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Yannick

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#11 13 years ago

Generally, Originals appeal to us more because we have no expectations and are bloawn away. However, with games like D2, and LoD (for me) were better than their predecessors.




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#12 13 years ago

It totally depends on the game. Its like taking diablo and diablo 2 and then putting it up against battlefield 42 and battlefield 2. Which would blow you away more?




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#13 13 years ago

Not necessarily. Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout 2 were both much, much better than the original versions. And than practically all other games in existence :)




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#14 13 years ago

But sequels always have better graphics and power, therefor in this case a GAME sequel has a good change of being better.. On the other hand, with films, the original is better most of the times.




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#15 13 years ago

The best example of orginals being better is Halo.

Halo 1's campaign was awsome and kick-ass Halo 2's campaign was just plain stupid espcially with that whole "Arbiter" crap, the story line was total utter crap compared to the orginal...

I believe most of the time orginals are better than sequels, but in some games the sequels are better. Like,

Unreal Tournament series Age of Empires series Half-Life series GTA series and others i cant really think of right now :lookaround:




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#16 13 years ago

masterstevenx4The best example of orginals being better is Halo.

Halo 1's campaign was awsome and kick-ass Halo 2's campaign was just plain stupid espcially with that whole "Arbiter" crap, the story line was total utter crap compared to the orginal...

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i should hit you so hard.........halo 2's story line was great! arbiter even made it better adding both sides into it ....so you understand what both sides are like then the arbiter being betryed did you see that coming cause hell i didn't .

p.s plz send pm me and story line for a game you think would be better then halo 2......




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#17 13 years ago
So I loved FF7, my favourite game ever. FF8 was brilliant, FF9 was ok, FF10 a bit crap.

I don't know if you know this or not, but Final Fantasy did not start with VII, Personally I believe FFVII was the biggest hole next to IX.

GTA3 excellent, Vice City pretty good, San Andreas Ok.

Once again GTA did not start with 3.




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#18 13 years ago

I would put halo and halo 2 on equel ground since they both have some great points. Halo 2 took halo's great MP and expanded on it with great sucess. Halo 2 is the most played game on XBL to this day. I enjoyed halo's campaign better than halo 2's though. The abriter missions were good, but I like to play as the master chief.

Some games that get better with time: Burnout. I have been hooked on it since burnout 2. It got better with each installment. Jak and Daxter. I never bothered to pick up the 1st one, but I did play the 2nd and 3rd games, both were excellent. Rachet and clank: Liked the 1st game, loved the 2nd, never got into the 3rd.

Some games that got worse with time: Need for speed: I loved the 1st 6 installments. The Underground games were horrible. Thanksfully Most wanted is starting to redeem the series. Battlefield: I loved Bf1942, BFV did little more than drive me nuts, and BF2, although soild in gameplay, has more bugs than a South American swamp.

In general I find sequels to be better since the devs know what works well and what does not, and they improve on what was good.

Once again GTA did not start with 3.

and once again...you're right:p




Oblivious

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#19 13 years ago

^^But 3D GTA started with 3, so really, I'd almost venture to call it a whole new game. GTA 3 was an absolutely incredible innovation in gaming.

I personally find sequels are often good, they just don't have the "wow" factor of the original.

BF1942 - A totally unique experience of FPS and online gaming, a new genre even. BF2 certainly has taken it to new heights, but it's not nearly as earthshattering an experience to play since it's essentially more of the same just freshened up a bit.

And ditto on Tie Fighter being a great sequel. I love that game. I loved X-Wing just as much. None of the XW games since then could touch those two.




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#20 13 years ago
I'd almost venture to call it a whole new game.

But the prequels to the starwars movies are almost like different movies! so they are not really starwars movies! nah, that does not work, either it be in title alone, they are still apart of a series.