Ten years. Ten long years since Bioware released their greatest game, Jade Empire. Also, YEAH YOU HEARD ME. Martial arts fantasy action will always be better than Dragon Age or Mass Effect, and if you disagree with me than I’ll gladly practice my face-to-fist kung fu techniques on the striking parts of your body. Only one Jade Empire game was ever made, with no hint whatsoever of a sequel since then. Is the title dead then? Maybe not just yet, as there’s always some hope that the Jade Empire may be revisited.
In news that will surprise nobody, a second Titanfall is in the works. For multiple platforms! With bigger robots! And your mom! Well, some of that may be a lie.
Pillars of Eternity is another one of those Kickstarter success stories, that is almost finished now. Crowdfunded to the tune of over $4 million, the Obsidian developed game drops in March. And Obsidian already has plans for a sequel.
There’s still plenty of room for Borderlands in this universe. So long as it happens to be on newer, more current platforms. With the upcoming Handsome Collection combining Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel and a badonkadonk’s worth of DLC into one package, it’s clear that Gearbox isn’t ready to draw the curtain on one of their more lucrative franchises. A franchise that will continue on current-gen only, that is.
While I’m not exactly sold on the gameplay of The Order: 1886, I think the game is all kinds of special when it comes to visuals. You have to see it in action for yourself, as YouTube videos don’t exactly do the game any justice. It’s a game that hits the sweet spot between graphics and cut-scenes, a seamless marriage of the two that makes it look like a proper “next-gen” game. That’s all thanks to the cinematic design of The Order: 1886. A design that also allows for sequels.
Red Dead Redemption. Three words that may sum up one of the greatest games that Rockstar ever made, an epic western and a tale of revenge told through a six-shooter. It’s a game with equally good sales as well. So where in tarnation is the damn sequel already?
Dragon Ball Z is undoubtedly a soap opera bookended by planet-shattering fights and heavy metal screams. When it all comes down to it, nothing beats watching Goku break the Super Saiyan limits and go toe to toe with a big bad. For me, nothing will ever beat that massive first brawl between the Saiyan and the galactic warlord Frieza, which went from epic all the way to legendary and redefined the series. Now, it’s time for round 2.
I doubt that we’ll ever see a Grim Fandango sequel, but at least we can dream of one while awaiting the remastered version of that classic game to come along. Still, an idea is a powerful thing. And Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer has one particular idea that he’d pursue if he ever did make a sequel to the cult classic game.
If there’s a game that is the very definition of done-in-one, it has to be Minecraft. Sure, it has had plenty of additions since it was launched, but it isn’t the kind of a game where a sequel is necessary. Not at all. And that’s something that Microsoft agrees on now that they’re finalising a deal to acquire Mojang and its properties.
Watch Dogs may have sold a hacktastic amount of copies this year, but the game itself wasn’t exactly perfect. Watch Dogs had quite a few chinks in the armour that prevented an otherwise decent game from soaring to new heights. Money talks however, and you can bet that a sequel is on the way in that universe. A sequel that has some ‘radical’ ideas for fixing certain problems.
Destiny is huge and awesome and getting tons of hype at the moment. I'm downloading the Beta as I type, and I'm really amped to get into the game and see what all the fuss is about. However, Bungie knows that this is sort of like a first date, and they don't want to scare gamers away by being too pushy.
Even though it had a done in one story, Wolfenstein: The New Order still had plenty of room for a sequel. It’s also a sequel that gamers would most likely welcome, as there is more than enough room in the industry for a balls-to-the-wall old school shooter. And the team behind that game has some ideas for that potential game if they get the green light to go ahead.
There’s a ton of sequels that I’d love to see made. Metal Gear Rising 2, Street Fighter 5 and Project Gotham Racing 5 are a few such examples. But I’d dig to slap leather again and ride west into the sunset in another Red Dead Redemption. And according to one head cheese at Take Two, that sequel might still be coming. Pard’ner.
Another year, another Call of Duty. This time, Sledgehammer games gets to show off their hard work, with a game set in the future of 2054. It’s Advanced Warfare and a brand new franchise within Call of Duty to boot. Which means that we can expect a sequel to this adventure, once the dust has settled.
Some days you just want to break stuff, and despite what Limp Bizkit was preaching, you’re not going to be able to get away with some random violence. What does help vent those frustrations however, are fighting games. One of the finest such entries in that genre is easily Injustice: Gods Among Us. and it’s getting a sequel.