Sean Maelstrom wrote:There is a fascinating correlation that every single time a game series becomes a ‘franchise’, it enters decline. I try to think of exceptions, but I cannot.
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2009/ ... -industry/
HINT: That's because you know fuck-all about videogames, in addition to being dumb as a rock. Not to mention a liar, since you make no effort to provide evidence for this "fascinating correlation" you speak of.
His analysis is fantastically weak. I would bet good money that all the big-name games he namedrops (the Ultimas, the Wing Commanders, the Civs, etc.), all of which were indeed, and still are fantastic games, he has never really played. Because if he HAD played them, as I have, and on day one no less (which makes a huge difference to playing them twenty years later...), there's no way he would be spouting all this nonsense. There's simply no way.