Video game sequels have the power to make or break a franchise. For every undeserved sequel, there are plenty of games that deserve another chance. Certain games were extremely beloved, and fans wish to see them continue. Others left gamers with a cliffhanger, which need to be resolved.
These games have the strongest potential for a grand sequel. Fans have demanded another installment for these classics for years, and they've made their voices heard loud and clear. Whether it's through online petitions or constant messages on social media, many developers have gotten the message. Vote for your favorite video games that need sequels in the future.
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Giving the iconic Super Mario franchise an RPG makeover delivered one of the most beloved RPGs of all time. As the final Square Enix game on the Super Nintendo in North America, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars has been on numerous "greatest games of all time" lists.
While future RPGs Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi would go on to be successful franchises, many players continued wanting a direct sequel to the SNES game. If a sequel happens, however, don't expect Legend of the Seven Stars co-director Yoshihiko Maekawa to be part of it. In an interview with Kotaku, Maekawa stated:
Actually, I don't feel like I want to return to that world and use those characters in another game. I feel like I was able to accomplish what I wanted to with that world and those characters and the gameplay ideas that came out of those, and now I mostly feel like I want to make something different.Worth a sequel?
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After seven years in development, L.A. Noire became a landmark game when it dropped in spring 2011. From its use of MotionScan technology to its gripping storytelling, L.A. Noire managed to ship 5 million copies worldwide.
In 2017, the game was re-released for the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 with some visual upgrades. When it comes to a possible sequel, Rockstar Games has L.A. Noire 2 in the back-burner for now.Worth a sequel?
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Rockstar Games is known for unveiling massive franchises, and many fans are upset Bully didn't become one of them. Released in 2006, the acclaimed game follows Jimmy Hopkins's quest to eradicate bullying in his high school.
A sequel was in development, but it blew over after 18 months. In 2016, an enhanced version of the game titled Bully: Anniversary Edition was released on mobile phones to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Recently, Bully has been referenced in Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA Online.Worth a sequel?
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Executive produced by PlayStation icon Shuhei Yoshida, The Legend of Dragoon was one of the first games developed by SIE Japan Studio (Ape Escape, Knack). While the RPG had stiff competition from Final Fantasy IX, which was released a few weeks later in North America, the game was a financial success. A sequel was in the works, but the project simply fell apart.
In a 2012 interview with the official PlayStation Blog, Yoshida said, "LOD2 was put into preproduction after I left the Japan Studio, but was eventually canceled for some unknown reason, and the team members moved on to different projects." SIE Japan Studio's schedule slowed down over the years, which means they could revisit The Legend of Dragoon again for a possible sequel.Worth a sequel?