MihailI 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. Once again GTA did not start with 3.[/quote] Yeah I've played all the FFs and all the GTAs but like Oblivious said, with the huge advancement in graphics power, the games that I quoted are all very different from their 16bit prequels
obliviousBut 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.[/QUOTE]
AgreedobliviousI personally find sequels are often good, they just don't have the "wow" factor of the original.
[QUOTE=oblivious]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.
[QUOTE=oblivious]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.
I think originals are the best going by examples such as Battlefield, Mechwarrior and many more games I have and their sequels :)
despite the hype i did not like HL2, the story was too short and did not have the dept to let you explore and really soak in the world. in HL1 you where constantly discovering new things and new technologies, HL2 you essentially know what is going to happen and you where being tossed around , and what is the deal with rivenholm?? guess they just needed a "thriller" scenario. this i cannot forgive, specially since it took 6+ years to make. only the "substance" mod makes it enjoyable
no not all origanals are the best in my opinion half life 2 is better than half life1 givin hl2 is shorter but i belive its still a better game:cool:
Mihail Once again GTA did not start with 3.
Of coarse GTA did not start with 3, but GTA3 was the definitive moment in the series, where it jumped from a strategy game(I guess) to a massive shootemup RPG, so I think you can properly state that GTA3 was the first in the comparitive series.
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Plantpot48So I loved FF7, my favourite game ever. FF8 was brilliant, FF9 was ok, FF10 a bit crap. GTA3 excellent, Vice City pretty good, San Andreas Ok. My point is that I played these games in the order they came out. If I'd played them in a different order I would probably prefer the ones I played first then. Anyone else finding this? Or do you prefer sequels even when the original was a good game itself?
The reasons why sequels are hated is not because they are bad games but becasue the gameplay is changed so much that the orginal players shy away from it. They also pale to the orignal because most sequels are just the same game/engine/models/character just the story takes place in a different time or place.
The best sequels build on the orginal, not completly remake it. That is why HL2 was so popular and Doom 3 wasn't. This happened to me with Socom. Socom 1 was okay. Socom 2 was awesome. I hated Socom 3, not because it was a bad game but because it was such a farcry from the orginal that the game put me off.
So I will say that most players hate changes to their favorite series. People want better graphics and larger maps but not at the cost of the gameplay that made the series popular in the first place.
I dont think originals are always "the best". We just seem to loose interest in them slowly as time goes on. If a new gamer was to pick up a copy GTA SA, he would probably think that was the best, and look back at the other versions and think they were not as good. See what I'm getting at?
Most of the time, the originals are the best because they bring to the table a new idea, when a sequal just improves apon it. But with the GTA series it is a little different. With the originals released on the PS1, with only a birds eye view, were the foundations, the sequals which turned the series into a proper 3D game didn't just improve upon the game, but added more ideas to the table and opened the series up properly.