Series where one entry is much better-regarded than the rest Oct 1, 2018 8:22:20 GMT -5
Post by phediuk on Oct 1, 2018 8:22:20 GMT -5
Does the first Gex count?
And while we're at it, do two games make a series in this case?
Brave Fencer Musashi, Bushido Blade, ActRaiser are still fondly remembered compared to their sequels.
Chrono Cross got some flack back in the day for not being a straight sequel for Trigger. People have since mellowed out on it, but Chrono Trigger is still the most popular.
The first Final Fantasy Tactics and its remake, and on a similar vein the first Tactics Ogre (If we're lumping the games from both Ogre sub-series).
Star Ocean: The Second Story is probably the most popular in the series owing to the first game being somewhat obscure until the localized PSP remake and the problems the 3rd and 4th games had. The 5th game seems to have come and gone and nobody seems to care enough to bring it up.
What's the consensus on car combat games? Twisted Metal 2 & the first Vigilante 8 seem to have been the peak of the genre back in the PS1 days but then that died out after the mediocre 989 TM sequels and even the well reviewed Twisted Metal Black didn't reignite the franchise that much.
The Gex nostalgia I've seen has mostly been directed at the N64 version of 2.
Twisted Metal 2 is probably the most popular in its series, but Black comes close and, frankly, I think it's by far the best one.
I would say Ogre Battle 64 is the most well-known entry in the Ogre series, largely because N64 owners had nothing else like it to play.