January 26, 2012
We were big fans of Resistance 3 here at Lost Level. While the first two games were decent and got the job done, the third installment really blew us away and exceeded our expectations. With that, it seems as though developers are ending the series on a high note. The Insomniac CEO Ted Price said, “We won’t be making any more Resistances.” There’s really not a lot o wiggle room for interpretation in that statement.
While it is sad that we be won’t be seeing anymore of the series after Insomniac has finally nailed the formula down, it also bring s a sense of comfort. We won’t have to see them announce a new iteration of the game and worry about them messing up what they so finely polished. Furthermore, it’s rare that we see the end of a series these days. Companies find their cash cow and ride it until the thing passes out in the middle of the street and holds up traffic, creating an annoyance to the public. Okay, that metaphor may have gotten away from me.
The point is that many franchises overstay their welcome and keep pumping out game after game (I’m looking at you, Halo). Still, those games continue to make money, because stupid consumer flock back to them (I’m looking at you, me). n the end, it’s better to burn out than to fade away. Just ask Crash Bandicoot.
Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to get back to playing Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. God, I hope they never stop making these games!