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LordTheNightKnight said:
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"

I won't debate it, I just don't care.

Seriously, I didn't feel like typing "Will you play a sequel without having played the game released at an earlier date within the series" it wouldn't have fit in the title, whether it is being used correctly or not, it carried the intended meaning of my initial use of the term such that other people could understand it.

Consider your language hijacked, just stay calm and no one'll get hurt. Try anything funny and I'll start using the term postceeding  in place of succeeding.

 



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Gilgamesh said:
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?

 

It's a bit of a spoiler, so don't read the next part if you want to avoid that.

The protagonist of Shadow gets turned into a horned infant at the end, and he's the ancestor of the boy in Ico.

As for the thread title, acumen, you didn't need to write out something that long. Just write "previous" instead of "prequel". Duh.



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LordTheNightKnight said:

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"

 



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I've always thought that any game should be able to stand on its own without playing previous iterations, otherwise the series is doomed to stagnation since it limits itself to its own fanbase. Let's see though, played MGS4 without 1 or 2, ToS 2 without 1, and that's really all I can think of that matter. There are other games where I have played later iterations in the series without playing the first, but none of those are connected by story (Persona 3 without 1 and 2, Wildarms 3 before 1) so I don't really count them.



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Yes. I've only played MGS IV for example.



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Sequels should be played afterwards.



Played RE4, FE:PoR and some others without playing the prequels. Should never need to. Certainly havn't missed them so far. But I would love to play RE, RE0 and previous FE now...



 

Grey Acumen said:
LordTheNightKnight said:

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"

 

 

Let me correct my reply. Replace "its prequel" with "the previous game (or games)".



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