5 Sequels that Surpass the Original.

A brief look back at some of the best sequels ever to be released.

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AlienBlaster2536d ago

BioShock really? I mean sure it is a fantastic game and one of my all time favorites but there is no way in hell it is better than System Shock 2. If you played it you would understand why. System Shock games are one of the first games that blended FPS and RPG, and arguably no game after did it better except maybe Deus Ex.

Ser2536d ago

Personally, I enjoyed BioShock way more than System Shock 2.

The atmosphere and characters are what won me over in BioShock.

Darkfocus2535d ago

I doubt you've played system shock 2 then. It's atmosphere and voice acting was much better done and far more eerie. The only thing bioshock has going for it over system shock 2 is the graphics and that's only because its a newer game...

Ser2535d ago (Edited 2535d ago )


You can doubt oxygen, Darkfocus, it doesn't mean that you're right.

I have indeed played System Shock 2, (before BioShock, mind you) whether or not you choose to believe me is irrelevant to me.

Also, BioShock's voice acting and atmosphere was far better than System Shock 2's in my opinion.

RankFTW2535d ago

Absolutly no way is BioShock better than System Shock 2. System Shock 2 is the greatest game ever created and I cannot see it being surpassed ever.

MrSpace2536d ago

"While I know BioShock isn’t a direct sequel to anything (and by god, did its own sequel suck), writer and designer Ken Levine likes to argue that it’s a “spiritual successor to SystemShock 2"

See this is why I don't understand why they didn't make BioShock Infinite into it's own franchise and call it something like Areoshock/AirShock. You could call that a spiritual successor to Bioshock, if it's got nothing to do with Bioshock then why call it it just for the sake of sales.

NukaCola2536d ago (Edited 2536d ago )

Bioshock is like Final Fantasy. It's a name in which each game in the series is set in a different period, with similiar traites that make it unique to the game.

Bioshock 2 should of been called Sea of Dreams, and Infinite was supposed to be Bioshock 2.

I wouldn't call Bioshock a sequel. Spiritual successor: yes, but sequel: no.


I don't agree with a lot of this.

Nightfire wasn't good at all. Agent Under Fire was the only other worthy Bond game.

Rayman 2 didn't compare to it's 2D masterpiece.

Bioshock isn't the sequel to SystemShock 2. That's like trying to say that SotC surpassed ICO.

There is no way in hell Oblivion was better than Morrowind. Oblivion was good, but it was completely repetative and lacked the originality that Morrowind had. One of the greatest WRPGS ever made if you ask anyone.

I'll give you Silent Hill. SH2 was the best of the series.

fr00ty-wizenhymer2535d ago

I agree with everything you said, but I think Daggerfall was better than Morrowind. Both were better than Oblivion though.

Bigpappy2536d ago

I hope this is not saying Oblivion was better than Morrowind.

My first question would be: did he play Morrowind?

Lord_Sloth2536d ago (Edited 2536d ago )

Actually I agree with the claim that Oblivion was in fact superior to Morrowind.

Did he say Morrowind was bad?

Ser2536d ago

I enjoyed Oblivion more than Morrowind. Lock me up and throw away the key!

Morrowind is an AMAZING game, don't get me wrong. I just prefer Oblivion is all.

BitbyDeath2535d ago

Oblivion is a great game but has a massive flaw where every object and enemy levels up with you.

That is actually such a massive hole in the game that i'd consider it to be a bug that never got fixed.

Morrowind did it right and I hope Skyrim fixes this.

ASTAROTH2535d ago

Of couse he played Moronwind... you people always geting to insane conclusions...0_0

MisterMarston2534d ago

Haha! Finally. Thanks Astaroth - I completed Morrowind.

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newn4gguy2536d ago

Worst trolling I've seen in months...

armycore2536d ago

I don't know what's worse:

A) Apparently the writer doesn't know what a sequel is.

B) Not only is 007 Nightfire not a "sequel" to Goldeneye, it wasn't even the next Bond game to come after Goldeneye. 007 Agent Under First came out before it on the PS2, and there were PS1 James Bond games like Tomorrow Never Dies and the World is Not Enough.

C) 3 sentences is not enough to explain why a sequel is better than the original.

n to the b2535d ago (Edited 2535d ago )

agree 100% and would add,
D) the writing itself is sh**

btw the expression is 'well-rounded', not "fully rounded", MisterMarston

n to the b2535d ago (Edited 2535d ago )

1st paragraph states no Mario or Zelda sequels because the originals are "iconic". this is immediately followed by the 1st actual entry that states its predecessor "set the bench mark" (which basically means it's 'iconic').


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