10 Video Game Sequels That Removed Features Due to Criticism for Predecessors

It's always great to see games respond to constructive criticism in the right fashion, and these ten did just that.

Posted By | On 27th, Sep. 2021

Page 1 of 10

It’s always fun to see developers taking swings and trying out new ideas, especially when they’re, you know, good ideas. But of course, they’re not always good ideas- or at least they’re ideas that have been let down by poor execution. And every so often, we see developers listening to the inevitable criticism for such implementations and dropping those features and mechanics entirely when they move on to the sequel, instead trying out something else based on the feedback from audiences and critics. Here, we’re going to talk about a few such games.

THE MAKO IN MASS EFFECT 2

mass effect 2

Being able to move around on alien planets and moons in a massive tank sounds like such a great idea in paper- simple, yes, and not out-of-the-box by any means, but it’s something that just sounds appealing. Mass Effect’s Mako sections, however, were famously terrible. The environments were barren and repetitive, combat in the Mako felt rather uninteresting, and worst of all, actually driving the vehicle was a bit of a nightmare. The first game’s Mako sections were one of the few parts of the game that received heavy criticism, and of course, BioWare went on to drop it completely in Mass Effect 2, replacing it with the much more simplified probe mining mechanic- which wasn’t exactly a huge hit either, but at least it wasn’t actively obnoxious like the Mako sections tended to be. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition did end up making some improvements to the Mako, and Mass Effect: Andromeda’s open world driving was a step up over it as well, even though it wasn’t exactly spectacular. Even so, it’s fair to say that Mass Effect as a series has never really managed to do vehicles right.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Trailer Outlines Investigate Mechanics

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Trailer Outlines Investigate Mechanics

Gather clues and evidence, question different characters (with a disguise, if need be) and narrow down a suspe...

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy TV Spot Showcases the Power of Teamwork

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy TV Spot Showcases the Power of Teamwork

The cinematic commercial highlights the various Guardians' abilities and their power to overcome any situation...

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition Announced, Launches November 18

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition Announced, Launches November 18

The GOTY Edition will add new aircraft, airports, missions, tutorials, features, and much more when it launche...

Sea of Thieves Crosses 25 Million Players

Sea of Thieves Crosses 25 Million Players

Rare's multiplayer seafaring pirate adventure continues to move from strength to strength, having amassed over...

Valve is Testing the Entire Steam Library for the Steam Deck

Valve is Testing the Entire Steam Library for the Steam Deck

Each Steam game will be given one of four categorizations depending on whether or not it can run on the portab...

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Teaser Shows Mysterious Footage of the Hisui Region

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Teaser Shows Mysterious Footage of the Hisui Region

You might not expect a Pokemon game's marketing to show a man being viscously killed by a Pokemon on-camera, b...