Top 10 game series that need a reboot

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  • Ultrasoundwave 22 Mar 2013 10:49:13 3,304 posts
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    Games™ have put the list together for the top 10 franchises that need a reboot.

    Heres the list for those who cant be bothered to click the link :

    10. Turok
    9. Streets of Rage
    8. Star Fox
    7. Perfect Dark
    6. Crash Bandicoot
    5. Silent Hill
    4. Pokemon
    3. Road Rash
    2. Resident Evil
    1. Unreal Tournament

    Hard to argue with any of them really.......

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  • D_arkTrooper 22 Mar 2013 10:50:00 1,317 posts
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    Where the hell is Star Wars:X-Wing/TIE Fighter??

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  • nickthegun 22 Mar 2013 10:54:16 59,940 posts
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    I would rather UT were left alone than come back as some shitty perk/XP based wank fest.

    I wouldnt mind seeing another Unreal, though, much maligned as Unreal 2 was..

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  • SomaticSense 22 Mar 2013 11:03:31 8,334 posts
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    Halo definitely needs a reboot.

    343 did a great job copying the gameplay formula, but the plot now is so dreadful on a surface level and so dependent on the expanded media to get to the depth that it badly needs a reset.

    Metal Gear too. Revengeance looks great, but the mainline entries need a reset ASAP.

    Edited by SomaticSense at 11:06:08 22-03-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 11:13:19 6,521 posts
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    Streets of Rage had one but Sega clamped down on it.

    I would add:

    Silent Bomber
    Ridge Racer (proper reboot in the original style not the unbounded side shift)
    Motor Toon GP
    Mario Kart (as discussed in mk8 thread, widen scope to Nintendo not just Mario, more track variety and better weapons)
  • L_Franko Moderator 22 Mar 2013 11:15:06 9,694 posts
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    Desert Strike.
  • reddevil93 22 Mar 2013 11:15:20 11,750 posts
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    The WWE games could do with one.

  • Kostabi 22 Mar 2013 11:16:01 4,930 posts
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    Not so much a series as it was only one game, but I really wish EA would dust off Bioforge for another go.
  • Blerk Moderator 22 Mar 2013 11:16:19 48,225 posts
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    Couldn't we just can them all forever and have some brand new games instead?

    Some of those series have been so badly soiled by their later incarnations I think I'd rather they just went away altogether.
  • neilqpr 22 Mar 2013 11:16:23 2,854 posts
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    Jet Set Willy/Manic Miner

    Edited by neilqpr at 11:16:56 22-03-2013
  • SomaticSense 22 Mar 2013 11:18:21 8,334 posts
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    The SoR one was actually released on the PS1 wasn't it? But under a different name and with all SoR references removed.

    IIRC it also had a sequel. Both were bad. I can't remember what it was called though, which speaks volumes really.

    Edited by SomaticSense at 11:20:06 22-03-2013
  • Gambit1977 22 Mar 2013 11:25:43 9,702 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    Desert Strike.
    Yes please!
    From Desert Strike on megadrive, to Jungle Strike, to that nuclear one (soviet?) on Playstation, I loved them!

    I'll add Return Fire, the most fun I've ever had in local MP.
  • kinky_mong 22 Mar 2013 11:26:25 10,288 posts
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    I'm baffled as to why anyone would want any more Turok games.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Gambit1977 22 Mar 2013 11:29:51 9,702 posts
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    @kinky_mong The first one was cool enough! Make the jumping platforms more like Metroid Prime and it would be good (always so so hard to jump on the N64 version :lol: )

    Trouble is, the tech has improved now, and one of the great things about it was due to the restrictions, the fog worked in it's favour, making you cack it!
  • Physically_Insane 22 Mar 2013 11:30:49 8,864 posts
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    My life has gone on too long without a Shining Force remake/sequel.
  • Rose-of-Sorrow 22 Mar 2013 11:32:41 501 posts
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    Creatively speaking, I don't see a need to re-create or re-imagine something. If you're going to do that, why not just create something new and different, and leave the original product at what it is.

    For some of the above mentioned games series', I think the question is not so much should they re-boot them, but rather should they end them and move on?

    Edited by Rose-of-Sorrow at 11:34:46 22-03-2013
  • kinky_mong 22 Mar 2013 11:37:17 10,288 posts
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    Gambit1977 wrote:
    @kinky_mong The first one was cool enough! Make the jumping platforms more like Metroid Prime and it would be good (always so so hard to jump on the N64 version :lol: )

    Trouble is, the tech has improved now, and one of the great things about it was due to the restrictions, the fog worked in it's favour, making you cack it!
    As a stupid teenager I used to love the second game (probably because of the over the top gore) but I sussed a few years later that it was actually pretty crap.

    I still laugh at the over zealous auto aim while sniping that would see your well placed head shot fly into the centre of an enemies body (or into a wall if the enemy was partially obscured).

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • thedaveeyres 22 Mar 2013 11:40:09 11,072 posts
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    10. Zork
    9. Monty Mole
    8. Pyjamarama
    7. Another World
    6. Silicon Dreams
    5. Police Quest
    4. SSI's AD&D games
    3. Match Day
    2. Space Quest
    1. Leaderboard

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  • warlockuk 22 Mar 2013 11:41:26 19,169 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Games™ have put the list together for the top 10 franchises that need a reboot.

    Heres the list for those who cant be bothered to click the link :

    10. Turok
    9. Streets of Rage
    8. Star Fox
    7. Perfect Dark
    6. Crash Bandicoot
    5. Silent Hill
    4. Pokemon
    3. Road Rash
    2. Resident Evil
    1. Unreal Tournament

    Hard to argue with any of them really.......
    I'd like to see the Legacy of Kain games finished off with a finale. Even with more than one game - we've moved on so much in the last few years that a new LoK game would rule.

    As for your list, none of those really need a reboot. Half of them don't even deserve being called franchises.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • richardiox 22 Mar 2013 11:41:35 5,596 posts
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    Sim City
  • disusedgenius 22 Mar 2013 11:43:26 5,333 posts
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    Wonder Boy, Alex Kidd, Powerstone, Virtual On, * Strike, Psycho Fox.
  • RobTheBuilder 22 Mar 2013 11:46:04 6,521 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    10. Zork
    9. Monty Mole
    8. Pyjamarama
    7. Another World
    6. Silicon Dreams
    5. Police Quest
    4. SSI's AD&D games
    3. Match Day
    2. Space Quest
    1. Leaderboard
    You gave away your age there!
  • Ultrasoundwave 22 Mar 2013 11:47:45 3,304 posts
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    @warlockuk

    I should probably point out that its not my list, Games™ have put it together.

    I agree with their choices of Turok, Resident Evil and Unreal Tournament. However, i would much prefer to see reboots of Eternal Darkness and Timesplitters.

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  • thedaveeyres 22 Mar 2013 11:48:01 11,072 posts
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  • Rose-of-Sorrow 22 Mar 2013 11:48:59 501 posts
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    @anthonypappa I understand why some might like the idea, but it's not something that would inspire me. A re-make in some cases is better (like Resident Evil) as it only served to make the game look better/more atmospheric for the most part, rather than tamper with the original concept too much.

    The new Tomb Raider looks decent enough, but is it really a Tomb Raider game? I know people could argue that either way until the end of time, but arguably it's more a reactionary title to current trends, albeit with a recognisable name and character. It seems less about exploring tombs and areas of archaeological interest, which is what made the original games stand out and so great in the first place.
  • SomaticSense 22 Mar 2013 11:49:44 8,334 posts
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    warlockuk wrote:
    I'd like to see the Legacy of Kain games finished off with a finale. Even with more than one game - we've moved on so much in the last few years that a new LoK game would rule.
    I'm more of the opinion that we need a straight Soul Reaver reboot.

    I'm currently playing Darksiders 2, and certain stylistic aspects are reminding me a lot of the Soul Reaver games. I'm hankering for a faithful reboot more than ever now, as it's really reminded me how special and underrated the original was.

    I'd rather a return to the simple isolated exploration of the first game more than a direct sequel.
  • mcmonkeyplc 22 Mar 2013 11:51:17 39,457 posts
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    Resident Evil definitely needs one.

    REmake RE2 and create an alternate timeline based on that. Go Capcom. Go!

    Also COLONY WARS!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Latin 22 Mar 2013 11:51:31 3,679 posts
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic... Single player version!
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