What Game Do You Wish didn't Receive a Sequel?

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#1 SupremeAC
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Some games were just so perfect when they were first released, that a sequel is not only superflous, but downright detrimental to the original. What games do you wish never received sequel(s)?

For me, No More Heroes and Pikmin are such games.
NMH2 was a mess. It had no internal logic, which made the game even more (and IMO too) hedonistic. That and the bosses were no fun.
Pikmin on the other hand was just perfect. It's not like 2 and 3 ruined the franchises, but they expanded upon the original's very focused core concept and some of the magic was lost on the way.

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#2 Lembu90
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Hatred. While I don't think the (racist) developers want to do a sequel but I'm not surprised if there are some demand for it.

Huniepop. Unlike Hatred above this one already had a legitimate sequel but was delayed due to undisclosed reasons. Much like Hatred it should never be made in first place.

Left Alive. I doubt it though but given how much it sold in the west and I'm not surprised SE wants to milk the game by making a sequel for it.

Metal Gear Survive. Just no.

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#3  Edited By RSM-HQ
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Tekken should have stopped at Tag Tournament 2.

Tekken 7 is heavy tweaked to compensate and attract the larger 2D Fighter market who never played Tekken. Side steps got heavily nerfed to the point of novelty, and those super moves are really stupid and goes against Katsuhiro Harada sans previous statements on the mechanic.

I don't dislike people who play it, just for the fact Namco sold out to tarnish what they had prior. Which was a deeper and far more rewarding system. Tekken 7 was made to sell towards a more easily assumed market, and in that regard was successful.

Tekken 7 is basically 2.5D. It's glamor over function and that annoys me, considering TTT2 is a glorious masterpiece. But no one bought that gem, only did mildly well in arcades. . so here we are

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Yes, No More Heroes is up there.

Most people didn't play Azure Dreams,a great PS1 rougelike, but about 10 years it got a sequel on the DS that abandoned everything that made it good called Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal.

And what unnecessary sequel list would be complete without ActRaiser 2?

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#5 Lembu90
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This one is rather an odd choice, Persona series.

Seriously Atlus should stop milking Persona franchise and let Persona 5 Royal be the last Persona game ever made. The Scramble spin-off/sequel is an evidence that Atlus milking the franchise. Persona series itself start to show its age and a sequel only make matters worse.

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#6 lozengez
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Saint's Row the Third and Death Space 2.

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#7 lozengez
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@Robio_basic:

@Robio_basic said:

Yes, No More Heroes is up there.

Most people didn't play Azure Dreams,a great PS1 rougelike, but about 10 years it got a sequel on the DS that abandoned everything that made it good called Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal.

And what unnecessary sequel list would be complete without ActRaiser 2?

I did not mind NMH2, but yeah, should have stopped with one. Good call on Actraiser 2.

Let's hope Deadly Premonition is not a disaster to join the list but... eesh... that first game was lightning in a bottle.

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#8  Edited By judaspete
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While I don't think the Blitz: The League games were bad, they injected (pun intended) some stuff into series that took a bit of the fun out of it.

Also, Tony Hawk should have probably stopped at Project 8. Maybe even sooner.

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#9  Edited By sakaiXx  Online
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@lembu90 said:

This one is rather an odd choice, Persona series.

Seriously Atlus should stop milking Persona franchise and let Persona 5 Royal be the last Persona game ever made. The Scramble spin-off/sequel is an evidence that Atlus milking the franchise. Persona series itself start to show its age and a sequel only make matters worse.

Its not just persona but Atlus as whole needs to stop whatever they doing with spin off then. Of course persona got the bad end of the stick due to its recent popularity but Atlus as whole have a habit of rereleasing games and spin off. Spin off like Catherine or SMT or even Vanillaware products, Atlus will rerelease it. For example of recent atlus re releases: Odin Sphere Leiftrasir, Dragon Crown Pro, Catherine Full Body, SMT rereleases on 3DS.

... I am so sorry for your distress on this. I love the Persona series, I buy everything Atlus offer on PlayStation.

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#10 lozengez
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@sakaixx said:
@lembu90 said:

This one is rather an odd choice, Persona series.

Seriously Atlus should stop milking Persona franchise and let Persona 5 Royal be the last Persona game ever made. The Scramble spin-off/sequel is an evidence that Atlus milking the franchise. Persona series itself start to show its age and a sequel only make matters worse.

Its not just persona but Atlus as whole needs to stop whatever they doing with spin off then. Of course persona got the bad end of the stick due to its recent popularity but Atlus as whole have a habit of rereleasing games and spin off. Spin off like Catherine or SMT or even Vanillaware products, Atlus will rerelease it. For example of recent atlus re releases: Odin Sphere Leiftrasir, Dragon Crown Pro, Catherine Full Body, SMT rereleases on 3DS.

... I am so sorry for your distress on this. I love the Persona series, I buy everything Atlus offer on PlayStation.

Agreed.

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#11  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@sakaixx said:

For example of recent atlus re releases: Odin Sphere Leiftrasir, Dragon Crown Pro

Yeah this part is faulty information on your part, while Atlus is the publisher they do not really control what Vanillaware does. Atlus just help distribution/ marketing and reap a take on the profit.

Leifthrasir is a heavily re-imagined version of Odin Sphere that Vanillaware wanted to polish-up.

And as I'm concerned Dragon's Crown Pro has no downside, considering all versions of that game are cross-play. Including the remixed soundtrack.

On that note none of this really had any impact on Vanillawares 2019 game 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Which itself is amazing.

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@RSM-HQ: sure2. Glad we have a correction.

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Bionic Commando Re-Armed 2, I remember that being kinda lousy compared to the awesome original.

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I'd say Knack; because the first game was just plain boring and no one asked for the sequel.

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COD

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#16  Edited By Metallic_Blade
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

... Now look, despite the franchise being one of my absolute favorite in the horror genre, this game could've been a lot better than what we got. It seemed to start out fine in the beginning, but got too... kinda dumb near the end. Felt way too jarring that the first game left a mysterious unsolved conclusion at the end of it. The 2nd game just shits on it.

Story aside, game ran like crap on the console hardware. Unlike the first game, it never received a proper PC port to help this mess.

I would still be down for a 3rd/ remake of the first game by all means, hell yeah.