What happens when you create something the world loves so much, they cry for more? Do you go bigger and better or focused and honed? It is a question that has haunted developers for years; How do we go beyond what already took everything we had in the first place. Sometimes sequels can only linger in the shadow of their big brothers, but sometimes the young protege steps out of the classroom and become the master. Here are my top 5 best follow ups that lived up to the expectation.
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Can you remember creeping through the halls of Resident Evil’s mansion for the very first time? Can you remember seeing Silent Hill’s nightmare world unfold before your eyes as you gripped your controller in sweaty anticipation? I can; but the thing I am most afraid of does not lurk in the dark it forgetting what we were so scared of in the first place.
Amidst the blizzard of hysteria and hate that has surrounded the release of the newly rebooted Devil May Cry you may have missed something. Something that I, myself, overlooked; back in 2001 DMC was nothing but a spot on the massive gaming radar. A newly born, scrambling for affection, crawling between the legs of titans.
In the same year that saw Silent Hill 2 turn people into a quivering wrecks and witnessed Rockstar change the gaming landscape with Grand Theft Auto 3, Devil May Cry was not just a face in the crowd. Its hero was a white haired, demon slayer called Dante… and he turned the rest of the crowd into ashes, without ever breaking a sweat.
We take a look at one of the defining games of the PS2/Gamecube era – Resident Evil 4, stranger!