History EvenBetterSequel / VideoGames

3rd Jan '17 10:50:35 AM MyFinalEdits
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* While the original ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is an iconic game in many ways, introducing the genre to the concept of {{Power Up}}s and using a "upgrade your ship in whatever order you want, as long as you have enough powerup items to do it" power meter system, ''Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou'' is well-regarded due to its improved sound quality, greater stage variety, and a choice of four different weapon schemes.
3rd Jan '17 3:24:34 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* While the original ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is an iconic game in many ways, introducing the genre to the concept of {{Power Up}}s and using a "upgrade your ship in whatever order you want, as long as you have enough powerup items to do it" power meter system, ''Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou'' is well-regarded due to its improved sound quality, greater stage variety, and a choice of four different weapon schemes.
3rd Jan '17 3:21:57 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* While each ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' game is, for the most part, better than the last in terms of features and making the songlist bigger, ''beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro'' is seen as a major turning point for the series in terms of quality-of-life features, with crystal-clear 720p video, heavily-revamped options menus, a standardized 4:3 aspect ratio for new videos rather than the oddly-shaped video window of past versions, and improved Hi-Speed functionality (making the Hi-Speed setting a direct multiplier and allowing it to be fine-tuned to up to two decimal places) that lets you play at pretty much any combination of scroll speed and lane coverage that you want. ''beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA'' would one-up this by allowing the player to change between Single Play and Double Play between stages in Standard and Free modes, rather than locking the player into either for the duration of their credit.
19th Dec '16 6:08:27 PM X2X
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* Say what you will about the [[{{Squick}} bisexual knife-throwing Romanian vampire]] and [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent the protagonist bait-and-switch]] and [[RomanticPlotTumor said protagonist's relationship with his girlfriend]] and [[GainaxEnding that ENDING]], but from a purely Tactical Espionage Action standpoint, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' absolutely trumped [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid its]] predecessor in every single category. It had ridiculously upgraded graphics, tons of new weapons including the nonlethal M9 tranquilizer gun for those who wanted a hardcore StealthRun, a much more realistic damage system, first-person aiming for more precise gunplay, the ability to hold up enemy soldiers for items, vastly improved AI, and much-needed variety in the game's escort and sniping missions. While ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' later proved to be superior titles, they were really just perfecting the huge number of beneficial changes that ''[=MGS2=]'' made to the series.

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* Say what you will about the [[{{Squick}} bisexual knife-throwing Romanian vampire]] and [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent the protagonist bait-and-switch]] and [[RomanticPlotTumor said protagonist's relationship with his girlfriend]] and [[GainaxEnding that ENDING]], but from a purely Tactical Espionage Action standpoint, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' absolutely trumped [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid its]] predecessor in every single category. It had ridiculously upgraded graphics, tons of new weapons including the nonlethal M9 tranquilizer gun for those who wanted a hardcore StealthRun, a much more realistic damage system, first-person aiming for more precise gunplay, the ability to hold up enemy soldiers for items, vastly improved AI, A.I., and much-needed variety in the game's escort and sniping missions. While ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' later proved to be superior titles, they were really just perfecting the huge number of beneficial changes that ''[=MGS2=]'' made to the series.
19th Dec '16 6:07:33 PM X2X
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* Say what you will about the [[{{Squick}} bisexual knife-throwing Romanian vampire]] and [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent the protagonist bait-and-switch]] and [[RomanticPlotTumor said protagonist's relationship with his girlfriend]] and [[GainaxEnding that ENDING]], but from a purely Tactical Espionage Action standpoint, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' absolutely trumped its predecessor in every single category. It had ridiculously upgraded graphics, tons of new weapons including the nonlethal M9 tranquilizer gun for those who wanted a hardcore StealthRun, a much more realistic damage system, first-person aiming for more precise gunplay, the ability to hold up enemy soldiers for items, vastly improved AI, and much-needed variety in the game's escort and sniping missions. While [=MGS3=] and 4 later proved to be superior titles, they were really just perfecting the huge number of beneficial changes that [=MGS2=] made to the series.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' was an improvement over the original, but was [[NoExportForYou never released in the US for fifteen years]] and was far from perfect. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' followed it up with a grand epic story, becoming the KillerApp for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and [[GenreTurningPoint was really the first game that felt like playing a movie, as well as showing that stories in action games could be far more than just an]] ExcusePlot.

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* Say what you will about the [[{{Squick}} bisexual knife-throwing Romanian vampire]] and [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent the protagonist bait-and-switch]] and [[RomanticPlotTumor said protagonist's relationship with his girlfriend]] and [[GainaxEnding that ENDING]], but from a purely Tactical Espionage Action standpoint, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' absolutely trumped its [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid its]] predecessor in every single category. It had ridiculously upgraded graphics, tons of new weapons including the nonlethal M9 tranquilizer gun for those who wanted a hardcore StealthRun, a much more realistic damage system, first-person aiming for more precise gunplay, the ability to hold up enemy soldiers for items, vastly improved AI, and much-needed variety in the game's escort and sniping missions. While [=MGS3=] ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and 4 ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' later proved to be superior titles, they were really just perfecting the huge number of beneficial changes that [=MGS2=] ''[=MGS2=]'' made to the series.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' was an improvement over [[VideoGame/MetalGear1 the original, original]], but was [[NoExportForYou never released in the US for fifteen years]] and was far from perfect. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' followed it up with a grand epic story, becoming the KillerApp for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and [[GenreTurningPoint was really the first game that felt like playing a movie, as well as showing that stories in action games could be far more than just an]] ExcusePlot.
19th Dec '16 7:15:08 AM MegaMarioMan
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' was an already-decent Mario platformer on the Game Boy, but ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'' was even better, getting better review scores, having more levels, more interesting enemies and bosses and far better graphics and music. ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' (''Super Mario Land 3'') might be even better than that, getting some reviews of the Virtual Console version saying it's even better than the games starring Mario.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' was an already-decent Mario platformer on the Game Boy, but ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'' was even better, getting better review scores, having more levels, more interesting enemies and bosses and far better graphics and music. ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' (''Super Mario Land 3'') might be even better than that, getting some reviews of the Virtual Console version saying it's even better than the games starring Mario.
17th Dec '16 9:04:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall Z: The Legacy of Goku II'' was a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to the first game. (You can move diagonally! The {{Kamehame|hadoken}}ha extends a reasonable distance! Multiple characters, which means you don't ''completely skip'' the parts of the plot that Goku was absent from!) The sequel, ''Buu's Fury'', was built on the same engine and polished it even further. (You can block! More than three of the special moves are actually viable! The transformation system is significantly improved! There's equipment and shops!)

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall Z: The Legacy of Goku II'' was a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to the first game. (You game (you can move diagonally! The diagonally, the {{Kamehame|hadoken}}ha extends a reasonable distance! Multiple characters, which means distance, and there are multiple characters so you don't ''completely skip'' the parts of the plot that Goku was absent from!) from in canon). The sequel, ''Buu's Fury'', was built on the same engine and polished it even further. (You further (you can block! More block, more than three of the special moves are actually viable! The viable, the transformation system is significantly improved! There's improved, and there's equipment and shops!)shops).
17th Dec '16 11:54:38 AM billybobfred
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall Z: The Legacy of Goku II'' was a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to the first game. (You can move diagonally! The {{Kamehame|hadoken}}ha extends a reasonable distance! Multiple characters, which means you don't ''completely skip'' the parts of the plot that Goku was absent from!) The sequel, ''Buu's Fury'', was built on the same engine and polished it even further. (You can block! More than three of the special moves are actually viable! The transformation system is significantly improved! There's equipment and shops!)
4th Dec '16 5:37:00 PM Macecurb
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* The original ''VideoGame/TitanFall'' reviewed well, but was generally considered a somewhat lackluster shooter. [[VideoGame/TitanFall2 The sequel]], on the other hand, is generally considered to be much improved over the original, [[AcclaimedFlop but suffered from very poor early sales]].
2nd Dec '16 4:30:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/PacMan: Championship Edition'' received positive reviews, praising the successful reimagination of the franchise. ''VideoGame/PacMan: Championship Edition DX'' received even more positive reviews. Eating a ''train of 30 ghosts'' for a massive score jump, anyone?
** How could the original ''VideoGame/PacMan'' get even more addictive? How about randomized mazes, ghosts with unique movement patterns, and more power-ups? Slap a bow on it and you've got ''Ms. PacMan''.

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** ''[=PacMan=]:
Championship Edition'' received positive reviews, praising the successful reimagination of the franchise. ''VideoGame/PacMan: ''[=PacMan=]: Championship Edition DX'' received even more positive reviews. Eating a ''train of 30 ghosts'' for a massive score jump, anyone?
** How could the original ''VideoGame/PacMan'' ''[=PacMan=]'' get even more addictive? How about randomized mazes, ghosts with unique movement patterns, and more power-ups? Slap a bow on it and you've got ''Ms. PacMan''.[=PacMan=]''.



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. Even deeper insight to the character's pasts, have the most epic plot of any of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games with the added novelty of playing as Mia and [[spoiler: even the chance to play as Edgeworth in the last case]].
** ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'', the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only sequel]] to ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', hits hard and fast with its first case (deliberately trying to set up a "final case" feel to open the game) and then delves into a massive conspiracy that has infected the highest echelons of not just the Prosecutor's Office but an entire nation's government.
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