Death of a Franchise - Scott The Woz

  • Published: 12 March 2018
  • After mourning the loss of everybody's favorite Ringo, Scott takes a look back at video game series that are far from active and why we haven't seem them in so long.


    Music Used:
    "Breakout" from 3D Dot Game Heroes
    "Alternate Main Menu" from Super Monkey Ball
    "Main Theme" from Chibi-Robo!
    "Big Blue" from F-Zero
    "Smiles and Tears" from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
    "Working Dough" from Rhythm Heaven Fever
    "Star Road" from Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge
    "Mumbo's Mountain (Conga's Patch" from Banjo Kazooie
    "Father and Son" from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    "Theme of Simon Belmont" from Super Castlevania IV
    "Solar Man" from Mega Man 10
    "Title" from Metroid: Samus Returns
    "Cloudy Court Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Comments • 3 573

  • The Golden Turd
    The Golden Turd  6 hours back

    Earthbound: cause of death: 1/3 of the franchise is on Wii U and another third is Japan only.

    • Royce Dutch Jr.
      Royce Dutch Jr.  9 hours back

      Road Rash 64 is a beloved classic in my family believe it or not

      • Radii
        Radii  2 days back

        How’d you forget bomberman?

        • i don't check my notifications

          The death of Skylanders makes me really sad. But it's not because it's over. I'm fine with that. There were 200 characters and 120 levels over the series and many more extra modes. That will last forever for me, it doesn't need to go on and on. We actually got too much of certain things, I mean, of course it got oversaturated. No, I'm sad because they didn't let it finish correctly. The games ended up becoming more of a mess storywise (yes, they had legitimate story) and clearly had more and more content cut or rushed and the series as a whole kept getting so much less support and more greedy executive meddling. While still awesome the series could have been so, so much more had it been fully planned out and properly concluded. That doesn't happen under Activision though.

          • The Game Buzz
            The Game Buzz  4 days back

            How could you not incude skate????

            • Slime Scholar
              Slime Scholar  4 days back

              Honestly, with regards to Mother, "The story's over. Leave it be." is a statement that I can respect.

              • Joemikolai
                Joemikolai  5 days back

                R.I.P. Viewtiful Joe series

                Cause of Death: Cliffhanging

                • KING 24
                  KING 24  5 days back


                  • Yahya Alzubairi
                    Yahya Alzubairi  5 days back

                    I hate dead franchise's

                    • dk555552
                      dk555552  7 days back

                      I want "Cause of death: Microsoft" to be written on my tombstone.

                      • KadenLovesGames
                        KadenLovesGames  4 days back

                        K. Just make sure you get killed by a Microsoft employee.

                    • sabari binoy
                      sabari binoy  7 days back

                      I LUV Chibi-Robo!!
                      How dare u??

                      • The Rollie Show
                        The Rollie Show  1 weeks back

                        Lowkey would love a DJ hero 3

                        • Declan Hanson
                          Declan Hanson  1 weeks back

                          Personally I feel like LEGO dimensions was actually very good due to the facts that LEGO picked up IP’s that they probably never would have at the time and you could use the different legos in MOCs

                          • James Pelletier
                            James Pelletier  1 weeks back

                            Warioware 😭

                            • Joshua Eppinga
                              Joshua Eppinga  1 weeks back

                              Cause of death: Microsoft.

                              • Lance Lovecraft
                                Lance Lovecraft  1 weeks back

                                Unfortunately Mario Kart has cannabilized the fzero series. With things like 0G racing, Big Blue, the blue falcon and a captain falcon Mii costume, don't expect an fzero game ever. It's sad as an adult I actually enjoy Fzero far more than MK

                                • konijngaming
                                  konijngaming  1 weeks back

                                  Just hoping the mario & luigi games won't come on this list i hope nintendo does something

                                  • Arthur97
                                    Arthur97  1 weeks back

                                    I kind of like Other M even if some of the VA and lines were not so great and the progression system didn't make much sense. Don't hurt me!

                                    • acrazee family
                                      acrazee family  1 weeks back


                                      You forgot about Turok...

                                      • acrazee family
                                        acrazee family  1 weeks back

                                        Dude skylanders is my favorite game! I’m really sad that its gone and I think that it doesn’t get enough credit as it should. Its really a great series and more fun than its given. I know most people don’t really care for it but it will always hold a place in my heart and I will always be nostalgic for it. Trap team is my favorite. Anyway im just glad people are still talking about it even if it is just for one video.

                                        • acrazee family
                                          acrazee family  2 days back

                                          i don't check my notifications i liked hearing your opinion. But theres one more thing I want to say about the games...

                                          THE MUSIC!!! Pls tell me what music you like and what your thoughts are about just the skylanders music in general. My favorite is probably the gaints main theme.

                                        • i don't check my notifications
                                          i don't check my notifications  3 days back

                                          The Skylanders games are immensely underrated and have the markings of classics. They are modern classics IMO.

                                          The first one is my favorite, but Giants, SWAP Force and yes... Superchargers... are up there. I can't precisely rank them, I just can't. But I know Spyro's Adventure is still my favorite, above those others.
                                          Trap Team is adorable and unique but it just has a lot of bad gameplay and some bad design imo. It still shakes it up sometimes, and has some awesome moments, but it's frustrating too often.
                                          Imaginators is kinda blah, not really doing anything new, some old characters truly suck in it, it's empty, story completely sucks, just I dunno, I think Imaginators is the worst one, but it's still got some merits in there.

                                          Even some of the side-games were good, especially the 3DS version of SA. It wasn't that good but I still miss Universe as well because it did have great art and added a lot to the experience even as such a barebones game.

                                      • Señor Tequila Purr
                                        Señor Tequila Purr  2 weeks back

                                        Lack of ideas Nintendo? You released New Super Mario Bros. four fucking times!

                                        • Spyro The Gerudo
                                          Spyro The Gerudo  2 weeks back

                                          1 month later Spyro was resurrected, and he is now chilling in the realm of modern day gaming, hoping to get a spirit sticker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

                                          • Jay Eccleston
                                            Jay Eccleston  2 weeks back

                                            I liked Other M.... lol

                                            • Bradley/Brandi Animatics

                                              I would love an HD remake of eastbound, even if it’s pretty much the exact same, I think it’s time the series gets some love

                                              • Scary Spaghetti
                                                Scary Spaghetti  2 weeks back

                                                Im not gonna lie the first 2 megaman battle network games were kinda cool but there were just too many

                                                • 123OGNIAN
                                                  123OGNIAN  2 weeks back

                                                  rip dino crisis :( I had to say it.

                                                  • armygamelover
                                                    armygamelover  2 weeks back

                                                    Are you telling me I might get Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance 3? Hell yeah!

                                                    • Kevin R.
                                                      Kevin R.  2 weeks back

                                                      "Konami. Cause of Death: Konami."

                                                      • eПWordPass
                                                        eПWordPass  2 weeks back

                                                        Tribes series :c.

                                                        • Gigantis the Fire Monster

                                                          W H Y ? ! ? WHY DID YOU TAKE RATCHET & CLANK FROM ME?! I NOW UNDERSTAND INFINITE SADNESS

                                                          • Franklin Ward
                                                            Franklin Ward  2 weeks back

                                                            What music does scott use in his end card

                                                            • Pillow Vortex
                                                              Pillow Vortex  2 weeks back

                                                              Spyro is back people

                                                              • ItzGray
                                                                ItzGray  3 weeks back

                                                                how many times did he say family at the beginning

                                                              • Minecraft and Hill Climb Racing

                                                                Weres paper Mario?

                                                                • KingOfGames
                                                                  KingOfGames  3 weeks back

                                                                  It makes me legitimately angry that Bubsy has a new game but there’s no sign of a Pikmin 4 or even a Pikmin collection for Switch

                                                                • Triston Palmer
                                                                  Triston Palmer  3 weeks back

                                                                  You forgot mega Man StarForce 4 got cancelled and will never see the light of day unfortunately

                                                                  • Andrew Latimer
                                                                    Andrew Latimer  3 weeks back

                                                                    The music game...
                                                                    The music game genre was BEATen to death...

                                                                    • droolmax
                                                                      droolmax  3 weeks back

                                                                      What about kid Icarus?

                                                                      • Gingy Cat300
                                                                        Gingy Cat300  3 weeks back


                                                                        • David Fatman
                                                                          David Fatman  3 weeks back

                                                                          Fossil fighters sadly is dead because of the development decisions

                                                                          • roger
                                                                            roger  3 weeks back

                                                                            guitar hero biggest issue was when it returned for some dumb reason they changed up the formula. most guitar hero fans play clone hero so it wouldn't really sold anyway.

                                                                            • pokefriend123
                                                                              pokefriend123  3 weeks back

                                                                              The words of encouragement from Scott at the end were something I really needed in my day

                                                                              • ro jaz
                                                                                ro jaz  3 weeks back

                                                                                LBP is not in the video.

                                                                                *angry little big planet noises*

                                                                                • GrizzlyBerry
                                                                                  GrizzlyBerry  3 weeks back

                                                                                  did you seriously use rhythm heaven music and not mention that wonderful dead franchise?

                                                                                  • James H
                                                                                    James H  2 weeks back

                                                                                    It was such a fun series, it makes me sad that a switch game is unlikely at the absolute best.

                                                                                • Shera Wizard
                                                                                  Shera Wizard  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Video: There were new titles releasing every year! Reason for death: Oversaturation

                                                                                  Game Freak: _sweats nervously while wiping it off with cash_

                                                                                • MrGruffly
                                                                                  MrGruffly  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Scott, did you ever play that U.B. Funkeys game on the PC back in the day?

                                                                                  • git gud
                                                                                    git gud  3 weeks back

                                                                                    See that? He didn't mention destiny! There's literally no reason for it to die

                                                                                    • Sleepy Ancient
                                                                                      Sleepy Ancient  3 weeks back

                                                                                      ... I don't think Tenchu has been done in a while.