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Game Reboots Are Finally Being Done Right

Linden at IGCritic says "It’s easy to take a very pessimistic view of game reboots, unnecessarily revisiting a dusty old IP which has probably had its day can damage fond memories."

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NotEvenMyFinalForm1116d ago

Ratchet & Clank is not a "reboot" tho, it's a remake. An example of a reboot it's the new Tomb Raider games. Learn the difference.... -___-

Caterpie1116d ago

Ratchet & Clank is actually a reboot as the series is being "rebooted" and they are not just remaking a single game here. There is even a movie for it that followed shortly after it's release and we can most likely see more of it in the future to come. A remake would be if they just remade 1 game and that be the end of it.

NapalmSanctuary1114d ago

The term reboot implies a reworking of the mechanics and gameplay, usually shifting said product to a different genre. Resident Evil 4 & FF7 remake are perfect examples of reboots while REmake and R&C are perfect examples of remakes because they are almost 100% faithful to their predecessors. You could say R&C 2016 rebooted the story, that would be true, but thats different than being a reboot as a game.

S2Killinit1114d ago

Off Topic: "notevenmyfinalform" lol good name tag, cracked me up.

On topic: yeah i think its a reboot only if they are starting the whole series fresh. Problem with word remake is that its so similar to remaster. And this is not just a remaster, they made the game from ground up.

Darkfist1114d ago

Ratchet & Clank is a reimagine not a reboot.

BrianOBlivion1114d ago (Edited 1114d ago )

You're kidding right? What's the difference? Semantics? Different interpretations of the words?