Can you name a sequel or successor that's basically superior to the original?

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  1. jDSX
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    I can name a few:

    1.) Mass Effect 2 (to Mass Effect)
    2.) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (to Metal Gear Solid on PSOne)
    3.) Half-Life 2 (to Half-Life on Xbox)
    4.) Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (to Starcraft)
    5.) Batman: Arkham City (to Batman Arkham Asylum)
    6.) Red Dead Redemption (to Red Dead Revolver on Xbox)
    7.) Silent Hill 2 (to SIlent Hill 1)
    8.) Borderlands 2 (to Borderlands)
    9.) Uncharted 2 Among thieves (to Uncharted 1)

    Can you think of any other sequels that basically beat their predecessors to the punch in nearly every way?
     


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    Each new Mario Game compared to the last one (They're all great)
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    dang it i was going to say borderlands 2.
    Littlebig planet 2. it had more hype etc. than littlebigplanet.
     
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    Team Fortress 2
    Advance Wars 2
     
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    I always hear about LB2 but never LB3 I assume it's not worth mentioning?
     
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    "Borderlands 2 (to Borderlands)"
    You reckon?
    What 1 might have lacked in memes and craziness I think it made up for in a kind of elegant simplicity. This is including DLC in all cases.
    I have a slight apprehension at saying that but I would say 1 is definitely better than pre sequel.

    Duke Nukem platformer was inferior to Duke 3d.

    Skate 2 was better than Skate 1, and Skate 3 was also better than Skate 1.

    Anyway though there are plenty of sequels that fell short there are far more that were better or more refined versions of the earlier entries.
     
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    Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, Super Mario 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.
     
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    Is Pokemon a correct argument?
     
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    Zelda 2 was a piece of junk!
     
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    I would say Sm4sh, but it is missing the story mode. :-/
     
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    Well 2 refined alot and if we are to say strictly PC release, then 2 would be the winner, and don't forget the overall quests in 2 felt better than 1 did.
     
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    Devil May Cry 3 (Devil May Cry 2 sucks badly)
    Assassin's Creed II
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    Dark chronicle (dark cloud is good, but dark chronicle improves over it in every way)
     
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    Oh yeah best form of the game has to be considered in this, maybe with a slim exception for things made for really really rare hardware that is hard to emulate or arcade machines or something.

    Quests in 2 vs 1... they felt about the same to me and both inferior to any number of other games.
     
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    If so which one. You could argue that Yellow is better than Red and Blue, but thats more of a definitive edition rather than a sequel. But then you could argue that Silver and Gold are sequels to Red and Blue. I think that you could have a pretty cohesive argument that Silver and Gold are better than the original Red and Blue (or yellow VS crystal if you want to take that route). 2 regions instead of one, day/night cycle, days of the week, full color, almost double the number of Pokemon to catch and fixes to the original 151. Step further into the future, I would argue that pokemon 3 (ruby and sapphire) are worse than the previous games (opinion or not). R/S/E only had one region, no night and day, no days of the week cycle, and heavily limited gen 1 and 2 pokemon availability. Then again, you could have a pretty solid argument saying that the pokemon games arent really sequels...

    Anyways. I would say that F-Zero X to F-Zero GX is a great improvement.
    No More Heroes to No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle was great.
    Assassin's Creed to Assassin's Creed 2 made things much better in general.
     
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    Probably one of my Favorite PS2 Games

    Also my picks are
    Kingdom Hearts 2
    Rocket League
     
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    definitely one of my favorites too mate. i still replay it occasionally. it had so much content.
     
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    How about Platinum vs D/P?