When does a game series usually peak?

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Rax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:29 pm

Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
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Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Hime » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:40 pm

Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Jenuall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:54 pm

Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

The only handheld one that predates Prime is Metroid 2 which is included?

Fusion came out the day after Prime in the US but did come out earlier in the EU and Japan, but going by the title with the earliest release date Prime definitely comes before Fusion

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Tomous » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 pm

Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?



Metroid 2 is the Game Boy entry and Fusion came out a day after Prime in NA.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Hypes » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:04 pm

Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime


Yeah, but Prime is completely different. If you're going for continuation of a series, refining its style etc. then Fusion (Metroid 4) which effectively came out at the same time is the 4th entry.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Hime » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:59 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

The only handheld one that predates Prime is Metroid 2 which is included?

Fusion came out the day after Prime in the US but did come out earlier in the EU and Japan, but going by the title with the earliest release date Prime definitely comes before Fusion

strawberry float, really? In my mind Prime is still relatively new.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Jenuall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:25 pm

Hime wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

The only handheld one that predates Prime is Metroid 2 which is included?

Fusion came out the day after Prime in the US but did come out earlier in the EU and Japan, but going by the title with the earliest release date Prime definitely comes before Fusion

strawberry float, really? In my mind Prime is still relatively new.

Scary isn't it? Metroid Prime is nearly 18 years old! :shock:

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Tomous » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:32 pm

Hime wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

The only handheld one that predates Prime is Metroid 2 which is included?

Fusion came out the day after Prime in the US but did come out earlier in the EU and Japan, but going by the title with the earliest release date Prime definitely comes before Fusion

strawberry float, really? In my mind Prime is still relatively new.



I know what you mean. There's only 3 years between Metroid Prime and Ocarina of Time, but OOT feels much older to me for some reason.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Jenuall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm

Tomous wrote:
Hime wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Hime wrote:
Rax wrote:
Hypes wrote:
Rax wrote:I realised that the 4th entry in a series is usually a good one.

Rax wrote:Metroid Prime

Metroid
Metroid 2
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime

What about all the handheld ones?

The only handheld one that predates Prime is Metroid 2 which is included?

Fusion came out the day after Prime in the US but did come out earlier in the EU and Japan, but going by the title with the earliest release date Prime definitely comes before Fusion

strawberry float, really? In my mind Prime is still relatively new.



I know what you mean. There's only 3 years between Metroid Prime and Ocarina of Time, but OOT feels much older to me for some reason.

That's probably because there are actually 4 years (or even 4.5 if you go by EU dates) between them. ;)

Prime is November 2002 (March 2003 EU) where OOT is November 1998.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Tomous » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:36 pm

Opps :slol:

Still, feels like much more. And I got Prime on NA release thanks to the action replay workaround for playing foreign games :cool:

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Jenuall » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:51 pm

You're right though it does feel weird to think there was such a short space between them. Relative distancing between old releases always feels really weird as more time passes.

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PostRe: When does a game series usually peak?
by Rax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:08 pm

I think its also becuase the jump from N64 to Gamecube was huge, the cube was a much more capable machine than the N64, everything looked and felt so fresh and different on there.


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