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

Nov 10, 2012

I'm the opposite than joblade, I'm a 2-er

My favorites:
Crash 2
Uncharted 2
Sly 2
inFAMOUS 2
J&D II
Spyro 2

Exception being Ratchet & Clank, I actually like UYA best.
Oh, and MGS, I thought 3 was better than 2.

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

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LikeRA1N wrote:

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.


yes it is opinion, but when reviews come out that is what happens most of the time

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

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here is an example and if you go on youtube man the dislikes are off the chart

 

 

 

while ign went the other way and said it is the best 

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

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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

 

 


^This EXACTLY! Though sometimes the 3rd installment does get recognized as better, mostly the 2nd outshines because of the above reasons AND nastalgia. Nastalgia plays a nasty trick on ppl and makes them "remember"
 things that just aren't completely true.

 

Take Zelda OOT for instance (though it's not the 2nd game, I'll still use it as an example). For many it'll be known as the best Zelda ever, but if you go back to playing that after playing WW, TP, or SS, the only thing that'll make you feel that OOT is better is good ol nastalgia. Sure OOT was an OMEGA huge jump in the Zelda series but outside of that it doesn't have too much on the newer installments. Actually the newer installments have certain drastic improvements, but it doesn't matter because nastalgia tells us OOT is the best hands down.

 

The same goes for just about any other game (UC2 and UC3, Sly 2 and Sly 3,KZ2 and KZ3, etc.) In a nutshell, once something is defined as "Perfect", "Classic", or a "Masterpiece" it's hard to top in the eyes of fans regardless of what one does.

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

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Devil may cry has it different lol the first and third were the best and the second not so much
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This was not the case with Uncharted or the Bioshock fran...

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This was not the case with Uncharted or the Bioshock franchise for that matter.

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dorkgeniuz21 wrote:

This was not the case with Uncharted or the Bioshock franchise for that matter.


LOL uncharted 2 gets all the love, but ya bioshock 1 is more pop

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

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Sequels that reign supreme:
-Uncharter 2
-Mass Effect 2
-inFamous 2
-Batman Arkham City
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Re: Why do 2nd games in a franchise get most of the popularity?

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Someone at Insomniac described it best (with my paraprhasing not being as good as how he described it):
The first game is just a grasp on the concept. The second is where everything is really well refined and the rest of the series is cemented. The third is where a bunch of crazy **bleep** is added.

I've only seen like four video game series NOT follow this rule.
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