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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 1188d ago | opinion piece

The Best Games Make Their Predecessors Seem Obsolete

Some games make their predecessors seem super-dated; others might make players wish they were playing one of the titles in their back catalog. A running trend among gaming's biggest hits is that they tend to set the standards for their franchise (or genre). (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wii, Wii U)

Y_5150  +   1188d ago
He was talking about Nintendo games but lets go over to recent PlayStation games like inFAMOUS. infamous 2 made it for me that I can't go back to the first one and I absolutely love it! inFAMOUS 2 just made the best thing better. Uncharted and Killzone is a different story to some.
Oldman100  +   1188d ago
Resistance could be included there with Uncharted and Killzone. The coop mode in R2 provided some of the most fun I've had with the franchise. Yet it was nowhere to be seen in the sequel. :(
Y_5150  +   1188d ago
Yeah I'm sorry I knew someone would mention that respectful series. I haven't really played Resistance other than the demos so I can't really judge yet.
MerkinMax  +   1188d ago
Gonna have to disagree with you. I could play Uncharted 1 and Resistance 1 today without them feeling obsolete. Graphics improve of course, but they nailed gameplay, story and their respected worlds.
Xof  +   1188d ago
No, the BEST games are timeless, ageless--never obsolete. Ocarina of Time, Homeworld, Age of Empires, Freespace, Final Fantasy VII, Suikoden 2, Shadow of the Colossus... these games will never become obsolete.

Ever.

Good games make their predecessors seem obsolete, but merely being good is not enough to be a classic. Merely good games are doomed to the oblivion of forgotten memory.
ShaunCameron  +   1188d ago
Case in point: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Sometimes I wonder why some people and media pundits even bother mentioning GTAIII at all. That's not to say it was a bad game or it didn't make much of an impact upon release, but SA just went above and beyond it. There's a reason why most people regard SA as the ultimate sandbox experience not just the ultimate GTA game.
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attilayavuzer  +   1188d ago
Jesus how about Just Cause 2 compared to the first? Talk about compressing shit into diamonds.
glennco  +   1188d ago
but SA really isnt that different from 3 when you look at 3 compared to 2 (or anything else at the time). personally i prefer VC to either of them. i finished 3 and VC and got bored halfway through SA and havent bothered since. GTAIII was an awesome effort, i IMO i don't think they have done enough since then. i want a living city or at least fooled into believing it is. the popup and vehicle vanishing just seems to get worse and worse with each new GTA.
glennco  +   1188d ago
The Best SEQUELS Make Their Predecessors Seem Obsolete
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