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What originals games were better than their sequals?

Post by GarryG » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:45 am

I’m not thinking about game series here; more arcade games where the sequel was an ‘apparently improved’ version of the same game.

I think crazy taxi is much better than crazy taxi 2, especially on the Dreamcast (definitely one of the best versions).

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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:02 am

I agree about Crazy Taxi—the original's environment was a lot nicer to drive around.

On the C64, Last Ninja remix was, in my opinion, largely inferior to Last Ninja 2, despite the former supposedly being a revamped version.
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Post by planetmatt » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:15 am

I thought Civilisation was better than Colonization. Civ just played better and had a wider scope.

Lemmings was better than The Tribes. Tribes diluted the core gameplay accross too many skills

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Post by Kaede » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:28 am

Totally agree with Crazy Taxi. The sequel was so grey, flat and boring. Never played CT3, but I hear it's awful.

Killer Instinct was pretty good for a button mashing fighter, but the sequel just went way too far with the complicated combo system.

The original Outrun was better than all the spin off/follow up games in the series (up until OR2 obviously).

Space Harrier almost criminally got an awful follow up on the Megadrive. There was a Naomi based follow up released a few years ago called Planet Harriers, but I doubt many machines made it outside of Japan. :(

The SNES Donkey Kong Country games got progressively worse with each release.

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Post by GarryG » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:16 am

planetmatt wrote:I thought Civilisation was better than Colonization. Civ just played better and had a wider scope.
I totally agree, I thought colonisation was a step back because it had less scope and was alittle disappointed with it!

I do think civilisation 2 for windows was an improvement over the original DOS version though, although I do like both!
hand_solo wrote:The original Outrun was better than all the spin off/follow up games in the series (up until OR2 obviously).
I have to admit I haven’t played OutRun 2 yet, but the Origonal OutRun was/is one of the very few car based games that I like. I usually cant stand racing games especially ‘realistic’ type racing games…
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Post by Kaede » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:27 am

Outrun 2 is anything but realistic. It's a good game, but very limited. It's too easy to finish in Arcade mode, and they could have added many more challenges to the heart attack mode to make it more interesting. Still a good game though.

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Post by Ash » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:43 am

hand_solo wrote:Outrun 2 is anything but realistic. It's a good game, but very limited. It's too easy to finish in Arcade mode, and they could have added many more challenges to the heart attack mode to make it more interesting. Still a good game though.
The console version have many more chalenges, especially Outrun 2006. There are so many challenges and unlockables that it'll take ages to do everything.

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Post by Mayhem » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:50 am

Most of the time I've found the earlier game to be better than the sequel. So for me, it's a question of thinking what sequels were better... offhand these come to mind:

Last Ninja 2
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Pitfall 2
Resident Evil 2
Streetfighter 2
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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:15 pm

Manic Miner was better than Jet Set Willy IMO

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Post by Kaede » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:43 pm

fredghostmaster wrote:Manic Miner was better than Jet Set Willy IMO
That's not saying much though is it.

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Post by malignantpoodle » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:48 pm

the first Quake was WAY better than Quake2.

Worms was better than Worms3d and Worms 4 (but not Worms 2)

Castlevania beat the pants off of Castlevania 2 (simon's quest, terrible game)

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:54 pm

Quazatron was far better than Magnetron
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Post by craigritchie » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:58 pm

Fallout, or Fallout 2... Fallout, or Fallout 2...

Well, I completed Fallout in one stretch (ie, over a couple of weeks), but I have played Fallout 2 three times now, and never completed it before my interest wanes and I move on to something else. I'm gonna go with Fallout here.

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Post by M.A.G » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:00 pm

I always prefered Renagade to Target Renagade.

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