When a sequel to a cult game is released, it needs to be at least as good as the original. These five sequels fell short of the task.
Bad sequel is a problem that the global industry often faces. Video games are no exception. Often, after the success of their game, developers create a sequel, especially if the project had a plot that can still be developed. More often than not, however, the desire to make more money from your success only leads to horrendous failure. Here are 5 of the worst sequels in history.
Devil may cry 2
When the developers announced a sequel to Devil May Cry, expectations were understandably high. Everyone loved the first game for its innovation and indescribable atmosphere. Initially it was thought that this project would become a clone of Resident Evil, but in the end it turned out to be something new and exciting.
However, the same cannot be said for the sequel. Many of the changes made to Devil May Cry 2 were dubious at best. The first game was notorious for its difficulty, but players really liked this aspect of the game. The sequel has been made simpler to make it more accessible to new players. Dante, the protagonist, also changed his behavior, which was not well received by fans. In addition, other aspects have suffered: the plot, boss battles and level elaboration.
Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within
The release of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within has caused at best controversy, if not complete rejection. Some critics liked many aspects of the title, but loyal fans of the first part did not like the project at all… The original creator of Prince of Persia, who decided to abandon work on the sequel, was particularly loud in his dissatisfaction with the quality of the sequel. Here are some of his negative comments that fans agree with.: darker tones, boring story and some obviously gaudy elements.
The fact that the game was riddled with glitches and bugs didn’t improve its position either. Players faced so many problems playing this title that their frustration only grew.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 disappointed, because it could have been much better if the developers treated their brainchild more carefully. Ultimately, the project became an obvious way to weld, created mainly for to capitalize on the success of the first part. Although in many cases this did not become a problem, this time making something out of nothing worked.
The game felt incredibly assertive and repetitive – as if it had been made just so that the series would have some kind of continuation. It lacked the uniqueness and inspiration of the first part, and added nothing to the overall story.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a great example of a game with a fantastic look and content so unattractive that it’s impossible to miss. While the gameplay mirrored the fantastic gameplay and walkthrough elements that made the first game so good, there were problems with the plot. The game’s story, characters, and overall narrative flow felt so bland and dark that the project deserved a mention in the discussion of the worst sequels of all time.
In addition to the terrible plot, the presence of errors and bugs in a game so heavily dependent on the gameplay only adds to the negative. In the end, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst has managed to become a beautiful title that is so terribly uninteresting and inconvenient to play.
Duke nukem forever
Duke Nukem Forever is the final installment in a series of games that has been out for over two decades. While earlier projects have received well-deserved positive reviews for the fun gameplay and good use of the strengths of their genre, this part was so bad that it ended the series forever.
Some of the players ended up loving the title because it was “so bad it was good.” But that doesn’t negate the fact that the game is littered with many non-gameplay issues. The story was mediocre at best. The fight turned out to be incredibly awkward and choppy. And the humor of the game is so outdated and disgusting that absolutely no one liked it.
However, not all sequels have been that bad. Here are 5 of the best sequels of the cult games that did not shame the honor of the original. Recommended reading in order to restore mental health!