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Submitted by ThomasBW84 545d ago | opinion piece

Feature: Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers

There are some undeniable truths in life, death and taxes being two examples, and the video game industry has its own rules and obligations that can never be avoided. One of these revolves around reboots of treasured franchises — if you're going to "re-imagine" a popular character or series, you'd better get it right, and even if you do you may still get hammered by those who imagined the new game in their head and, ultimately, can't bear the thought that you've not made it to their exact requirements.

Nintendo Life looks at some relatively mainstream and/or recent examples of games that have divided critics and gamers, for a whole host of reasons. (3DS, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Luigi's Mansion, Metroid Other M, New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo, Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Wii, Wii U, ZombiU)

Godmars290  +   545d ago
Really missing how someone could write an article like this and not mention DmC: DMC?

All the games mentioned, aside from Other M, had pauses of years if not decades in their series. There could only be notable changes.
TuxedoMoon  +   545d ago
Most of these games, I wouldn't consider reboots. A reboot would be something like DMC:dmc and Tomb Raider. Most of these games are just games with something new in them or just a new part of the series...not an overhaul/reboot. Luigi's Mansion is a spinoff...not a reboot.

I liked Metroid: Other M. Gameplay wise it was pretty cool and it still felt like Metroid. Samus moving like Ryu Hayabusa was pretty cool too. She wasn't slow a clunky, but very agile.
Godmars290  +   545d ago
Thing about Tomb Raider every game in the series after Three practically was as reboot. Certainly anything during the PS2 era. The 6th console gen.

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