GameZone's David Sanchez decides what classic games need to be reinvented and presents the Top 10 Franchises that Need a Reboot.
If Streets of Rage is done, it needs to be PSN/XBL only. Not a full/disc based title. A side scroller. As for FF - how many times must it be said that each game *IS* a reboot? Each game before the idea of XIII came around took place in their own world with only things like Chocobos and monster types being similar. If anything needs to be done with the series its that characters need to be focused on more while stories are made less convoluted. Everyone complains about the political angle in XII and XIII's story was just a wasted mess. Would also be nice if they did more with vehicles and world exploration - enough with the walking around every bloody where!
Vehicles and world exploration would be amazing. A true open world Final Fantasy. Make it.
I would like to see Conker again.
Conker is great, but I would like that it was like Bad fur day...because those jokes were....perfect!!! :)
agree. awesome game
Reboot FF? You mean remake a FF title. I'm not sure rebooting a franchise that has no connection with one another (story wise) is worth doing so or would be accepted by the fans. I'm not sure about how I would feel if RE gets a reboot ^^;;
Who the hell says Tetris needs a freakin reboot? It's impossible to change the core gameplay of tetris without making an entirely new and different game which you would have no right to call a tetris game! Tetris is Tetis and that is why it is possibly the best puzzler ever made. Changing it in anyway except adding additional extra modes or newer graphics and more ports would be beyond stupid it would be like....I don't even have an example of another idea that stupid to compare it too!
There are 50k types of Tetris. Its been rebooted to boot, plus theres a new version that came out this year on PSN/XBL
Of course it's playable on every electronic device I can think of in one form or another...but that's a port not a reboot.
What in the hell is this guy on? Reboot Final Fantasy? Seriously? He must never have played more than one final fantasy game... because they reboot Final Fantasy every time they release a new game (which 30 minutes ago I would have assumed every one knew already). And a prequel? To what? Every final fantasy takes place on a completely different planet with no knowledge of the other planets. They each have their own story with absolutely no connection to other games. Is this guy really suggesting Square go back and remake all their games starting with FF1? And rebooting Tetris? How the hell does that work? You can't reboot a series with no story. Battletoads? Why? Yeah sure... just what we need... resurrecting a game that's one claim to fame is for being balls hard to the point of being unbeatable except by the most determined gamers on earth. And we do it using modern methods and ideas. Need I remind you that modern ideas include making every game beatable by any one old enough to control which side of their mouths they are drooling out of? And the rest? Again... most have no story of any kind. Most are kids games intended to be big on distraction and game play with the occasional 15 seconds of story to keep the action from becoming monotonous. Some never had a story outside the manual. How do you reboot stuff like that? Bleh... the author of this article is an idiot.
As the writer of this top 10 (Hi, everyone! *Waves at N4G users*), I would like to point out a few things. Tetris: I can't stand the series, and I've had a general disdain toward most entries, even the ones that changed things up a bit. Play Brain Breaker, and you will see an excellent blueprint for a possible Tetris reboot. Also, let me remind you all that Pac-Man and Galaga were considered unchangeable, but look at what Namco Bandai did with those two franchises. Final Fantasy: I am aware that most games are "reboots." That said, the series has been pretty bad as of late, with poor storylines that are far too convoluted. I honestly believe Square Enix can make a new entry that makes people care about Final Fantasy again. By including the series on this list, I was indicating that it's a franchise that's in serious need of some reinvention, and I'm certain a lot of people can agree with that. Also, those of you complaining about my inclusion of Battletoads (all one of you), let me remind you that games like Super Meat Boy, Hard Corps: Uprising, and Catherine are examples of incredibly challenging games that were pretty damn awesome. If you can't handle the difficulty of Battletoads, that's OK, because there are countless other games out there that you can play. Those of us who really dig hard-as-hell games, though, would love to see a new Battletoads. Oh, and those making the argument that a game with no story can't be rebooted, remember that the gameplay can still be changed up considerably. A reboot doesn't necessarily focus on changing only one aspect of a series.
Two words: METAL SLUG!!!!
Onimusha deserves a reboot.
I agree with the article, as well as bebojet's comment... but I would also like to address something brought up in the Star Fox blurb. It is starting to bother me that most of Nintendo's games can be described by a phrase that starts with "It's basically Zelda, only..." For example Metroid Prime is like Zelda, only it's a first person shooter.
While I see where you're coming from, Star Fox Adventures was definitely a lot like a Zelda game. The auto jump triggered at ledges, the combat, even the interface for equipped items. That said, I absolutely loved Star Fox Adventures and still play through it to this day. I've never heard the Metroid Prime argument, but I don't think that series is anything like Zelda.
I do want a new conker game, the first was great!!
A new Battletoads would be so awesome. There's a buncha Rare franchises that Microsoft really hasn't jumped on... a bit disappointing.
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