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18th Mar '17 2:42:25 PM Saveelich
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** ''Film/XMen'' had two beloved movies, followed by a ContestedSequel. Since continuing after ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' would be hard, they decided to make prequels instead. First was ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', which also divided everyone; then came ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', but it completely {{averted|Trope}} sequelitis and is now considered the best in the series since ''X2: X-Men United''. Following that was a sequel/stand-alone story to ''Wolverine'', simply titled ''Film/TheWolverine'', which was considered a far better film than its predecessor. Then came indirect ''The Last Stand'' sequel / direct ''First Class'' sequel ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which was not only considered a better film [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to both of]] [[EvenBetterSequel its predecessors]], but was also hailed by critics as one of the series's best films. History however repeats itself with ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' being a ContestedSequel. With ''Film/Logan'', it seems to be averted, as it is hailed as one of the best X-men movies, if not THE best.

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** ''Film/XMen'' had two beloved movies, followed by a ContestedSequel. Since continuing after ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' would be hard, they decided to make prequels instead. First was ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', which also divided everyone; then came ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', but it completely {{averted|Trope}} sequelitis and is now considered the best in the series since ''X2: X-Men United''. Following that was a sequel/stand-alone story to ''Wolverine'', simply titled ''Film/TheWolverine'', which was considered a far better film than its predecessor. predecessor back in the day. Then came indirect ''The Last Stand'' sequel / direct ''First Class'' sequel ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which was not only considered a better film [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to both of]] [[EvenBetterSequel its predecessors]], but was also hailed by critics as one of the series's best films. series' zenith. History however repeats somewhat repeated itself with ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' being a ContestedSequel. With ''Film/Logan'', it seems to be was brilliantly averted, as it is now hailed as one of the best X-men movies, if not THE best.best, and it is considered a tremendous improvement over the two previous Wolverine-centric movies.
12th Mar '17 7:27:54 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has, as of 2016, a total of ''nineteen'' movies 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 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.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has, as of 2016, 2017, [[LongRunners a total of ''nineteen'' of]] ''[[LongRunners twenty]]'' [[LongRunners movies made.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 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 is currently the second-worst performing the worst out of ''all'' the movies.movies (surpassed only by [[Anime/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel its slightly more acclaimed follow-up]]).
9th Mar '17 5:18:59 AM kuchiki222
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** ''Film/XMen'' had two beloved movies, followed by a ContestedSequel. Since continuing after ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' would be hard, they decided to make prequels instead. First was ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', which also divided everyone; then came ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', but it completely {{averted|Trope}} sequelitis and is now considered the best in the series since ''X2: X-Men United''. Following that was a sequel/stand-alone story to ''Wolverine'', simply titled ''Film/TheWolverine'', which was considered a far better film than its predecessor. Then came indirect ''The Last Stand'' sequel / direct ''First Class'' sequel ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which was not only considered a better film [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to both of]] [[EvenBetterSequel its predecessors]], but was also hailed by critics as one of the series's best films. History however repeats itself with ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' being a ContestedSequel.

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** ''Film/XMen'' had two beloved movies, followed by a ContestedSequel. Since continuing after ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand The Last Stand]]'' would be hard, they decided to make prequels instead. First was ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', which also divided everyone; then came ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', but it completely {{averted|Trope}} sequelitis and is now considered the best in the series since ''X2: X-Men United''. Following that was a sequel/stand-alone story to ''Wolverine'', simply titled ''Film/TheWolverine'', which was considered a far better film than its predecessor. Then came indirect ''The Last Stand'' sequel / direct ''First Class'' sequel ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which was not only considered a better film [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel to both of]] [[EvenBetterSequel its predecessors]], but was also hailed by critics as one of the series's best films. History however repeats itself with ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' being a ContestedSequel. With ''Film/Logan'', it seems to be averted, as it is hailed as one of the best X-men movies, if not THE best.
7th Mar '17 1:47:23 PM Valen
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* VideoGame/MegaManX was hit with one of the most extreme examples of this to date. After 5 X games, some received better than others but all generally considered great, the story was wrapped up and Keiji Inafune prepared to jump to the new series, ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. One problem: [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom wasn't done with the X series]]. So instead of ending on a high note and going on to continue the story properly, we get [[VideoGame/MegaManX6 a shoehorned sequel]] with a nonsensical story, gaping plot holes, and some of the most atrocious gameplay in the entire series. [[FromBadToWorse And then they made]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX7''. The blow was softened slightly by ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', which, while not considered on par with the first five titles, was very much a return to form for the series.

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* VideoGame/MegaManX ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' was hit with one of the most extreme examples of this to date. After 5 X games, some received better than others but all generally considered great, the story was wrapped up and Keiji Inafune prepared to jump to the new series, ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. One problem: [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom wasn't done with the X series]]. So instead of ending on a high note and going on to continue the story properly, we get [[VideoGame/MegaManX6 a shoehorned sequel]] with a nonsensical story, gaping plot holes, and some of the most atrocious gameplay in the entire series. [[FromBadToWorse And then they made]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX7''. The blow was softened slightly by ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', which, while not considered on par with the first five titles, was very much a return to form for the series.
7th Mar '17 1:45:42 PM Valen
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* VideoGame/MegaManX was hit with one of the most extreme examples of this to date. After 5 X games, some received better than others but all generally considered great, the story was wrapped up and Keiji Inafune prepared to jump to the new series, ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. One problem: [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom wasn't done with the X series]]. So instead of ending on a high note and going on to continue the story properly, we get [[VideoGame/MegaManX6 a shoehorned sequel]] with a nonsensical story, gaping plot holes, and some of the most atrocious gameplay in the entire series. [[FromBadToWorse And then they made]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX7''. The blow was softened slightly by ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', which, while not considered on par with the first five titles, was very much a return to form for the series.
4th Mar '17 2:57:24 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* Surprisingly, the ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA'' series has managed to largely avert this despite the existence of ten main series games, two spinoff series with four games between them, two arcade installments, and two mobile game installments. The only real stumble the series has experienced was with the 10th main series title, ''Project DIVA X'', which is considered a significant downgrade to the highly-acclaimed ''F'' subseries due to recycling a lot of questionable design choices from the very first game that ''[[EvenBetterSequel 2nd]]'' fixed, such as a RandomlyDrops [[ScrappyMechanic acquisition system]], none of the short story videos that made the series iconic, and an incredibly small tracklist. In addition, it suffers from SequelDifficultyDrop and a "story" that was very hyped up in trailers but ultimately boils down to an ExcusePlot.
* ''NiGHTS: Journey Of Dreams'' is widely considered inferior to the [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams original]], due to being spearheaded by the controversial Takashi Iisuka,[[note]]behind some of the base-breaking decisions in the Sonic franchise, like the ''Sonic Boom'' debacle[[/note]] instead of Yuji Naka & Naoto Oshima, [[MyRealDaddy masterminds of the original title]].

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* Surprisingly, the ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA'' series has managed to largely avert this despite the existence of ten main series games, two spinoff series with four games between them, two arcade installments, and two mobile game installments. The only real stumble the series has experienced was with the 10th main series title, ''Project DIVA X'', which is considered a significant downgrade to the highly-acclaimed ''F'' subseries due to recycling a lot of questionable design choices from the very first game that ''[[EvenBetterSequel 2nd]]'' fixed, such as a RandomlyDrops [[ScrappyMechanic acquisition system]], none of the short story videos that made the series iconic, and an incredibly small tracklist. In addition, it suffers from SequelDifficultyDrop and a "story" that was very hyped up in trailers but ultimately boils down to an ExcusePlot.
ExcusePlot. Fortunately, ''Project Diva Future Tone'' came shortly afterwards, which is considered the best in the series due to its massive song list and difficulty.
* ''NiGHTS: Journey Of Dreams'' is widely considered inferior to the [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams original]], due to being spearheaded by the controversial Takashi Iisuka,[[note]]behind some of the base-breaking decisions in the Sonic franchise, like the ''Sonic Boom'' debacle[[/note]] instead of Yuji Naka & Naoto Oshima, [[MyRealDaddy masterminds of the original title]]. title]].
* ''[[VideoGame/CorpseParty Corpse Party: Blood Drive]]'' wound up being this. Unlike the other games, it was made in the Unity engine, but ended up poorly optimized so that if there's too much light on the screen at once, you suffer noticeable slowdown as the game tries to render it. It also lags for half a second if you step on broken wood/glass, which is unfortunately very common and hard to notice without using the flashlight that, again, will slow the game down. The pacing is awful, and the story often focuses on anime tropes that are very out of place in the series. SoundtrackDissonance is also in full effect, including a scene that plays cheerful music when a character looks like they're about to commit suicide. One very notable issue is that the game breaks MagicAIsMagicA for a B plot...except ''the entire story runs on that very trope working''. Without it, the party could get therapy for their trauma (ThereAreNoTherapists is noticeably averted) without any issues.
2nd Mar '17 2:07:46 PM jharrison3051
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* The first Woodstock Festival in 1969 is often considered one of the best music festivals ever. For the 25th anniversary, music promoters tried to recreate the experience with the mostly-uneventful but not as memorable Woodstock '94. For the 30th anniversary, promoters held Woodstock '99, which featured many top-tier performers but was poorly received - tickets cost much more than other festivals (the first Woodstock was free) and attendees were price gouged for amenities like water and food. The final day was marred by riots - most media outlets covering the event abruptly pulled out their crews - and dozens of reports of sexual assault, effectively ending the concert series.

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* The first Woodstock Festival in 1969 is often considered one of the best music festivals ever. For the 25th anniversary, music promoters tried to recreate the experience with the mostly-uneventful but not as memorable Woodstock '94. For the 30th anniversary, promoters held Woodstock '99, which featured many top-tier performers but was poorly received - tickets cost much more than other festivals (the first Woodstock was free) and free), attendees were price gouged for amenities like water and food.food, and organizers seemed unprepared for an event that size, with massive amounts of garbage piling up and portable restrooms frequently overflowing. The final day was marred by riots - most media outlets covering the event abruptly pulled out their crews - and dozens of reports of sexual assault, effectively ending the concert series.
2nd Mar '17 1:58:31 PM jharrison3051
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* Many rides in Disney Theme Parks fall prey to this. Perhaps the most puissant example of this trope in a Disney ride is the "Imagination" rides featured at the EPCOT theme park in Disney World. The original ride, Journey Into Imagination, was a much beloved and very creative ride centering around the world of a child's imagination and starred the Dreamfinder, a red-bearded eccentric who collected dreams and creative thoughts, and his pet purple dragon Figment with a {{Clock|Punk}} or SteamPunk style. ExecutiveMeddling involving a potential change in sponsors caused the ride to close in 1998 for a complete overhaul. It was reopened in 1999 as "Journey Into Your Imagination", a completely redone ride featuring none of the charm possessed by the original and with both Figment and the Dreamfinder MIA. The new ride set a record for the most complaints received over a new attraction at a Disney Park. The revamp was received so badly, it was closed a mere 2 years later in 2001. In 2002 the ride received a later update, "Journey Into Imagination With Figment". Though it is a notable improvement over the second version of the ride, most long time Disney parkgoers tend to agree that the ride's first incarnation was by far its best.
* The first Woodstock Festival in 1969 is often considered one of the best music festivals ever. For the 25th anniversary, music promoters tried to recreate the experience with the mostly-uneventful but not as memorable Woodstock '94. For the 30th anniversary, promoters held Woodstock '99, which featured many top-tier performers but was poorly received - tickets cost much more than other festivals (the first Woodstock was free) and attendees were price gouged for amenities like water and food. The final day was marred by riots - most media outlets covering the event abruptly pulled out their crews - and dozens of reports of sexual assault, effectively ending the concert series.
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* Many rides in Disney Theme Parks fall prey to this. Perhaps the most puissant example of this trope in a Disney ride is the "Imagination" rides featured at the EPCOT theme park in Disney World. The original ride, Journey Into Imagination, was a much beloved and very creative ride centering around the world of a child's imagination and starred the Dreamfinder, a red-bearded eccentric who collected dreams and creative thoughts, and his pet purple dragon Figment with a {{Clock|Punk}} or SteamPunk style. ExecutiveMeddling involving a potential change in sponsors caused the ride to close in 1998 for a complete overhaul. It was reopened in 1999 as "Journey Into Your Imagination", a completely redone ride featuring none of the charm possessed by the original and with both Figment and the Dreamfinder MIA. The new ride set a record for the most complaints received over a new attraction at a Disney Park. The revamp was received so badly, it was closed a mere 2 years later in 2001. In 2002 the ride received a later update, "Journey Into Imagination With Figment". Though it is a notable improvement over the second version of the ride, most long time Disney parkgoers tend to agree that the ride's first incarnation was by far its best.
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26th Feb '17 1:44:13 PM MagBas
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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, [[Horrible/VideoGames 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, [[Horrible/VideoGames it was agreed the series had lost all respect.]]
25th Feb '17 3:49:27 PM nombretomado
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* {{Parodied|Trope}} by EddieIzzard when discussing the Pope:

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* {{Parodied|Trope}} by EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard when discussing the Pope:
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