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Worst Video Game Sequels

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

  1. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    Did they ever make a sequel to that game where you were shooting at penises and vaginas?
     
  2. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    Age of Empires III - dumb fantasy crap added in an otherwise mildly realistic game
    Luigi's Mansion - self-explanatory
    Castlevania II - many, many reasons


    Sequel being better than original - Pilotwings 64
     
  3. dusty

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    Age of Empires III - dumb fantasy crap added in an otherwise mildly realistic game
    Luigi's Mansion - self-explanatory
    Castlevania II - many, many reasons


    Sequel being better than original - Pilotwings 64


    Luigi's Mansion is not a sequel to anything.
     
  4. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    Not a sequel per se, rather an abortion of a series.
     
  5. pvrhye

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    Street Fighter 3

    I like 3.

    Street Fighter the Movie the Game is probably the worst sequel of all time though.
     
  6. matik23

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    lol @ street fighter the movie the game. I remember that. Horrible horrible game. And Street Fighter 3 as in 3rd Strike? Don't be mad cause you can't kara throw son.
     
  7. word

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    was a major step back for the Bond franchise. I know Perfect Dark was more or less a sequel to Goldeneye from Rare, but as soon as the Bond franchise left Rare it was over.


    EA should stick to sports games.
     
  8. furo

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    Oblivion, didn't like it at all after Morrowind.

    +1

    the leveling system killed oblivion for me

    +2

    Agreed. I hated how you couldn't specialize your character as much with the skills, and I hated the leveling of enemies you encounter. Sure lots of people hated Morrowind at the beginning because you could get killed by someone much stronger than you, but that is part of why I liked it, it was more difficult. Oblivion had better graphics, but Morrowind was a much better game all around. Really hoping Skyrim is more Morrowind like than Oblivion.

    +3

    Morrowind was probably one of the best games ever made. The level of detail in the quests and open game play was second to none. Even with today's better graphics and whatnot, this game has yet to be eclipsed when it comes to console RPGs (non-MMOs).

    Oblivion was horrid. I played it for less than a week.

    Morrowind was so good that last year I resurrected my Xbox and played it all through again, finding a bunch of new items that I didn't even know existed; an awesome game in every sense. The specialization of the enchantments was probably the coolest game feature I've seen.

    My hope is that TES 5 will bring back the magic that was Morrowind. Hell, even the theme song is the shit.
     
  9. amstokesdb9

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    Biggest disappointment for me was FF8. 6 was amazing and 7 very good too. 8 blew beyond words.

    8 was a lot weirder than 7 but I enjoyed it. I thought 9 wasn't that great.
     
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    9 did fantasy very well. The music and art were top notch for the series.
     
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    8 was a lot weirder than 7 but I enjoyed it. I thought 9 wasn't that great.

    I agree, the story in 8 went places my 11-12 year old mind couldn't comprehend but I remember that the battle system was fantastic. It was definitely an above average game...the same cant be said for FF 13...
     
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    if we're talking about final fantasy games, ffx-2 has to be the worst sequel. there are really only two real sequels to ff games...x-2 and the ff4 one
     
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    When MK1 came out they said that Goro was the last of his kind. The next thing I know there is Shevia (Sp?) and a whole army of those 4 armed freaks fighting an army of Minotoros.
    Goro is great. I like Motaro’s design, too. For MK3, I’d have made him playable. Make Shang Tsung playable (once again, retain him as the last boss). Make Reptile playable. Add Sindel (sub Tsung in for Khan in her back-story), Kabal, and Nightwolf. That’s 18 characters for a third game. They were so far off track by this time.


    lol @ street fighter the movie the game. I remember that. Horrible horrible game. And Street Fighter 3 as in 3rd Strike? Don't be mad cause you can't kara throw son.
    No E. Honda, Blanka, Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, Bison = epic fail. SF4 has those characters and is still an abysmal game.
     
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    SF4, bugs in challenge mode aside, was awesome dude. SF 3rd strike is still probably the best SF, though.
     
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    if we're talking about final fantasy games, ffx-2 has to be the worst sequel. there are really only two real sequels to ff games...x-2 and the ff4 one

    Mechanically it played well. It's not like 8 with the horrible cast, nonsensical story and tedious draw system.

    Generally there's a inverse relationship between Nomura involvement and my enjoyment of a final fantasy.
     
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    Mechanically it played well. It's not like 8 with the horrible cast, nonsensical story and tedious draw system.

    Generally there's a inverse relationship between Nomura involvement and my enjoyment of a final fantasy.


    mmm...8 wasn't my favorite either, but the story wasn't THAT bad...

    will agree that the cast was terrible though.
     
  17. Don Carlos

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    I agree, the story in 8 went places my 11-12 year old mind couldn't comprehend but I remember that the battle system was fantastic. It was definitely an above average game...the same cant be said for FF 13...

    The battle system was fantastic? As I recall, it was a nightmare of boredom. Farming spells via Draw? No, thanks. Horrible idea.
     
  18. Brian SD

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    I didn't really like FF8 as much as 7, nor did I like 7 as much as 6, but I wouldn't say any of them are bad sequels, they just didn't grab me as much as their predecessors. Oblivion seems the same to me. I think it's a good game, just not my cuppa. When I think of bad sequels, I think of things like Devil May Cry 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Resident Evil 5 - both came following some of the greatest games of all time (Sands of Time and RE4), and underdelivered
     
  19. Don Carlos

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    Once again I am going to bring up Dragon Age 2. I gave it another shot last night for about an hour, thinking "Oh, what the hell, maybe I was too harsh in my evaluation last time."

    Turns out I had been, if anything, too lenient.

    Holy hell, this game sucks cock. Such an epic letdown of a sequel. It should be used as instructional material in video game design schools, in a semester-long class called "Why You Shouldn't Try To Fix What Ain't Broken."
     
  20. Manny Calavera

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    Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX - Before the console had other games I actually wanted to play on it, like Rez HD, Braid and Limbo, I paid $300 for a 360 just to play the $10 original. A perfect gameplay system and the ultimate love letter created by Iwatani, Pac-Man's creator. The sequel piled unnecessary shit on top of it, divided the high score community and busted the FPS.

    post-We Love Katamari Katamari - Another example of Namco milking aesthetic perfection and adding unnecessarily to what is one of the few "perfect" games after the original creator has moved on.

    This-gen Pro Evo Soccer: Shit. Thank God for FIFer and Football Manager.

    Marvel vs Capcom 3 - I know the underlying system is fine, but graphically it's such a huge departure from the beautiful, hand-drawn 2. This and SFIV are two of the only games I can't stand to play because of their aesthetic failings. Fug. Make me queasy.

    So yeah, pretty much any sequel coming out of Japan. Aside from a few exceptions like Team ICO, the Persona team, Platinum and Ignition Tokyo, the devs are creatively bankrupt while the pubs haven't yet embraced the idea of games as "services" that've given Western games so much perceive value.
     

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