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Sequels that aged worse than their predecessors

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by majorsoccer, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. normie Learned Zionist Agent

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    oof, definitely, a steep decline, but it was already seen as such by everyone who'd been in anticipation for it after the original

    the series was conceptually butchered by getting more and more "modern" and mundane, moving away from heroing and the guild, and having to contrive your character's "heroic" nature and powers
     
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  2. Western Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012 Codex 2014 Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Gabriel Knight 2 (using live actors for adventure games didn't age as well as pixel art imo)
     
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  3. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    IIRC it was supposedly a better made game but also a much simpler action type game than the RPG-ish original. I never played it due to lack of PC version though... I'd probably pay $10-20 for it if they ever do a late PC port like the Halo sequels are getting.
     
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  4. TheChickenKing Learned

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    Oh shoot. You right. I misunderstood the thread purpose.

    To actually contribute... I'd probably say The Witcher 2. In hindsight, it's very limited in scope, the controls are stiff and clunky, and the game banks on shunting the consequences to big decisions off to a sequel that doesn't seem like it was ever intended to be a shorter game with hugely branching paths. Shoot, maybe it was disliked around release on the Codex, but I liked it when it came out. Not so much anymore.
     
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  5. GreyViper Arbiter

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    Deus Ex Invisible War, that's just one game I can not go back to. Another one would be Supreme Commander 2.
     
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  6. what am i doing Learned

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    Any game that is a sequel to (a) timeless classic(s), but is not itself a timeless classic. AoE3 vs AoE2, Thief DS vs Dark Engine Thief games, Diablo 3 vs Diablo 2, Dawn of War 2 and 3 vs Dawn of War, etc.
     
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  7. Falksi Arcane

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    Mass Effect 2.

    Strip away all the more RPG based elements which the first had, and you're left with a lot of combat & little else. Which is a kicker because the combat in the game is pretty fucking wank.
     
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  8. Lagole Gon Arcane

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    Witcher 2 - overhyped during the release. In retrospect it's the weakest witcher game.
     
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  9. Tweed Learned

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    Doom 2. Let's be honest here folks, most of those maps aren't as good as Doom 1's.

    It was shit to start with and it's had a lot of time to ferment.
     
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  10. Lagole Gon Arcane

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    Deus Ex Invisible War aged very well.
    When the drama dust settled and patches made the game playable, it went from awful to simply bad.
     
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  11. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Oh, puh-lease, guys.

    Pagan and Ascension.
     
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  12. Lagole Gon Arcane

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    Manboons, stop posting games that were shit on release.
     
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  14. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Portal 2 didn't age well compared to Portal 1
     
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    Why? Neither of their solo campaigns has much replay value. But Portal 2 has an easy-to-use puzzle editor, more puzzle mechanics than the first game, and a coop mode.
     
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    Monkey Island 2 to 1. Looks better, but the ending is still a big mess and Guybrush was too much of an asshole for me to enjoy this game.

    Quest for Glory II compared to I. Way more linear and the story only started in the last tenth of the game. You could have cut out shapeir completely and let the game take place only in Raseir and it would've strenghtened the story and the gameplay more. Shapeir has lots of characters, but not conflict, Raseir has the conflict but almost no characters and interaction through gameplay.
     
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  18. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    In my opinion the first Portal has better story,simple,more charming and memorable.

    You right,neither of them hold replay value,so the first playthrough is important,in my first playthrough of Portal 2 i thought myself: "meh !"
     
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    I thought Portal 2 was a huge improvement over the first game. It wasn't even close in fact.
     
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  20. Edija Savant Patron

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    All the Stronghold games after Crusader.
     
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    Half-Life 2
    System Shock 2
    Soldier of Fortune 2
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution (it's amazing how much of Human Revolution was gimmicky stuff that felt cool back in 2011, like a cover-based stealth system or the dumb "press E to KO, press space to slit throat, even though the mechanics to do both are identical" stuff)
     
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  22. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    DOOM 2016 also aged terribly compared to doom 1 and 2
     
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    Super Mario 64 comparing to NES/SNES Marios.
     
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  24. MoistCloister Savant

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    Star Control 3 and Master of Orion 3, but then again they weren't really on the level of the preceding games.
    You could say that MechWarrior 3 and Heavy Gear 2 aged worse than their predecessors due to the number of hoops you have to jump in order to get them working correctly.
    A vast majority of sequels that changed genres, like that Commandos FPS, or Close Combat - First to Fight.
     
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    Dune 2 vs Dune 1?
    Dune 2 is better but the fact you can click only one unit at once may discourage today's audience.
     
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