These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Dark Seed
Awesome Art: H. R. Giger does not disappoint with the characters and landscapes he designs.
Awesome Music: The main theme for the game is actually pretty good, keeping an eerie, haunting tone. Being that it was composed by Mark Morgan (of Fallout fame) this is hardly surprising.
Designated Hero: Mike is not particularly likable. He's rather bitter and depressed, makes cynical jokes that aren't funny, and might be seen as an early predecessor to James Sunderland.
He's worse in the second game. He's really wimpy, and most of the times he saves himself is due to his dark self. He's almost nothing like he was in the original, although it may be a bit excusable as he suffers from traumatic events from the first game.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Darkseed 2's plot twist is remarkably similar to a book that was later made into a popular movie. The plot twist is so famous that just naming the work tells you what it is. It's Fight Club. Jack is, apparently, just Mike's subconscious, the cooler person he wishes he could be. Or something.
Memetic Loser: Mike's already portrayed as something of a loser in the second game, but the Retsupurae fandom take it to another level.
Memetic Mutation: Just do a Youtube search for Mike Dawson and you will see many videos for the ring toss and unrelated Mike Dawson videos flooded with Dark Seed Retsupurae comments.
TV Tropes, did you kill Rita?
What was your relationship with Rita?
Ehhh, ya missed, pal!
Here TV Tropes, this will explain everything. (Quack)
Oh no, not the hall of tropes again! The only way out is tropes!
I would bow, but I'm too embarrassed...
I don't think Ik and Uk are going to molest me anymore.
Everybody had sex with Rita. Except Mike Dawson.
Narm: The first game's cutscenes used hand-drawn graphics and were quite effective. That's more than can be said for the sequel's full motion videos.
The Behemoth in particular. With all the hype it gets about being able to destroy the world, you'd expect something more menacing than a giant snake with a skull for a head wearing a buzzsaw like a sombrero.
Strangely, the bad compression that goes on sometimes when people are talking ends up being this.
Sequelitis: One would be hard-pressed to find too many people that would defend the sequel, even counting the fans of the original. Notable in that both games had about the same critical reception at the time of release.
So Bad, It's Good: The most likely explanation that you'll find as to why some people like the sequel.