Day 22 of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge is here, and the topic is Game Sequel That Disappointed You. Now, this one may be a bit controversial, but I’m going to say Mario 64.
Here’s the thing … time plays a part in this. You see, I didn’t play it when it was new. In fact, I only played it for the first time a few months ago. The problem is, it was so hyped up that I was expecting it to be the best Mario game since SMB3.
But … it wasn’t.
I put a good half hour into the game, but it just felt so clunky to me. It certainly didn’t look like it had aged well visually either. So, I took a step back and tried to evaluate it on the basis of how it would have seemed if I’d played it when I owned an N64. By then, I’d played Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Croc, all of which were released within a year of Mario 64, if memory serves. They all look and play better for me. Honestly, I can’t even see the hype in the context of the era. Which sucks, because it means I’m missing out on an apparent classic.
Not only was it a disappointing sequel, it was overrated, at least for me. But there you go. What about yourselves? What were you most disappointing sequels?