- Jun 11, 2008
I don't know if you are let write in full red on other forums but just to let you know it might be something to check out as I am fairly sure that counts as bbcode abuse here or something like that. It might be an old rule but something to check out with a mod.The7Sins said:Mass Effect 2 for various reasons was a horrible game that for me killed the franchise and made me lose all interest in it. (horrid nonsense story, retcons galore, worse combat system, DLC that made the entire main story plot pointless and should have been the 2nd game instead, Cerberus, Shepard dying, Shepard being resurrected, and other more minor things)Kopikatsu said:After watching the latest Zero Punctuation, it dawned on me that the second game in a trilogy is almost unanimously the best and the third game is when they start removing features that were present in the second game as well as it just being a weaker game in general.
So! Can anyone think of more examples/trilogies that defy this/an explanation for it?
As such your opinion the 2nd game in a trilogy is always the best is flawed as Mass Effect 2 proves.
Anyway no that does not always hold true just because it does for some things does not mean it does for every. For starters this is all mostly opinions and I thought that Halo 2 and 3 were both more or less equal in their mehness as games while Halo 1 is overall the superior game. the sequel improved some aspects but then regressed in others. Lord of The Rings stayed solid for all movies and books with the games being more or less equal as well.
I thought the Second Matrix movie was crap and the first two were good. Crash 1 was good and then I thought that 2 and 3 were on equal terms with 3 being a bit better with no shitty bees. Before I forget I thought Kingdom Hearts 2 was a resounding meh compared to the first but just to say it improve some aspects and failed in others.
Now I know I used movies as examples too but from what I know every tends to like the first and last and dislike the middle entry but even that does not hold true as you are trying to apply a general rule to a subjective matter. It won't ever work or hold true.
Also you did say in another thread you considered yourself a successful inciter of flames(sounds a nice way to put it) of the Escapist so I have wonder about the validity of bring up a little mock rule to discuss on a subjective matter.