What franchises are surprisingly popular for how poorly received or ignored their games have been?

Nathaniel Robinson
Nathaniel Robinson

Off the top:

Crash Bandicoot
Youtube videos with the remakes are in the millions for views.
Remake itself didn't do too shabby.

Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez

Klonoa
It's dead
There is a lot of porn
people don't care about the game
Klonoa does something to people's libido that not even sonic can achieve
Really makes me think

Brody Allen
Brody Allen

Why do people keep pushing this stupid shit?
The original 3 crash bandicoot games sold almost 5 million copies each

Kayden Nguyen
Kayden Nguyen

But the games after them (and that kart racer) were meh or worse.

Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper

Persona. I will never understand what made that series so popular outside of Japan other than thirsty NEETs gulping down the waifu-bait. I mean it. The games are shit, the stories are shit, the localizations are shit, nothing about those games are even remotely desirable. I gave up trying to understand the virgin mind a long time ago.

Zachary Moore
Zachary Moore

Theres also no NEW porn

Xavier Wilson
Xavier Wilson

Um Jammer Lammy especially lately it seems.

Charles Jackson
Charles Jackson

Is she holding a chainsaw by the blade?

Logan Lopez
Logan Lopez

It's like holding a shotgun you know

Henry Myers
Henry Myers

She does it in the game too. I think there is a reason the song after that one was her going to Hell.

Jose Morgan
Jose Morgan

I will never understand what made that series so popular outside of Japan other than thirsty NEETs gulping down the waifu-bait.

It came at the right time.

Isaiah Jones
Isaiah Jones

How do they do in Japan though?

Austin Diaz
Austin Diaz

Klonoa does something to people's libido that not even sonic can achieve
What's so special about it? It's just generic furshit and the porn is generic furshit.

Nicholas Smith
Nicholas Smith

But the games after them (and that kart racer) were meh or worse.
CTR was superior to the Mario Kart games of the same era. Unless you meant Crash Nitro Kart then it's sits just a bit above meh.

Gabriel Gray
Gabriel Gray

The Senran series has always been in a very strange place, being neither good enough to talk much about nor bad enough to mock, either. The only reason I can think of that anyone outside of Japan even knows it exists is the years of free advertising from salty SJWs. Same with Dragon's Crown. Mr. "Large Breasts Are A Lolicon Fantasy" probably sold a ton of copies of the game.

Jordan Ross
Jordan Ross

Good thing the remakes ignored the later games and brought back the ones people like.

And CTR is the best racing game of its generation.

Lucas Hughes
Lucas Hughes

Senran is blandly competent, but sells purely based on sex appeal. It's merely a Dynasty Warriors where the entire cast is female with huge tits after all. I'm surprised there isn't more competition since that kind of sex appeal prints money.

David Robinson
David Robinson

Kemono Friends

Brody Bennett
Brody Bennett

They're already making S2. i'm waiting for the game that's bound to come out.

Parker Price
Parker Price

There was already a mobile game (which the show was meant to promote) but the game was so bad that it ended up getting shutdown before the show even began airing.

Grayson Carter
Grayson Carter

They are making a real game for it now, not just mobileshit.

Jacob White
Jacob White

It's FOTM garbage like shipsluts and granblue before it, but without the good art or designs of either.

Hudson Gutierrez
Hudson Gutierrez

That gay history enthusiast Skallagrim once did a small playthrough to mock it as a joke. So yeah that's where you'll see most of it's publicity.

Asher Lewis
Asher Lewis

FOTM garbage like shipsluts and granblue before it
Both of those are still around and have been popular for years though, there's a general for one of those right now on this very board.

Oliver Diaz
Oliver Diaz

You know it doesn't have to last exactly a month. They are fads either way, though not dead yet, and it doesn't make any of them any less trash.

Jack Allen
Jack Allen

Fad by definition means for the short term you retard.

Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez

granblue
trash
I've gotten more enjoyment out of Granblue than I have most other modern vidya.

Eli Torres
Eli Torres

And no one will remember them once all the porn and memes are gone. They have no staying power.

Sorry to hear about that shit taste of yours.

Elijah Perez
Elijah Perez

You have brain damage then. Condolences.

Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee

I once tried to explain the success of Kemono Friends anime by assuming that the animators had thought process something like this
we can't possibly make Ghibli-tier animation
lets focus on making minimum viable product and try to avoid any glaring flaws in animation
IIRC when I first shared this I was contested. It's possible that people initially shared the anime with "look how bad it is" and when people checked it out they actually felt it was charming for some reason.

Noah Garcia
Noah Garcia

I'm really out of the loop on it in terms of real accuracy, but I've gotten the impression that nearly every call of duty game after Black Ops 1 has had pretty negative community reaction. Though I guess it doesn't matter either way because those lemmings will buy the game every year regardless for some reason.

Adam Thomas
Adam Thomas

Yeah, it's just like Touhou and Fate. Flash in the pan, no one cares about that stuff anymore. Having a dedicated porn/meme fanbase can't keep a series alive for a decade+.

The animation company pretty much does exactly that. They run on a shoestring budget, but they also don't have any restrictions to movement or angles since everything is already modeled. Once it's built up to a decent enough point it's then just flapping limbs about onscreen to fill up the dialogue. Their first work was heavily adlibbed because they didn't need to redraw anything to match it.

Eli Flores
Eli Flores

Crash still counts.

James Jones
James Jones

Hey retard, both of those have had both official and fan games made since then, and fate has a shit ton of movies and anime series. They are not being sustained on porn and memes alone faggot.