Misunderstood Game Franchises

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  1. Boringman54

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    I've already started the Misunderstood Consoles topic and it has become quite popular so I decided to start Misunderstood Game Franchises. Tell me about game franchises (series) that were really good and people just didnt take notice or it was on a misunderstood console. Personally, I think that the Bonk's franchise on the Turbografx-16 was the most misunderstood. What do you think?
     
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    My Vote is for ......................................................................... BUGER KING GAMES! lol jk i dont know what to say
     
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    My Vote is for ......................................................................... BUGER KING GAMES! lol jk i dont know what to say
     
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    i would have to go for ToeJam and Earl
     
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    also i think another misunderstood franchise is the ty the tasmanian tiger games me and my frend love these games they are so fun
     
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    I really liked the Ducktales games on the NES, Puss N' Boots and Little Nemo Dreamaster. I don't know if they were really popular at the time or not, but when I ask friends about them in the present time they don't seem to remember them. On the SNES I liked Earthworm Jim, Sunset Riders and Brutal Paws of Fury.
     
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    I would have to say the Arc the Lad games. I can't blame people for not buying them though, i mean it does have a very laughable title
     
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    also the game Claw, for the PC made by Monolith
     
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    The Manhunt series.

    The game IS violent, but the atmosphere and suspense of each level eclipses the violence (To me: running down a pitch black subway tunnel as corrupt SWAT officers haul ass trying to fill you full of holes>>>>>>>>>>>>>Knife kill X1000000).
     
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    Godhand. Nobody has heard of this game.

    It is one of the few (actually) funny videya games. i think parts of portal were inspired from it.
     
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    Manhunt definitely.I thought it was great.ACTUALLY.
     
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    Manhunt is definitely one of them, read my column on Digital Violence for my thoughts on that.

    I'm going to say Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is definitely one of them. People complain about the cover system (needs improvement), the aiming (Kane barely has any vision in his right eye, it's going to be a little off, not to mention the recoil and what not are incredibly accurate for the weapons), and the story and characters themselves. It's a modern retelling of a Greek tragedy in my opinion. Play the game and see the story, then think about it for awhile. You'll see what I mean.

    Kane & Lynch is a lot of fun, it's different, and it has one of the most compelling stories I've played recently. It's definitely a worthy title, but reviewers slam it because they don't like Kane and Lynch the characters... well, I can understand that. It's not for everyone, but to completely underrate it and say it's a poor game because your personal opinion of the main protagonist is a bit short sighted. I've always said reviewers need to look at the game's intended audience, and see it from that perspective. GameSpot especially didn't do this.
     
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    Drill Dozer, nobody i know has heard of it
     
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    Ace Combat. Great series, not so good with the sales.

    I also consider the Red Faction and X series (Not as in Mega Man, but as in X2 - The Threat) as greatly overlooked gems.
     
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    I agree with God Hand being a misunderstood game, but it isn't a franchise and so I guess it doesn't fit into the topic. God Hand is still one of my favorite games for its game play and humor.
     
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    the Freedom Force games have also been misunderstood
     
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    Spyro. I don't think enough people give it credit for how great of an original platformer it was for its time. I find it surprising how many people haven't heard of the series.
     
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    I agree... I remember playing this coop, such an awesome game. I think GR gave it like a D or something, though.

    edit: crap I thought you wrote fighting force
     
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    Spyro...definitely
     
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    Red Faction
    Quite a few people played the two games, but it was never a blockbuster or anything. The series had excellent destructible environments and dual-wielding before most developers were even considering such options. The storylines were well-written to pull you through the games and the multiplayer had amazing options for customization, despite lackluster maps.

    God Hand
    I'll second this one. I get the feeling that most reviewers saw the glitches, simple graphics, and repetitive enemies and called it a day. I'm sure the uninspired cover-art didn't help sales. It was their loss, because inside is the most robust brawler ever made.
     
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