- Companies are all too willing to water down great series to make a quick buck.
- Diablo: Immortal and Dungeon Keeper Mobile are two great examples of trashy mobile ports.
- Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos is going to be more of the same.
These days our memories are up for sale. Whether it be remaking some nostalgia bait or producing a terrible entry into a series that has been dead for decades, it seems like nothing is sacred. Back in the day, Syndicate was an action-tactics game about corporate mercenaries killing for profit in a cyber-punk world. Then Starbreeze got their hands on it in 2012 and produced the world’s most generic first-person shooter.
It’s not hard to see why this happens. Companies end up trying to homogenize things so that they appeal to everyone and end up pleasing nobody. It’s the reason that we had so many FPS games in the last generation. In an attempt to sell as many copies as possible, everyone tried to outdo Call of Duty at being Call of Duty and pretty much everyone failed.
There’s No Sign of the Trend Slowing Down
These days we don’t tend to see new entries into long-dead series that completely trash everything that made the original so great. No, instead we have mobile gaming to do that for us. Back in 2018, the entire world collectively booed as one when Blizzard announced Diablo: Immortal. If you were comatose that year, then you probably remember the ‘Don’t you guys have phones?’ memes more than the actual announcement.
Diablo: Immortal is probably an example of the least heinous type of mobile adaptation. While it was completely insulting that Blizzard would waste their time creating a mobile game entry into a series aimed at hardcore gamers,