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2nd Mar '17 3:58:08 PM eroock
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-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''

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-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' -->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''
28th Jan '17 6:24:57 PM veronchung27
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]]; On the other hand, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' had a mixture of plot points from all over the series wrapped in a revenge plot, and the story is considered by some fans to be lacking in narrative focus.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four.clear. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]]; On the other hand, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' had a mixture of plot points from all over the series wrapped in a revenge plot, and the story is considered by some fans to be lacking in narrative focus.
28th Jan '17 9:18:14 AM veronchung27
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]]; On the other hand, VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain had a mixture of plot points from all over the series wrapped in a revenge plot, and the story is considered by some fans to be lacking in narrative focus.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]]; On the other hand, VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' had a mixture of plot points from all over the series wrapped in a revenge plot, and the story is considered by some fans to be lacking in narrative focus.
28th Jan '17 9:15:54 AM veronchung27
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]].

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', and (to a slightly lesser extent) ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' have extremely, extremely similar plots, events and setpieces, with only the names/justification changed (although the similarity between ''[=MGS1=]'' and ''[=MGS2=]'' is lampshaded/deconstructed by the story). ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' have suspiciously similar plots to each other as well, although it's not as clear as with the first four. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had its own plot, and, coincidentally or otherwise, it's [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks more often than the others considered by fans to be really incoherent and bad]].bad]]; On the other hand, VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain had a mixture of plot points from all over the series wrapped in a revenge plot, and the story is considered by some fans to be lacking in narrative focus.
25th Jan '17 1:05:19 PM Reymma
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Compare SpiritualSuccessor, which is more angled toward sequels than rehashing. See also {{Expy}}, StrictlyFormula, RecycledPremise, and RecycledScript. Also see BetterByADifferentName and its more vitriolic sibling TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, both of which are about people thinking a creator has done this to someone else's work.

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Compare SpiritualSuccessor, which is more angled toward sequels than rehashing.continues on the same themes without rehashing the story. See also {{Expy}}, StrictlyFormula, RecycledPremise, and RecycledScript. Also see BetterByADifferentName and its more vitriolic sibling TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, both of which are about people thinking a creator has done this to someone else's work.
21st Jan '17 6:19:18 PM eowynjedi
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* The 1940 ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' short story "Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny" reads like a prototype for Forester's later novel ''Lieutenant Hornblower''. Junior lieutenant Hornblower is faced with a tyrannical captain, a mutiny, a victorious action on a Spanish target which distracts from the mutinous atmosphere, and the captain being permanently incapacitated by one of his victims. In the short story, Captain Courtney is shot by abused seaman Fletcher; Hornblower is the only one to see and doesn't intervene, nor does he ever tell. He ends as the first lieutenant of the ship. The book expands on the abuses a captain could inflict unchecked and makes Captain Sawyer's incapacitating fall a mystery: pushed by abused Midshipman Wellard, Hornblower himself, or a real accident. Hornblower claims it's the last which he did not personally witness. The action is against a Spanish fort and the captain dies in a prisoner uprising. Hornblower ends the book with a promotion to commander[[note]]though it has to happen twice thanks to the Peace of Amiens[[/note]].
5th Jan '17 5:48:30 AM Silverblade2
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* A lot of movies in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon have direct-to-video sequels with storylines that boil down to rehashes of their predecessors.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* A lot of movies in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon have direct-to-video sequels with storylines that boil down to rehashes of their predecessors.
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29th Dec '16 10:39:38 PM Wuz
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* ''Anime/SummerWars'' is almost a ShotForShotRemake of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure: Our War Game'' at times, albeit with a lot of AdaptationExpansion. The two films were both directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

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* ''Anime/SummerWars'' is almost a ShotForShotRemake of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure: Our War Game'' at times, albeit with a lot of AdaptationExpansion. The two films were both directed by Mamoru Hosoda.Creator/MamoruHosoda.
27th Nov '16 5:57:53 AM Truffle
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is essentially ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[RecycledInSpace in Africa!]] Both games have glaringly similar plots, with the only difference being the setting and characters. In RE 4, Leon is ambushed at the start of the game and has to hold out until the church bell rings. In RE 5, Chris is ambushed at the start of the game, and has to hold out until the chopper arrives. The helicopter pilot, who is friendly with the protagonists, ends up dying when his copter explodes. The same enemies appear under different names. Leon is reunited with Ada, who is working for the enemy. Chris is reunited with Jill, who is working for the enemy, and the basic premise involves one man trying to spread the virus to the whole world by targeting impoverished, rural villages as guinea pigs for his experiment.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is essentially ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[RecycledInSpace in Africa!]] Both games have glaringly similar plots, with the only difference being the setting and characters. In RE 4, Leon is ambushed at the start of the game and has to hold out until the church bell rings. In RE 5, Chris is ambushed at the start of the game, game and has to hold out until the chopper arrives. The helicopter pilot, who is friendly with the protagonists, pilot ends up dying when his copter explodes.in both instances. The same enemies appear under different names. Leon is reunited with Ada, who is working for the enemy. Chris is reunited with Jill, who is working for the enemy, and the basic premise involves one man trying to spread the virus to the whole world by targeting impoverished, rural villages as guinea pigs for his experiment.
27th Nov '16 5:56:30 AM Truffle
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is essentially ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[RecycledInSpace in Africa!]] Both games have glaringly similar plots, with the only difference being the setting and characters. In RE 4, Leon is ambushed at the start of the game and has to hold out until the church bell rings. In RE 5, Chris is ambushed at the start of the game, and has to hold out until the chopper arrives. The helicopter pilot, who is friendly with the protagonists, ends up dying when his copter explodes. The same enemies appear under different names. Leon is reunited with Ada, who is working for the enemy. Chris is reunited with Jill, who is working for the enemy, and the basic premise also involves one man trying to spread the virus to the whole world by targeting impoverished, foreign villages as guinea pigs for their experiment.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is essentially ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[RecycledInSpace in Africa!]] Both games have glaringly similar plots, with the only difference being the setting and characters. In RE 4, Leon is ambushed at the start of the game and has to hold out until the church bell rings. In RE 5, Chris is ambushed at the start of the game, and has to hold out until the chopper arrives. The helicopter pilot, who is friendly with the protagonists, ends up dying when his copter explodes. The same enemies appear under different names. Leon is reunited with Ada, who is working for the enemy. Chris is reunited with Jill, who is working for the enemy, and the basic premise also involves one man trying to spread the virus to the whole world by targeting impoverished, foreign rural villages as guinea pigs for their his experiment.
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