Originally posted by WildWeasel
Wing Commander, Wing Commander II, and Wing Commander III were bundled and sold as The Kilrathi Saga. Does this mean that they're not individual games? Prophecy and Secret Ops were bundled because they're the two games in Wing Commander's Prophecy series. This does not mean that Secret Ops is not a sequel. It's independent, it tells a new story, it was released separately, it's a separate game.
How convenient. You latch onto one small part of the argument, and ignore EVERYTHING else.
Each game I listed tells a different story from the original. Each add-on in the WC games tells a different story from the original. SO happens within mere days of Prophecy. Yes, its about a different Nephilim expansion, but its just as much WC6 as Crusader: No Regret was Crusader 2.
In short, it isn't.
A 'Gold' package in the industry isn't a game and its sequel. A 'Gold' package is a game and some additional stuff that the design team has created for the game. AvP Gold wasn't AvP and AvP 2. It was AvP and some additional maps. Tomb Raider Gold wasn't Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider 2. It was Tomb Raider and a few extra levels. Ditto with Thief Gold.
Following the long established pattern, Prophecy Gold is WCP with some extra missions.
The fact that these missions don't require an installation of Prophecy in order to play them is just icing on the cake.