Worst Video Game Sequels

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Don Carlos, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    off the top of my head... maybe Chrono Cross. can't think that far back but i'm sure there are a lot worse.
     


  2. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Location:
    SF
    Modern Warfare II.
     


  3. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Modern Warfare II.

    funny you'd say that as the first one is rather terrible and the sequel is considered by many to be the greatest console multiplayer FPS of all time.
     


  4. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

    Messages:
    3,299
    Likes Received:
    404
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    The Brooklyn of Seattle
    the leveling system killed oblivion for me

    +1 having to grind skill points so as not to grow under powered relative to level was [​IMG]
     


  5. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

    Messages:
    5,364
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
    funny you'd say that as the first one is rather terrible and the sequel is considered by many to be the greatest console multiplayer FPS of all time.

    Yeah. Play MW1 then play Call of Duty 5 and its like night and day.
     


  6. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

    Messages:
    1,994
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Location:
    Sietch Tabr
    Modern Warfare II.

    +1

    I played Cod 4 like a maniac, and became world ranked for awhile.

    I bought MW2 on release (after having quit COD4 for a year-ish), and played for a month or so. Great disappointment. It went from having skill and map awareness, to the point where a few bad teamates would cause your team to be rendered to nothing but target practice.

    They removed the 3 grenade spam, and replaced it with "OMG WTF DEATH FROM ABOVE" spam.
     


  7. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Senior member

    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    -Devil May Cry 2

    This.

    I wasn't a huge game player, but DMC was one of the first PS2 games I got. I loved it, and If I still had a console I would still play it. Then DMC2 came out, and I almost cried. So fucking horrible, the developers should have been beat.
     


  8. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

    Messages:
    13,118
    Likes Received:
    3,003
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    Running the trap house.
    For the purpose of simplicity, feel free to conflate "worst" and "most disappointing," since we usually have a hard time keeping any distinction between the two in threaks like these. I'll start off with two sequels I've recently gotten around to playing (and loathing): - Civ 5: a pale immitation of Civs 3 and 4, dumbed down considerably. - Dragon Age 2: total omfg horseshit. Also dumbed down. Horrendous letdown after the original, which was excellent if not necessarily groundbreaking. I couldn't force myself to invest more than a few hours in this game before throwing in the towel. I can't even bring myself to finish it out of obligation, which is what I usually do with bad RPG sequels in franchises I otherwise enjoy.
    Civ 5 really pissed me off. That was the only bad Sid Meier game I've ever played.
     


  9. matik23

    matik23 Senior member

    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    CoD4 is a classic. Simple 3,5,7 setup. Killstreak presence is there but not to the point where gun is obsolete like in MW2. I'd say anything after WaW is a failure, plus mw2 and blops created the circle jerking that is the CoD5 thread.
     


  10. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

    Messages:
    13,935
    Likes Received:
    2,086
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    McAnally Flats
    - Civ 5: a pale immitation of Civs 3 and 4, dumbed down considerably.
    .


    Civ 5 really pissed me off. That was the only bad Sid Meier game I've ever played.

    A HUGE +1

    I'm a giant Civ geek. The Civ series was incredible. I played them all, but Civ IV had me addicted - sneaking in games on my lunch break, ditching GFs to play, etc.

    Civ V is a giant piece of shit. Seriously. I've tried to pick it up three times now and have quit. It's just so damn boring it pisses me off. The fact that all the magazines gave it ratings in the high nineties shows how unobjective those reviews are.
     


  11. Gingahbman

    Gingahbman Senior member

    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Location:
    Below the Heavens
    Halo 2. At least Halo 3 and Reach were decent, but H1 to H2... pure garbage [​IMG] .
     


  12. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Senior member

    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    H1 is garbage? How old are you?
     


  13. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

    Messages:
    1,994
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Location:
    Sietch Tabr
    Halo: Combat Evolved was the most amazing game ever. Everything was so awesome.....

    Halo 2 wasn't as good, but at least the multiplayer was great. My friends and I used to have 8v8, no shields, extra damage, shotguns and pistols only. The best multiplayer experience I've ever had, even to this day.


    Halo 3 was fun, but just not as good... I couldn't get back into it after playing COD4.

    Halo: ODST was actually very, very solid. Great campaign. Even though it was short, it was the best Halo game since Halo 1.
     


  14. JustChris

    JustChris Senior member

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    70
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Halo was (agreed) the most amazing game ever, and it would have been hard for anything to have lived up to that, so I didn't mind that Halo 2 wasn't as good. It was still good, and that was enough for me. Halo 3, on the other hand, was fucking terrible. I hated playing it and finished it only out of a sense of obligation. It makes me angry just thinking about it. ODST was a pleasant surprise; thoroughly enjoyable, though too short.
     


  15. Dr Huh?

    Dr Huh? Senior member

    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    2,525
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto
    Super Mario Bros. 2. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of the game, you might have wondered why that game seemed completely different from the first Mario game. Well the reason for that was the real sequel was considered to be too similar to the first one, and too difficult so it was never released outside Japan. Still, Nintendo were stuck for a Mario sequel, so what they did was they took an existing game, Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, and simply substituted those characters for Mario characters.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now the game itself isn't necessarily bad, but it shouldn't be considered a true Super Mario game.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by