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Are Too Many Sequels Really a Bad Thing?

Jake Weston from gamrFeed - "There is no question that the gaming industry is kept afloat mostly by an endless barrage of sequels. Just this year, we have Uncharted 3, Elder Scrolls V, Resistance 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many more. These are all arguably the most anticipated titles of the year and will all easily go on to sell millions. Not only that, but they will also sell many, many more units than any new IP's released this year, much to the chagrin of gamers worldwide who bemoan that there are simpy too many sequels. Yet, for all the disdain that sequels bring, I wonder, are too many sequels really a bad thing?"

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Fierce Musashi2649d ago (Edited 2649d ago )

So long as they are quality games, I have no problem with them.

rabidpancakeburglar2649d ago

Agreed. It really depends on the game and the quality of the sequel.

Active Reload2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

Is that picture of Gears 3 trying to insinuate something? I hope not because if anything, sequels are actually needed and is pretty much fan service for a franchise. And Epic has actually created and brought out 3 new franchises this gen, so if there are any complaints about sequels, it should be directed towards the companies who only have brought out one franchise this gen and are pumping out all those sequels for it.

rabidpancakeburglar2648d ago

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That's a bit paranoid, it's just because it's one of the many sequels coming out this year.

Active Reload2648d ago

Oh I'm not paranoid, just thinking that there is other games that could've had their picture up. My comment, hopefully added some food for thought.

NYC_Gamer2649d ago (Edited 2649d ago )

yes for me since i would like to experience new franchises

SageHonor2649d ago

If they are actually improving on certain aspects, mechanics and features then it is a good thing. The only time when it is bad is when there is nothing new or innovative being added to the game or when it feels like the story is being... dragged on.

SKUD2649d ago (Edited 2649d ago )

Maximum for game sequels is 3. Unless the story is TRULY EPIC then you have a total of 4. After that its time to move with with something new.

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