In a recent post over in The Well-Red Mage’s neck of the woods, he brought up a topic I’ve had conversation with some folks about over the course of my gaming career that I realize I haven’t posted at length about:
“What video game series got infected with Sequelitis?”
As a fan of many- many- horror movie series, the concept of sequelitis is not a new one to me. Once a series hits a certain point, they start to shows symptoms:
Maybe a character comes back completely changed, shrugging off everything you knew about them. Maybe your favorite action movie decided to appeal to a new demographic and has a forced romantic subplot. What if the locale changes from a quiet blood-soaked summer camp to a space station?
…okay, that series was a little sick by then anyway, but you get my meaning, I hope.
Why don’t you grab a seat while I diagnose a few gaming series that may have fallen to illness for a time- but bear in mind, you’re always welcome to a second opinion elsewhere!