erm.. thats what they said about diablo 2 and the 2nd version of almost every game ever.. but from what i've seen of the screenshots and yeh i know they early shots and nothing has been polished.. but it looks to me like the same game with a few improvements.. abit like buying civ2 or civ3 or settlers2 or settlers3 or settlers4 or any of the mircosoft games after age of empires..they're all the same game, just slightly different settings, graphics and ideas..
What i'd prefer is completely new with only some very basics carried over from before...i dont want a UFO2 which is exactly the same game as UFO-Enemy Unknown, but with different graphics.
So you'd prefer RiftRunner to be a FPS or RTS? Sequals have to have similarity to the predecessors, otherwise they'd be too inaccessable.Descent 3
, while still a FPS in the same style as Descent 1 & 2
, was still a vastly different game because of the new features added: namely missions (other than "Destroy the Reactor") and scripted objects. I tend to prefer sequals (at least the first sequal) over the original because it fixes all of the gameplay problems that were uncovered in the first. Dungeon Keeper 2
is a good example.
But you're also right that they can be too similar. Roller Coaster Tycoon 2
looks and plays the same as the original. Sim City's
improvements are very internal and it still seems to play the same. Doom 2
was a stand-alone expansion pack.
The aim of Larian should be to:
- Remove the bugs.
- Improve and expand the story.
- "Revolutionise" at least part of the gameplay.
- Make money so that they may make more games for us.
It should tide us over until Divine Divinity 2
. That's the way I see it, anyway.