Author Writes: Tons and tons of video games get sequels these days, but there are still a few hidden gems out there that haven't gotten the sequel they deserve.
The studio that make Sleeping Dogs got shut down - that would explain no sequel to that. There was a rumour briefly posted here a while ago about Insomniac that hinted at possibly a new R&C... but it could have also been SSoD2 as well.
Sleeping Dogs was originally going to be True Crime Hong Kong but rebranded at the last minute correct? If Activision wanted to they can release a spiritual successor to that game just like the other devs did to True Crime Hong Kong. But why did Activision drop it and give it to another dev who basically just rebranded it is the big question, im guessing because the True Crime brand would've dragged it down.
Actually, it was an original IP called Black Lotus. Only after it was picked up by Activision was when it was renamed to True Crime Hong Kong because Activision thought branding would help the game gain traction. Then Activision didn't see the game making money and dropped it so Square Enix picked it up and it was United Front (the developers) that decided to change it to Sleeping Dogs.
United Front Games is out of commission now that they’re defunct Sleeping Dogs became a stillborn franchise
Sleeping dogs 2 plz
Sleeping Dogs was criminally underrated during it's time. I actually preferred it's more melee focused approach than it's other open world contemporaries. A sequel is definitely in order if outsourced to a developer who will do it justice.
I loved the car action. Like jumping out and shooting to blow the car up.
Still playing it on my ps4 from time to time.
Sleeping Dogs absolutely deserves a sequel. I know UFG is gone, but outsource it to a talented dev. Bring back some of the lead devs too. That game was too good and too fresh to let it whither away.
I vote Crystal Dynamics!
First name on the list: Dragon's Dogma. Dragon's Dogma is LITERALLY the game I want a sequel to THE MOST. I talk praises about that game so much here it's a miracle I'm not nicknamed "the Dragon's Dogma guy" here. That is my favorite game of the last two generations of games. The only one that comes close is Bloodborne. And I have no clue why they never made a sequel to Vagrant Story, nor why it never got a remake. That is SquareSoft's most ambitious game on the PS1, and CRIMINALLY underrated and underappreciated.
Loved Sleeping Dogs. If Square Enix was willing to take a gamble on Octopath Traveler, a Sleeping Dogs sequel would seem like a no brainer to me given that it's an established franchise with fans across the globe.
What I wouldn't do for more Alan Wake, or another The World Ends With You.
Alan Wake was so damn good.
The reason I got a 360 many years back
Glad to see this love for sleeping dogs, it was great fun.
They didn't make enough money. And didn't Alan Wake actually get a sequel?
Alan Wake got a spin-off, not a true sequel.
Psi-Ops the Mindgate Conspiracy Primal Breakdown Colony Wars G-Police Tons of great games left without a second shot
psi ops was awesome. need that and the suffering
Vagrant Story and Alan Wake hell ya, bring it, the rest no thanks.
I would instabuy sequels to this games: 1. Binary Domain Amazing story, great shooting mechanics, interesting idea with consequences/squad reaction, if you're performing badly or not listening to your squadmates, then can ignore your orders completely or even ignore the enemies. Actually, one of the best shooters of the previous generation. 2. Deadly Premonition Graphics could use some work and gameplay is meh, but atmosphere and story is just amazing, every character has it's place, purpose and secrets. A homage to Twin Peaks by Swery. Ending was kind of hinting at the Deadly Premonition 2 (i might be wrong). 3. Jade Empire (not from current BioWare, though) RPG from old BioWare, fun battle system, with transformation styles, minigames, cool party members and story, that gives you some exotic fairytale vibes. 4. Sleeping Dogs A small breath of fresh air in open world games, weapons are sparse, fighting is great, driving is good, a lot of stuff to do, interesting story with really scary moments. It have some rough edges, but it was a solid 8-8.5, imo. 5. Dragon's Dogma Party RPG with indirect coop (if you can call it that), where you can hire pawns from another players and use them. Amazing battle system, attacking only enemy ankles will no longer work, now you actually have to climb and strike weak spots. Plus interesting story, with cycles, Gods, Arisen and dragons, big world, actually scary night times (due to darkness, sounds and new fierce enemies). 6. Dark Dreams Don't Die Puzzle, QTE (not annoying QTE), great mysterious story and characters, nice graphics and soundtrack, whole idea with replaying the chapter, opening new paths for 100% completion was great. Another gem by Swery, that ended on a huge cliffhanger. 7. Alien: Isolation Stylish, with emphasis on stealth, but with weapons and crafting, great graphics and amazing atmosphere. I wish they would change the second part of the game though. 8. Legacy of Kain Once again, great story, big interesting world, cool puzzles. It has issues with control/camera on PC (this is more about Soul Reaver), you can switch "worlds" and in different worlds terrain (it physically changes, you can access some places you couldn't before) and rules are different (like you just fall through water, you can't swim in spirit world). I know that Defience kind of "ended the era", but i would love to play this (or similar) game. 9. Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy It's really old and really hard to play nowadays (not only due graphics, but issues with Nvidia), but jeez it's fun, a lot of missions, a lot of upgrades for your squad, different types of soldiers and bugs.
And a couple of obscure games: - A.I.M. Shooter-RPG mix, you can upgrade you ship, complete quests, trade, destroy others, join clans and even create your own (in a sequel). Game was buggy on release, had serious FPS issues, but gameplay was amazing - The I of the Dragon You play as a giant dragon, you can levelup, terraform and destroy everything, it's great. It has some issues now, but it was very, very fun - Power of Law Turn-based RPG, cool levels, great idea with consequences. It's kind of short, but has a lot of replayability Developers "remastered" the game and released it for free. You can google "PowerOfLawMissionsSetup_ rus_1.64.0.exe" and you will find a link - Star Wolves Feels like a mixture of Elite and Homeworld. You create your own team, customize their ships and a mothership. Different endings, big world, a lot of clans and consequences for your actions - Perimeter Real-time strategy, main idea - terraforming. There are 3 different races. Story is convoluted and kind of hard to follow, gameplay feels a little slow, but once you'll get into it... - Space Rangers Arcade top-down shooter, text-based quests, customization, minigames. Game is just incredible
I would love another Deadly Premonition. Janky as all hell, but it had a lot of heart and did a lot of things right. It's like that amazing, long lost Dreamcast game that surfaced years later.
Holy sh*t a twinfinite article that isn't multi page? Is this real life? Jokes aside we might be seeing a R&C(2016) and Dragons Dogma sequel somewhere down the line. Alan wake on the other hand bombed financially (along with Quantum Break) so there's no surprise there isn't a sequel to that. Vagrant Story is a weird choice that was a VERY obscure PS1 game I played way back in the day but as far as I know the game didn't exactly sell well either (could be wrong here). The rest I don't care for lol.
Alan Wake did very well when it came to PC.
If that was the case then Sam Lake wouldn't had to make this video. https://youtu.be/Ms7sAv_DnM... Sure the PC Version did better than the 360 release (which was very easy to do) but was nowhere near enough to warrant a sequel.
Alan Wake series is sitting at around 5 million copies sold. That's a game and a spin-off title. Those are good numbers. Those would be good numbers for any non-multiplat IP. The bulk of those sales came from the PC audience. You're just trying to downplay the fact Alan Wake did well over time.
I would guess that they didn't sell well enough for that to happen.
I would love to see another sequel to The Suffering
yes. all of this
Games that deserve a sequel.... 1. Darkwatch 2. Kill. Switch 3. Einhander 4. Armed and Dangerous 5. Eternal Darkness there are ALOT of other games that deserve sequels but unfortunately will probably never see
Enslaved, Singularity, Snatcher
My wishlist for sequels are Banjo Threeie Golden Sun 4 for switch Majoras Mask 2 set in a new continent in Termina with a story centered around another majora's mask with different powers
I'm still waiting for a Jade Empire sequel
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