What originals games were better than their sequals?

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 27005
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:07 pm

The original Chuckie Egg wipes the floor with its sequel.

Elite has a purity thats lost in Frontier (though I still like that game).

Mercenary was never really matched.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
Sabreman
Posts: 859
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:09 pm
Location: The Diabolical Demon Director
Contact:

Post by Sabreman » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:49 pm

I think what usually happens is they feel duty bound to build in layers of complexity to sequels that aren't really neccessary, and that's what kind of spoils it for people who admired the simplicity and fun of the originals. Some games just hit the nail on the head on the first try, regardless of technology.

william
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:59 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Post by william » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:03 pm

'Spyhunter' Vs 'Spyhunter 2' =no contest

User avatar
lavalyte
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Post by lavalyte » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:57 pm

Impossible Mission II lacked something compared to Impossible Mission.
'I have nothing but the greatest respect for other peoples' crackpot beliefs' - Sam The Eagle.

User avatar
Captain Commodore
Posts: 58
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:57 am
Location: Millsy Island (or Jersey, if you prefer)
Contact:

Post by Captain Commodore » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:23 pm

Super Mario Kart. Absolute perfection from the moment it was made. No sequel has come close to it, the worst of the lot being Mario Kart 64, hated it for all but battlemode.

Starwing. Still looks, sounds and plays gorgeously. All the finesse and style was lost as the graphics became less sleek and more textured, the flight-engine was completely altered and the crew became blessed with obnoxious American voices.
Image

malignantpoodle
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:37 am
Contact:

Re:

Post by malignantpoodle » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:43 pm

Captain Commodore wrote:Super Mario Kart. Absolute perfection from the moment it was made. No sequel has come close to it, the worst of the lot being Mario Kart 64, hated it for all but battlemode.
Double Dash beat the pants off of Mario Kart, since we're comparing sequels on different platforms.

User avatar
Shin_Gouki
Posts: 1462
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:11 am
Location: Shadow Moses Island, Fox Archipelago

Post by Shin_Gouki » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:01 pm

I have tyo say Double Dragon, but we all knew that, didn't we?
真・豪鬼

User avatar
broton
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:37 am
Location: Derby

Post by broton » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:59 am

Speedball is better than Speedball 2. You get a decent view of the play area for one thing.

User avatar
necronom
Posts: 5648
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:23 pm
Location: Middlesbrough

Re:

Post by necronom » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:16 am

broton wrote:Speedball is better than Speedball 2.
I thought I was the only person who thought that.

I was really annoyed when I got a nice new TV and the status bar at the bottom (the score and time remaining etc.) was off the bottom of the screen. They used a bit too much of the overscan :(

User avatar
Mayhem
Posts: 4741
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re:

Post by Mayhem » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:19 am

Captain Commodore wrote:Starwing. Still looks, sounds and plays gorgeously. All the finesse and style was lost as the graphics became less sleek and more textured, the flight-engine was completely altered and the crew became blessed with obnoxious American voices.
Thanks for reminding me... another one to add to my list.

Starfox 64 > Starfox

(both beat the current game on the Cube though)

Starfox is good, the N64 version is better. Totally sublime brilliance in a metal can :)
Lie with passion and be forever damned...

Image

User avatar
Scooby1970
Posts: 668
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:23 am
Location: Wales
Contact:

Post by Scooby1970 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:01 am

Barbarian was a million times better than Barbarian 2, and is still a great game to play today!

:) Mark
http://twitter.com/markyboyo
PS3, 360, PS2, PS1, PSP, Wii, DC, Saturn, Megadrive, GBA, DS & more!

Image

preownedgames.co.uk
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:15 am

Re:

Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:19 am

M.A.G wrote:I always prefered Renagade to Target Renagade.

Really ? I definitely preferred target renegade.

For me I would say the original Sonic is better than any sequels.

User avatar
redleader28
Posts: 160
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:37 am
Location: South Wales

Post by redleader28 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:32 am

Metal gear solid on the PSone was way better that MGS Sons of liberty on PS2. It had a better story and the cut scenes didn't suck the life out of you.
Defo one of my all time favourite games
Image
Nobody shoots anyone in the face unless you're a hitman or a gamer

User avatar
Dudley
Posts: 8716
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:53 pm
Contact:

Post by Dudley » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:54 am

It's a silly question because, especially on a retro game board, the answer can only ever be "About 99% of them"
Yesterzine - The Literal Magazine Show
http://yesterzine.co.uk | @Yesterzine on Twitter | yesterzineshow@gmail.com

User avatar
Captain Commodore
Posts: 58
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:57 am
Location: Millsy Island (or Jersey, if you prefer)
Contact:

Re:

Post by Captain Commodore » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:36 am

Mayhem wrote:
Captain Commodore wrote:Starwing. Still looks, sounds and plays gorgeously. All the finesse and style was lost as the graphics became less sleek and more textured, the flight-engine was completely altered and the crew became blessed with obnoxious American voices.
Thanks for reminding me... another one to add to my list.

Starfox 64 > Starfox

(both beat the current game on the Cube though)

Starfox is good, the N64 version is better. Totally sublime brilliance in a metal can :)
Starfox is great, the N64 version is weak. I completely agree that Starfox Assault is utter bollocks, it's just a crap clone of Rogue Squadron 3 with Sylvanian Families.
malignantpoodle wrote:
Captain Commodore wrote:Super Mario Kart. Absolute perfection from the moment it was made. No sequel has come close to it, the worst of the lot being Mario Kart 64, hated it for all but battlemode.
Double Dash beat the pants off of Mario Kart, since we're comparing sequels on different platforms.
Hell no, Double Dash is adequately decent gaming, the original was perfection and without a doubt one of the greatest games of all time.
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests