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Why are the best videogames always the sequel?

Kinda a random question but every videogame series's best game is pretty much always the 2nd game and their worst one comes after the third one. Idk its kinda a trend I see in every series.

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  • 1 month ago

    I don't know about that. Bioshock, Fallout, Farcry love all of them. Specially Bioshock. 

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  • Albert
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    2 months ago

    Could it be that one learn from the mistakes of the first one to create a true gem in a sequel.

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  • 2 months ago

    because they can improve (hopefully) on the formula that made the original so good.

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  • 2 months ago

    Counterpoint: Crono Cross.

    • Tyler Parent2 months agoReport

      counter counter point, Banjo-Tooie.

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  • 2 months ago

    For some games, this is NOT true. Sometimes it is, especially if the developers take a close look at all the positive and negative feedback and reviews and work towards ironing out all the kinks.

    Then again...if a first installment of one comes off as damn good to almost epic, most might expect either similar quality if not better...and sometimes game developers fall short on this trying to either incorporate something new or a slight but debilitating deviation.

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  • 2 months ago

    It never used to be that way. Look at Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and Castlevania.

    In the second game of each series, they tried to do something new and different vs. the original.  Feedback heard, and the third game in each series is more "back to the roots" and is better for it.

    Newer games have seen this lesson learned and don't try new things and keep iterating with the old, making improvements that were problems with the originals, sure, but it's still similar gameplay, in most cases.

    This double lesson learned from seeing how 80's games handled sequels and then improving on the flaws of the previous games is usually why sequels today are generally the better game than an original installment in a new IP.

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  • Olive
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    2 months ago

    I think its cause it gives the developers the idea to add more action and overall better players etc for improvement since the first videogame didn't do so good

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  • 2 months ago

    You learn what makes the game good and bad and go from there. From the third game on, it’s trying to come up with new ideas. God of War wasn’t all that great because it ran out of ideas. How many gods can you kill and still make the game interesting and fun. 

    • Carlos
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      2 months agoReport

      God of War is a beast of a series

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I can think of a few possible reasons:

    1) more money spent on developing the game

    2) most of the original talent (programmers, graphics, sound, visionaries) is still there to work on Part 2

    By Part 3+ much of the best talent has been lured away by other game makers, became burned out from 100 hour work weeks, etc, etc, that the quality decreases. 

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  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They have a low budget for the first one. Then after the third one they start running out of ideas. 

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