... bleh... I can't even bring myself to pretend like I'm excited or even interested by it.
 
Assassin's Creed has got me by the wallet. They've won. I used to begrudge people who rushed out to see a Saw or a Paranormal Activity movie every year, but I was just being a hypocrite it turns out.

I really like Call of Duty, but they certainly need a break.
 
God of War definitely.

After 3 games of the exact same gameplay and 3 games of a horrible, horrible lead character, im just completely over the series. God of War is the first game iv ever played where i was disappointed that the lead character didnt die at the end.

Id also put Call of Duty on the list as well. I was a HUGE CoD 2 fan, same goes for CoD 4:MW after that however, i couldnt be less interested in the series.
 
Call of Duty, definitely. I played the older games on the computer nonstop, but everything after COD4 hasn't been that exciting to me. I guess I would say Assasin's Creed as well, but I was never fully behind those games to being with. I still need to play AC3.
 
I would of put AC on my list but ACIII brought me back. It still has my favorite sword combat in a game ever. Id kill for a combat system like that in say a Skyrim.
 
One thing that could potentially turn me off Assassin's Creed if if they keep going with abrupt/twist/vague endings. Just give me a real satisfying ending for once. It's not like I won't buy the next one if you don't include some cheap hook.
 
I would love an open world AC game without the animus aspect.
 
Guitar Hero and Call of Duty.

I was going to say God of War, but I didn't get very quickly burned out on them. I feel like that now, but it's been 8 years since the original.
 
As much as I love Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed III should have actually closed up all of the storylines introduced in Assassin's Creed and the sequel, instead of setting up more plot threads, killing off the main protagonist and leaving the world in future danger. So that at least Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag could have been essentially a clean slate and fresh start for the series.
 
The Call of Duty franchises, both in WWII and MW, burned me out quick. The single-player campaigns are *always* on rails, getting shorter and shorter, and spend more time *********ing over non-gameplay features such as elaborate cutscenes and "Press X to deliver the coup-de-grace on the main bad guy" bullspit. And then multiplayer, which is what it's supposed to be all about, is nothing but the Ninth Circle of Hell populated by griefers, trolls, campers and 11-year olds.

I still have faith in AC. ACIII necessarily has a vastly different atmosphere than the swashbuckling romance of Altair and Ezio, as it's set in a new world on a rugged, wild frontier instead of those lush beautiful cityscapes of the Mediterranean. People who aren't big fans of that type of James Fenimore Cooper setting are understandably bored, but those of us with an appreciation for the wilderness, for the Revolutionary era, and the age of gunpowder are still having a ball with it.

I think ACIV will go a long way towards winning back fans who preferred the swashbuckling, romantic type of play of AC1 and AC2. Being able to climb the mast with cannonballs whizzing by your head, swinging on a rope with a knife in your teeth to board an enemy ship, searching for buried treasure, riding out gale-force storms, swinging from chandeliers in a tavern brawl in Port Royal.....

...yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. :)
 
I would of put AC on my list but ACIII brought me back. It still has my favorite sword combat in a game ever. Id kill for a combat system like that in say a Skyrim.
:up: this. The same kind of countering system would even be really cool in first person!
 
Resident Evil for me. I loved Resident Evil 4, it got me into the earlier games in the series, but damn 5 was just kind of dull and six sounding so terrible has held me off on buying that game.
 
Resident Evil for me. I loved Resident Evil 4, it got me into the earlier games in the series, but damn 5 was just kind of dull and six sounding so terrible has held me off on buying that game.
And and there's a reason there some what. All of which people forget to mention when talking about it. It's cause Platinum Games did Resident evil 4 game play wise . After that it's been down hill cause no one else was able to pull of what they did cause capcom seemed to want to move away from what they did. Til Revelations that is.
 
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I felt like the second Assassin's Creed game was the same as the first and got bored. I dropped it b/f I finished the game. I like the time period of ACIII so I've been curious about it but I still kind of feel done w/ the series after trying ACII.

I also lost interest in the Gears of War games. Very excited about 1 and 2...felt like I just kind of went through the motions w/ 3...not even going to take a look at the newest game.
 
I think AC is a pretty perfect example.

I enjoyed 1 and 2 but I couldn't bring myself to finish Brotherhood (though I know most fans love that one) and I tried to get myself hyped for 3 but in the end I skipped it. I'm hoping 4 will be the one to get me back into the series.
 
Resident Evil for me. I loved Resident Evil 4, it got me into the earlier games in the series, but damn 5 was just kind of dull and six sounding so terrible has held me off on buying that game.

Yea I agree, however I'm not burned out on the series, I'm burned out on crappy installments.
 
The blood stain led off the edge of the cliff meaning he essentially committed the suicide he attempted back in GoW 1.
 
The blood stain led off the edge of the cliff meaning he essentially committed the suicide he attempted back in GoW 1.

Hmm, I figured he was still alive. If there ain't no body, then there ain't no body dead. I also didn't think Gods could kill themselves or was he still stripped of his god title in 3(I can't remember)?

If he is dead, that makes the ending to that game much better.
 
Good idea for a topic. Here's a few of mine.

Call of Duty: The Chernobyl level in CoD4 was one of the most heart-pounding missions I'd ever experienced in a video game. Shame that every CoD since has tried to replicate it and ended up just revealing the weaknesses in its scripted design. End the madness!

Zelda: It's a shame to admit that a series that holds two of your all-time favorite games has grown stale but I'm just so immensely over Zelda now. Twilight Princess was painfully dull and while Skyward Sword was billed as a 'return to form', it just bored me. The series is stuck trying to replicate Ocarina's success time and time again, and only Wind Waker has come close since. It's a 15 year old game. Time to move on, Nintendo.

Ratchet & Clank: Alright, Insomniac, we get it. The Lombax and his sidekick had a good run but it's time to lay things to rest. Tools of Destruction and A Crack In Time were all great, but you needed to stop somewhere before you brought us All 4 One and Q-Force.
 

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