Flamebait Friday Debate: Annual Glorified Expansions vs Proper Sequels

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What’s worse/better? Waiting two whole years for a full-blown proper sequel, like we all are for Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3 and a bunch of other games that probably end with a “3”… or… Do you prefer only waiting a year between “sequels” that change very little and only have some additions and a different story, like Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed or even sports titles, which almost couldn’t exist without constant updates.

Then again, some sequels only come out 5 − 10 years after their older brothers.

Does the long wait kill you? Does seeing another game every year kill your levels of hype and excitement for a franchise? This is the place to let it all out, because it’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday (and you thought that song was dead? Pfft).

Last Updated: August 26, 2011

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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