As for the thread title, acumen, you didn't need to write out something that long. Just write "previous" instead of "prequel". Duh.
"Will you play a sequel without its previous?"
Hrmm... nope, sorry, doesn't work, and I already explained the rules, so now you're going to have to suffer the consequences. From now on, what I'll say is "If you haven't played the earlier games in a series, will you still play any of the postceeding games"
Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods