Bring Us the Sequel!
Second time’s the charm.
Written by Ray Hobbs, edited by David Oxford
There are many video games out there that should never see a sequel but some desperately need a sequel so here, we focus on some titles. We also focus on games that are not traditionally console-based, which ensures that these games can’t rest on their laurels as the gaming landscape is changing.
Limbo is one such game. Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game which found its way onto the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — there is yet to be a next generation incarnation though. It’s a very simple game which has strong visuals with the graphics being in black and white which is unheard of in modern video games. The game is like a moody LittleBigPlanet and a return would be welcome. However, would PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners be willing to pay for a game which has limited graphical prowess, no matter how stylish it may be?
Fallout 4 created real waves in the gaming community upon its release so a follow up is eagerly anticipated. The game also has elements not always seen within games such as the ability to play roulette and other adult games. Unlike Grand Theft Auto, which can be mind-bogglingly varied, Fallout 4 benefits from a restricted gaming experience. Roulette transferred well in this game and you can develop your game with Coral, they have an Online Roulette site so check it out.
It has been 2½ years since The Last of Us was released on PlayStation 3, yet this is one of a few games which have achieved superb reviews right across the board — it was even hailed as a masterpiece by many. Where it sits alongside classics like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy — only time will tell! To expand on Mario, one game which was under-looked was Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U.
The main reason for this was that the Wii U sold extremely poorly and it’s a real shame that not many people have had to chance to play the game. The game was a real advancement to Mario Kart Wii, which was released way back in 2008. A lot of glitches online in Mario Kart Wii were ironed out and it was a sublime racing game — you could also download a 200CC speed so the game can be a fun and fast engine at the same time. As the game is underused, hopefully it will be re-launched as a launch title for the NX console Nintendo is working on.
The gaming industry has the challenge of competing with non-console games and apps which are easier to produce and release, but they must satisfy fans appetites and commercial responsibilities. Brilliant sequels are central to game history as they cross generations and timelines.