What makes a particular gaming experience great is how it’s delivered to you, not just what ingredients you have stirring in the pot. There’s a reason why big ensemble Hollywood films can flop, it’s not just about the star power or the money being pumped in, it’s about the quality and precision of the choices that either succeed or fail to capture genuine emotions of excitement and curiosity.
Every musician should know that simply having a bunch of instruments or jam-mates won’t necessarily make you the next Pink Floyd. It’s more than just elements, it’s how it all comes together into one functioning piece. So when you have a game that’s had a successful predecessor, a big budget, a lot of production time, or what’s worse, more hype than tangible examples, a derailed sequel can leave players and fans disappointed or jaded.