By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - Mediocre to bad series that became good to great in following console generations?

It's uncommon but can happen. A series can begin with some games that are just eh to bad then suddenly become pretty good.

Nier is a really interesting example. Nier is a spinoff of the PS2 Drakengard games. Those games are fucking awful. Interesting ideas but they play like garbage. Nier on PS3 and 360. Had brilliant music and story. Full of great ideas but the gameplay was very average. Then we come to Nier Automata. Brilliant story and writing. Same fantastic music. It also plays really well. Now it was not intended to be a full-on PG over the top combat. They intended to tone it down and it fits the game. I also believe it has the best dodge in any action-based combat. NA is easily one of the best games of this generation.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Around the Network

Killer Instinct. The older games have not aged well at all compared to the reboot. Even when it was new they were niche. The first games were more known for the unique he characters then fighting mechanic depth. 

Last edited by sales2099 - on 26 September 2020

Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

Killzone to Killzone 2/3



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gWECYYOSo

Please Watch/Share this video so it gets shown in Hollywood.

sales2099 said:
Once it gets a Series X patch for faster loading speeds, Sea of Thieves. Damn did that game make a comeback since launch.

SERIES, not game. SERIES.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
sales2099 said:
Once it gets a Series X patch for faster loading speeds, Sea of Thieves. Damn did that game make a comeback since launch.

SERIES, not game. SERIES.

Oopsie. Changed my post. 



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

Around the Network

Red Dead Revolver was a competent, but not especially memorable shooting game. Red Dead Redemption was the stuff of legend.



sales2099 said:

Killer Instinct. The older games have not aged well at all compared to the reboot. Even when it was new they were niche. The first games were more known for the unique he characters then fighting mechanic depth. 

I find this with a lot of fighters, as technology has improved so have the gameplay as it's become smoother and the gameplays are more streamlined because the characters are no longer 5 pixels or 10 polygons :P MK and SF both went through a lull during 6th gen and came back stronger in 7th and 8th.



Hmm, pie.

Maybe this only applies looking at it from today's point of view, but Metroid on the NES was complete garbage, then Super Metroid was a masterpiece. Probably a lot of examples if we do that NES > SNES transitions, anyway.

On an example most people would be able to agree on, though, as much as I've moved on from this series since my teenage days, the evolution of GTA from the PS1 games to the PS2 was remarkable.



Bayonetta.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

I think Nier is way better than Automata.

But I do agree that Drakengard is trash and seeing Nier spawn from that was interesting.



I am currently sigless.