Think of some of your favorite sequels out there – Uncharted 2 orPortal 2 or Diablo 3. How do they make you feel? Sometimes it can be hard to describe what was great about a fantastic sequel, other than it was just awesome, or, phew… they didn’t screw it up!
But the recipe for a great sequel is rather simple:
- 1/3 The Same
- 1/3 Improved
- 1/3 New and Fresh
Once you know this, the hard work of designing a fantastic sequel becomes a little bit easier. Still an impossibly monumental task at times, but… slightly less impossible.