Originally Posted by DarthParametric
Was being the operative word. 5 years later it is a tired and worn out sequel-fest, exactly like overwhelming majority of other franchises.
That really is the mark of a successful franchise in the vidya industry though. You'd be mad as a developer if you had an extremely successful game and didn't cash in on it, and it'd be financial suicide to just stop after the first few games cause trying to launch a brand new IP is extremely difficult. Once something catches, you run with it as far as you can take it.