EuroGamer - The numbers affixed to the end of big-name franchises continue to grow and grow (and it's kind of hard not to see the name of the new BioShock as a knowing reference to this fact). But sequels continue to be the backbone of the industry, and the focus of so much of our attention.
They continue to be the backdrop to smart ideas and new ways of thinking. It's easy to bemoan their familiarity, but it's more rewarding to celebrate the reinvention, reimagining and subversion of old ways in these games. Sequels continue to be churned out, and in so many cases they continue to be absolutely fascinating.