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7th Feb '16 7:03:54 AM Freshmeat
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* Music/VanMorrison's first album, ''Blowin' Your Mind'', was a compilation of earlier singles, including the BlackSheepHit "Brown-Eyed Girl", and was disowned by Morrison. His second album, ''Music/AstralWeeks'', is usually regarded as his MagnumOpus.
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* Music/VanMorrison's first album, ''Blowin' Your Mind'', was a compilation of earlier singles, including the BlackSheepHit "Brown-Eyed Girl", and was disowned by Morrison. His second album, ''Music/AstralWeeks'', is usually regarded as his MagnumOpus.best.

* Even as far back as the mid-1980s, Music/FaithNoMore showed an amazingly promising, interesting and unique sound brought down by inconsistent songwriting, lack of direction, and a "singer" by the name of Chuck Mosley who was little more than a Music/WesleyWillis-esque novelty act that could only take the material so far. With ''The Real Thing'' the band's sound and vision became much more cohesive and realized, and they jackpotted on [[MikePatton a replacement you might have heard a few glowing things about]]. Oh and there's also the thing where it had a hit song and sold a lot of copies. And then came [[MagnumOpus the next album]]...
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* Even as far back as the mid-1980s, Music/FaithNoMore showed an amazingly promising, interesting and unique sound brought down by inconsistent songwriting, lack of direction, and a "singer" by the name of Chuck Mosley who was little more than a Music/WesleyWillis-esque novelty act that could only take the material so far. With ''The Real Thing'' the band's sound and vision became much more cohesive and realized, and they jackpotted on [[MikePatton a replacement you might have heard a few glowing things about]]. Oh and there's also the thing where it had a hit song and sold a lot of copies. And then came [[MagnumOpus the next album]]...album...
17th Jan '16 5:43:31 PM nombretomado
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* The original ''VideoGame/StarControl'' was a 2D space combat sim with hardly any story elements (at least not [[AllThereInTheManual in the game.]]). ''StarControl 2'' kept the good parts (the space combat, aka Super Melee) and added a surprisingly complex and fun story mode.
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* The original ''VideoGame/StarControl'' was a 2D space combat sim with hardly any story elements (at least not [[AllThereInTheManual in the game.]]). ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' kept the good parts (the space combat, aka Super Melee) and added a surprisingly complex and fun story mode.
15th Jan '16 8:48:29 AM ANewMan
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* Although downplayed due to still not being as well-regarded as the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, critics generally gave much better reviews to ''Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when it was released in comparison to the first two prequels, and even fans who loathe the prequels sometimes regard it as "the least bad".
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* Although downplayed due to still not being as well-regarded as the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, trilogy (save for perhaps ''Return of the Jedi''), critics generally gave much better reviews to ''Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when it was released in comparison to the first two prequels, and even fans who loathe the prequels sometimes regard it as "the least bad".
4th Jan '16 5:25:07 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' over its predecessor and prequel, ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. ''ZEXAL'' is the least popular series for its cartoonishness, poor pacing, weak duels that rely too much on Xyz, and the divisive main character. Arc-V brings back the franchise's now-staple darker storylines, incorporating ''all'' summoning methods (a franchise first), better duels, and more realistic and serious characters that aren't afraid to be comic relief when appropriate.
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' over its predecessor and prequel, ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. ''ZEXAL'' is the least popular series for its cartoonishness, poor pacing, weak duels that rely too much on Xyz, Xyz monsters, and the divisive main character. Arc-V brings back the franchise's now-staple darker storylines, incorporating ''all'' summoning methods (a franchise first), better duels, and more realistic and serious characters that aren't afraid to be comic relief when appropriate.

* ''Anime/MDGeist'' was a mediocre OVA from TheEighties given popularity in North America due to a widespread advertisement campaign by those who licensed it. This popularity managed to sway the director of the OVA to make a sequel after ten years; those ten years of experience are very evident.
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* ''Anime/MDGeist'' was a mediocre OVA from TheEighties given popularity in North America due to a widespread advertisement campaign by [[Creator/CentralParkMedia those who licensed it.it]]. This popularity managed to sway the director of the OVA to make a sequel after ten years; those ten years of experience are very evident.

* The first entry in Nitroplus's science adventure series, ''[[VisualNovel/ChaosHead Chaos;Head]]'', was not terribly well-regarded, especially in anime form. Both the ''[[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Steins;Gate]]'' visual novel and anime, on the other hand, are regarded as high tier science fiction.
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* The first entry in Nitroplus's science adventure series, ''[[VisualNovel/ChaosHead Chaos;Head]]'', was not terribly well-regarded, especially in anime form. Both the ''[[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Steins;Gate]]'' visual novel and anime, on the other hand, are regarded as high tier high-tier science fiction.
23rd Dec '15 1:08:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Continued with ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Regardless [[ContestedSequel of one's feelings about the Prequel Trilogy]], and although it has its share of detractors, most fans agree that it is the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' film since the early eighties.
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** Continued with * ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Regardless [[ContestedSequel of one's feelings about the Prequel Trilogy]], and although it has its share of detractors, most fans agree that it is the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' film since the early eighties.
23rd Dec '15 9:45:49 AM Clessus
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** Continued with Film/TheForceAwakens. Regardless [[ContestedSequel of one's feelings about the Prequel Trilogy]], and although it has its share of detractors, most fans agree that it is the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' film since the early eighties.
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** Continued with Film/TheForceAwakens.''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Regardless [[ContestedSequel of one's feelings about the Prequel Trilogy]], and although it has its share of detractors, most fans agree that it is the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' film since the early eighties.
23rd Dec '15 9:44:59 AM Clessus
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** Continued with Film/TheForceAwakens. Regardless [[ContestedSequel of one's feelings about the Prequel Trilogy]], and although it has its share of detractors, most fans agree that it is the best ''Franchise/StarWars'' film since the early eighties.
17th Dec '15 9:33:34 AM AllenbysEyes
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* The ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' series has a well-known trajectory: the [[Film/{{Rocky}} first installment]] is a classic, the [[Film/RockyII second]] is a worthy, if perhaps unnecessary, successor, and the three that follow are various degrees of bad. The final installment, ''Film/RockyBalboa'', may not have set the world on fire, but succeeds in recapturing the heart and underdog spirit of the first two.
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* The ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' series has a well-known trajectory: the [[Film/{{Rocky}} first installment]] is a classic, the [[Film/RockyII second]] is a worthy, if perhaps unnecessary, successor, and the three that follow are various degrees of bad. The final installment, ''Film/RockyBalboa'', may not have set the world on fire, but succeeds in recapturing the heart and underdog spirit of the first two. While not a direct sequel, ''Film/{{Creed}}'' has been extremely well-received as the best since the original.
11th Dec '15 1:35:49 PM Chromecha_Man
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* ''VideoGame/MotorToonGrandPrix'' had a lot of promise for a MascotRacer, such as the incorporation of realistic driving elements like working suspensions and slipstream, but it was brought down by a lack of content and a wonky physics engine. The sequel made the physics a lot better and added plenty of new content such as tracks, secret characters, and minigames, all while improving the graphics.
8th Dec '15 4:16:33 AM Arivne
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