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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:39 am
by CraigGrannell
No but the fact that the game was complety different and the original playable characters are not there make it a spin-off rather than a sequal...
1-0 to me..
There are plenty of sequels that play differently to their prequels. Also, Sensi considered Wizkid the official sequel to Wizball, so that's good enough for me.

As for my favourite game that never got a sequel, Stunt Car Racer gets the nod.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:42 am
by Opa-Opa
I could see this starting a new argument..
Is a game a sequel because it is truly the next reincarnation and feels like it really is a part of a series or, is it a sequel because the person who is selling it to us tell us it is.
I.e. "that sold well, lets call this the follow up"...?

Just a thought....

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:49 am
by SirClive
Surely it is a sequel if it continues the theme (and usually characters) from the last one.

I'm with Craig on the Wizkid thing though.

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:50 am
by revgiblet
khisanth wrote:...give your character guns to shoot things with...
Principles of Modern Game Development Lesson 1 reads "Give your character guns to shoot things with".

I'm a bit confused. Are you allowed to nominate games that are sequels? Can I then say that Resident Evil 4 is the best game never to receive a sequel? It's a sequel itself, and RE 5 is in the pipeline, but still there has - as of yet - not been a sequel to it...

Do you follow my intricate logic?

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:52 am
by oli_lar
While not retro, Total Annihilation was a ground breaking game that I would have loved to see a sequel of that was set in the same universe.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:16 am
by Smurph
I'd have eaten my own foot to get a sequel to Unirally for the SNES - it wouldn't have needed any innovation because it was pure gameplay in the first place - just a load more tracks and a four player mode.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:05 am
by kaiserpc
How can wizkid be the sequel to Wizball!!! Anyone how has played the game knows Wizkid bares no relation to Wizball!

I think someone should start a poll :wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:05 am
by Cornelius
Mole Mania. One of the few gems Shigeru Miyamoto designed that many haven't noticed during the Super Game Boy generation. It's an action maze puzzler type of game featuring a mole who had to travel underground and over to solve puzzles. A sequel could be implemented well with the DS screens.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:14 am
by ZeroCipher
Steel Battallion need more uses (games) for that bloody great controller they insisted on making.


and I agree with Total Annihilation fantastic game.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:50 am
by backdrifter
All these posts and no-ones said NiGHTS?!

Now that's an incredible game. You can cound on the fingers of one hand how many weeks I havnt played this little gem.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:54 am
by Mootown
I know I said Burning Rangers already, but Axelay 2 would have been worth a play or 2 I reckon. Even though it's kind of the spiritual successor to Salamander, it still features one of the coolest ship designs as well some crazy weaponry. Sequal please! Thanks Konami.

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:54 am
by Mootown
backdrifter wrote:All these posts and no-ones said NiGHTS?!

Now that's an incredible game. You can cound on the fingers of one hand how many weeks I havnt played this little gem.
Hey man - I mentioned Nights in my original post. But I liked Burning Rangers better :-)

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:01 am
by backdrifter
Mootown wrote:
backdrifter wrote:All these posts and no-ones said NiGHTS?!

Now that's an incredible game. You can cound on the fingers of one hand how many weeks I havnt played this little gem.
Hey man - I mentioned Nights in my original post. But I liked Burning Rangers better :-)
Alright then...no-one said NiGHTS as their first choice :P

Got to admit though, Burning Rangers comes close to rivalling it. Cracking looks considering the Saturn 'doesnt do 3D'.

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:06 am
by Opa-Opa
What about Xmas Nights...? Surely a mini sequel....

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Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:23 am
by backdrifter
Opa-Opa wrote:What about Xmas Nights...? Surely a mini sequel....
Nah, not at all. One of the very best mag freebies though thats for sure.