Some games touch our hearts in such a way that we don’t want to wait for the next installment or we simply don’t want the game to end (Which we know isn’t possible). We do not want a yearly FarCry or Call of Duty, because their previous installments were good and we want some kind of refreshment or a gap to fully enjoy a game. Games like Crysis, Elder Scrolls, GTA presently, are able to maintain a charm of their own because they give gaps in their releases and people get to fully exploit the contents of the game. Today we are going to look at some of the games, of which we would like to see a sequel. We would like to point out that, these games have not been confirmed and some of them are just our personal choices, even if the games have not been hinted by the developers.
Crysis is not only known for it’s visual plethora, but is also known for great story telling. It is one of the few games that EA has not spoiled, considering how they have been going about in the last few years. Crysis 1, Warhead and 2 had set up the perfect background story for Crysis 3, which in my opinion was a pretty solid game. I especially liked the concept of the predator bow but the critics stated and I agree with them that, the game had become much easier by it’s introduction. Crytek has hinted another Crysis, but we don’t know whether it’ll be a Crysis 4 or just Crysis. All we know is that there is a plan. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, speaking to Eurogamer said that,
“I wouldn’t name it Crysis 4 at this stage because it would be misleading. We want to finalize Prophet’s story, and Crysis 4 would imply the story just moves on. But we are excited about the DNA of Crysis and of the franchise. There can be literally tons of titles out there within the franchise. Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis. Because we want to make this something much more radical and new, we’re looking at it as a bit more of a long-term thing. It’s too early to talk about it for these reasons. We do have a plan for a F2P version of Crysis, but how this looks and when this will be done, whether this is the next one or the next next one, is to be decided. I believe F2P is our inevitable future. I believe there are F2P titles out there that can be story-telling and cooperative with your friends and competitive with your friends. It’s all possible. The business model is independent from the way you design games. It’s a very important thing. People always make these things dependent, but it’s actually completely independent.”
People might say that “Nah, I don’t want another Max Payne game”, mainly because there simply can’t be a story to continue the franchise. Max Payne 1 and 2 had great storylines and even though Max Payne 3, under-performed a bit in the story department, it pretty much made up with excellent gameplay and voice acting. The fact that Max drives into a sunset may have many people already doubting a sequel, but let’s not forget the fate that Red Dead Redemption faced. Rockstar has teased another Max Payne game, but we’re not sure whether it’s in development or not. But many people sure do want another Max Payne game.
“Half Life, Half Life, Half Life”, these are the words that the game’s fans shout out to Valve every year at any of their announcements or presentations. Half Life 1 and 2 has built up a huge fan base, which is not much of surprise as the game is full of aliens, puzzles, adrenaline moments and let’s not forget, a bit of controversies. Half Life 3 has been hanging on for some time now and fans have started to get frustrated. The so called “New Generation” is like, “What is Half Life?” and the previous generation is like “It’s a long story”. In short, many fans and newcomers are all waiting for Half Life 3 and Valve better have a good explanation as to why it was delayed to such an extent (That is, if it comes out).
LA Noire is the second Rockstar game in the list and yes, it does deserve a sequel. This game was released at a time when people were bored of the same old GTA or I should say most of the games and it was time for change. Though the game became repetitive after 10-20 hours of gameplay and was rough around the edges, there was a kind of creativity behind it. Having a 1960s city and being Sherlock Holmes (Sort of) is something that gets people excited. There was not much to do in the open world, but the missions seemed like they had directly come out of a story book. The plot was also sometimes intertwined with personal life of an aspiring detective and how he gets caught in corruption while doing police work. Though the ending didn’t suggest a sequel, we wouldn’t mind a spiritual successor to the game.
Before there were Call of Duty(s) and Battlefield(s), there was Red Faction. Red Faction 1, 2, Guerilla and Armageddon were all decent games. The main selling point of the games were their multiplayer and the fully destructible environments. The only problem was that the destructible environments were too much load on the online servers. It had an amazing arsenal of cool weapons that looked like they were from Tony Stark’s backyard (Reference credentials to room partner) and the multiplayer was just plain enjoyable. The story of the game was pretty decent, though not as intense as the COD and Battlefied games. If you had this game with a bunch of buddies, you could end up spending hours on it. A new game with a better story-line would be a welcome refreshment from the CODs’ and Battlefields’ overhauls.
Jurassic Park is a great movie, except in that the characters are running from the dinosaurs and in Turok we’re a Dino Hunter. The game had the makings of a great one, but had some flaws, which when rectified would have made a great game and that is why it needs a sequel. Now killing dinosaurs seems interesting, but using dinosaurs strategically, as allies or for distraction makes for an even more exciting game. For a game of 2008, it had mechanics which puts many modern games to shame. The combat and stealth mechanisms were almost perfectly handled which made the game quite a tad fun. Personally, I think, a sequel will be well received by fans and newcomers alike.
Overlord was a great game which was followed up by a not so great Overlord 2. The game had genuine creativity and new mechanics that involved minions for fighting. It was like Age of Empires but in a third person view. The minions could do everything from fighting to healing and coordinating among each. We know that the second game was not well written but the idea was refreshing and the gameplay was something new, so it should get a sequel.
Bayonetta 1 and 2 were really good games with a hot-badass female protagonist with guns on all her limbs. The game has good and simple writing, but what separates it from the others is the gameplay. The unique anime style graphics and the awesome combat mechanics which include melee as well as gunning mechanisms will make any gamer drool. The protagonist’s character is pretty strong and her accent is just awesome.This is also one of the few Sega games where boss fights are good (According to me). The dirty element of comedy made the game even more enjoyable. The game is pretty good and Nintendo yet again proves that even though major companies have great games, don’t try to rule them out. A sequel on all platforms will be welcome but Nintendo will try to keep things to their own. When asked about what sort of sequel Hashimoto would like to see from Platinum Games, this was his answer…
“A sequel to a Platinum title… I’d have to say Bayonetta 3. I have all kinds of ideas in my head for how to expand the world of Bayonetta in even more sequels, or maybe a spin-off!”
Vanquish, I personally think is the most creative game in the list and the most underrated as well. It went under the radar of many gamers and was reviewed decently by the critics. The game’s mechanics were quite unique and the story which was well written. There was no multiplayer which made this game best for people with a taste for story and was possibly another reason for the game not selling much. The game only came out on the Xbox and PS which was disappointing, as the game could have had a lot better visuals. If a sequel comes out, it will be well received owing to the fact that the game became popular much later after it’s release.
Do you agree with the list above? Did we miss out any games or do you not agree with one of them being on the list?We’d like to know which games’ sequels are you looking forward and why. Leave it in the comments below.