As well all know, the sequel to a phenomenal video game is one of the most highly-anticipated events in the world of gaming.
I loved Bioshock 2 better than the original too
wtf is blood borne on the picture to advertise this. Bloodborne isn't a sequel and there hasn't been a sequel to a blood borne game yet either...
I enjoyed ES IV more than Skyrim. The storytelling was way better across all the guilds, which was my favorite part of the game. Skyrim had the better gameplay mechanics, but I'll take a good story over mechanics any day (unless the game is literally broken). Also, same with Bioshock, loved the ability to play as a Big Daddy in 2, especially fully upgraded, but 1 had a better story with a more memorable punch. Decent list though.
The author doesn’t actually critically or analytically explain why said sequels are better than there successors. I personally self-debate whether Half-Life 2 is actually better than Half-Life for its time. The original half-life has better enemies,is more challenging, and was arguably more innovative for its time than Half-Life 2.
Worse, they blatantly misrepresent things, Dismissing Fallout 1 and 2 as if they're simple point and click strategy games as if they don't (still) have some of the best world building and story telling in gaming period, while praising Fallout 3 (of all games) for being "hugely immersive" when it's only immersive if you're blind to the fact that it has the weakest world building and story in the whole series by a *huge* margin. How do people eat in megaton? There's no farms, and no way they've scaveneged from a supermarket for 200 years. Why didn't they build on the river instead of in the middle of nowhere and force themselves to rely on that groundwater pump? How do they keep getting ammo to ward off raider attacks? Why are your "moral" choices regarding the fate of it confined exclusively to "didn't do anything, is a cartoon supervillian who blew it up, and saved it like a hero" with 0 grey area or difficult trade offs to consider in terms of what's actually best for the people there?
Bioshock 2 is better than 1 ? hmmmm
In many ways yes. But I did like the story better in B1....although it kind of fizzled at the end. B2 finished stronger, and was more emotional.
Unpopular opinion: Assassin's Creed II's story was dumb shit; the gameplay was a bit better, but the basics were still the same as the first; same collectibles grind and same-y repetitive side missions; the setting was interesting, however, the characters were forgettable.
Portal 2 is also one of the best sequeals ever made.
Honorable mentions: Resident Evil 2 Fallout New Vegas Street Fighter 2 Mortal Kombat 2 Capcom vs SNK 2 Marvel vs Capcom 2 Streets of Rage 2 Super Mario 3 Mass Effect 2
Portal 2 Uncharted 2 Sonic 2 Killzone 2
Mass Effect 2 always comes to mind first for me. Masterpiece.
Got to disagree with Arkham city and skyrim..
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