From the PlanetXbox360.com editorial:
"First and foremost I loved the game that was Bioshock, it was probably one of my favorite games of 2008; this is not a hate piece towards the Bioshock franchise. It is a deep look at one of the biggest problems in the video game industry right now, sequels and how they kill originality/creativity. I would like to personally thank Ken Levine for creating such an amazing piece of entertainment in Bioshock and I would ask him to continue making such original pieces of work; for that reason I beg you...."Please Cancel Bioshock 2".
I have a two question quiz. First, list some of the most popular games of 2008 for the Xbox 360. Go! Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable II, Prince of Persia, and Call of Duty: World at War. Second question: what do all of these titles have in common? Whether the number is part of the title, or implied; each of these games is a sequel. There isn't an entertainment medium thriving today that isn't plagued with the beating of dead horses. This is not a blanket judgment declaring all sequels are inferior; however, this focus on "franchising" ideas makes for a copy of a copy of a copy industry. It has also trained gamers to be prepared to interact with the same worlds and characters until they have to use their toes to count. This isn't something that we always complain about. The titles listed above are good, even great, games. However, this industry and gamer routine has made tending the IP farm less fruitful. And now, Bioshock promises to get pregnant and have offspring."