Submitted by HAMM3RofBUDDHA 105d ago | opinion piece

Four Video Game Franchises that Need a Reboot

The simple notion of rebooting a video game franchise is enough to incite heated debate between fans. Some feel as though reimagining a franchise is unfair to the series as a whole, while others feel that a breath of fresh air can only be a positive for those series’ that have fallen out of the limelight.

Regardless of either side of the argument’s stance, there is no denying that rebooting popular franchises is getting more popular than ever. In the last few years, classic video game franchises have gotten a modern day makeover. Tomb Raider, Castlevania and Devil May Cry all saw recent reboots that were met with critical and commercial success – establishing the franchise reboot as a lasting and worthwhile endeavor. (Culture, Resident Evil, Suikoden, TimeSplitters, Tomba!)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Volt Review - Not Very Electrifying | Twinfinite

12m ago - While Volt is visually pleasing and the gameplay is challenging, it doesn't add anything terribly... | PC

Front Towards Gamer Pax East 2014 -- Awesomenauts, Sword & Soldiers II Preview

17m ago - Robert Beach checks out what Romino has to to offer at Pax East. | PC

Front Towards Gamer Pax East 2014 -- Invisible Inc: Tactical Stealth Espionage

17m ago - Paul Neafsey interviews and checks out Klei's (XCOM-esque) tactical stealth espionage game. | PC

Games with Gold vs. PlayStation Plus Free Games: April 2014

19m ago - GamerFitnation compares the games offered by PlayStation Plus and Xbox's Games with Gold. The win... | Xbox 360

Dark Souls II Review

Now - Drew digs deep into Dark Souls II and delivers a first… | Promoted post

Fan Translation: Final Fantasy VII Available in German With Corrected Text

19m ago - Carl Williams writes, "Sometimes gamers take for granted living in Japan or in North America. Gam... | Retro
Related content from friends