1 > 2 > 3. Is there any series other than Crackdown that satisfies these conditions?

1 > 2 > 3
Is there any series other than Crackdown that satisfies these conditions? A series where every iteration strays further and further from what made the original vision good?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Starfox

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Starfox 2
      >Worse than Starfox

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Metroid Prime

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      To reiterate Prime 2 is by no means bad, it tried to experiment with things. Some things worked, others didn't. It didn't really try to build upon what made the original good, however. And then there's Prime 3 which basically just tried way too hard to be Halo.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fear?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      F.E.A.R? 2 is shit and 3 is dogshit

      F.E.A.R. without a doubt. It's an impressive march of a developer having no earthly idea what made the first game good which leads me to believe that the first game was a mistake.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        extraction point wasn't developed by monolith

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          no it was not but it's still a neat screenshot

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah for sure man

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What went wrong with the later games? I know FEAR is lauded for being perhaps the best use of bullet time in an FPS, having excellent AI and managing to convey a spooky atmosphere even if it relied on jumpscares. Surely just more of the same with better tech couldn't be worse. Also I just remembered:
        >Crysis
        I know the first game was essentially a Crytek tech demo, but that's what made it so impressive. Making 2 and 3 for consoles first was retarded, but I guess Far Cry had taken over as the engine showcase.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of things in slow and sad decline, where to begin? The original FEAR was a pretty big tech game with really impressive approaches to lighting, effects, AI, and physics. The sequels fell out of this quality approach to kind of just quickly release the games. FEAR 2 replaced the combat model with cover mechanics, focused the plot more on Alma (and it gets pretty fucking ludicrous), added mech sections, the horror elements were more forced and actiony rather than having any buildup, and generally felt like a generic late 2000's shooter. F3AR was a complete disaster that was thankfully only 3 hours long, having abandoned all the mechanics that made the first game successful and replacing it with a co-op mode.

          As for horror elements, it has the same issue the later Silent Hill games have in that it buys into its own bullshit too much and loses any sense of mystique or nuance. FEAR 2 did have the school that everyone loves but that was a 15 minute segment in a 7 hour game. F3AR has very few redeeming qualities.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if they had released fear 2 as its own game, it wouldve been alright. the problem is that it was a sequel to fear, one of the best shooters ever. you cant ride on those coattails and release something so painfully average

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this scene gave me fucking nightmares as a kid. i did not expect them to kill holiday, especially not like that. last of us 2 has nothing on brutalizing a main character from the first game

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mass Effect

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fable.
    Tes

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dark Souls

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. 2 and 3 were progressively more linear and action focused when what was good about 1 was the exploration and sense of discovery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry DSIIshitter, 3's still better.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quake

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Quake better than Quake 2
      I will slap your fucking mouth

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    F.E.A.R? 2 is shit and 3 is dogshit

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diablo, the sequels lost the methodical gameplay and atmosphere.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arguably Spyro, but I'd say it's really more 1=2>3. Spyro 3 still rocks, although it absolutely strays from the tight, focused gameplay of the first title and is a bit worse off for it, in my opinion.

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