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Re: Game series that got progressively better

Post by TheAlex » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm

I'll exclude handhelds as I didn't own any.

Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, then Terranigma
Mario Bros & World to Mario 64 (6-game run).
The Secret of Monkey Island up to The Curse of Monkey Island.
F-Zero to F-Zero GX.
Smash Bros, probably from the start to the Switch version (once I realised I didn't have to use the Wii controller on the Wii version, 5-game run).
GTA up to Vice City or San Andreas (5-game run).
DKC3 came close to beating DKC2, but didn't have the same magic.
The Dizzy games back on the Amstrad CPC (if you leave out the spin-offs like Fast Food).
Mega Man up to 3 or higher?
Fallout up to 3?
Metroid to Metroid Prime 2 (4-game run).
I haven't played Pikmin 3, but it's supposed to be better than 2.
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Re: Game series that got progressively better

Post by SpecChum81 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:19 pm

I'd say Grand Theft Auto!

The development of each game from the last has been amazing, and then the development to each new system has been nothing short of sensational!

If I was to get ultra picky though, I much prefer GTA IV to GTA V.

Other games would be the Total War series or Fire Pro Wrestling.
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Re: Game series that got progressively better

Post by pratty » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:08 pm

TheAlex wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm
I'll exclude handhelds as I didn't own any.

Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, then Terranigma
Mario Bros & World to Mario 64 (6-game run).
The Secret of Monkey Island up to The Curse of Monkey Island.
F-Zero to F-Zero GX.
Smash Bros, probably from the start to the Switch version (once I realised I didn't have to use the Wii controller on the Wii version, 5-game run).
GTA up to Vice City or San Andreas (5-game run).
DKC3 came close to beating DKC2, but didn't have the same magic.
The Dizzy games back on the Amstrad CPC (if you leave out the spin-offs like Fast Food).
Mega Man up to 3 or higher?
Fallout up to 3?
Metroid to Metroid Prime 2 (4-game run).
I haven't played Pikmin 3, but it's supposed to be better than 2.
Handhelds will tend to scupper a series as they're often either spin offs or too technically subpar to keep pace with the home console games. Pikmin would probably be a good shout, if you don't count the 3DS game.

I've only played GX but F-Zero is a series I could see as improving from start to end.

I considered Smash but there's something about Melee that makes me put it ahead of the Wi iU version, and possibly Brawl.

Mario''s a tricky one, as do you count the 2D and 3D games as seperate series? Is New Super Mario Bros as series unto itself?

Similarly is Metroid Prime a separete series? Again discounting the DS game, the Pinball game and Federation Force, the Prime series is a very consistant series, though I'd probably have to say the first was the best.

Mario Kart perhaps? I'd have to think about that one.
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Re: Game series that got progressively better

Post by TheAlex » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:10 pm

pratty wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:08 pm
TheAlex wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm
I'll exclude handhelds as I didn't own any.

Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, then Terranigma
Mario Bros & World to Mario 64 (6-game run).
The Secret of Monkey Island up to The Curse of Monkey Island.
F-Zero to F-Zero GX.
Smash Bros, probably from the start to the Switch version (once I realised I didn't have to use the Wii controller on the Wii version, 5-game run).
GTA up to Vice City or San Andreas (5-game run).
DKC3 came close to beating DKC2, but didn't have the same magic.
The Dizzy games back on the Amstrad CPC (if you leave out the spin-offs like Fast Food).
Mega Man up to 3 or higher?
Fallout up to 3?
Metroid to Metroid Prime 2 (4-game run).
I haven't played Pikmin 3, but it's supposed to be better than 2.
Handhelds will tend to scupper a series as they're often either spin offs or too technically subpar to keep pace with the home console games. Pikmin would probably be a good shout, if you don't count the 3DS game.

I've only played GX but F-Zero is a series I could see as improving from start to end.

I considered Smash but there's something about Melee that makes me put it ahead of the Wi iU version, and possibly Brawl.

Mario''s a tricky one, as do you count the 2D and 3D games as seperate series? Is New Super Mario Bros as series unto itself?

Similarly is Metroid Prime a separete series? Again discounting the DS game, the Pinball game and Federation Force, the Prime series is a very consistant series, though I'd probably have to say the first was the best.

Mario Kart perhaps? I'd have to think about that one.
Although I think GX is better than F Zero X, I prefer X as I find GX too difficult to pick up and play. It's a game that requires a lot of dedication.

I see the general Mario NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube etc. games as a natural progression, so class Mario 64 as the same series as the original Super Mario Bros. New Super Mario Bros. feels like something different, though I wouldn't strongly disagree if someone included as the same series as the original Super Mario Bros.

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Re: Game series that got progressively better

Post by icemann » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:04 am

Satelite Reign (spiritual sequel to Syndicate and Syndicate Wars)
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