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Videogame Makers Banking On Big Hits With Sequels

Postchronicle.com writes: Sequels may not always match up to the original in Hollywood but videogames can often get better the second or third time around.

Videogame producers are hoping it will hold true with the latest games that will hit store shelves soon including Insomniac Games "Resistance 2" PlayStation 3 exclusive, Epic Games' "Gears of War 2" Xbox 360 exclusive, Microsoft's "Fable 2," and Bethesda Softworks' "Fallout 3."

"Developers can hit the ground running with sequels," said Ted Price, president and CEO of Insomniac Games. "The game's story and art style have a solid base, the tech and tools are stable and the basic gameplay mechanics have gone through plenty of tuning in the first game."

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dro3376d ago

lets not forget the impact LBP is gonna have in a few days time.

pp3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

I would not call Resistance 2 a big hit definatly not.

dro3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

wow pp, i never knew this is how u roll, u must be the biggest 360 fan boi....im so happy ur stuck in the opean zone.....

i got 3 more days and im out... XD

Nineball21123376d ago

Sequels are a safe bet... but normally they don't exactly stretch the gameplay in the subsequent games.

It's to be expected, but it's nice to have new IPs too.

himdeel3376d ago

...GeoW2 and Resistance2 pwn so hard they will eat your lunch while slapping your mom and kicking your dog Sparky. It's safer as you said to bank on proven IP then create new ones.