The Cost of Releasing too Many Sequels

Sequels can be great, but there is a cost if released too often, culminating in a loss of excitement and curiosity.

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ThePresentIsAgift1156d ago

Uncharted 2, shoe in for one of the greatest sequels of all time. I never could get on with the third and missed Golden Abyss? (due to owning no PSP).

Glad they are pushing back the fourth game now and taking their time. Fallout New Vegas I felt was an excellent way of providing an alternative story/environment without spoiling the sequel.

b163o11156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

As for CoD and AC I've left these franchise's in my rear view mirror a long time ago. When a game begins to be expected year after year that's not a sport franchise its curtains for it, may take some time before the curtain drop's, but it just a matter of time before they fall victim to being over looked but true gamers.

S\N: FallOut, if announced is going to steal e3 IMO. Lol I just started replay FO3 just off rumors of another FO being announced.

Travis37081156d ago

Nothing wrong with Sequels just don't over do it. 1-4 is good enough. Maybe 5 (just maybe)

New IP's are great, but you can't rely on New IP's like you can sequels...

BattleReach1156d ago

I agree with the writer.

It's difficult to get exited about a Call of Duty or Assassins Creed game these days.

I used to play Call of Duty every day till 2012. It's the same every year. And even with the new Exo's, the game feels just like a regular Call of Duty after a few months.

They should take a break with both franchises and release the next one at it's earliest in 2017 or 2018.

ragnalamb1156d ago

I think you have a point... Its not important how many sequels an specific franchise has... Its the quality of them. And definitely yearly sequels tend to lower the quality of games.

I agree games should be planned a lot more than they are these days.

KryptoniteTail1156d ago

Sequels are good. Just don't pump out a forced mess like Assassin's Creed

supraking9511156d ago

Assassins Creed, Halo and Forza. When Forza is about to surpass Gran Turismo in total number of games made....yeah bad

_-EDMIX-_1155d ago

Agreed. I don't think we need 4 Halos, 4 Forza's etc EVERY GEN! That is a bit over kill. I feel they could have better quality and even respect for the IP with less entries.

Not saying the team needs to make less money or MS needs to fund less games, merely they could have been better off with investing a bit more in an new ip for 1 of their studios, ie 343 do a new IP, then Halo, new IP, Halo etc.

Even if that IP just gets 2 games and Halo gets 2 games, i feel it could be better for them overall.

"the anticipation for these on-going sequels are low. Not only that, each installment is predictable. "

....not really, the AC series and COD series still sees huge numbers every single year. Honesty....who cares? let those series do what they do, its only a few series that even do such a thing every single gen, MOST games don't release that way. I don't think its a big issue to be honest.

Not enough even do it for it to be this threat.