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Topic: Can a bad game have good sequels?

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Bass_X0

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All to often I hear people say that just because a game is bad, it shouldn't be given any more sequels because they are also expected to be bad.

I disagree. Bad games can have good sequels. You only have to look at Street Fighter for proof. It just depends on how much a developer learns from the feedback of their bad game and how they use it to prevent the sequel from becoming a bad game.

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Street Fighter is a really good example, considering Capcom is rejecting its own existance
I have to say it doesn't, because not many people would give a bad game a sequel, much less a good sequel. I'll give you an example if I ever find one.

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Jaz007

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Yes, they can. Red Steel 2 was a great game and most people thought that while most people thought the first one was a bad game. I've only played 2 though.

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Yep.
...just, at the moment, I can't think of an example. I feel like I was just thinking of one earlier...

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Spider Man 2 was better then the first one (i'm talking about the video game of course)

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Sure, sequels are meant to be better than the previous games. Even with a bad game they can completely redo the gameplay or whatever made the first game so bad with a sequel.

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Jaz007 wrote:

Yes, they can. Red Steel 2 was a great game and most people thought that while most people thought the first one was a bad game. I've only played 2 though.

First game that came to mind. I thought the first game was awful but loved Red Steel 2.

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Knux

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Yes, Metroid is a prime example.

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Knux wrote:

Yes, Metroid is a prime example.

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Knux wrote:

Yes, Metroid is a prime example.

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SomeBitTripFan wrote:

Knux wrote:

Yes, Metroid is a prime example.

I thought I was the only fan of Echos. I never understood why people hated it.

"Metroid is a prime example"

Not

"Metroid Prime is an example"

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Bass_X0 wrote:

All to often I hear people say that just because a game is bad, it shouldn't be given any more sequels because they are also expected to be bad.

I disagree. Bad games can have good sequels. You only have to look at Street Fighter for proof. It just depends on how much a developer learns from the feedback of their bad game and how they use it to prevent the sequel from becoming a bad game.

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I know a game franchise that spawns both good and terrible sequels:

Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Well I know that sequels can be far better than the originals, even when the original was fun. Such as Portal 2 and Half-Life 2

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@Pikminsi Too bad 3 will never come... :(

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@Pikminsi Too bad 3 will never come... :(

Yeah... My very last hope for a 3 will be at this e3 with the coming Steam Box. (Probably shouldn't get my hopes up though)

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Red Steel 2 immediately comes to mind for me too.
On a lesser gravity from "bad" to "heavily flawed", Assassin's Creed 2 comes to mind as well.

Generally speaking, though, bad games don't get sequels.

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In my opinion the original Skylanders on console was pretty bad but Giants on console is pretty awesome.

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Yes.

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