We all hate sequels right? Sequels suck. Why can't those idiots who make games come up with new ideas? All we get from companies like EA are the same game again and again. That's a bad thing right? Or is it?
why hate on sequels?
Actually it's not hating the sequels. In a way, this article is defending them. Great find and read. Loved the Movies and do pray for a sequel. Didn't like Kudos or Democ... . Some great ideas though there is one place that sequels usually suck: Movies (Except for few examples like Godfather and hopefully, the upcoming Dark Knight).
a sequel is basically the story continued, or a new chapter with the same characters. It gives light on to whats happening afterwards. Developers CAN just stick to the same gameplay and go on with the story but this is their chance to make the game bigger and better! Although they could screw it up, they run the risk but a series improved is a better series
beyond good and evil2 please stand up.
Wow. An article written by someone that has no talent to make a game and yet they attack game developers. I think it is fairly clear exactly who happens to be the real idiot. What was the last game that the writer Cliff Harris developed? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Those that can, do. Those that can't write for a cheap ass website and attack individuals better and more talented than themselves. Hey Cliff Harris, you suck.
You, mister Cliff Harris, is a pre-school retard. I will try to explain to your underdeveloped brain why they do what they do: Sequels allow game developers to have kinda of a "fail proof" opportunity to make money, gamers liked the first game and they are more willing to spend their money on a sequel cause you expect to have the same fun. That extra "guaranteed" money is most of the times used as a leverage to allow companies to risk and create more innovative and unique titles in the future. So, you sick dumb a-hole learn something first before opening that filth stupid mouth of yours. Don't bash what you don't understand.
they make sequels to movies they dont have to grab your attention all over again, all they have to do is build on the hype they provided earlier its just easier to market, and easier to sell someone on look its a sequel to that thing you really liked only improved duh of course it will sell trying telling someone a completely new story that may fall apart, its also more fun for writers to build on stories that they know and love than spend twice the ammount of time coming up with something that may possibly be half as good. as you can see everyone involved is happier also its a good way for developers to adjust what they were missing before rather than reinvent the wheel the only people who complain are a tiny minority that hate seeing a story continued and are getting tired of it Why do you think they are remaking indiana jones movie? instamoney
This seems like a hidden motivation piece except done in an exceedingly obvious way.
Sequels are great unless they overdo it.
i love sequels that keep the story going with my favourite characters i hate sequels which are handed over to different publisher(cough Ea cough) or I hate sequels which ruin the series
Good read, but I have to disagree with one point that was made. No matter how much a developer or team member learned from the experience of one game that didn't sell too well or just didn't quite have all the makings to be a great game, it wouldn't make sense to make a sequel. No matter how much the sequel may have improved upon it's predecessor, gamers (imo) would stay away from it n' never give it a shot because of their sour memories or experiences of the sequel's predecessor.
You mean sucked in the way Dark Forces sucked but Dark Forces II went on to become the best Star Wars game to date? What about the Persona series? Twisted Metal (crap) spawned TM2, 3, and Black. Grand Theft Auto was nothing at all but look what it gave birth to. In 1995 a crap game came out called Air Combat. It's sequels became known as Ace Combat. ZOE meh gave rise to ZOE 2. Having a bad beginning doesn't doom the sequel. In fact it really is a chance to get things right. But great games often have bad sequels. A lot of that is the fault of the individual who has so over grandized the first title in their head that the successive one, while better, fails to measure up.
As long as the sequels do bring something new, I'm OK with them. But what EA does with their sports games, like FIFA or NBA is just an offense to the gaming community. These are examples of bad sequels and they should do something about that!
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