SEQUELS

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Apr 5, 2008

SEQUELS by Norman3000 at 11:02 PM (2,397 Views / 0 Likes) 27 replies

  1. Norman3000
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    Why Are Most Sequels Not That Good? Just look, almost everytime, the 2nd game in a trilogy is the worst, just like in real life, mostly, the second album of a band, musician, etc. the worst in all of their album? So can anybody enlighten me as to why almost all the 2nd games, sequel, are not that good? i would appreciate the enlightment!! HAHAHA! lol
     


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    It's because you expect it too be 2x as good as the first... there are exeptions though, if the content the sequel gets is online mode etc.
     
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    It's hard to replicate the awesomeness of a game. New features can help a lot, but new features can also ruin the spirit of the game.

    There are some exceptions though, some sequels are actually BETTER than the original.
     
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    In television, we have a thing about "the difficult 3rd series" ... most actors and writers, if they can, will avoid doing a 3rd series, if they can help it.

    It's either the last good series for a particular show, or the first crap one lol
     
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    Too much hype to live up to.
     
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    "We"? You in the TV business?
     
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    There are many games which sequels were much better.

    It's not a general rule, also sequels have a tendency to not be as good because they are no longer fresh and the magic of playing it for the first time is gone, nostalgia plays a big factor.

    But like I said, many games like for example Half Life 2 were much better than the first game for example, Call of Duty 4 was better than all other previous games, Super Mario Bros. 3 was a LOT better than SMB1 and SMB2, etc, etc, etc
     
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    but smb2 sucked

    I think a lot of sequels suck because the creators are experimenting with the original game and tweaking it and hoping it will be better. Thats why smb3 was awesome but smb2 sucked.
     
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    ^^ lol

    Though if you are Nanostray 2 you suck because you are a bad port of Gradius V [​IMG]
     
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    I thought half-life 2 was a great sequel, but i have to agree that most 2nd sequels aren't as good as the 1st and maby the 3rd.
     
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    I hope you aren't referencing the US version of Super Mario Bros. 2. The JAP version was excellence.
     
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    the lost levels? yah that waas great. But smb2 here stateside was crap to me.

    Also, I hope Ninja Gaiden 2 does not fit this pattern/
     
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    Probably won't. Itagaki knows how to make good games, and he never screwed up yet.
     
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    Yarp, the lost levels were Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan. They thought it would be too hard for us Americans so they released some other game that Miyamoto worked on. But you already knew that, right?
     
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    As they say, third time's the charm.

    Most games following a sequel are usually better than the sequel itself. (Example: Phoenix Wright)
     
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    I loved SMB2, but i am wierd
     
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    well you have to agree that most sequels are bad at least most of them, but I liked ace attorney [​IMG] all of them
     
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    That is strange since the 3rd season is usually never as good as the first in some of the series I watch.
    Even if it keeps up the same formula as the other two, I find it lacking sometimes....
     
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    Yeah,the 2nd game in the series is most of the time bad.
    Fortunately,the 3rd game is usually the best in the series.
     

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