Originally Posted by GaryCXJk
It's a HUGE gamble doing a prequel. I mean, we all know Chaos didn't appear until after the Cleric opens up a rift above a graveyard, and we aren't sure when Chaos was even conceived, but it might be assumed that the gray thread pulled from the loom might have caused his creation, or at least prophecised his coming. So, until that time, or until the beginning of the game, the story wouldn't even be all that interesting, only as a nice back story.
It's not a gamble. It makes more sense than doing a direct sequel. If you do prequels first then you get to fill in the back story to which the sequels later refer. You can't cast story arcs back into nothing you know. -- Well you can, it's just not a very good way to tell stories.