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Submitted by jillthornton 1478d ago | article

The most disappointing sequels of 2010

There were many spectacular failures in 2010... but how many of these were sequels to games that were actually great, and led to anticipation? Find out! (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lost Planet 2, PC, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

ActionBastard  +   1478d ago
No Crackdown "2"?
deadreckoning666  +   1478d ago
Crackdown 2 wasn't dissapointing....because people didn't expect much in the first place, at least I didn't.

I saw it at E3...SHIT.

I played it...still SHIT.
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Blaze929  +   1478d ago
crackdown 2 was by far the most disappointing sequel of 2010..if not ever. I enjoyed the hell out of Crackdown 1 but 2 was just...bad.

oh, forgot this: IN MY OPINION
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ActionBastard  +   1478d ago
I played the hell out of Crackdown. Was actually shocked it was as good as it was, since I bought it for the Halo 3 beta. Crackdown 2 was insulting. Guarding those beacons while mutants just ran around was THE worst design choice ever.
RedDead  +   1478d ago
Haha, that's why I got Crackdown aswell, i was expecting a piece of shi* game, surprised the crap outta me.
DelbertGrady  +   1478d ago
True. Crackdown 2 was basically Crackdown 1 with mutants and worse level design. It didn't bring anything at all new to the table and was a slap in the face to its fanbase. I still want them to make a third one but if so they need to put lots more effort into it.

At first I didn't like Dead Rising 2 but after playing it for a couple of hours, and in co-op, it grew on me and now I rate it as one of my favourite games of 2010.
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the_best_player  +   1478d ago
Halo Reach
MatthewMk2  +   1478d ago
The Forgotten Sands WAS NOT A FUCKING MOVIE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Calling TFS a movie game is like saying Uncharted 3 is a tie-in to the upcoming Uncharted movie. Or Street Fighter IV is a movie game because it released around the same time as that god awful "Legend of Chun-li" Movie. The Forgotten Sands had absolutely nothing to do with the Prince of Persia movie.
chadley  +   1478d ago
Easy there sailor. Forgotten Sands was a movie game bud.
Kran  +   1478d ago
No.... it wasn't. It was set between The Sands of Time GAME and The Two Thrones.

Seriously. How many times does that need to go through your head before you realise? Not once did I see a refference between the game and movie. And if it was a movie game, which those games usually suck, how comes I rather enjoyed the game more than the movie? I understand the movie and game were released at the same time, but that was only to try and boost sales.

And if this was a "movie game" wouldn't disney of been a part of the game as they are of the movie?

@Blaze929

... So uh.... explain how those points prove it's a movie game? Cause really, that just looks like a brief bulletpointed review of the game. And the 2008 game was NOT a reboot. It was something Ubisoft wanted to try out and learned it was something the fans never wanted to see again.
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Blaze929  +   1478d ago
Forgotten Sands was a movie game. Deny it all you want, it was a movie game. Let's check the facts:

- it wasn't done by the Ubisoft team that always handles the PoP series
- it released the same time as the movie
- only took what, 6 months to develop?
- was $59.99 for a VERY short experience
- didn't receive high praise from critics
- "randomly" jumped back to the sands of times era instead of continuing from the 2008 PoP reboot.
- it sucked?

I mean really, I could go on and on here.
chadley  +   1478d ago
Dude. It doesn't matter. it was poor. and a movie game. and extremely poor. Calm down. it's the internet. By getting mad at people you just make them LOL at you there friend. You make a fool of yourself
Neo Nugget  +   1478d ago
People actually thought The Forgotten Sands was a MOVIE GAME?

Oh.....bwuahaha...HAHAHA....I 'm sorry. It's just so funny....
-Gespenst-  +   1478d ago
How fuckin' clueless are you people?? TFS wasn't a movie tie in, it just happened to get released concurrently with the film.

The film was an adaptation of THE SANDS OF TIME. That name should ring a few bells. Whereas the game was THE FORGOTTEN SANDS. It took place between The Sands of Time and The Warrior Within. NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FILM. Sure it may have helped to promote the PoP franchise by getting released roughly around the same time as the film but it's not a tie in. It was an interquel based on the actual games. The film itself actually departed quite extensively from the the game it took its name from.
aPerson  +   1478d ago
The game is not a movie tie-in. Seriously, some people here have the IQ of a goldfish.
Xilef  +   1477d ago
it wasn't a movie game, it was just a PoP game released at the same time as the movie so that people who saw the movie would by the game, it had nothing to do with the movie itself.
smashman98  +   1476d ago
on top of that i really enjoyed forgottend sands i hope they make some more with the yuri lowenthal version of the prince
visualb  +   1478d ago
i think everyone is confused....

no it wasn't a movie game (no tie in/correlation with the movie) but it was co-released with the movie to ride the hype, thus rushed and probably unnecessary
jillthornton  +   1478d ago
Pretty sure you didn't bother to read. The article says it was a movie 'tie-in'. There's a difference.
smashman98  +   1476d ago
well the article is wrong
chadley  +   1478d ago
I really enjoyed this list. I think it should've been a bit longer, but the games on this list ring true.

Also @ActionBastard

A "Dissappointing" game is a sequel that had a really fun original game. Crackdown 2 didn't suck nearly as bad as Crackdown 1
ian72  +   1478d ago
PoP the forgotten sands is a decent game IMO. Its better than the last PoP game that came out. The forgotten sands went back to the sands of time/warrior within style, which to me is better.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1478d ago
Fallout NV let me down.Even without the bugs I would say it was average at best.
Results may vary :)
LP2 should have included a blindfold,a bottle of cheap vodka,a pack of razors and a 50$ rebate card.
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Darkfiber  +   1478d ago
Say what you will about Lost Planet 2, but I had a lot of fun with it. It was designed as Monster Hunter with guns, not as a Gears of War clone just because it happened to look like one. People need to get that out of their heads. Peoples' expectations of how the game played were based on what it looked like, and not how it was designed. This is one of the few games you can honestly say "you only think it's bad because you're playing it wrong".

It was a challenging game and was supposed to be. People whine when they die, whine when it takes more than 2 seconds to do anything...I miss the good old days of gaming when you actually feel like you accomplished something, rather than "playing a movie" like todays games where people bitch and moan if they die one time and have to replay an extra minute worth of section like their movie got put on pause by some random annoyance. With no punishment in games, there is nothing to lose, therefore there is no risk. At that point just go watch a movie. Games aren't games without the ability to lose. Therein lies the challenge and the intrigue.
maniacmayhem  +   1478d ago
I agree, i thought lost planet 2 was great. the 4 player co-op was excellent.
RedDead  +   1478d ago
I liked getting in monsters in Lp2, to come out of their arse guns blazing.
PlayerX  +   1478d ago
This list is good. Final Fantasy=disappointing.
Neckbear  +   1478d ago
You know, while this list is fine and all, the reasons he has to put the games in there are ridiculous.

"HURR LIMIET LIEVZ IN 2010, NO, GAMES ALL MUST BE FUCKING CASUAL NOWADAYS"

"DURR JRPGS NEED TO BE WRPGS" (Not arguing that FFXIII was awful, though, as the writing and challenge were indeed, awful)

Come on.
hamburger123  +   1478d ago
Mafia 2 ?
pr0digyZA  +   1478d ago
I think that game was disappointing to people who hadn't played the first one.
hamburger123  +   1478d ago
I never played the first one because I heard it was full of bugs
Rubberlegs  +   1478d ago
Force Unleashed 2.
trippyaaron  +   1478d ago
holy crap, im suprised no one has mentioned black ops! i didnt expect much from it, but geez was it awful
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TheCryptKeeper  +   1478d ago
The Forgotten Sands was more of a reboot/movie licensed game than a sequel.
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Shogun Master  +   1478d ago
Force Unleashed II, or FFXII, or Splatterhouse, or Carckdown 2. A lotta disapointments this year I guess.
jillthornton  +   1478d ago
Force Unleashed I wasn't a good game to begin with.
trainsinrdr  +   1476d ago
bad company 2 singleplayer :P

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