Or do you play every title to get all of the story?
I do this sometimes because I think the sequel will be an improvement in gameplay and don't care about the story too much. I don't do this with games that have choices carry over to the next like Mass Effect Trilogy or Life Is Strange.
- Skipped the first The Witcher went onto Assassin's of Kings.
- Assassin's Creed 2 and Black Flag but skipped the first and the third.
- Dead Rising 2 but skipped the first.
- Skipped the first Splinter Cell and went on to the second and Chaos Theory.
- Destiny 2, never bought the first.