Is is not amazing how vastly different Movie, and Game sequels are from each other in terms of quality whereas I movie sequel will usually be a horrible unspeakable abomination of mankind(oh HI Jaws Revenge), and game sequels usually turn out to be some of the best the industry has to offer?(With the exception of Deus Ex 2, but we must not speak of such madness!)
Anyway my point being..... wait, never mind I kinda forgot I didn't really have one. Oh well, here's my list of the top ten best video game sequels!... that are number 2's
*note: forgive me for any horrible and or atrocious spelling, or grammar errors, I'm too poor to afford an editor :(*
10. Killzone 2: How appropriate that I add this game weeks before it's sequel comes out. I'm sure not many of you are actually Killzone fans, but I added this game to the list for two reasons. One, because of how much of an improvement it was over its broken predecessor, and two, because of how fantastic the multiplayer was. Seriously, I wish this game had become more popular in comparison to Call of Duty; A game I'm sick to death of playing, but keep playing cause my friends are incredibly Stupi... I mean "close minded"
9. Assassins Creed II: Another game that way out did it's predecessor Aye? Well yes, but remember my comment above about how game sequels usually are much bigger improvements over the originals? Anyways Assassins Creed II is everything Assassins Creed I wanted to be, and so much more. It was big, but not overwhelming. The freedom you had over what you could do helped the game be ever so immersive, and the story if a little hard to follow developed some really interesting characters. Overall it was an incredible well put together game
8. Super Mario Galaxy 2: What more could you ask of a games sequel than to make that which was an already amazing game slightly more amazing Plus one Yoshi! Need I say more?
7. Sonic 2: I could easily do what I did for the Super Mario Galaxy listing, but change the equation plus a tails, but then I'd lose all credibility(heh, like I had any *twitch*) But I like to pretend I'm not that lazy, and most certainly not rambling on to pad out space for the number Seven listing. Oh right, Sonic 2. It's a great game, and a great game sequel(and with the utmost enthusiasm) yay!
6. Half Life 2: So basically yea I kinda skimped out on the last two on the list out of being unable to really talk about them, and mostly cause I wanted to rush to the games I really wanted to talk about like this one here, which is half life(just in case you didn't read the beginning of this listy) Half Life 2 is the second game sequel on this list(AssCreed2 being first) that really pushed how far the concept of the original could go, and added so much to the formula that it became an entirely new beast all together. It was also a breath of fresh air for the fps market that was dominated by Halo, and WWII shooters at the time being that A, it's story wasn't piss in a septic tank, and B, it was a far more mechanical game than other fps games being that you had to worry about physics, and use to use them to your advantage.
5. Age of Empires II: I hate to put a personal favorite on here, but fans of this game(of there are any by this day of age) understand how amazing this game was It could easily compete with any modern day RTS game both in accessibility, and creatively. It's map editor was amazing much like how star crafts was, but what I enjoyed about it was to mod the games engine(The gen 2 engine if I'm not mistaken) I actually managed to make some amazing maps in the game as well, but seeing how there isn't an online community to share them with I basically wasted my time making them. Eh :/, now I feel depressed...
4.Star craft II: ... oh wait this is a new game with a huge online community for me to share my projects of wasted time on! Yes this game everything that makes an RTS Great, it's keeps the general feel of older rts games, and puts it inside of this deep shell of varied tactical gameplay, and slick HD visuals. This is the benchmark at where I stake all rts games to, and how I judge what games a good one compared to a bad rts game. Sort of like a citizen Kane of RTS games for me. Sure that might sound horrible but, understand that I highly dislike most modern RTS games like warham, you know what nevermind I don't feel like pissing off a lot of people.
3. Mass Effect 2: The original Mass Effect is one of those games that helped to evolve video games on a deep narrative level, and stands in my book as one of the prime example of a video game being art. What Mass Effect 2 does is expand on that. What else it does that I find so amazing as a sequel has to do with both the save data from the first game, and how it ties the games two stories together. What it essentially did was the equivalent of a book taking your personal experience from it, and implemented that experience into it's next installment. If that's not an amazing thing for an already amazing sequel to do I don't know what is.
2. Red Dead Redemption: Talk about one hell of a redemption. Didn't anyone play the original Red Dead revolver? It sucked. Heck Red Dead Redemption didn't just Redeem the first game. It over shadowed it to the point the darkness by its shadow damn near erased it into nothing. I'm being too hard on the first game though. It was still a sloppy game with a good following of fans, but what I'm trying to get across is that Red Dead Redemption worked far better as a sequel than Red Dead Revolver worked as a game, and as a game Red Dead Redemption was competitor for game of the year last year up with Mass Effect 2.
1. Uncharted 2: So what do you do when making a sequel to a game that was a good, but short 7 hour game with zero replay value? Well Naughtydog answers that question by making the definitive game of the Year of 2009. Seriously no game in 2009 could touch this masterpiece. There no almost no game that comes together as well as Uncharted 2 did. It was relentlessly paced, and brilliantly designed with absolutely perfect third person shooter mechanics that blended perfectly with the platforming gameplay. One could argue Uncharted 2 took a lot from other games via the cover system from gears, and perks from CoD, story ripped from romancing the stone, but it still blends all these pieces together into a shining gem. Sort of like a jack of all trade master of all! Oh, and that whole story thing I mentioned. Yes it's not that original, but it's so well written with this great cast of people that it still seems fresh, and endlessly entertaining. So as a sequel I guess it did... kinda good.
Ok that was therapeutic for insomniac riddled brain. I do enjoy writing about crap people enjoy complaining about, and I'm sure my list will be the bud of controversy, and hate mail I expect from any top ten list. And I'm sure I'll be blighted for not including Halo 2 in the list cause it's a sequel to a game that I think is kinda popular in certain circles, and hated for almost ripping on the Warhammer franchise. Well that's kind of arrogant I do doubt this will get much readers seeing as most forum readers aren't will to read anything past 5 sentences, and just write out TL;DR, and leave. Ohh well, wasted words. For those that actually read this Topic I hoped you enjoyed, or at least found it amusing seeing as I spent most of my time padding out this list with horrible jokes, and relentless hyperbole 0_o