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Rolston: The greatest game is always the first

Ken Rolston believes that the first game in any franchise is always the first one, because developers always do too much.

Speaking with Strategy Informer, the Lead Designer was musing on how hard it was to break into the AAA RPG genre in today's market, and what needs to be done to make your mark.

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ultimate-remag2720d ago

umm uncharted 2 was betr than uncharted...

gravemaker2720d ago

and Assassin's Creed too

Quagmire2720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

I personally enjoyed the story, characters and setting in both Assassin's Creed and Uncharted: Drakes Fortune to their sequels, however the sequels def improved on more important things like gameplay and graphics.

byeGollum2720d ago

Well most of the time, the first game is always better..

Genki2720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

I beg to differ. Metal Gear Solid 3 was far and wide the best of the franchise, Zelda:ALTTP was also a sequel fav, and really I could go on and on.

I'd say this sentiment applies more to movies, sitcoms, and books more so than it does interactive media. I would argue that game sequels get it right more often than not.

I chalk this up to quaint feeling of nostalgia than anything else. Things usually seem to be more fond in memory than they were in reality.

newn4gguy2720d ago

Yes...the first game IS always the first.

Does public education include English anymore?

newn4gguy2720d ago

"Ken Rolston believes that the first game in any franchise is always the first one, because developers always do too much."

Yep. Brilliant quote.