10 Video Games That Were A Victim Of Their Own Success
Success can be a double-edged sword far too many franchises often throw themselves on.
As with anything worth striving for in this world, success often comes with a price, and this is most certainly the case for the video game industry. Companies invest more money than they ever have before into bigger and more complex games, all in an effort to become the next critically lauded hit or billion dollar franchise. Those few games that are lucky enough to reach these milestones usually have to face their own set of challenges, for better or worse. After all, success leads to greater expectations and more intense levels of scrutiny from both fans and the media. It means building on that success and preserving a quality formula, while at the same time changing things just enough to remain fresh. And most importantly, it means maintaining high standards of consumer satisfaction, which, as you'll see, isn't always the case. The following are games that have suffered in some form as a result of their success; some unfairly, others justifiably so. Some handled themselves better than others, but all serve as an example of the dangers that can come with hitting the big time.