You see it all the time. Great games that are expertly designed in every fashion. From the crafty level design to a compelling storyline. From detailed graphics to a terrific battle system. We have access to original IP's and sequels that best their predecessors at our fingertips. So why is that the media is stuck on innovation as a major component of a video game? All too often if a video game isn't innovative enough in a sequel it is given a score that is far below what it's original was given. This seems to happen in all genres.