Most people compare game sequels to Hollywood blockbusters because they generally follow the same rule of making everything bigger and better, but actually they’re more like a TV show. Initial ideas are rough at first, but are perfected over-time.
sadly not always true
It depends on the franchise. Maybe using the life-span of a tv show is more accurate? Sequels improve the idea found in the original, but it soon runs into a creative draught?
agreed; here are a couple of major let downs from well known companies Black Ops DMC2 MGS2 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Final Fantasy XIII
I actually enjoyed MGS2 and MK vs. DC universe.
There's some stuff about that in the article, but MGS2 was the fourth game in the series by then. MG2: Solid Snake and Metal Gear Solid all improved upon the predecessors. Also, I liked MGS2!
i rather had play as snake that the most disappointing thing about it =/
ok thats air,reason he may think this though is games have more sequels then most movies
like resident evil... silent hill... call of duty... medal of honror... devil may cry... splinter cell...
And not so surprising... Capcom gets the lion share for shitty sequels.
square enix and capcom sequels quality are going down the toilet.
Capcom tries now and then. When they have the formula figured out, like they did with Resi 2, then they just start the monkey-making process. I think between the release of Resi 2 and 4, there was about 9 RE games and most of them were bad. Then, when Capcom realises that nobody cares, they actually put effort into making the game good again, like they did with Resi 4. Shamefully, they fall back into their old habits and we get the fairly bland Resi 5.
Very much agree with this. It's also irritating when developers take a step backwards in order to appeal to a 'mass market', often at the expense of innovative ideas.
Seems like this gen doesnt really fit that mold in my mind. Sequels that show little difference are successful while developers who do take a gamble and try change stuff are meet with a torrent of angry gamers.
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