Video games have become a part of the lives of so many people who grew up exposed to them. Just like television and movies, a video game is a form of an escapist’s entertainment. Escapism is to escape and forget the harsh realities just for a few minutes or hours in a day and engage in fantastical worlds brought by video games. But at times, reality still manages to ruin aspects of the video game industry.

The video game industry has continually evolved throughout the years. The video game industry is still a business after all, a multi-million one if we want to go down to specifics. Companies produced games and expect returns. What they managed to influence now is the evolution of some beloved video game franchises to the free-to-play (f2p) format. While not bad as a whole, the free-to-play shift has ruined some beloved video game franchises with its unnecessary payment walls. Take the list included in the “Top 10 Game Franchises Tainted by Free to Play” and see how its adoption of the f2p format has ruined them.