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By: Apeman24 I Only Post Everything 1094 posts
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Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

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It is not always but it seems that way, why does 1 and 3 get no love?

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Re: Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

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from what i can gather its this:  

The first game establishes that these characters exist and their world and also figures out what gameplay mechanics work and which ones dont

 

The second game seems to perfect everything that the first game was.  It also receives a ton of hype because the first game.

 

The third game receives even more hype than the second but, since most of the substantial new features were added in the second game, the third game has a hard time living up to the hype.  That usually ends up hurting the third game

 

 

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this_is_Marko wrote:

from what i can gather its this:  

The first game establishes that these characters exist and their world and also figures out what gameplay mechanics work and which ones dont

 

The second game seems to perfect everything that the first game was.  It also receives a ton of hype because the first game.

 

The third game receives even more hype than the second but, since most of the substantial new features were added in the second game, the third game has a hard time living up to the hype.  That usually ends up hurting the third game

 

 


I see that also but sometimes 3 does but they say it did not do anything new, but if it is what you want but even more perfected than why hate on it

 

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Re: Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

Nov 10, 2012

It's simple, the second game is just better designed by many, and it's not that people don't love the other games in the series they just don't come up as good as the second game, thing is sometimes if a company strikes gold with the second game in a series or something it's going to be hard to top what they did.

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Apeman24 wrote:

this_is_Marko wrote:

from what i can gather its this:  

The first game establishes that these characters exist and their world and also figures out what gameplay mechanics work and which ones dont

 

The second game seems to perfect everything that the first game was.  It also receives a ton of hype because the first game.

 

The third game receives even more hype than the second but, since most of the substantial new features were added in the second game, the third game has a hard time living up to the hype.  That usually ends up hurting the third game

 

 


I see that also but sometimes 3 does but they say it did not do anything new, but if it is what you want but even more perfected than why hate on it

 


Sometimes but it doesn't happen often.  You know who pulled it off? Toy Story.  Toy Story 3 was freaking brilliant!

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Re: Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

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Then I have been doing it wrong, I usually like the 1st or 3rd game.

 

Crash 3 I like best

Spyro 1

killzone 3

Tekken 3

metal gear solid 3

and so on, I find this weird that no one else feels like this oh well.

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joblade wrote:

Then I have been doing it wrong, I usually like the 1st or 3rd game.

 

Crash 3 I like best

Spyro 1

killzone 3

Tekken 3

metal gear solid 3

and so on, I find this weird that no one else feels like this oh well.


metal gear solid 3 blew 2 out of the water haha

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joblade wrote:

Then I have been doing it wrong, I usually like the 1st or 3rd game.

 

Crash 3 I like best

Spyro 1

killzone 3

Tekken 3

metal gear solid 3

and so on, I find this weird that no one else feels like this oh well.


I like crash 2 or 3 best
spyro 2

killzone3

none for tekken

mgs4 then 1..... 2 is actually my least favorite

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Are you **bleep** retarded?
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Re: Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

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This is a HUGE matter of opinion. It works in other forms of media/entertainment, too. With movies, the 1st and 3rd are always considered the best while the 2nd movie is overlooked. And when it comes to trilogy books, the first always seems to be the fan favorite of the series. Still, all opinions.

 

Now I want to know if Parappa The Rapper 2 is better than 1. Heh.

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