The De-Platformization of Games

Well, I finished R&C 2 and started reading a bit about R&C 3 (and started paying it, too) and was saddened that they changed it from the platformer that I love to an action game, essentially into a third person shooter. I like shooters as much as the next guy (well maybe not quite as much) but I definitely prefer platformers. I am so sad that both R&C and Jak, two of my absolute favorite platformers, were both turned into “other genre” games. At least the direction R&C took is truer to the original than the direction Jak took, but why do they have to take these great games, keep the franchise name, but completely change the formula? Oh well. Just ranting.

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