Boss Rush Banter: At What Point Should a Video Game Franchise Stop Making Sequels?

Completely original games in the world of gaming are hard to come buy these days, and the ones that sell well quickly become an entire franchise, filled with sequels and spin-offs. Soon, it starts feeling like we’re always sitting around, wondering about when the next installment will be announced. Yes, it feels like we’ve been waiting for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for forever, but since Breath of the Wild’s release, we’ve gotten Link’s Awakening, Skyward Sword HD, and an amazing spin-off in the form of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Even franchises with less entries, like Splatoon or Pikmin, are still getting sequels every few years like Splatoon 3 or the recently announced Pikmin 4. But is there a point franchises should stop making sequels?

Pikmin 4

One of my favorite video game series is Banjo-Kazooie. The bear and bird…

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