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I've played Gears of War 2 without playing the first one. I read up on the plot of the first game in about 10 minutes on Wikipedia, and I don't think I would be compelled to play the campaign of the first one anyways.



 

 

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As a continuation of this point, what games do you feel SHOULD be played in order to get the full effect and enjoyment out of them?



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I played MGS2 before MGS3, and DMC2 before DMC3....both were sequels before prequels :)



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Is shadow of the Colossus a sequel to ICO the ending of SotC seemed a bit confusing to me and seems like it was a sequel?

OT:I really try to avoid playing sequels if I haven't played the prequel, I like knowing whats going on :)



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Prequel does NOT mean the previous release. The word is a combination of "previous" and "sequel". A previous sequel. If the work was made before, it cannot possibly be a prequel.

No, this not up to debate or "I think it means" or "I would call it a prequel" crap. The word was coined specifically to cover sequels that took place before the original.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prequel

"a work (as a novel or a play) whose story precedes that of an earlier work"



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

Gilgamesh said:

Is shadow of the Colossus a sequel to ICO the ending of SotC seemed a bit confusing to me and seems like it was a sequel?

OT:I really try to avoid playing sequels if I haven't played the prequel, I like knowing whats going on :)

 

Shadow is actually a prequel. The second sentence should be "if I haven't played the earlier/previous games".



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

Dgc1808 said:
I played FFX-2 without playing X. I also played RE4 without playing RE2.

 

Now that's a game where story matters O_o



Sometimes. I bought Gears 2 with never beating Gears 1 although i played it.

I got Gran Turismo 2 without playing GT1 haha



LordTheNightKnight said:
Gilgamesh said:

Is shadow of the Colossus a sequel to ICO the ending of SotC seemed a bit confusing to me and seems like it was a sequel?

OT:I really try to avoid playing sequels if I haven't played the prequel, I like knowing whats going on :)

 

Shadow is actually a prequel. The second sentence should be "if I haven't played the earlier/previous games".

Ok so ICO takes place after SotC?