As I was preparing for the first episode of the Game On, Oblivious Noobs gamecast, Joey asked what my favorite series was. I found the question difficult to answer. What exactly makes a series? How many installments are necessary to call a franchise a series?
Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are two of my favorite games, but do two games constitute a series? What about a franchise like Final Fantasy, where I loved the early installments, but the more recent ones left me with a bad taste in my mouth? Even though the games feature different protagonists and different worlds, they are linked by a naming convention. Should it rank among my favorite series when the franchise eventually made me sick of JRPGs?