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Are there any video game series which actually improved after

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Are there any video game series which actually improved after aiming for a wider audience?
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Resident Evil 4


the problem with expanding to wider audiences is that they always think that there's better results to be had in that direction, when really they just hit a sweet spot and going further will make it shittier

see: resident evil 5
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Monster Hunter
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>>285060054
Pretty much every reply ITT is going to be met with either "fucking casual" or "git gud"
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could prime be considered an attempt to reach a wider audience?
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>>285060054
debatable in SMT with the Persona series
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>>285060445
I still don't get why people like 3D Metroid games
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>>285060681
Because they're fun for them?
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>>285060681
they have everything the 2D games have
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>>285060054
Legacy of Kain
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>>285060681
Because I had fun.
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>>285060054
ME1 to ME2

ME had a great atmosphere and story but the gameplay was complete ass

ME2 casualized the gameplay but was actually fun to play

A shame they went full retard with ME3
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>>285060054
I can only think of ME2, I think rethinking the RPG components of the game and making it more action based was a good idea
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Persona
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>>285060054
street fighter 4
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>>285061541
this is bait

also
>filename
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>>285061625
but third strike is shit
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baldur's gate
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>>285060768
He's asking why you little dumb fuck.
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>>285062037
>thinking a game is fun isn't a reason to like it
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>>285062697
No, thinking you're a little dumb fuck that doesn't know how to read.
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Street Fighter 3

>Command leniency
>New cast so veterans wouldn't hvae advantage over new players
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>>285062997
are you sure you're fully possessed of that skill yourself? he literally says "i don't get why people like this"
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>>285063590
And you should literally interpret that as "Why do people have fun with it?"
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>>285060161
Wasn't RE5 just a uninteresting nonscary clone of RE4?
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>>285063705
>why do people like this
>because they think it's fun
christ, are you sure you know how to read? nobody interpreted his question that way.
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>>285060054
monster hunter 4
bloodborne
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>>285060445
Yes. I can say that it was Metroid Prime (that I won in a contest), that got me into the series as a whole. I git caught up with the original NES game and Super Metroid. I enjoyed Fusion very much as well. So when I tried Other M, I joined the oldfags in the outrage when Team Ninja ruined her.
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>>285064359
Because everybody who interpreted his question that way is a moron.

You shouldn't always interpret words literally, and learn that people use colloquialisms. When I, or anyone asks "Why do people like X?" the fact that X is fun isn't what's being questioned. They're asking why X is fun.

But you knew that, and you're just being difficult because I called you dumb. Which you still are.
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Civ V
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>>285064550
Team Ninja only made tacticool executions and technical shit, the grimdark, no nunchuck and Engrish&plot all came from Sakamoto. TN did a fantastic job at making the shitty game they were comissioned not crash.
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>>285062037
>Asked why some people enjoy an game
>Answered that it's fun
>Get's butthurt that people don't share his taste
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>>285064669
this,
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>>285064645
Calm down autist, it's fucking video games.
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>>285060161
I was under the impression that RE4 wasn't necessarily aiming for a wider audience, but just attempting to overhaul the engine to make the gameplay more action-based and fun
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>>285064645
whatever you say, pal. when you ask a question like "why do people like thing", it's pretty obvious how they're going to reply. if you're questioning WHY people consider something fun, you should phrase it that way. this is just basic communication, man. you're just being difficult because you don't like the way the conversation went.
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>>285064669

Definitely this. I tried to go back and play the old Civ games and I wanted to drive a nail through my testicles.

Civ 5 hit that sweet spot between accessibility and a good skill ceiling.

Also fun as shit to play with friends.
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>>285064669
Civ 4 might be fun, but holy shit is its UI atrocious compared to Civ 5's.

Especially considering the Civ 5 UI overhaul mod thing.
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>>285060054
Not a series specifically, but shmups as a genre have improved by going outside their niche audience and appealing to more people. Well, not the anime girls, but a wide audience in general. People might bitch about the genre becoming "more casual", but there have been a much larger variety of shmup games once they stopped trying to be hardcore bullet hell spam.

Not that hardcore bullet hell spam is a bad thing, I actually like it. But I also like other people enjoying the games, and actually seeing more than one game every two years come out.
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Call of duty

Fight me faggots
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>>285060445
I disagree with the anon who said it did. They took a well respected franchise, gave it to an unknown game dev, and then changed the core gameplay from it's previous two titles.

You don't do that to aim for a bigger audience. You do that to appeal to a whole new one.
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>>285065895
unlike what faggots say on here those exo suits are fun
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>>285065998
Only took them like 7 games to make it fun.
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>>285060161

RE 4 is cancer and a horrible game compared to the previous.
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>>285065895
>there are people so young on /v/ that they didn't play CoD 1 and 2
sad day
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>>285060161
How was RE4 going after a wider audience? The gameplay changed to make the game better, and it was basically the first of its kind, so you can't say it was following any trend.
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>>285066768
Didn't say I haven't
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>>285065998
Faggots on here and elsewhere do say that the exo suits are fun.

I say that they make the game worse, but that series has already been on a decline for many, many years so who cares by now.
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melee to brawl
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Fire Emblem Awakening
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>>285066869
>RE4 is the first third person shooter
Just kill yourself.
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>>285060445
No, it was just a transition considering not even Halo or CoD existed when Prime was released.
>>285064550
It was entirely Hackamoto's fault.
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>>285065895
Within the post-2007 CoD games, CoD4, WaW, and bits of MW2 and BLOPS were the best fucking thing.
CoD2 is supreme, though.
Is AW as good as 4?
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>>285060054
Grand Theft Auto.

I say this as a lifelong PCfag who has been playing GTA since the shareware version in 97.

1 was great, 2 was awful; but their decision to go for consoles really did wonders for the series. GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas never would have happened had GTA remained on PC and kept to its niche base.

Not only are the games better with each iteration, but they never abandoned the initial fanbase which they had begun with. We get late releases now, but I've always found them to be worth the weight, every time.
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>>285064669
>>285064905
>>285065348
>>285065584
holy fucking shit

10/10
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>>285069132
I'll fight you.
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>>285068359
I'm actually going to agree with this.

If not for FE:A, I would have never been introduced to the series or its past games.
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>>285068470
It wasn't the first TPS, but it's flavor of gameplay was pioneering and copied by pretty much every TPS that came after it.
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>>285068359
God no.
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