Series where one entry is much better-regarded than the rest Oct 5, 2018 12:03:09 GMT -5
Post by windfisch on Oct 5, 2018 12:03:09 GMT -5
I'm not going to pretend that I know which games are generally better regarded by a vaguely defined majority of people. That's absurd. We all live inside our own bubbles and echochambers. Sales don't count (buying a game does not equal liking it) and metascores are a joke.
So this is me, very subjectively, singling out the one game that is vastly better than the rest:
- Star Wars (Arcade, Atari) - Empire is not as focused and Jedi sadly ditched the cool wireframe-model-first person gameplay completely. The original game is also the best game based on Star Wars period.
- Ninja Warriors Again (SNES/SFC) - the arcade game is probably a cool experience on actual hardware (with 3 monitors and all), but Again is so much more refined gameplay-wise
- Jurassic Park (Master System/Game Gear) - the only game based on the first movie to actually be good. And there are not many other JP related games I can think of that are worth playing, except for The Lost World (Game Gear) and Chaos Continues (Game Boy).
- Rushing Beat Shura - the second Rushing Beat (Ran) is not bad, but the third game is better for shura
- Actraiser (SNES) - the second one is too hard and loses the SimCity elements, which made the original so special
Most other frachinses that come to mind usually have at least one close second, almost as good as my favorite entry. Some examples have already been mentioned:
- Shinobi 3/Super Shinobi 2 (MD) > Shadow Dancer (MD) -
- Street Fighter 3 Third Strike > Street Fighter Zero 2, 3 and Street Fighter 3 Second Impact
- Demon's Crest (SNES) > Gargoyle's Quest 2 (NES)
- Bare Knuckle 3 (MD) > Bare Knuckle 2 (MD)
- Rocket Knight Adventures (MD) > Sparkster (SNES) - the SNES game is really solid and the Mega Drive Sparkster has some great moments, too
- Ikari no Yousai/Operation Logic Bomb (SNES) > Ikari no Yousai 2 (Game Boy)
- TMNT Turtles in Time (SNES) = Hyperstone Heist (MD) > Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)