There's tons of gaming franchises out there, and it would be hard to try them all, or even all the notable ones. The more genres you like, the more franchises you feel like you're missing out on. As someone who likes most video game genres, my list of such games is massive. Between not having the right system, or not enough money, or not enough free time, or not knowing where to begin the series, or just feeling like the backlog has gotten too big to warrant throwing another whole series of games on the pile, there are plenty of reasons we don't get around to games we know we'd love and the whole world tells us we need to play. For me, the number one series I regret not getting around to would have to be Metal Gear. Snake is awesome, Kojima is a creative genius, and the whole gaming world agrees and tells me I'm nuts not to have played them. I've no doubt I'd love the games, but I just haven't gotten to them.
What's the most glaring example for you of a major franchise you just haven't gotten around to but really wish you could? I'm not talking hidden gems or one-hit wonders, I'm talking long running, best selling, critically acclaimed franchises you've just never touched for some reason even though you really want to. Tell me I'm not the only one this happens to?