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10 dying franchises that need rebooting

Ex: "Video game franchises can earn redemption by simply rebooting themselves. When its clear that the creativity well has been tapped dry and that sequels are being churned out completely devoid of inspiration or innovation, producers can just scream, "reboot!" and everyone will assume its starting fresh, unhindered by the mediocrity of its most recent predecessors. Hollywood does it all the time with movies, and video game developers really should do it more as well.

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tehk1w13110d ago

I really hope they make another Turok game one of these days. I loved the ones on N64.

Reibooi3110d ago

This list is total fail.

So many of the games on it are either getting a reboot or already got one and failed anyway.

Turok got a reboot and failed.
Sonic is more or less getting a reboot with Sonic 4(it may technically be a sequel but it gets back to it's roots so I really say it's a reboot)

Tony Hawk got it's reboot with Ride and it failed horribly.

And Mortal Kombat is getting a reboot as far as we know.

tehk1w13110d ago (Edited 3110d ago )

If a reboot fails...you reboot it again. And again. And again. It can fail a billion times but as long as it has commercial potential you keep restarting the damn thing over and over.

HolyOrangeCows3110d ago

Pro Skater, Turok, James Bond.....definitely good ones.

Don't forget Banjo-Kazooie, though. Well, all that has to do is return to its roots.

lolcatz3110d ago

Banjo Kazooie is a good call. Perfect Dark too. Pretty much most games made by Rare.

Redempteur3109d ago

please let duke die in peace once and for all
as for turok , the last one was so awefull i think we won't see another turok in AGES ...

Daver3109d ago

@1.5 Headshot

Killer Instinct dosnt need a reboot, it only needs a new game! that would be awesome!

boodybandit3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

Rallisport Challenge
Onimusha
Jack & Daxter
Crimson Skies
Killer Intinct
Syphon Filter
Darkstalkers
Marvel vs Capcom 3
SSX
I'm sure I could add more but those are some off the top of my head.

bruddahmanmatt3109d ago

If any game on that list is in need of a reboot it's Turok. I still have fond memories of the original "Dinosaur Hunter" and its sequel "Seeds of Evil". Cerebral Bore FTMFW. Even small things like the flare gun. Turok for the current gen was awful. No crazy, psycho weapons. The only thing which had any wow factor was the knife.

Cerebellum3109d ago

- Clock Tower
- Tenchu
- Parasite Eve
- Fear Effect
- Fatal Frame
- Lunar
- Shadow Warrior (Old School)
- Redneck Rampage (Old School)

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Urmomlol3110d ago

I've kind of given up hope on any Activision franchise (Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero). Their greed has destroyed them.

mrv3213110d ago

Activision money scheme

1. Make a franchise
2. Buy a good franchise and studio
3. Have other developers make sequel to the franchise
4. Run that franchise into the ground
5. Blame someone else

I think singularity will be their next franchise... in the sequel they will add multiplayer with treyarch working on it.

Urmomlol3110d ago

You forgot the most important step...

Fire your top employees and don't pay the people who made you a billion dollars.

mrv3213110d ago

Number 5. Blame someone else and sue them because they didn't want their franchise being murdered.

Solidus187-SCMilk3110d ago (Edited 3110d ago )

Ive been waiting for capcom to announce a 16bit MMX game. I think MMX 1-3 are the best mega man games ever.

They can just do soo much more with X than boring MM. X games are more interesting and hold up better than MM games IMO. Capcom, make a 16 bit MMX.

TUROK 1 is one of the greatest and most underrated FPS EVER. Turok 1 was better than turok 2, 3 and on. Turok one was really interesting and unique. It was also really hard to beat without using cheats.
Back in 1997, exploring a jungle in a FPS and killing dinosaurs was awesome, and Turok 1 is as good as it gets.

I remember exploring everywhere to find the chronocepter pieces as you pretty much needed it to beat the game. Turok also had awesome weapons, maybe the most awesome ever in a FPS.

If a FPS as challenging as Turok 1 came out today people would cry and [email protected] bricks.

playstation_clan3110d ago (Edited 3110d ago )

they have been game icons and now they work at cickos, proof is in the video.

Urmomlol3110d ago

Hahahahaha, that video is classic. I love College Humor.

AngryTypingGuy3110d ago

Well at least Sonic is going back to 2D where he belongs this summer.

Tony P3110d ago

Eh. The way reboots and updates are going these days, all the word really means is to "steamline" the concept to fit the FPS formula.