Exaggerated: Troper Wars was a critical and commercial success. Troper Wars 2 bombs critically and financially. Troper Wars 3: The Mind Boggles goes straight-to-DVD and is universally panned as one of the worst films ever. Troper Wars 4: The Reckoning of Welcome to Corneria And I Must Scream manages not only to get a -100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but causes the film industry to crash.
Downplayed: Troper Wars 2 is not the best film you'll see by any means, and represents a definite step down from its predecessor, but it's still OK for what it is.
The key person behind the original Troper Wars' success was not included in the development of Troper Wars 2.
Zig Zagged: Troper Wars was a commercial success, but Troper Wars 2 was complete flop. Troper Wars 3, however, was a bigger success than the original. The direct sequel, Troper Wars 4, wasn't nearly as well received as Troper Wars 3 or Troper Wars, but Troper Wars 5...
Averted: Troper Wars 2 is about as good as the original.
Enforced: "Look, the fans will eat this stuff up. Just get it out there, and get it out there quickly and cheaply."
Lampshaded: "This adventure seems off compared to last time."