Game Sequel Vs. Original Comparative Round-Up: PART 3- Are Sequels Really Better?


"Sequels are more common in gaming than any other entertainment medium.

Taking a look at the best-selling games of any particular time, platform or location displays our faith that the latest numbered title will always be the best, but sadly this can often not be the case."

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gaminoz2469d ago

Totally agree with this, though if Fable 3 had done a better (longer) job of the 'ruling over kingdom' part it may have done better.

Interesting that here most of the originals are better...

BadCircuit2469d ago

Although Fable 1 is the original (but it was on Xbox 1, so I get it)

BadCircuit2469d ago

I find many sequels just try to milk the success of the original and don't actually get better these days.

Some look better but don't play better.

NovusTerminus2469d ago

It really depends on what the game is.

Assassin's Creed vs Assassin's Creed 2
AC2 wins.

So you can't say that the first on is always better. But there are times that the sequels capture the idea and make it far better.
And of course you have sequels which fall flat on their face and suck.

Devil May Cry is a confusing one.
DMC3 = DMC1 > DMC4 >>>>> DMC2... There is no part 5...

J86blum2469d ago

OH Oh can I be the first to say it can I can I!?! Call of Duty..!

ARTISAN2468d ago (Edited 2468d ago )

hey graphics wise theres anoticable improvement from mw1 to mw2 especially in the weapon models but the story fell apart....

Magnus2468d ago (Edited 2468d ago )

Sequals are good with a game that has a great story and a character that the fans can relate with. Like Uncharted 3 or Gears of War 3 people relate with those characters like Nathan Drake or Marcus Pheonix even Dom alot of people were shocked when he killed his wife. Games like that immerse a person into a game and let you feel what the chracter is feeling. Each Final Fantasy is a differant world differant time period and always uses new characters some you like and some you hate I remember being pissed off when Aeris died by the sword of Sephiroth I like it when a game shocks me like that. Sequals are bad when the name sells for itself but nothing has changed from the last game like Sonic he has been around since the Genesis days they were great. When the Dreamcast came out Sonic took a leap from 2D to 3D and that was great but now his games are getting kinda stale. Mario has been around for a while to but his game play always changes from one Mario game to another new power ups 3D.

Some sequals in a game even out do the first game I thought Uncharted 2 out did Uncharted 1. And with sequals they try and make the sequal look better than the first game. COD I don't find as a true sequal its put out yearly slap some new game play in add a few characters and away you go. Because Activision knows the game will sell true sequal takes time to develop the characters refine the story add some new game play and make it look better and maybe add an annoying character in the game.

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