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23rd Jul '16 3:18:45 PM Ramidel
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* Towards the end of the Adventure game era and the rise of the FPS genre, ''Creator/SierraEntertainment'' attempted to actionize their franchises. It backfired with ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'', which [[FranchiseKiller sold badly enough to sink the franchise.]]

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* Towards the end of the Adventure game era and the rise of the FPS genre, ''Creator/SierraEntertainment'' Creator/{{Sierra}} attempted to actionize their franchises. It backfired with ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'', which [[FranchiseKiller sold badly enough to sink the franchise.]]
23rd Jul '16 3:17:46 PM Ramidel
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** ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' was similarly actionized. However, it was already the conclusion of the series, so its sales didn't matter.

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** ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' was similarly actionized. actionized, being the first game in the series where combat was required for all characters, and all characters being given swords and shields (previously the province of the Fighter and Paladin, who are ''expected'' to solve their problems with swords). However, it was already the conclusion of the series, so its sales didn't matter.it can't be said to be a FranchiseKiller.
29th Jun '16 3:34:37 PM Anddrix
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** ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' made the combat system much faster than the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 first game]] by letting the protagonist fire [[DualWielding weapons and special powers at the same time]], turning [[HackingMinigame the cameras and security bots hack into a reflex based minigame]], and gave the player much more powerful abilities to use against much more dangerous enemies. The game still has a few stealth elements inherited from its predecessor but mostly relies on overpowering your enemies instead of getting past them. Despite the game's BaseBreaker status, this aspect was generally considered an improvement over the original.

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** ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' made the combat system much faster than the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 first game]] by letting the protagonist fire [[DualWielding weapons and special powers at the same time]], turning [[HackingMinigame the cameras and security bots hack into a reflex based minigame]], and gave the player much more powerful abilities to use against much more dangerous enemies. The game still has a few stealth elements inherited from its predecessor but mostly relies on overpowering your enemies instead of getting past them. Despite the game's BaseBreaker ContestedSequel status, this aspect was generally considered an improvement over the original.
23rd Jun '16 5:10:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119332/a-new-home-ii-a-queens-revenge A Queen's Revenge:]] ''Queen Chrysalis shows up and tries to TakeOverTheWorld,'' and ''definitely'' WouldHurtAChild, especially one connected to one of the Element bearers. It's not as dark as the {{Gorn}} fics that follow in the footsteps of ''{{Cupcakes}},'' but compared to the tone of the previous arcs it's like expecting the next episode of ''SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and instead getting one of the movies. However, the fourth and current arc, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128882/a-new-home-iii-the-quest-for-the-lost-locket The Quest for the Lost Locket,]] doesn't continue this progression.

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** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119332/a-new-home-ii-a-queens-revenge A Queen's Revenge:]] ''Queen Chrysalis shows up and tries to TakeOverTheWorld,'' and ''definitely'' WouldHurtAChild, especially one connected to one of the Element bearers. It's not as dark as the {{Gorn}} fics that follow in the footsteps of ''{{Cupcakes}},'' but compared to the tone of the previous arcs it's like expecting the next episode of ''SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and instead getting one of the movies. However, the fourth and current arc, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128882/a-new-home-iii-the-quest-for-the-lost-locket The Quest for the Lost Locket,]] doesn't continue this progression.
16th Jun '16 5:42:00 PM Tightwire
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Tends to happen with horror films. Occasionally, as with ''Film/{{Alien}}'', it's because the director feels the first was perfect and tries to do new things. Other times, it's because anyone who ''[[ActionSurvivor survives]]'' a horror movie [[TookALevelInBadass graduates with a few levels in badass]], and when you put a {{badass}} into a horror movie, it becomes an action movie.

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Tends to happen with horror films. Occasionally, as with ''Film/{{Alien}}'', it's because the director feels the first was perfect and tries to do new things.things - which ironically in Alien's case made it an EvenBetterSequel. Other times, it's because anyone who ''[[ActionSurvivor survives]]'' a horror movie [[TookALevelInBadass graduates with a few levels in badass]], and when you put a {{badass}} into a horror movie, it becomes an action movie.
12th Jun '16 8:04:38 PM babyhenchy1
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* The ''Film/MadMax'' movies progressively added more action with more budget.

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* The ''Film/MadMax'' movies progressively added more action with more budget. ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' in particularly is a nearly non-stop car chase, with almost the entire narrative communicated through its action.
22nd May '16 2:28:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' goes from the run-and-gun shooter, a landmark of the previous games, to a scary, moody, slow horror shooter. ''[[UpdatedRerelease BFG Edition]]'', however, went back to the run-and-gun gameplay of the first two games by giving the player more ammo, changed the lighting to make the game less dark, slightly faster player movement, etc.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' goes went from the run-and-gun shooter, a landmark of the previous games, to a scary, moody, slow horror shooter. In response to criticism about some of the changes, ''[[UpdatedRerelease BFG Edition]]'', however, went Edition]]'' made a slight turn back to the run-and-gun gameplay of the first two games previous entries by giving the player more ammo, changed changing the lighting to make the game less dark, having slightly faster player movement, etc.etc. However, it wouldn't be until ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' that the franchise fully returned to its fast-paced run-and-gun roots.
6th May '16 7:11:19 AM aye_amber
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* ''TheCannonballRun'' was about a group of eccentrics (mostly broad stereotypes) who take part in a cross-country road race. The sequel is about a group of eccentrics who take part in a cross-country road race while a group of inept gangsters attempt to kidnap the race's backer. Although this does have the side effect of making the fight scene near the end seem less tacked on and actually plot-relevant (for what little plot there is).

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* ''TheCannonballRun'' ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' was about a group of eccentrics (mostly broad stereotypes) who take part in a cross-country road race. The sequel is about a group of eccentrics who take part in a cross-country road race while a group of inept gangsters attempt to kidnap the race's backer. Although this does have the side effect of making the fight scene near the end seem less tacked on and actually plot-relevant (for what little plot there is).
29th Apr '16 2:37:29 PM Doug86
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* Though [[StealthSequel not advertised as a sequel]], Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' uses the events of the original book as backstory, with Alice now a young woman who becomes an ActionGirl and slays the Jabberwock.

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* Though [[StealthSequel not advertised as a sequel]], Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' uses the events of the original book as backstory, with Alice now a young woman who becomes an ActionGirl and slays the Jabberwock.
25th Mar '16 3:50:00 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Film/{{UHF}}'' parodies this with a preview for the fake movie ''Film/{{Gandhi}} II''. All of his arguments are now solved by killing his opponents. He likes his steak bloody rare, and the movie title is spelled out [[MoreDakka as he fires a submachine gun across]] a restaurant because [[DisproportionateRetribution someone said "Hey baldy!"]]

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* ''Film/{{UHF}}'' parodies this with a preview for the fake movie ''Film/{{Gandhi}} II''. All of his arguments are now solved by killing his opponents. He likes his steak bloody rare, and the movie title is spelled out [[MoreDakka as he fires a submachine gun across]] a restaurant because [[DisproportionateRetribution someone said "Hey baldy!"]]baldy!"]] The tagline is "No more Mr Passive Resistance!"
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