Sequels are typically shitty. This statement holds true for most works of art, from works of literature (remember the followup to Gone With The Wind?), to movies (every straight to video Disney movie comes to mind), and most troubling are video game sequels. I mean, I love Capcom's games, but did we really need FOUR updates to Street Fighter 2 before they finally made Street Fighter 3? Namco is responsible for some of the most important games of the first Golden Age of gaming, but games like Rally X did not need a sequel, Rolling Thunder was a pile of crap, and I really didn't need Galaga '88, since it was simply a redraw of the first game. If Namco wanted to make a sequel to something, they should have made an update to Bosconian, that was my shit!
I'm done yelling about sequels. Especially since my next purchase is probably going to be Metroid: Other M, which is actually a sequel to 1994's Super Metroid. That, however, is for a later post.