10 Video Games Sequels That Were EXACTLY The Same

The last thing game companies want you to notice is just how lazy they can be with their sequels.


Video game franchises are the products of intense labor by teams of designers and programmers operating under an insane amount of pressure to deliver a releasable game in time for the next holiday season. Having to endure such a time crunch has often resulted in game creators taking shortcuts, and one of the most common methods is to just recycle what the last game in the series did and hope nobody notices.

This isn’t so much a sign of laziness as it is of an overworked, undervalued workforce, but it’s still fun to rag on what appears to be a lack of creativity. This act of repetition has gone on so long that it has become the backbone of some of our favorite franchises, even if it means we’re paying for multiple installments just to do the same things over and over again.

But just because something is repetitive or redundant doesn't mean that a game is bad. Sometimes, a game is just so good that its sequel doesn't have a lot of new heights to elevate the series to. And sometimes, that's even what people want.


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