Know what sucks? Being super pumped for a sequel and when it finally comes out, being SUPER disappointed by it. After being a huge fan of Ragnarok Online for a cool…. 6 years or so I played Ragnarok Online 2 from Warpportal only to be disappointed. It’s literally NOTHING like the first game. No top down camera, no in-depth class system with rebirths, no epic war of emperium battles, NADA. The music isn’t nearly as good either! It feels like just another generic Korean MMORPG. Something forgettable and MEH like Cloud Nine or Scions of Fate. Ragnarok Online 2 could have been so much more. Oh well, I guess i’ll stick with the original RO. HotShotGG’s GGRo server is actually quite good. He’s some super popular League of Legends player that made his own private server. His MOBA credentials made ggRO instantly popular too, so it’s a nice server to play on.
Not all sequels suck though. PlanetSide 2 from Day Break Game Company is actually vastly superior to the original planetside game. I remember playing the original game when I was like 14 years old and I really liked it. I didn’t like that it was a subscription based game though. PlanetSide 2 is EXACTLY like PlanetSide 1, except better visuals and a more modern game engine. Now that’s what a sequel should be. An IMPROVED version of the original. Not something terrible and unrecognizable.
One Sequel that’s not out yet that I’m eager to try is MapleStory 2 from Nexon. I loved the first game and remember grinding endlessly during high school. The new one is supposed to be radically different. Curious how they’ll do. Nexon has a good reputation in my mind. I love Atlantica Online and Dragon’s Nest, so hopefully they won’t screw this one up. MapleStory is still a huge money maker for Nexon, so I think they’ll take their time and make sure the game is fun before they release it.