Sound familiar? Those statements could refer to anything in the entertainment industry. You'll see those words thrown at movies, at music, at books, and, louder and louder lately, it seems, at the games industry. Think about the games that have come out this year, the ones that you itched to get your hands on. If you're a gamer, be you an Xbox 360, a PS3, a Wii, or a PC person, it's likely that you own a big release that came out this year, and it was probably a sequel.
I remember uttering, "Everything is a sequel", myself, back during this year's E3. When games were being presented, the biggest offerings were all sequels, including Gears of War 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, and Uncharted 3. Even as I complained about the prominence of game successors, I knew that I would own at least three games on that list.