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Reader Discussion: What Games Have Changed Your Mind About A Series?

by Dan Ryckert on Apr 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Based on tons of hype, magazine covers, and positive reviews, I bought the original Tomb Raider in 1996. I wanted to love it, but just couldn't get into its gameplay for some reason. Despite trying each subsequent title and reviewing a few back in college, I continuously struggled with enjoying the Crystal Dynamics franchise. When I heard about the reboot the series would be receiving this year, I immediately became interested. Maybe this would be the one that finally got me on board. Sure enough, I'm several hours in and absolutely loving the new game.

Do you have a similar experience with a franchise? Was there a series that you couldn't enjoy until one particular sequel or reboot turned you around? Or did the opposite loved a franchise, only to be turned off by a disappointing installment?

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