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Five PlayStation Games That Deserve Sequels

Ever just finished a really good game and wonder if there will be more to satisfy your rush, but then after researching come to realize that it may never actually happen? There is no sequel, no continuation, nothing. Now you’re left stumped and life seems meaningless. But don’t spiral just yet!

Take that frustration and join us as we add on to it. Who knows, maybe after you read this list you would feel empowered to start a revolution and demand for sequels to be made. Maybe the world might actually listen. Let’s go!

 

Bully

Ahh, Bully. A great reminder of teenage, pre-pubescent angst. A sequel was promised to us way back in 2009 but it’s now 2020 and it doesn’t look like anything is going to change. The sequel’s development went on for a year and a half, a tech demo was even finished before everything just stopped as the team moved on to other projects instead.

Bully is an action adventure game set in Bullworth and follows James Hopkins who is enrolled in a boarding school for a year. James is determined to stop bullying by rising through the ranks of his school by making friends, attending classes and finishing off missions.

There was a remastered version of the game titled Bully: Scholarship Edition where a two player competitive multiplayer mode allows players to compete for the highest score in different classes. Aside from that however, nothing much has been said about the sequel. This old game was first released on the PS2, and was re-released for the PS4 in 2016.

 

Bloodborne

An action role-playing game spawned from the creators of the Souls series, Bloodborne was a beautiful experience that needs to be experienced by everybody. It would be a shame for this masterpiece to not receive a sequel, after selling more than two million units worldwide. Hence, most people speculate that Sony is just waiting for the right time to create another Bloodborne, we just wish they would hurry it up.

Bloodborne is a journey through Yharnam, a Gothic, Victorian era city infested with a blood-borne disease. Players control Hunter as he battles enemies, explore the city and unravel its secrets. This game is a strategic weapons-based combat adventure with objectives to fulfill. There are also dungeons known as Chalice Dungeons and a multiplayer mode in addition to its main story.

If you’ve never played this game, hop on over and get your PlayStation Gift Cards and buy this gem of a game on the PlayStation 4. While you’re at it, might as well bother Sony to create a sequel for the game!

 

The Legend of Dragoon

Most people have probably never heard of this game unless they were into JRPGs at the time, but that only solidifies the need to bring it back. The Legend of Dragoon would be a great introduction  for new players to JRPG. Not to mention that there’s a Change.org petition going round for fans that really want a remake of this gem.

The Legend of Dragoon is a Japanese role playing game released in 1999 – 2001, depending on where you’re from. It is set in a world called Endless, and players play as Dart as he leads a group of warriors to prevent the end of the world. There are three modes available: area map, field and battle screen. The game has predetermined routes for players to follow and they’ll continue to unlock more routes as they go on.

Although the game got a lot of comparison with the Final Fantasy series, The Legend of Dragoon has its own charm to it and deserves a little love, or at least a second chance at proving itself. With over a million copies sold previously, we hope that it would get the recognition it deserves with a sequel or a remake.

 

Vagrant Story

A game brought to you by the same developers that brought the smashing hit Final Fantasy and Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story has grown to be a cult favorite amongst Square Enix fans. A sense of anticipation was brought back to life as game director Yasumi Matsuno took to social media to tease a sequel to the game back in April.

The game is centered around Ashley Riot in the fictional kingdom of Valendia and ruined city Lea Monde. Ashley is tasked with investigating the ties between a cult leader and a Valendian Parliament member where she was then accused of murdering him. The game does not feature any shops or NPCs but focuses more on weapon modification, puzzle solving and strategizing.

Honestly, it just feels like a complete win-win situation if Square Enix ever decides to release a sequel for Vagrant Story. They will have a greater following and we’ll have our cravings satisfied.

 

Brutal Legend

Lovers of rock and heavy metal would have a deep appreciation for this game right here. Even if you’re not, I’m sure you would appreciate a good action-adventure video game right? Or at least an appreciation for Jack Black, the comedy master?

Brutal Legend features Eddie Riggs who can be transported to fantasy worlds that are based on heavy metal album covers. Players will lead humans against supernatural overlords with a battle axe and flying V guitar with magical powers. There are stage battles in single and multiplayer modes, not to mention the voice overs of real heavy metal musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and Lemmy Kilmister.

As absurd as all this sounds, that’s what makes it a gem of a game. The absurdity is what brings in the fun, honestly. All that aside, when confronted with the idea of a second game, Tim Schafer – the game’s director mentioned that it could be a possibility in the future, but not anytime soon. A bummer, but fingers crossed for the future!

 

Verdict

It’s hard to bargain with game developers and creators when it comes to creating sequels or the very least a remake of a game, especially if they do not see eye to eye as their fans in the values of said game. But hopefully, one day these sequels and remakes will come to light.

As fans, all we can do is dream and keep replaying the same old games that we love till the end of time. With that said, go bombard your game developers for a sequel, maybe they just needed one last push!