"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt."
- Audre Lorde, a poet who wasn't the first person to have this idea
The idea that there are no new ideas isn't a new idea at all. In fact, it's a pretty old one, and its veracity can be seen in the games industry too. Critics like to pooh-pooh the unoriginality of over-the-top, repetitive franchises that spawn unlimited uninspired sequels and rip-off clones. But is taking notes from great ideas of the past always a bad thing?
Hardly. In fact, Games Radar has found that some of the best new titles are appealing precisely because they took advantage of and improved on great ideas from the past. Read on to find out why some of the best upcoming and recently released titles might give you an unexpected case of déjà vu.