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11th Feb '17 3:07:02 PM Kelothan
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** The ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series is filled to the brim with this trope. Every sequel has had a few new gimmicks and mini games to stand out from the game before it, but eventually, the games started to rehash older mini games/boards/gimmicks with a slight tweak to them. Fan favorite Donkey Kong was quickly shunted to the side as an NPC after being a playable character in a few games and has even completely vanished from some of the party games as well. Other characters kept coming and going like a revolving door; characters like Toad and Blooper would appear in only one or two games while others like Birdo and Dry Bones only appeared in certain other games. Since the party games kept being released every year or every other year, fans started to notice just how stale the series was getting, which may explain why ''Mario Party 9'' came out four years after the eighth party and revamped the basics of the game. It was poorly received by the fanbase, viewed as neither interesting ''nor'' fun.

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** The ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series is filled to the brim with this trope. Every sequel has had a few new gimmicks and mini games to stand out from the game before it, but eventually, the games started to rehash older mini games/boards/gimmicks with a slight tweak to them. Fan favorite Donkey Kong was quickly shunted to the side as an NPC after being a playable character in a few games and has even completely vanished from some of the party games as well. Other characters kept coming and going like a revolving door; characters like Toad and Blooper would appear in only one or two games while others like Birdo and Dry Bones only appeared in certain other games. Since the party games kept being released every year or every other year, fans started to notice just how stale the series was getting, which may explain why ''Mario Party 9'' came out four years after the eighth party and revamped the basics of the game. It was poorly received by the fanbase, viewed as neither interesting ''nor'' fun.unique. That being said, even detractors preferred it over ''10'', thanks to Bowser Mode being weighed ''heavily'' in Bowser's favor, to the point where it's almost impossible for the other players to win.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' is this to [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the original]]. Fans of the original show dislike the newer villains for lacking the quality of the original show while pushing them out of the spotlight, the {{Flanderization}} of the girls and their voice change, the wonky animation, and weak plots among other reasons. Unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', this show doesn't have the benefit of being a follow-up show, it's a direct continuation. It wasn't ''nearly'' as popular with it target audience as Teen Titans Go.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' is this to [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the original]]. Fans of the original show dislike the newer villains for lacking the quality of the original show while pushing them out of the spotlight, the {{Flanderization}} of the girls and their voice change, the wonky animation, and weak plots among other reasons. Unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', this show doesn't have the benefit of being a follow-up show, it's a direct continuation. It wasn't ''nearly'' as popular with it target audience as Teen Titans Go.Go, and is now currently in an indefinite hiatus.
9th Feb '17 3:20:00 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is widely seen as one of the best ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' stories in history. ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is at best polarizing, mostly due to CharacterDerailment of non-Batman characters, Batman himself being a bit of a JerkSue, some serious {{Author Tract}}s, and [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodLineArt shockingly bad color work.]] Its prequel, the clunkily-titled ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', is generally regarded as SoBadItsGood. Its sequel ''ComicBook/DarkKnightIIITheMasterRace'' was [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel well-received]] due to it primarily written by Creator/BrianAzarello than Creator/FrankMiller himself.

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is widely seen as one of the best ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' stories in history. ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is at best polarizing, mostly due to CharacterDerailment of non-Batman characters, Batman himself being a bit of a JerkSue, some serious {{Author Tract}}s, and [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodLineArt shockingly bad color work.]] Its prequel, the clunkily-titled ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', is generally regarded as SoBadItsGood. Its sequel ''ComicBook/DarkKnightIIITheMasterRace'' was [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel well-received]] due to it primarily written by Creator/BrianAzarello Creator/BrianAzzarello than Creator/FrankMiller himself.
9th Feb '17 3:19:01 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is widely seen as one of the best ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' stories in history. ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is at best polarizing, mostly due to CharacterDerailment of non-Batman characters, Batman himself being a bit of a JerkSue, some serious {{Author Tract}}s, and [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodLineArt shockingly bad color work.]] Its prequel, the clunkily-titled ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', is generally regarded as SoBadItsGood.
* ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', also by Creator/FrankMiller, is considered to be the definitive Batman origin story. By contrast, most people are barely aware that there ever was a ''Year Two'', considered SoOkayItsAverage at best. It really only comes up in discussions of how it inspired the much better-regarded ''Film/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm''. ''Year Three'' is so obscure that it's never even been collected.

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' is widely seen as one of the best ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' stories in history. ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is at best polarizing, mostly due to CharacterDerailment of non-Batman characters, Batman himself being a bit of a JerkSue, some serious {{Author Tract}}s, and [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodLineArt shockingly bad color work.]] Its prequel, the clunkily-titled ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', is generally regarded as SoBadItsGood.
SoBadItsGood. Its sequel ''ComicBook/DarkKnightIIITheMasterRace'' was [[SuprisinglyImprovedSequel well-received]] due to it primarily written by Creator/BrianAzarello than Creator/FrankMiller himself.
* ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', also by Creator/FrankMiller, Miller, is considered to be the definitive Batman origin story. By contrast, most people are barely aware that there ever was a ''Year Two'', considered SoOkayItsAverage at best. It really only comes up in discussions of how it inspired the much better-regarded ''Film/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm''. ''Year Three'' is so obscure that it's never even been collected.
9th Feb '17 3:15:00 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' is a well-regarded yearlong series that took place after ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', while its follow-up ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' isn't due to it being responsible for the controversial FaceHeelTurn of Mary Marvel and other wide-sweeping character changes. This is not helped by the fact that Creator/DanDiDio once said that ''Countdown'' was ''52'' done right before it hit the shelves and due to its {{Padding}} structure.
8th Feb '17 11:40:43 AM AlanPalgut
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* ''US Marshals'' was less enthusiastically received by critics and audiences than ''Film/TheFugitive'', the film to which it is a sequel
8th Feb '17 10:46:36 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound 2'' is hated as well, due to being almost completely InNameOnly, and the entire thing is accused of being a case of TastesLikeDiabetes. This is one of the last DirectToVideo sequels to the canon produced; John Lasseter was already back at the studio full-time and had cancelled all sequel projects apart from ones that were already in production such as this one by the time it hit store shelves.

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** ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound 2'' is hated as well, due to being almost completely InNameOnly, and the entire thing is accused of being a case of TastesLikeDiabetes. This is one of the last DirectToVideo sequels to the canon produced; John Lasseter was already back at the studio full-time and had cancelled all sequel projects apart from ones that were already in production such as this one by the time it hit store shelves.produced.
8th Feb '17 10:44:52 AM dsneybuf
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* Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s run of DirectToVideo sequels from 1994 to 2007 made this inevitable. After ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' enjoyed reasonable success and kicked off the well-written ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', it opened the floodgates. While not all of their sequels were disasters, there were far more poor and mediocre sequels than you should expect from their franchises. More specifically...

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* Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s run of DirectToVideo sequels from 1994 to 2007 2008 made this inevitable. After ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' enjoyed reasonable success and kicked off the well-written ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', it opened the floodgates. After John Lasseter became Chief Creative Officer of the Walt Disney Animation Studios, he unplugged any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board[[note]]including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell[[/note]], and only allowed films that were already in production (such as ''Cinderella III'' and ''The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning'') to continue; the latter is the last of Disney's 14-year slate of DTV sequels. While not all of their sequels them were disasters, there were far more poor and mediocre sequels than you should expect from their franchises. More specifically...



** One of the conditions Creator/{{Pixar}} put when they joined with Disney was that they wouldn't be [[ExecutiveMeddling required]] to make sequels. In fact, because one of the parts of the merger was putting Pixar's people in charge of Disney's animation studio, one of the first things they did was halted production of Disney's own ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', shutting down the studio that was making it (which got labeled as Pixaren't) and then they began working on the title in-house. Pixar CCO John Lasseter also halted the sequel craze for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, unplugging any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board[[note]]including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell[[/note]], and only allowing films that were already in production such as ''Cinderella III'' and ''The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning'' to continue; the latter is the last of Disney's 14-year slate of DirectToVideo sequels. Consequently, both ''Toy Story 3'' and the entire ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy have been lauded as cinema classics. They did, however, make a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', widely considered [[RedHeadedStepchild one of their worst movies]], resulting in what is widely considered their worst movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and shattered their nearly spotless artistic reputation. The 2013 prequel to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', called ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', didn't help matters, despite several good reviews. As of this writing, the only Pixar sequel outside of the ''Toy Story'' series to get a near-unanimously positive reception is ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.

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** One of the conditions Creator/{{Pixar}} put when they joined with Disney was that they wouldn't be [[ExecutiveMeddling required]] to make sequels. In fact, because one of the parts of the merger was putting Pixar's people in charge of Disney's animation studio, one of the first things they did was halted production of Disney's own ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', shutting down the studio that was making it (which got labeled as Pixaren't) and then they began working on the title in-house. Pixar CCO John Lasseter also halted the sequel craze for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, unplugging any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board[[note]]including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell[[/note]], and only allowing films that were already in production such as ''Cinderella III'' and ''The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning'' to continue; the latter is the last of Disney's 14-year slate of DirectToVideo sequels. Consequently, both ''Toy Story 3'' and the entire ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy have been lauded as cinema classics. They did, however, make a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', widely considered [[RedHeadedStepchild one of their worst movies]], resulting in what is widely considered their worst movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and shattered their nearly spotless artistic reputation. The 2013 prequel to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', called ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', didn't help matters, despite several good reviews. As of this writing, the only Pixar sequel outside of the ''Toy Story'' series to get a near-unanimously positive reception is ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
8th Feb '17 10:41:35 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' is again, accused of reusing the first film's ideas only telling the story in reverse (a human character wanting to become a mermaid) with a few new characters thrown in. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII A prequel to the first one]] was also created, and it was the last installment released; John Lasseter allowed it to be made because it started production before his return, while he unplugged any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board, including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell..

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' is again, accused of reusing the first film's ideas only telling the story in reverse (a human character wanting to become a mermaid) with a few new characters thrown in. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII A prequel to the first one]] was also created, and it was the last installment released; John Lasseter allowed it to be made because it started production before his return, while he unplugged any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board, including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell..released.



** One of the conditions Creator/{{Pixar}} put when they joined with Disney was that they wouldn't be [[ExecutiveMeddling required]] to make sequels. In fact, because one of the parts of the merger was putting Pixar's people in charge of Disney's animation studio, one of the first things they did was halted production of Disney's own ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', shutting down the studio that was making it (which got labeled as Pixaren't) and then they began working on the title in-house (Lasseter also halted the sequel craze for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, only allowing films that were already in production such as ''Cinderella III'' and ''The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning'' to continue; the latter is the last of the 14-year slate of DirectToVideo sequels that started with ''The Return of Jafar'' in 1994). Consequently, both the third movie and the entire ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy have been lauded as cinema classics. They did, however, make a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', widely considered [[RedHeadedStepchild one of their worst movies]], resulting in what is widely considered their worst movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and shattered their nearly spotless artistic reputation. The 2013 prequel to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', called ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', didn't help matters, despite several good reviews. As of this writing, the only Pixar sequel outside of the ''Toy Story'' series to get a near-unanimously positive reception is ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.

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** One of the conditions Creator/{{Pixar}} put when they joined with Disney was that they wouldn't be [[ExecutiveMeddling required]] to make sequels. In fact, because one of the parts of the merger was putting Pixar's people in charge of Disney's animation studio, one of the first things they did was halted production of Disney's own ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', shutting down the studio that was making it (which got labeled as Pixaren't) and then they began working on the title in-house (Lasseter in-house. Pixar CCO John Lasseter also halted the sequel craze for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, unplugging any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board[[note]]including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell[[/note]], and only allowing films that were already in production such as ''Cinderella III'' and ''The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning'' to continue; the latter is the last of the Disney's 14-year slate of DirectToVideo sequels that started with ''The Return of Jafar'' in 1994). sequels. Consequently, both the third movie ''Toy Story 3'' and the entire ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy have been lauded as cinema classics. They did, however, make a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', widely considered [[RedHeadedStepchild one of their worst movies]], resulting in what is widely considered their worst movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and shattered their nearly spotless artistic reputation. The 2013 prequel to ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', called ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', didn't help matters, despite several good reviews. As of this writing, the only Pixar sequel outside of the ''Toy Story'' series to get a near-unanimously positive reception is ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
5th Feb '17 12:01:57 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' is again, accused of reusing the first film's ideas only telling the story in reverse (a human character wanting to become a mermaid) with a few new characters thrown in. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII A prequel to the first one]] was also created, and it was the last installment released; John Lasseter allowed it to be made because it started production before his return, while he unplugged any future sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board, including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell..

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' is again, accused of reusing the first film's ideas only telling the story in reverse (a human character wanting to become a mermaid) with a few new characters thrown in. [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII A prequel to the first one]] was also created, and it was the last installment released; John Lasseter allowed it to be made because it started production before his return, while he unplugged any future DTV Disney sequels and prequels that were still on the drawing board, including a ''Dumbo'' sequel that was announced on that film's 2001 DVD but had ended up in DevelopmentHell..
4th Feb '17 6:05:28 AM Doug86
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* The first ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' is an amusing little comedy, with Terry Kiser [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] as the eponymous dead guy. Then they went and made a sequel. The female character one of the heroes spent the entire first movie obsessing over/wooing vanishes without even the most cursory attempt at {{Hand Wav|e}}ing, and it was all downhill from there. Some viewers felt that ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'' pulled off the rare feat of being so unbelievably stupid that it came back around the other side and was SoUnfunnyItsFunny. Referenced in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', as evidence that Lily is a "laugh-slut":

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* The first ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' is an amusing little comedy, with Terry Kiser [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show]] as the eponymous dead guy. Then they went and made a sequel. The female character one of the heroes spent the entire first movie obsessing over/wooing vanishes without even the most cursory attempt at {{Hand Wav|e}}ing, and it was all downhill from there. Some viewers felt that ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'' ''Film/WeekendAtBernies II'' pulled off the rare feat of being so unbelievably stupid that it came back around the other side and was SoUnfunnyItsFunny. Referenced in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', as evidence that Lily is a "laugh-slut":
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