I was playing Crysis 3 recently, and it was making me think about the series gradual decline. I was playing on the 360, obviously PC would be better, but gameplay choices and AI and things seemed really 'off'.
After thinking more it made me realise that a lot of series this gen have gradually been declining in quality. This list is obviously my opinion, but contains games I think have got worse as the series progressed:
Games series that have decreased in quality IMO:
Gears of War
God of War
Maybe more I can't think of yet...
Games series that have stayed consistent or got better, again my opinion:
Skyrim / Elder Scrolls (I know some people won't agree)
Fallout (same as above)
Again more I can't think of...
Obviously it's all opinion based but, even reviews have documented the decline of certain 'once fresh' franchises...
At first, i thought the main reason for the 'rot' setting in, was the long ass console generation with the PS3 & 360... But, after seeing a lot of the launch games for PS4 & potentially 720, it looks to be much of the same...
Now, we will obviously see new IP's, but is there really still call for milking games like AC again and again? They barely change from a gameplay perspective and is this one of the reasons for the decrease in quality?
Anyway, thoughts?! :)