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8 Bad Games that Severely Damaged Great Franchises

Ron Whitaker | 30 Jun 2015 15:30
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Bad games aren't rare, but it does seem like some franchises avoid them fairly well. Unfortunately, even the best franchises can end up with a less-than-stellar title in the family, especially the longer running ones. Sometimes it only damages the credibility of a series, but in some cases, it can kill it off altogether. These eight games are black marks on their respective franchises.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter

First launched in 1999, the Medal of Honor series spanned 13 years and 13 games. Mostly set in World War 2, it moved to modern times in 2010, and stayed there for 2012's Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game was buggy mess, and to make matters worse, had some abysmal AI and a poor story. It didn't help that seven members of Naval Special Warfare were disciplined for sharing classified info with the developers, or that the game was a critical bomb. Medal of Honor: Warfighter did more than damage the franchise, it killed it stone dead, with developer Danger Close being shuttered less than a year later.

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