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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/2/14
Oreimo OVAs. I thought it was a story about sibling bonding over rivalry, but they went full on incest at the end. And then they don't even go all the way, even with the numerous girls sacrificed. I mean, that ruined the series for me.

Some people may dislike Oreimo s2 for being a bad sequel, but I thought it was more enjoyable than s1. Except for the whole melodrama they go going with Kuroneko.
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Posted 12/2/14

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Oreimo OVAs. I thought it was a story about sibling bonding over rivalry, but they went full on incest at the end. And then they don't even go all the way, even with the numerous girls sacrificed. I mean, that ruined the series for me.

Some people may dislike Oreimo s2 for being a bad sequel, but I thought it was more enjoyable than s1. Except for the whole melodrama they go going with Kuroneko.


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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/5/14

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Someone might mention SAO ALfheim Arc (Does that count as a second season, I heard many people refer to it as s2.)

Alfheim arc was not season 2. it was still season 1. if anyone STILL says that after the current season is even named SAO 2, then they're an idiot. hell, Aniplex even put out a statement saying that the Alfheim arc was still considered season 1.

that being said... the Alfheim arc didn't ruin SAO. what did happen was people's expectations and hype ruined SAO for them.
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Posted 12/2/14

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ef, a tale of melodies.

took the happy ending of season one and gave me nightmares. im still scarred from that scene.

is there such a thing as a happy eroge? da capo hit hard too....


As far as the anime goes I don't think Da Capo could have had a happier ending. That is unless you don't like Nemu. If you do though she got the whole 10 yards as far as good endings go.




still trying to track down a full set of the seasons.... cant find there anywheres.
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Posted 12/2/14
Dragonball GT. It was a total let down. Same with Oriemo OVA's.
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Shippuden. Complete thrash compared to OG Naruto.
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Here are a few sequels that whole-heartedly disapprove of compared to the original:

Infinite Stratos 2 - Lots of fanservice, lots of episodes that accomplish nothing towards the main storyline, and an incomplete story. Tatenashi is just about the only good thing about it.

Chuunibyou Ren - Very little advancement in the main storyline. I would have liked it to end the way the first season is supposed to end, but it didn't move an inch towards that.

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing - After an epic story in the first season, this one just as a weak story with characters that just aren't developed.

Oreimo 2 - Kyosuke is pretty likable in the first season seeing how far he would go to help others overcome their problems. This season, he's a total ass and he was being mean to everybody, which ended with so many rattled nerves in the specials at the end.
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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/2/14
Sequels can't ruin the original for me, since they don't change it in any way. It can ruin the series, sure, but not the first in an instalment.

But yeah, Chunibyou Ren was pretty bad compared to the first one. The first was well-written, had characters who felt genuine, who changed over time like people do in real life, and was utterly adorable. The sequel was, although a little adorable, kinda dull. The few moments around Riita & Yuuta's relationship were as good as the first one, but those moments were few and far between, and the rest was just generic status-quo-maintaining lack-of plot, and the new character felt more than a little thrown in just for the hell of mixing things up.

Not exactly anime, but Korra Book 2 was pretty crap. There was none of the subtlety to the writing that the Avatar series was so great for, the villain had no depth to him (or, well, either of them), and my favourite character from the first season, Bolin, was flanderized to the point of having very little actual character to him outside of poorly-written quips. The only saving grace in the series was Varrick, since he was the only one who seemed to have any emotional depth to their character, and that's saying something considering just how shallow he is.
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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/2/14
Eureka 7 AO by far.

The first season was phenomenal and then the second season just nose dived big time. Whoever thought that was a good idea for a sequel needs to be thrown off a boat.
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Posted 12/2/14

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Chrono Cross :

This one is different from Eureka 7 AO, as it is actually a wonderful game stand alone. In fact you could argue that it's better than its original which was a legendary game in its own right. However, as a sequel Chrono Cross is painful, because it basically turns the happy ending of its prequel Chrono Trigger into a tragedy. I would have no problem with this game if it wasn't a sequel but its own story.


Chrono Cross is on my top 5 all time favorite games list. That game is awesome, and I personally think it brilliantly deals with Trigger.

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xxJing wrote:

Chrono Cross :

This one is different from Eureka 7 AO, as it is actually a wonderful game stand alone. In fact you could argue that it's better than its original which was a legendary game in its own right. However, as a sequel Chrono Cross is painful, because it basically turns the happy ending of its prequel Chrono Trigger into a tragedy. I would have no problem with this game if it wasn't a sequel but its own story.


Chrono Cross is on my top 5 all time favorite games list. That game is awesome, and I personally think it brilliantly deals with Trigger.



I agree it was an awesome game, it was so good that you could argue that it was better than Chrono Trigger. You could say that if Chrono Trigger was a 100 then CC was possibly a 105. It was really good but...

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Posted 12/2/14 , edited 12/2/14
Do the Star Wars prequels count since technically they did come after the original movies, release-wise, and they were pretty bad?

To a lesser degree than 'ruin' more like "doesn't carry the same feel" for me would be Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday. I liked the basic idea for the story I just think it could've been done better.
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Can... Can I submit a threequel?

Dead Space 3.
The story was boring, cliche' Hollywood shite whose 'plot twists' were visible a mile away, the writers stomped all over the (admittedly interesting, for a game about space zombies) world built up in the first two titles, the villain was pompous at best and boring at worst, a church somehow became a bigger military force than the government, they turned a series that had done well at survival horror into a non-threatening action shooter, and the only decently unsettling part of the experience? Was the expansion DLC. Which ended on a completely shitty, cliche asspull that somehow managed to surpass the standalone game in how much it made me hate DS3. Which is very, very frustrating, considering how far above and beyond the DLC went to try to redeem itself. I had hopes.
Unnecessary sequel was unnecessary.
At least the scavenger drone's lines were amusing enough to make the experience tolerable.


As far as anime go, though... egh. Pretty Cure Max Heart. It's okay to have bigger, badder villains for the veteran heroes, and I applaud the show for having more of an ongoing storyline than "Oh now you have to beat THIS guy while you're collecting these things!"... but when the main characters have spent an entire 50-episode series kicking faces in left and right with just the two of them, and are suddenly helpless without their new third member?
Shiny Luminous' Sue-ness is cringeworthy.
She even shows up out of nowhere one episode, when her two other teammates are MILES AWAY, with little to no justification. She's shown having a "bad feeling" right before the fight starts, and somehow manages to make it to where they are in time to save the frickin' day?!
HOW?
WHY?
*screams into a pillow*
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Posted 12/2/14
I'd like to second ef:



In terms of non-anime, nothing in my mind comes close to the disappointment that was Dark Angel Season 2...
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Dragonball GT. It was a total let down. Same with Oriemo OVA's.


completely agree. especially the Oriemo OVAs.
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