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22nd May '16 1:56:33 PM SpinAttaxx
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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise has, as of 2014, a total of ''sixteen'' movies thrown in there. Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', most fans say that the quality of the movies has been all over the place, with the first few movies (''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}'') being superior to most of the sequels[[note]][[SubbingVersusDubbing especially in Japanese]] where none of the messages and plot points are mangled or bowdlerized[[/note]], barring a few standouts (''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'', ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice'').

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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise has, as of 2014, 2016, a total of ''sixteen'' ''nineteen'' movies thrown in there. made. Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', most fans say that the quality of the movies has been all over the place, with the first few movies (''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}'') being superior to most of the sequels[[note]][[SubbingVersusDubbing especially in Japanese]] where none of the messages and plot points are mangled or bowdlerized[[/note]], barring a few standouts (''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'', ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice'').(''[[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'', ''[[Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice Kyurem Vs the Sword of Justice]]''). However, two that have received notably negative reviews include ''[[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'' and ''[[Anime/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''; the latter of which ended up bombing at the Japanese box office and performing the worst out of ''all'' the movies.
20th May '16 12:51:26 PM Mario1995
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* ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'' was well-received was a huge box office success, grossing $270 million against a $18 million budget. Naturally, a sequel was ordered, leading to ''Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising'' two years later. Although that received a modest reception, which is a rarity for sequels to comedy films, critics complained that the film used the same clichés as the prior film and did nothing unique to them.
20th May '16 9:48:55 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* This is why ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' doesn't do sequel series anymore after the poor reception of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''. Many of them are realizing, though, that rival series ''Anime/{{Aikatsu}}'' is heading that way, what with a second sequel series coming up.

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* This is why ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' doesn't do sequel series anymore after the poor reception of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''.''Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Go Go!''. Many of them are realizing, though, that rival series ''Anime/{{Aikatsu}}'' is heading that way, what with a second sequel series coming up.
19th May '16 1:12:30 PM bt8257
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* Many people consider [[{{Queensryche}} Queensryche's]] ''Operation: Mindcrime'' to be one of the best metal albums ever. Eighteen years later, after a number of less-well received albums, they made a sequel, ''Operation: Mindcrime 2'', which most critics and fans saw as mediocre at best.

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* Many people consider [[{{Queensryche}} Queensryche's]] Music/{{Queensryche}}'s ''Operation: Mindcrime'' to be one of the best metal albums ever. Eighteen years later, after a number of less-well received albums, they made a sequel, ''Operation: Mindcrime 2'', which most critics and fans saw as mediocre at best.
10th May '16 8:52:26 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* In-universe in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' with the fictional ''Slumber Party Pals'' series. Greg thinks the first 30 books were good, but that the quality went downhill when the author ran out of ideas. Volume #87 is titled ''Lindsey Loses a Mitten''.
8th May '16 10:39:34 AM Kelothan
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* ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' started off as a decently enjoyable game series with clever characters and a good sense of humor. After Creator/{{Atari}}'s buy-out from Creator/HumongousEntertainment, the series began a noticeable drop in quality. Then when the 2007 titles came in, [[SoBadItsHorrible/VideoGame it was agreed the series had lost all respect.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' started off as a decently enjoyable game series with clever characters and a good sense of humor. After Creator/{{Atari}}'s buy-out from Creator/HumongousEntertainment, the series began a noticeable drop in quality. Then when the 2007 titles came in, [[SoBadItsHorrible/VideoGame [[SoBadItsHorrible/VideoGames it was agreed the series had lost all respect.]]



* Sony's former two [=PS1=]-era platformer franchises, ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' and ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'', share a similar fate of both being franchises that started out with a solid [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 first]] [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 game]], [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack followed]] [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped by]] [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage two]] [[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon sequels]] that were [[EvenBetterSequel better than the first]], and then afterwards succumbing to FranchiseZombie territory after being mishandled by the same parent company (Universal Interactive Studios/Vivendi Games). Crash's first outing without Creator/NaughtyDog, ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex]]'', was SoOkayItsAverage at best, but it was at least playable compared to ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly'', Spyro's first outing without Creator/InsomniacGames. It's an ObviousBeta of a game that suffered from uninspired level design, LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading (they even had loading screens ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment for the loading-screens!]]''), terrible graphics, terrible voice acting, and being so glitchy that achieving OneHundredPercentCompletion was impossible.

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* Sony's former two [=PS1=]-era platformer franchises, ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' and ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'', share a similar fate of both being franchises that started out with a solid [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996 first]] [[VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon1998 game]], [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack followed]] [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped by]] [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage two]] [[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon sequels]] that were [[EvenBetterSequel better than the first]], and then afterwards succumbing to FranchiseZombie territory after being mishandled by the same parent company (Universal Interactive Studios/Vivendi Games). Crash's first outing without Creator/NaughtyDog, ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex]]'', was SoOkayItsAverage at best, but it was at least playable compared to ''VideoGame/SpyroEnterTheDragonfly'', Spyro's first outing without Creator/InsomniacGames. It's an ObviousBeta of a game that suffered from uninspired level design, LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading (they even had loading screens ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment for the loading-screens!]]''), terrible graphics, terrible voice acting, acting (which shows how much they cared, almost the entire voice cast reprised their roles), and being so glitchy that achieving OneHundredPercentCompletion was impossible.
6th May '16 10:12:55 PM Kelothan
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* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' was a fun turn-based strategy game. ''Star Control 2'' was an epic action-adventure SurprisinglyImprovedSequel. ''Star Control 3'', made by none of the people involved with the first two, is a game most fans [[FanonDisContinuity try to forget about]].

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* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' was a fun turn-based strategy game. ''Star Control 2'' was an epic action-adventure SurprisinglyImprovedSequel.EvenBetterSequel. ''Star Control 3'', made by none of the people involved with the first two, is a game most fans [[FanonDisContinuity try to forget about]].



* There's a lot of flame wars out there about whether this applies to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Seeing as the ''Final Fantasy'' title is just a way of advertising that it's a JRPG that Creator/SquareEnix put a lot of money into, this is somewhat nonsensical.

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* There's a lot of flame wars out there about whether this applies to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Seeing as the ''Final Fantasy'' title is just a way of advertising that it's a JRPG that Creator/SquareEnix put a lot of money into, this is somewhat nonsensical.nonsensical, but understandable.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', on the other hand, was universally considered to be subpar upon release. The reception for the game was so bad that many of the staff working on it were laid off, and Square Enix had to make the game free to play in order to keep fans around. Because of this, the game underwent [[AuthorsSavingThrow a complete overhaul]] in order to fix the many problems that were addressed by reviewers.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', on the other hand, was universally considered to be subpar upon release. The reception for the game was so bad that many of the staff working on it were laid off, and Square Enix had to make the game free to play in order to keep fans around. Because of this, the game underwent [[AuthorsSavingThrow a complete overhaul]] in order to fix the many problems that were addressed by reviewers. It divided people, but was better at least.



* ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' started off as a decently enjoyable game series with clever characters and a good sense of humor. After Creator/{{Atari}}'s buy-out from Creator/HumongousEntertainment, the series began a noticeable drop in quality. Then when the 2007 titles came in, it was agreed the series had lost all respect.

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* ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' started off as a decently enjoyable game series with clever characters and a good sense of humor. After Creator/{{Atari}}'s buy-out from Creator/HumongousEntertainment, the series began a noticeable drop in quality. Then when the 2007 titles came in, [[SoBadItsHorrible/VideoGame it was agreed the series had lost all respect.]]



** And then ''Soulstorm'' came out and balanced a great many things, thanks to Iron Lore. Unfortunately, it was not to be: THQ and Relic forced the addition of flying units, something the engine was never designed to accommodate, in the process cutting the addition of many greatly-demanded units like Ork Wyrdboyz, the Leman Russ Demolisher and the Wraithguard, for example. The game's voice acting and script were also greatly criticized. And then it happened. 19 hours after launch, a game-breaking glitch for the Sisters of Battle was found that effectively killed all multiplayer until after a 9 month wait for a fix, and by that point, the game was well and truly dead. The game also suffered from multiple other glitches and bugs, and the Eldar remained blatantly overpowered.

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** And then ''Soulstorm'' came out and balanced a great many things, thanks to Iron Lore. Unfortunately, it was not to be: THQ and Relic forced the addition of flying units, something the engine was never designed to accommodate, in the process cutting the addition of many greatly-demanded units like Ork Wyrdboyz, the Leman Russ Demolisher and the Wraithguard, for example. The game's voice acting and script were also greatly criticized.criticized, searching the darth wiki will prove it. And then it happened. 19 hours after launch, a game-breaking glitch for the Sisters of Battle was found that effectively killed all multiplayer until after a 9 month wait for a fix, and by that point, the game was well and truly dead. The game also suffered from multiple other glitches and bugs, and the Eldar remained blatantly overpowered.



* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' are part of the DCAU, which also contains such well loved classics as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', all acclaimed for their mature story lines, great characters and voice actors, and excellent animation. However, those two are considered far less intriguing, as they are taken to much lighter tone, as they lack many aspects that made the DCAU so memorable. While the two were far from terrible, and they still had their fair share of likable characters, and a few good episodes, they are far below the other series. Part of this reason is because of the lack of BruceTimm and PaulDini. The other reason is because Static and Zeta aren't DC characters; Static was from Milestone Comics (though DC was their publisher), while Zeta was from an [[AvertedTrope alleged]] PoorlyDisguisedPilot in ''Batman Beyond''. ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'', a web-series, is another example. It is considered more of a parody series, and its official place in the DCAU is disputed. There is also a web-series based off of Lobo, and as with ''Gotham Girls'', its continuity status is not known. Lobo is not considered too good, however.
** To be completely fair, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' sort of zig-zagged sometimes as a series. There were some really profound episodes that dealt with gun violence, homelessness (Dear God, what a TearJerker episode!), and several about the difficulties of being an African-American. These were the rival of anything else in the DCAU. Then there were episodes which focused on cameos by Lil Romeo, Shaq, and other members of the DCAU who tended to carry around the IdiotBall so our protagonist could save the day. Still, there are definitely fans that would argue that ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' broke new ground in a really meaningful way.
* This is the general consensus of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'', the spinoff-sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius.'' Also suffers from FanonDiscontinuity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' are part of the DCAU, which also contains such well loved classics as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', all acclaimed for their mature story lines, great characters and voice actors, and excellent animation. However, those two are considered far less intriguing, as they are taken to much lighter tone, as they lack many aspects that made the DCAU so memorable. While the two were far from terrible, and they still had their fair share of likable characters, and a few good episodes, they are far below the other series. Part of this reason is because of the lack of BruceTimm and PaulDini. The other reason is because Static and Zeta aren't DC characters; Static was from Milestone Comics (though DC was their publisher), while Zeta was from an [[AvertedTrope alleged]] PoorlyDisguisedPilot in ''Batman Beyond''. Not that there ''bad'', mind you, they just aren't as well remebered as the rest. ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'', a web-series, is another example. It is considered more of a parody series, and its official place in the DCAU is disputed. There is also a web-series based off of Lobo, and as with ''Gotham Girls'', its continuity status is not known. Lobo is not considered too good, however.
** To be completely fair, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' sort of zig-zagged sometimes as a series. There were some really profound episodes that dealt with gun violence, homelessness (Dear God, what a TearJerker episode!), and several about the difficulties of being an African-American. These were the rival of anything else in the DCAU. Then there were episodes which focused on cameos by Lil Romeo, Shaq, and other members of the DCAU who tended to carry around the IdiotBall so our protagonist could save the day. Still, there are definitely fans that would argue that ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' broke new ground in a really meaningful way.
* This is the general consensus of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'', the spinoff-sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius.'' How, you wonder? They removed almost everything from the original, focused on a character who was tolerated at best, flanderized him to make him even less popular, and went from somewhat realistic to bizarre. Also suffers from FanonDiscontinuity.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' isn't a direct sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' per se, but being a follow-up series, it still counts given its worse animation, concentration on goofy humor, and occasionally near-SadistShow levels of meanness from the main characters. The original was a blend of humor and weirdness with genuine plot and character moments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' isn't a direct sequel to ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' per se, but being a follow-up series, it still counts given its worse animation, concentration on goofy humor, and occasionally near-SadistShow levels of meanness from the main characters. The original was a blend of humor and weirdness with genuine plot and character moments. It ''might'' not be bad, but it certainly isn't the original.
6th May '16 12:10:34 PM jameygamer
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** The page quote itself was a long time slogan for Disney. With ''The Three Little Pigs'' being the best selling Silly Symphony, and thus a ToughActToFollow, it's unsurprising to think about how ''The Big Bad Wolf'', ''The Three Little Wolves'' and ''The Practical Pig'' fared in comparison.

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** The A former page quote itself was a long time slogan for Disney. With ''The Three Little Pigs'' being the best selling Silly Symphony, and thus a ToughActToFollow, it's unsurprising to think about how ''The Big Bad Wolf'', ''The Three Little Wolves'' and ''The Practical Pig'' fared in comparison.
4th May '16 6:36:37 PM WillBGood
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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.

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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'', clunkily-titled ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'', is generally regarded as SoBadItsGood.
2nd May '16 11:43:48 PM Pegase
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**To be completely fair, ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' sort of zig-zagged sometimes as a series. There were some really profound episodes that dealt with gun violence, homelessness (Dear God, what a TearJerker episode!), and several about the difficulties of being an African-American. These were the rival of anything else in the DCAU. Then there were episodes which focused on cameos by Lil Romeo, Shaq, and other members of the DCAU who tended to carry around the IdiotBall so our protagonist could save the day. Still, there are definitely fans that would argue that ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' broke new ground in a really meaningful way.
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