7 Video Game Sequels That Couldn’t Possibly Live Up To The Hype
We are all guilty of having expectations for things that are perhaps too great. For instance, I always expected my son would end up going to Yale school of Management, but instead he continues to not exist. Such a disappointment. Video games are very similar (except I don’t live in fear of one day accidentally giving a lady a video game). If you change too much, people complain, and if you change too, little people will complain. Also, if your game stinks people will complain (in that case fair enough). So what games didn’t meet our expectations? I’m glad you asked, sinister voice in my head! Here now are 7 Video Game Sequels that Couldn’t Possibly Live Up to the Hype:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Uncharted 3 had the bad luck of trying to top a game that managed to top a game that seemed like it would be an impossible game to top. This would be like trying to top Inception by having a dream-with-in-a-dream with-in-a-dream with-in-a-dream with-in-a-dream. Wait a second… someone get me Christopher Nolan on the phone!
Super Mario Bros 2
Look, this is a fun game, but it's not the total mind-blower that the original Super Mario Bros was. Yeah, Peach could float and Luigi had his crazy legs flying all over the place during jumps, but eventually you get tired of digging up root vegetables to throw at hooded/gas masked (terrorists?!) bad guys. Of course, while this sequel may not have been as good as the original, the sequel to Mario 2 is one of the greatest games ever.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
Oh man, this game Knight of the Old Republic! We'd better pump out a sequel as fast as possible that was also developed by a totally different team then the original and FAAAAAAART!!!!!!
Mass Effect 3
I haven't played it yet, so don't spoil it for me. I have heard that the ending is greatHAHA just joking. People hated the ending to this so much that Bioware is thinking about changing it, and it also had same day DLC and multiplayer you had to play to get the best ending. People got so hung up on that stuff there was no way the actual quality of the gameplay would get a fair shake at things.
Even though this is a board game, I'm including it because it's a game and you watched a video to play it, so it counts. We all loved being screamed at by the Gatekeeper ("TOO CLOSE!!!!) the first time around, but by the time the second game introduced us to Baron Samedi, it was starting to get a little old. By the third and fourth installments, it had gotten REALLY old.
Despite being programmed by a monkey wielding a hammer that was drinking twelve cups of coffee a day, this sequel never managed to match the level of broken, unplayableness as the original.
Pong 2: Still Pongin’
The paddles were bigger, the ball was faster, and the breasts were also bigger!
Despite their best intentions, who in your life has failed to live up expectations? Let us know in the comments/your therapy sessions!