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Submitted by smoothdude 762d ago | opinion piece

The 10 Worst Video Game Sequels

In today's gaming industry, just about any successfully and financially successful game means a sequel isn't too far behind. While that decision makes sense from a business point of view, it also means developers are expected to replicate success, and in some cases, catch lightning in a bottle yet again.

That's easier said than done, as can be seen by any number of sequels released year-to-year. Whether due to rushed development, a shift in direction, publisher pressure, or just failure to connect with gamers a second time, many sequels come up short.

We've looked through the pixels of gaming history to focus on the sequels we most felt were disappointing, misguided, or just plain broken. (3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

trouble_bubble  +   762d ago
Some legit picks. Silent Hill is lucky it didn't make the list. Even the HD Collection was fubar
haymoza  +   762d ago
Good 'safe' list. Should have included Final Fantasy XIII.
CanadianTurtle  +   762d ago
Absolutely agree. FF13 was the most disappointing game I've played this gen. Non-existent story, terrible characters, unimaginative universe, generic enemy designs.
It has none of the charm or quality that made all the other FF games so great like FF1,3,4,6,7,9. It almost felt like I was watching a really boring CGI anime with a ridiculous plot added with extremely confusing terminology with no proper explanation (falcie, pulse l'cie, pulse'cie).
And don't even get me started on Vanielle. i stopped playing the game in general because I could not stand that character. Absolutely pathetic.
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MrAnderson  +   762d ago
Agreed, final fantasy 13 to this day pisses me off with it's mere existance, and this is as someone who ranks final fantasy 4 through 10 as some of his favourite games ever.
zlpw0ker  +   762d ago
you have no clue do you???
ff13 isnt a sequel,ff13 is a new ff game with new story and combat. Even tho it is number 13 people doesnt say that ff13 is a sequel to ff12.if you really want to put up a ff game you should have mentioned ff13-2. now 13-2 sucks more then any other ff game ive played.
fsfsxii  +   762d ago
Oh god, RE6, horrible, very horrible game, each time i remember it, i wish i had thrown my 60$ in the air instead of buying that game.
Y_5150  +   762d ago
is it worth 20 bucks? I can get it around that price.
Number-Nine  +   762d ago
fable 2 was crap
Minato-Namikaze  +   762d ago
No FFXIII? or FFXIII-2? lol
Number-Nine  +   762d ago
13-2 was utter crap.
VersaVulture89  +   761d ago
I'll be the minority and say I actually enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII for what it was, but XIII-2 was one of the worst experiences of my life.
HonestDragon  +   762d ago
Very good list. Had me laughing a couple times given the jabs that are taken at some of these bad sequels.
kalkano  +   762d ago
How can you have a "Worst Sequels" list, without the abomination that was Final Fantasy X-2? Just acknowledging it's existence almost ruins the greatness of Final Fantasy X...
Munnkyman  +   762d ago
People are just trying to forget it, just let me forget it :(
Psn2_arakouftaian   762d ago | Spam
Nocturne147  +   762d ago
I was so sad when i first took a ride in TDU2..such a dissapointment. :(
setipaneqabu   762d ago | Spam
aman84r  +   762d ago
Anyone who went for Duke Nukem expecting something great was an idiot.I knew about the development hell and knew what it was exactly was going to be.
TDU2 was great after patches.
VersaVulture89  +   761d ago
Duke Nukem Forever was entertaining because it was that bad! Everyone who played must've known it would be total crap! I picked it up for 5 dollars used and it was enjoyable as a shooter that would've been released on the PS2 or Xbox. Like you said, if you knew about the development hell, people should have expected this game to be crap.
aman84r  +   761d ago
I picked it up for 30 bucks.It was rubbish but i didnt regret it because my expectations were very low.
mastershredder  +   761d ago
That Epic Mickey 2 Junction Point point bit is false. Junction Point was not closed due to Epic Mickey 2. As soon as that game went gold, they were on pause. Disney Interactive did some big time chop, chop and Junction Point was only part of it.

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