Created By: Unknown Troper on January 18, 2008

Surprisingly Improved Sequel

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What do you call it when a work that really isn't that great has a sequel which improves upon all of its flaws? For example, I once read a book that had a severe lack of characterization for everyone but the main character, but the sequel immediately started to flesh out the supporting cast a lot more right within the first few chapters.

Any examples, or does this exist already?
Community Feedback Replies: 3
  • January 18, 2008
    Might be related to Growing The Beard. I could be wrong, though.
  • January 18, 2008
    • Street Fighter was a largely flawed effort at a more free-form Karate Champ. Street Fighter II is credited with reshaping arcade designs in general.
    • Grand Theft Auto was largely restricted to a cult following until the third game was released.
  • January 18, 2008
    Actually, the original GTA rocked pretty hard too - and it got superb reviews all 'round. I won't argue that GTA 3 was BETTER, but the SIS doesn't really apply to it...