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5 RPGs That Deserve a Sequel

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There are a plethora of RPGs out there, and most modern ones can get sequels rather easily. Of course, this does depend on how well they sold, but modern games tend to have more luck as gaming has exploded in recent years. Many RPGs of the past are still waiting to return with a sequel, though, and some of them may stay in stasis forever. Even so, it is nice to think about the different franchises that would benefit from a sequel. Below are games that deserve a sequel and there are tons of gamers out there that completely agree.

 

5. Eternal Sonata

Eternal Sonata is a highly acclaimed JRPG that came out for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The game uses a mix of real-time and turned-based combat to create an interesting battle system. By far, the most interesting thing about the game is its story and focus on classical music. Chopin, a famous pianist, is a main character in the game, and much of his music can be heard throughout it. The game focuses on his last moments and the fever dream he has while in them.

The game tells you facts about Chopin’s life, and his music is used in the soundtrack. In addition, the fantasy characters and world that are present in the game are enthralling. The game can’t currently be played on current-gen consoles and is one of the few games that isn’t backward compatible with the One. Despite this, it still holds up well and even has a rating of 80 on Metacritic, something that you don’t see often from older JRPGs.

 

4. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas isn’t like the other games in the series for quite a few reasons. The biggest being that the game was made by Obsidian. Since the launch of the game, fans have helmed it as the best in the series. In fact to this day, fans want the company to make a follow-up to the game. While Bethesda has made a sequel to Fallout 3, which game out around the same time, New Vegas and side games in general stay in limbo.

The game was praised for it’s fun story, interesting location, and deep side quests. Players would also love to see locations on the west coast revisited, as the mainline games have been staying to the east coast. Many theories have also floated around the internet about where Obsidian would do a follow-up to New Vegas, with other countries being a fan favorite theory. While the studio is now focusing on their own sci-fi game, Outer Worlds, players can’t help but hope that they will return to Fallout as it does deserve a sequel.

 

3. Kingdoms of Amalur

Kingdoms of Amalur is a huge open-world fantasy game that will remind you of older Elder Scrolls titles. Despite its promising open world, though, the game didn’t do well, but luckily, it found its way onto current-gen consoles. After the rerelease, more players were able to get their hands on the open world. The game’s story may not captivate everyone, but the Faelands are teaming with life and side quests. There is a lot to do in the game, and it plays like an older RPG.

This makes it a great pick-up for those looking to get away from the more streamlined RPG systems of today. After the rerelease, though, players were hoping a sequel could be possible, but so far, we’ve heard nothing. The game does deserve a sequel with modern-day tech, and seeing another competitor for Elder Scrolls would be amazing. There are other areas that are mentioned in the lore of the game that players don’t get to explore, so making a sequel would be quite easy.

 

2. Drakengard 3:

Drakengard 3 is another masterpiece of Yoko Taro and a game that deserves a sequel. Sadly it has gone dormant. In fact, NieR, is a spin-off of Drakengard that is based on one of the endings of the game, despite the fact that it is more well-known. The last Drakengard game came out for PlayStation 3, and since then, it’s been quite. Not even a port of the games has appeared, despite the fact that sister game, NieR: Replicant, was put onto newer consoles within the last few years. For now, Drakengard is just floating, waiting to be ported so new players can experience it.

In fact, many players are surprised that we have yet to see anything about Drakengard 4. NieR seems to have now become a main focus for Yoko Taro, and Square Enix has to have taken notice. Players can’t help but hope that there is a new Drakengard game secretly in development. Hopefully, the game will be a bit easier, though, as the final boss fight for Drakengard 3 is infamous for having some questionable camera angles.

1. Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a game that deserves a sequel. The game places you on a farm and lets you run wild. You can choose to play with friends or play alone, and there is hundreds of hours of entertainment if you like the gameplay style. One of the most recent updates even placed credits in the game, signaling to many gamers that it is finished. Now many players wonder what another Stardew Valley game would be like, especially since it could focus on a new town.

The game is known for having a beloved cast of characters, and players are hungry to meet more NPCs designed by ConcernedApe. In fact, many mods for the game even focus on trying to create fanmade NPCs with rich backgrounds. Players are hungry for more farming sim content. Sadly, even until this day no game has come close to being as in-depth as Stardew Valley. Of course, Haunted Chocolatier has been announced, but we already know that it’s not going to be a farming game.

 

So, do you think that all these games deserve a sequel? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.