The Mind of Andrew

That which has been thought, but never been said..until now

Top 5 Worst Sequels: #2

If you’ve ever seen the Angry Video Game Nerd videos on gametrailers Screw Attack, this game shouldn’t be that big of a surprise.  If you’ve ever played Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  The original Castlevania game was amazing on the NES.  When the sequel was released, so many people were excited to play this game.   A sequel to a great platformer that is so fond to so many people.  Doesn’t change the fact though that the game was impossibly hard, but the sequel was just such a change from the first, that people were shocked.

When most people remember this game, it’s a tale of a few things.  One of which is the ever classic random things you just shouldn’t know about.  In fact, to figure out, you need to have read some gamefaqs.  Such as the random ledge you need to duck down on while you have the red orb equipped in order to have the tornado come and pick you up after waiting.  Who thinks of this stuff.  Another example is when you need to go down a water area.  You would guess that maybe you’d need to equip the blue orb to go underwater, that’s not that big of a stretch, but then you still die if you drop in the water.  So what do you have to do, you have to kneel down by the water with the blue orb equipped and wait for the screen to move down before you can go into the water.  It’s things like this that turn a game that is still pretty fun, into a game that is just difficult for reasons it shouldn’t be for.  And again referring to AVGN, does everyone remember how in the first Castlevania, the fight with Death was amazing and intense and was a memorable fight.  Well, as AVGN shows, you can literally just walk from one end of the screen to the other, and just entirely skip the fight.  In every Castlevania game made, the fight with Death is extremely difficult and fun.  But they just don’t have it.  And people will complain, “but it’s still a good game..mehh, i’m a little bitch”.  Here’s the deal, it is a good game, and it’s in no means bad.  But once again, it was taking a game that is so good, and then just having the sequel be such a dramatic change, not for the positive.  The first game was great, and this game was only really good.  Plus, you throw oak stakes at random orbs.  It did have it’s positive qualities, it departed from a linear gameplay which is very popular and the style of castlevania’s now.  Plus, the random things people say that have absolutley nothing to do with the game are really amusing.  You might be like “the fuck he said?” at the time, later, it’s all pretty funny.  Overall, not a terrible game, but as a sequel, you suck.

This is even known as one of the worst Nintendo Power Covers ever

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July 10, 2010 - Posted by | Video Games

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