No more, no more, no more! Make it stop! Puh-leeeze!

It's rare that a video game franchise makes us say that. Why? Turns out that whole supply-and-demand spiel we sat through in high school is true. If a game's first go-round is crap, it usually doesn't get a second chance. There's no Venetica 2 on the horizon (thank God), because the original was about as inspired as a sonnet by Max Payne.

But every so often, some corporate exec has a few too many at the hotel bar and decides to go against Econ 101. That's when garbage hits the market again and again and again. It just makes us want to yell. And puke. And pray that everyone sees this short list of gaming franchises that are terribly disappointing.