Fans love these games, but the ones that came after them just didn’t measure up.
Sequels are a big part of the video game world. After all, if you make a fun world to live in or a fun experience, it only makes sense that people will want to do it again, maybe with a few changes or new things to keep things interesting.
Even if the first book in the series was great, not all sequels are popular. Some bad follow-ups are just a mistake, while others are devastating. Here are some great games that should have gotten better versions, whether they were just set back a little or were ruined completely.
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 was the best action game in the series. It had no scary parts at all and was a great shoot-em-up with a friend that none of the other games in the series could really beat. All of this was connected to a story with shady characters, gunfights, and shocking news.
Resident Evil 6 wasn’t that, though. Instead, we got a generic action game with RE characters in it that says, “Why have one good plot when you can have four bad ones?” At best, the game wasn’t very good, and it didn’t have the polish of the better RE games. RE7 would be a great return to form, which is good news.
Dead Space 2
The Dead Space series was on its way to being great. Even though the series as a whole was all over the place, the core games were great. Dead Space was a nerve-wracking action-horror game that was both scary and fast-paced, and the sequel was even better in every way.
Then Dead Space 3 came out, and that was the end of everything. EA Games chose to kill off the series by changing the game from action-horror to just action, making it full of microtransactions, and taking away the things that made it stand out, replacing it with a generic cover shooter.
With the release of the Dead Space version, it looks like the series might be getting a second chance. They shouldn’t make the same mistakes, I hope.
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic’s life has been hard, hasn’t it? Sonic went from being a beloved system mascot who could compete with Mario to being a much smaller industry icon kept alive by diehard fans, and it seems like all of his problems began with Sonic Adventure 2.
After SA2, there was the average Sonic Heroes, then the bad Shadow the Hedgehog, and finally the terrible Sonic ’06. It’s too bad, because SA2 was a really good game that added a lot of cool characters to the series, but the games that came after didn’t know what to do with them.
Silent Hill Series
Some people think that the Silent Hill games were ahead of their time because they dealt with mature themes and adult fears in strange and interesting ways. Silent Hill 2 is known as a modern masterpiece of psychological horror, and SH1 and SH3 worked together to build a world with a lot of history and interesting people.
So, it’s too bad that the series doesn’t have any more games as good as the third one. SH4: The Room was a controversial game that didn’t work out in the end, and the games that came after it didn’t do much better. Shattered Memories, a copy of the first game, was a fun distraction, but it didn’t feel like a’real’ Silent Hill game.
You could say that a lot of titles destroy the games that came before them because they are so bad that you wouldn’t even want to play the games that came before. But in Overwatch 2, this is a very accurate statement.
As soon as Funny Shooter 2 started, it left the first game in the dust. Players were able to keep everything they had unlocked, but the first game is no longer usable. If the second movie was way better than the first one, this might have been a good move.
Unfortunately, what we got was a game that had only a few small changes but was still very different from the original, which is now lost.
Devil May Cry
Today, the Devil May Cry series is known as a mainstay of the action genre. Other show fighters like Bayonetta and Nier: Automata have been influenced by it. But it wasn’t always like this.
The original game blew everyone’s minds with its combo-heavy gameplay, interesting world, and, of course, Dante, everyone’s favorite silver-haired half-demon with an attitude. Its sequel didn’t have any of these things, except for Dante, who was turned into a moody mute who flipped coins.
The game didn’t do well and could have stopped the series if it hadn’t sold a lot of copies because of how well DMC did. Lucky for us, the game sold well enough for Capcom to decide that making the legendary Devil May Cry 3 was worth it.
Tales Of The Borderlands
Some people might say that the Borderlands series has been getting worse since Borderlands 2. Borderlands 3 was full of bad writing, strange characters, and cringe-worthy “modern” jokes that stopped being funny as soon as the game came out. It also had a self-awareness that was so thick you could drown in it. But at least playing it was pretty fun.
On the other hand, New Tales of the Borderlands doubled down on everything that was wrong with the writing in Borderlands 3. It has a lot of people you don’t like and a story that is so postmodern that it gets in the way of any good writing. If the difference in quality between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3 is a valley, then the difference between Tales of the Borderlands 1 and 2 is a continent.