previous installment? I hate when I can't add all that I want to the title, whatever though. Anyways, I just mean for games, not books or film. My example, and for me personally, I think it does just a little bit. The one series that springs to mind most is Ninja Gaiden, I love the original Xbox Ninja Gaiden, but three? Fuck no. I think the sequel was kind of a letdown as well. Now, when it comes to three, I haven't played it, and I don't plan to, so some may say I shouldn't be passing judgment, but still, I can feel this way anyways.
It would have been nice if they had just kept the same stuff that was going on in the first, but improve on it, which I don't believe the sequels even attempted. It's not exactly the first game that I dislike any less, that's impossible I think, but it really hurts the series as a whole for me. The reason this topic springs to mind is because I thought back to the soundtrack, and now I'm listening to it. Anyways, what about you? Are there any series that you feel started out great and then got a raw deal in the end, and for it, it hurts the series reputation even if just a little, for you?