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Subject: Re: BORDERLANDS 2 Full IGN Review
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:05:36 -0500
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Mike S. <Mik...@nowhere.com> looked up from reading the entrails of the
porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:
>On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:43:55 +0400, "Andrew Rybenkov"
>>great news! I played 2.5 times main campaign and 1 time addons.
>>I am of those "gimme more of the same" oldfarts :)
>Same here. I want a sequel, not a different game.
I can't for the life of me imagine anyone who'd think "I loved this
game, I hope the sequel is very different from it."
Well barring people who work in the film and television industry anyway
- they're always screwing with something.
Some years ago I bought the Space:1999 Megaset on dvd.
I was a kid when it was broadcast and liked it all.
Rewatching it, I liked the first season where they actually tried to be
scientific about things. (OK having one main computer for the whole base
that only output paper tape was silly, but hey, it was the '70s.)
So they put out a new show, it garners enough interest and ratings that
it gets renewed for a second season, where they promptly change all
kinds of things - the uniforms (Really, You're lost in space with
limited resources and you design and make new uniforms for several
hundred people?), some of the main cast, add a shape shifting alien to
the crew, lose the science (and the main scientist) and lo and behold,
they did NOT get a third season.
I'm sure I don't have to mention Highlander2.
What is it with these types that sequels have to be very different from
what made the original popular in the first place?
[I'm guessing EGO, they can't be sure if _they_ accomplished anything
when they're following someone else's lead, so they do something
completely different and kill the franchise instead. Same basic idea
why Hollywood types buy the rights to a best-seller, then proceed to cut
out chunks of the book and write in their own scenes/characters.
Then if it's a success they can claim it's all because of them, not
because of someone else's original story/characters/etc.]
I don't particularly want you to FOAD, myself. You'll be more of
a cautionary example if you'll FO And Get Chronically, Incurably,
Painfully, Progressively, Expensively, Debilitatingly Ill. So
FOAGCIPPEDI. -- Mike Andrews responding to an idiot in asr