Are Franchise Reboots Truly Necessary?

gamrFeed writes:-
"The trend of reboots seems to have reached every area of pop culture (including comics, movies and television) and has slowly made its way into games. The most recent and popular example is the new Tomb Raider. The purpose of a reboot (or at least what we're lead to believe) is to take a franchise, back to the beginning, get back to the core elements of gameplay as well as start the story again so new players can join in. But with this new trend on the rise as well as the upcoming Devil May Cry, this does raise a few questions: Are reboots truly necessary? Why not just make another game in the current run? Are reboots done purely for controversy (Devil May Cry)? For now, let's take a closer look at this and find out exactly if reboots are all they're cracked up to be."

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techrave2640d ago

Definitely not in DMC's case!

Dart892640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I agree if they're gonna reboot them at least don't f*** with the main character like DMC now he looks like a retarded emo from twilight.

@below corrction cod 1,2 and 4 are the best the rest just plain out sux.

Warprincess1162640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

And what wrong with twilight. Im not a edward fan but he is a hot sound jealous. Also there nothing wrong with the new dante. He look cool and edgy. I love it.

@ Jamison_2007

It is amazing. It is so fun. Those Battlefield fans are just mad because their game is filled with a bunch of snipers with camo camping.

Pozzle2640d ago

"Im not a edward fan but he is a hot sound jealous."

Yeah, there's nothing more attractive than a 100 year old man who spends his days hanging around high schools and stalking underage teen girls, isolating said girl from her friends and family, then fucking her to the point where she is bruised and bleeding.

MrSpace2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )


What's wrong with Twilight....erm well I'm pretty sure that crappy film destroyed the Vampire genre with it's emo sparkling vampire crap. I havent seen any big vampire films hit the cinema over the years since Gaylight came out, vampire films which include classic gore and horror like the old days. The last decent vampire film was 30 days of Night or Let the right one in (THE ORIGINAL, NOT THE CRAPPY REMAKE)

Dante looks like a emo douche bag. Why reboot the franchise when there were still stories to tell and holes to fill. I feel like this is going to happen with RE with Capcom wanting to reboot that. Will we ever know how Wesker got the sample from Ada Wong after she double crossed him at the end of RE4 as she even says..."Wesker isn't stupid...tough times lay in wait". I mean hell who are the third company she's working for theres Umbrella, the "S" company which was Tricell and now the Agency/Organization, I have a feeling Capcom will mess that up aswell.

ZombieAssassin2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

Ha Pozzle you make me actually want to watch Twilight with that description.

More ontopic though, I hate reboots especially ones that aren't even needed and pretty much just use the name of the Ip to sell copies. (aside from the new MK)

Peaceful_Jelly2640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

The last amazing vampire film was "Let Me In", highly recommended! In fact, if you don't watch it then you're missing out on one of the best movies from the last 10 years.

ReservoirDog3162640d ago

Just saying, I almost guarantee his hair's turning white at the end of the game. Besides the hair, he basically looks the same. There's pictures on the internet that show that.

And I heard that Dante from the original DMC games was like a parody. Was on the show on the escapist Extra Credits I think.

And Twilight is decent. Just decent. Neither deserving the attention or the hate it gets.

And and Let the Right One In was pretty good. Odd in 1*** part but the american remake Let Me In might fix that problem. Have to see it.

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jamison_20072640d ago

everything except cod, that game is frickin amazing :)

killerhog2640d ago

xbox 360 or ps3? wait why am i asking? both iterations are plagued with glitches, hackers (hacks), cheaters, exploits, inconsistent hit detection, inconsistent damage, unstable servers. really i played the COD WAW and COD:BO and i couldnt have fun at all. ill take campers, or small player count any day over an unpolished game with a bazzillion players

Pozzle2640d ago

If the result is games like Mortal Kombat 9, then yes.

If the result if games like DmC, then no. :(

Urrakia342640d ago

No reboots are not necessary. They are optional, but sometimes preferable.

109876543212640d ago

I wonder if the new DMC will have a "Gay Dante Must Die" mode?.
Not that i care, i wont be buying this Emo fag trash anyway.
Bring back the real Dante, Crapcom.

Pozzle2640d ago

I think even a "gay Dante" would be better than this emo reboot Dante. :(

At least a gay Dante would have more fashion sense :(

109876543212640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

The emphasis was not on "Gay" in my previous comment. I should probably have put "freak" instead. :-)

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