Ryan - and the games industry - has a love/hate relationship with sequels. Aren't there any new ideas out there?
am not sick of sequels am sick of the samey seqels like halo3,everything is the same(with downgraded level design,gun firing feeling and awful set pieces,unlike halo1)even the soundtrack is just the same am not sick of fresh new sequels,like cod4 and supermario galaxy new awesome IPs are sure welcome things like bioshock and uncharted keep the smile in my face
But the second a new IP with no history shows up packed with new gameplay elements, he'll be the first to slam it to hell with 4&5 ratings. Look around, there are many new IPs out that try to do something different than the regular ol stuff but they all get systematicaly lynched cause they don't play like the very games we cry about them being same ol same ol. Bottom line is, people like him don't really want new IPs. They just want games with new names and environments that play exzctly like all the other games they're used to. Hypocricy is ripe in the gaming media and the general community.
This is why I have proposed a Bill to Congress to Ban the Retail placement of Microsoft Products both Hardware&Software Products.
And I'm sick of inbreeding, yet here you are.
that's why i bought a ps3 .. games like Heavenly Sword, Lair, Motorstorm, Uncharted, Folklore and Warhawk all deliver something unique and special.
Are you serious dude? All the games you mentioned have zero uniqueness. Uncharted is a great game but just Tomb Raider. Their are about 10,000 games like Warhawk. Heavenly Sword is just a hack/slash. Folklore is just an average jrpg. And Lair just plain sucks.
None of them are sequels though you wisenheimer. Don't introduce a new factor into the argument. This article is about sequels.
Halo 3 is a "great game" but it's just another Doom knock-off. *Rolls eyes* Oh, and Tomb Raider is just a rip-off of Pitfall.
Gran Turismo 5, Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, Motorstorm 2, Resistance 2, Uncharted 2, Disgaea 3, Tekken 6, Socom...5?, God of War 3, Time Crisis 4, Yakuza 3. Original eh? I don't care(no pun intended) if they are sequels as long as the games are fun to play.
I actually like sequels, but if they're done right. If you add news stuff in sequels to keep people interested, then it's all good. Just don't rehash the same thing over and over again. But new IP's will always hold a place in my heart.
No point on b!tch!ng about this... specially when you are not the one spending $50,000,000 to make a game... we all like new IPs... but for companies they are risky and more often than not they turn out to be bad investments than not... if an IP is guaranteed to make money, gameplay is proven, there is more to be told (story), and a large fanbase is asking for it.... why should companies take the risk? Why do you think Final Fantasy is up to 13 (not counting all other final fantasy made for various game devices), or Metal Gear up to 4 (again not counting other metal gear (i.e. PSP)... I find it funny that they put Halo picture on this.. when it only have 3 games out.... when plenty of games have more than 5... how many COD? how many Mario? how many Zelda? Hell... some people are even complaining about Gears 2... and it's only the 2nd iteration... yeah sure... all of the sudden people complain about xbox 360 game sequels...
Yeah its funny how sony fanboys complain about Halo with only 3 titles yet they forget to mention that FF has 26 titles and spin offs and MGS has also about the same. Sony is filled with unlimited sequels.
And I don't know why anyone needs to bring console wars into this. 360, ps3, and wii all have their fair share of sequels. It's just talking about how sequels are sometimes stupid although sometimes good. I myself don't mind a good sequel every now and then, but it seems all to prevalent now a days. It seems there are more sequels than original IP's. However I understand the reasoning behind developers who pursue making sequels. If the first game was a success you will already have a base selling market and not have to worry as much about the game bombing, b/c it will still sale on the name alone. And to the final fantasy comment, they aren't true sequels (although they have started to put spin off sequels and prequels). Square is just trying to use a combo of what I was talking about above, using the name to sale although the games are entirely different.
How do people on here call them selves gamers when they STILL don't understand that each final fantasy is a completely different game with different characters and different world settings. This is mentioned everytime this is brought up (10's, maybe hundreds of times by now). Get a clue, it's just the name being re-used. Even in terms of RPG game play, it has changed quite a bit between each game, but I guess you'd have to play more than one to understand.
@Tony240ZT - so, are you saying if Halo 4 does not have Master chief in it... it should be considered as a new IP? or... COD4 should not be considered a Call of Duty game because it has "different characters and different world settings"? Right.... I am a final fantasy fan.... and though it's true that the story line and characters change... most Final Fantasy games stay true to other Final Fanstasy games as far as gameplay and RPG elements. you see chocobos, referencs to other stories and heroes, menu layout, and even magic and monsters... So your argument fails... many games change their characters, the time, circumstances and events and yet are considered sequels or prequels... It's very dumb to consider a game a new IP because story and characters are change.... there are some games that are not based on specific character, city or time... I can say that about Call of Duty, Battle Field, GTA, and others...
Stop complaining. Just play the damn games. I think whining is destroying this industry.I like my sequels. Sometimes sh*t happens but I get over it. I still can't understand why people want to see the FPS genre re invented? How can you possibly do that? That would be like reinventing the wheel. Also,in the early stages of this gen we have seen tons of new IPs and many more coming. Life is great for a gamer,we just need to complain less and play more. Ok,rant over. See,I was complaining too. That's irony. Ok,i'm going to play Burnout Paradise a little now.
What's wrong with sequels? I'm a fan of Halo so hell yeah I want a sequel. Halo 3 is not the same and offers a completely different experience than the first 2 but you wouldn't know that since your just a fanboy.
i love sequels,i want god of war 4, mgs5,gears of war 3,halo4,cod6..e.t.c sure new fresh games are needed but that dose not mean sequels should not be made any more.
I have nothing wrong with sequels as long as they expand the story/genre and don't have more of the same sort of stuff as the prequel(s), but if they're only used for $$$ then no thank you *cough*EA*cough*.
I like sequels to franchises that have done well enough to deserve them; however the reason I am torn on sequels is that often times the developers that make the original game that you love get 'stuck' rehashing an updated version of the same game with a new storyline, new gameplay elements, and better graphics (most of the time). This can sometimes prevent the good developers of games you love from pursuing other new IP ideas they have because they could make more money, and in the end the goal is to make more money. For example, take Team ICO. They have developed ICO and Shadows of the Colossus which were two different games that were original and awesome. However, everyone is now clamoring for a Shadows of the Colossus 2 rather than let them do their thing and make another new IP. So they have the dilemma; make a Shadows of the Colossus 2 and make lots of money (I think it's been hyped up enough by reviewers to generate good buzz and sales); or do what they did with ICO to SOTC and make a new IP. On the other hand, I liked Resident Evil, but Resident Evil 2 is one of my top 5-10 favorite games of all time. In the end it's pretty much a Catch-22 situation, damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I'm one of those people that would love a SOTC 2, but Fumito Ueda said in an interview that he doesn't want to make sequels to his games. He wants to make new games that are just as awesome. But we can still hope he decides to make SOTC 2, though it's highly unlikely. It'd be great though if they did a remake on the ps3 and added the Colossi that they left out before.
I would love to see a SOTC 2, but I also wouldn't want team ICO to curve their creativity just so they can put out a new SOTC every 2-4 years to make money when they could be making new and unique games instead of focusing on another SOTC. So like I said, catch-22; damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Kingdom Hearts was a great game. They took a chance and it worked out well for them, so why not take another chance with another completely new game? I don't think Kingdom Hearts should've been turned in to a franchise. Valkyrie Profile should've been a stand alone game too.
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