Can you name a game (series) where the Original is better than the sequel(s)?

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    An example is:
    New super mario bros (over nsmb2)
     
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    Jak and daxter over jak 2 for me at least :P
     
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    The first Ace Attorney game over Justice for All.
     
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    Final fantasy I over all the sequels. Done.
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    *runs away*
     
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    Luigi's Mansion, Super Monkey Ball, Mario Kart DD (to Mario Kart Wii)...
     
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    Darksiders > Darksiders 2
    Jak And Daxter > Jak 2 and 3
    Dark Souls > Dark Souls 2
    Super Mario Kart > All the other Mario Karts (Expect a slating for this opinion though!)
     
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    I feel that Mario Kart DS was the best imo of all the Mario Kart games :3
     
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    Tons of them, sure.

    Dragon Age Origins > DA2
    F.E.A.R > FEAR 2 and 3
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within >>>>> XCOM 2
    The Darkness >>>>>>> The Darkness 2
    Star Wars The Forced Unleashed > SWTFU 2
    Dead Space > 2 and 3
    MGS1 >>>>>>>>>>> MGS 2 forever

    etc etc etc etc
     
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    Far Cry :3
     
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    Well nobody said BioShock
     
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    Dragon Age.
     
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    Super Mario Bros > Super Mario bros 2 (I'm surprised nobody mentioned this yet)
    Zelda > Link's adventure
    Pac-man > miss Pac-man (okay, I'm being chauvinistic here, but c'mon: it was just the same game)
    Bioshock > bioshock 2 (there: I've said it! :P )
    Haven't played either, but I hear Kane & Lynch 2 was so bad that the original was better roughly by default.

    A hard one is C&C. Tiberian sun was an extreme let-down over the original C&C, but in a way, red alert was more the direct sequel (which was IMHO better than C&C in the gameplay department)

    On the other hand...the easiest isn't mentioned either:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    "Are there originals that are better than sequels?" is just a rephrasing of "Do humans make mistakes sometimes?"

    now... find me a game that's better than its predecessor AND sequel, then we're in business.
     
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    I thought that Style Savvy: Trendsetters/New Style Boutique was better than both Style Savvy/Style Boutique and New Style Boutique 2.
    Style Savvy got a little boring after a while due to the fact that it was in real time. New Style Boutique 2 brought some improvements to the series (such as reintroducing having the game in real time, though doing it in such a way that didn't make you feel bored after playing for a while or while playing at night) though it had this really weird dollhouse aesthetic that I couldn't stand, and the whole game was extremely girly, which sounds like something you'd expect for a game that's about owning a clothing boutique, but the past two games weren't actually too terribly girly in comparison.
     
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    Super Mario Galaxy.
     
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    Persona 3 to Persona 4
    Smash Melee to Smash Brawl
    Touhou 7.5 Immaterial and Missing Power to Touhou 10.5 Scarlet Weather Rapsody and Touhou 12.3 Hisoutensoku (12.3 is basically a expansion pack to 10.5)
    Metroid Prime to Metroid Prime 2
    Starfox to Starfox 64
    Pokemon RSE to Pokemon DPPt
    Demon's Souls to Dark Souls
     
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    Paper Mario thousand year door over the newer ones. I know that there was an n64 one prior to that, but i really enjoyed the GC one.
     
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    Wavedash perfect pivot Fox only L-cancel shining Wombo Combo 20XX, right?

    Melee was only really better for the competitive aspects of it anyways - Brawl had Subspace, more characters, maps, etc. And yeah, it had tripping, but that alone doesn't make the game horrible.

    edit: Brawl had a Stage Builder too.

    And an exploit.
     
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    Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga. The first one had a style and humor the later games never really gave me.
     
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    No, I'm no competitive try hard and don't even know how to do those tricks. Hell I even think is cheating because all that is the product of a glitch.
    But the gameplay of brawl was too casual, they messed up physics in a way that everything feels weird and floaty, even the speed has changed and is slower. The cherry on top of all that is the random tripping. Melee feels just right to me.