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5 of Most Disappointing Video Game Sequels

I just finished off playing one of the greatest video game sequels/reboots in gaming history. I am talking about God of War for Sony Playstation 4. If you haven’t picked it up yet, do so now. You won’t be disappointed. However, that got me to thinking, what are some of the most disappointing video game sequels to ever been released. I reached out to my followers on Twitters and I pulled together a list of games from their suggestions.

My Pick: Assassin’s Creed III

At this point, fatigue had set in for me on Assassin’s Creed after playing the first 5 games released in the series. I loved this game, but for me, this game kind of just fell apart. The reworked combat system was terrible. The parkour was somehow even more buggy.

Then there is the story. Oh my goodness, THE STORY… all you have to ask about the story is WHERE IS CHARLES LEE?!?!?!

Thankfully, they did follow up with one of the best games in the series, I feel.. Asssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Final Fantasy VIII

See the thing is, Final Fantasy VIII is still a good game. In fact, if Final Fantasy VI and/or VII had never been released, we’d probably all hold Final Fantasy VIII in such a high regard. It was just a bit of a letdown after two excellent entries in the series were just released.

The story goes from dull to completely insane and then back to dull quite often. Squall Leonheart is not the greatest protagonist. The battle and magic system can be quite a bit of grind to use. I probably wouldn’t have felt this way if not for literally every other Final Fantasy up to this point had been released, though.

Bioshock 2

Sometimes a game can be adequate, and if it didn’t have the weight of the series before it, it would be considered an all time great. Instead, Bioshock 2 was a huge let down comparitively to how amazing Bioshock was. Let us face it, many feel Bioshock had one of the most genius plot twists in history that quite frankly made for people who loved it.

Bioshock 2 was just more of the same. In fact, I can’t really recall one detail of the plot off the top of my head other than that you are playing as a Big Daddy this time. It also was a victim of a trend at the time to tacked-on dead online multiplayer. It is okay to be the master of one thing rather than the jack of all trades.

Destiny 2

Now, to preface this, I have never played either of the Destiny games. However, I know the first game had a huge following for those who like the MMO shooter type game. After all, it was developed by Bungie, famed developers of the classic Halo series.

It is my understanding that one of the biggest gripe is the fact that the game fell victim to recent disturbing trend of trying to make players pay money every possible step of the way rather than focus on actually being a fun game. Microtransactions in moderation can be okay. However, this is one of the game that was released last fall that seems like it went too far.

Of course, if you want to ignore all warnings it is included as an early unlock for this month’s Humble Monthly Mystery PC Game Bundle.

Almost Every Single Sonic the Hedgehog Game after Sega Went 3rd Party

Guys, once upon a time there was a Sega Genesis and it had 4 of the greatest platform games ever released. Those were the Sonic the Hedgehog games. Then Sonic came back with 2 memorable 3D games for the Sega Dreamcast called Sonic Adventure 1 & 2.

Then Sega went 3rd party and something just happened. The Sonic the Hedgehog games just weren’t the same anymore.

Some of them were just awful: Sonic Forces, Sonic Lost World, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Boom, Sonic Unleashed, Shadow the Hedgehog

A few were decent enough: Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

There were even a few decent spin offs: the Sonic All Stars Racing Games, Sonic Tennis

But many other really bad spin offs too: Sonic the Black Knight, Sonic Free Riders

In fact, the only game that truly lived up to the original genesis games was a game not technically developed by the Sonic Team. It was Sonic Mania, a game that started out as a fan game that Sega formally adopted. In fact, if they could just keep giving us more of these games, I think we would all be happy! No more disappointing video game sequels for Sonic, please!

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