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It brings in good revenue flow from the loyal established fans of those series. Bring on the next Halo/ Gears and Forza games.



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Did they stop? The only games outside of those three franchises that they put out that didn't end up mediocre are Ori and Cuphead.

Even then, the Horizon games are the only ones that are as good as they ever were. Gears and Halo need work and the Motorsport games have continued their gradual slide into obscurity.



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JRPGfan said:
Tmfwang said:

So if reddit-user SoMeh's leaks turns out to be true, MS are going to announce (yet) another Halo, Gears and Forza game on E3 this year.

The same user also said Sunset Overdrive 2 is going to be announced, but with Insomniac working on Spider-Man for PS4 I remain highly sceptical on this one.

 

But if those leaks about Halo, Gears and Forza turns out to be true, how would you react? Aren't xbox gamers looking for new franchises at this point, or do you think another entry in the same three franchises is enough?

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/8n7i4o/bethesda_is_announcing_fallout_vault_76/dzto3rj/

Dont Microsoft OWN the IP for Sunset Overdrive ?
Maybe the next game is made by another studio MS put to work on it, and not insomniac?

Nah, the reason Incomniac went with MS over Sony was MS was letting them keep the IP.

Anyways, more Gears Halo and Forza. Nothing wrong with more quality games being made.



LudicrousSpeed said:

Nothing wrong with more quality games being made.

Quality?



zkp said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Nothing wrong with more quality games being made.

Quality?

Pretty sure every game in those franchises has an 80 or higher review average. I'd say that makes them objectively quality games, whether you personally care for them or not.



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I'd love to be able to play Halo again (have have beast PC and Nintendo products) but I have no interest in buying another xbox for it. I'm looking forward to the day they finally release past Halo games on PC and current ones.



Dejavu , i said this 10 times in ten years after Microsoft E3 conference



Angelus said:
zkp said:

Quality?

Pretty sure every game in those franchises has an 80 or higher review average. I'd say that makes them objectively quality games, whether you personally care for them or not.

I don't know about that. Metacritic scores derive from a collection of people who personally care or don't care about certain games. Does a byline remove subjectivity?



Veknoid_Outcast said:
Angelus said:

Pretty sure every game in those franchises has an 80 or higher review average. I'd say that makes them objectively quality games, whether you personally care for them or not.

I don't know about that. Metacritic scores derive from a collection of people who personally care or don't care about certain games. Does a byline remove subjectivity?

Well let's put scores aside then, and just say that the games generally receive more positively written reviews than negative ones. I mean we can say Meta isn't always the best way to judge games, and I'd agree with that even, but if the general consensus of reviewers isn't what we want to use to determine whether or not a game is objectively leaning towards low or high quality, what do we want to use? We just pick and choose, who's right, and who's wrong?



Angelus said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

I don't know about that. Metacritic scores derive from a collection of people who personally care or don't care about certain games. Does a byline remove subjectivity?

Well let's put scores aside then, and just say that the games generally receive more positively written reviews than negative ones. I mean we can say Meta isn't always the best way to judge games, and I'd agree with that even, but if the general consensus of reviewers isn't what we want to use to determine whether or not a game is objectively leaning towards low or high quality, what do we want to use? We just pick and choose, who's right, and who's wrong?

I think we just have to keep objectivity entirely out of the equation. 

Metacritic is a fine way to measure the critical consensus, but it's a poor way to judge objective greatness. Each individual score carries with it the weight of an individual's gaming predilections.