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What game series needs a reboot?

#91PhaseSlaethePosted 2/4/2013 3:08:54 PM
nekrothing posted...
agrissa posted...
These are the only reboots in video games:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_%28fiction%29#Video_games

Yeah, pretty much all of them sucked.


Mortal Kombat, Twisted Metal, and Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time didn't suck. Metal Gear Solid didn't suck.

There are plenty of instances where video game and movie reboots haven't sucked.


"Pretty much all" =/= all.

Wow.
#92DefYouthPosted 2/4/2013 3:29:37 PM
ChunkyMonkeyLOL posted...
ITT: Sequels and remakes are reboots.

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#93RioichiCooperPosted 2/4/2013 5:01:35 PM
MegaMettaur posted...
RioichiCooper posted...
MegaMettaur posted...
Metroid prime was the reboot for that series.


Metroid Prime and Metroid 4 released on the same day.


Metroid prime has nothing to do with any game of the original metroid series, plus it's an entirely different game than any of the metroid games before it.


The Metroid Prime Trilogy takes place between Metroid and Metroid 2. It also has the same design philosophy as Super Metroid. The only difference is the fact that it's a 3D game as opposed to 2D.
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#94nekrothing(Topic Creator)Posted 2/6/2013 1:21:38 PM
MegaMettaur posted...
tracazoid posted...
Story has nothing to do with whether it's a reboot or not. Metal Gear Solid is a different game than Metal Gear. Almost entirely different. That's what's making it a reboot.


Except it does in fact play rather similarly(The MSX ones) and Metal Gear Solid is far from wildly different from its predecessors. Most of the changes in the game are due to the pushing of technology like voice acting and the limitations of the 2D perspective.

Otherwise from the perspective changes and the additions to complement that it's very much cut from the similar cloth from both a narrative and game play perspective. Yet with a 3D perspective you have to take many new factors into account and you have to make changes. As I already pointed out very few titles changed into 3D without fairly major revisions to make up for the new perspective they had to work with.

So you still haven't told me. If that's all it takes to make it a reboot why isn't stuff like Aliens which is nothing like the original a sequel? Obviously it's not right by your logic. It's completely different to the first and even has a different Director so it must be some kind of reboot, Metal Gear Solid has more in common with Metal Gear 2 than Alien does with Aliens.

Yet you seem to avoid that since they're fine counterpoints. Your qualifications for what makes a reboot don't make sense since several titles have broken what appear to be your rules for what makes a reboot. That or the Alien Quadrilogy is all just one reboot after another as it switches styles and decides to add numbers to the title and drop them on a dime and by what you've said about Metal Gear the Alien Quadrilogy has the same problems with being completely different to one another which must make it a series of reboots.

Being different doesn't make it a reboot like Resident Evil 4 for example, it is nothing like the titles that preceded it yet it's still a sequel to the events of RE3 and Code Veronica even if it's nothing like the previous Resident Evil games. Things can change, even rather drastically, while still not being a reboot.

I don't really see the logic behind what possibly makes it a reboot of Metal Gear, namely when the director himself stated his fairly well known(non-reboot) reasons for the name change.


Thanks for the wall of text. the only thing metal gear has in common with solid is the fact it's a stealth game. Everything else is different.


Exactly, MGS is a reboot of MG. Everything is different, the only commonality is the stealth elements and the continuity.

Take a look at Final Fantasy XIV. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Square's attempt at rebooting FFXIV. FFXIV: ARR is a reboot of FFXIV, yet both games take place within the same continuity, just like MGS and MG. Just because they share a similar continuity though doesn't mean MGS isn't a reboot.
#95KenauePosted 2/6/2013 1:22:25 PM
Kingdom Hearts. The Story is all over the place now, if they ever release KH3 on home systems, I would be totally lost.

the story is fine.
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#96SigmaHacielPosted 2/6/2013 1:23:24 PM
Kenaue posted...
Kingdom Hearts. The Story is all over the place now, if they ever release KH3 on home systems, I would be totally lost.

the story is fine.


Yeah, nothing wrong with a plot so far into its own ass that it found a black hole.

Oh wait.
#97KenauePosted 2/6/2013 1:24:40 PM
SigmaHaciel posted...
Kenaue posted...
Kingdom Hearts. The Story is all over the place now, if they ever release KH3 on home systems, I would be totally lost.

the story is fine.


Yeah, nothing wrong with a plot so far into its own ass that it found a black hole.

Oh wait.


I've played every game multiple times. The. Story. Is. Fine.
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#98SigmaHacielPosted 2/6/2013 1:25:37 PM
Kenaue posted...
SigmaHaciel posted...
Kenaue posted...
Kingdom Hearts. The Story is all over the place now, if they ever release KH3 on home systems, I would be totally lost.

the story is fine.


Yeah, nothing wrong with a plot so far into its own ass that it found a black hole.

Oh wait.


I've played every game multiple times. The. Story. Is. Fine.


Can you actually explain the story?

I highly doubt it, because nobody can. It is blown into 20 different corners of the planet.
#99KenauePosted 2/6/2013 1:26:35 PM
I shouldn't have to. I understood it, and that's all that matters. Play all the games and you will too.
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#100fvzzPosted 2/6/2013 1:32:12 PM(edited)
manhunt. first one was seriously twisted. second one's story was like, eh, and not as scary.

skate also needs a reboot. 3 was so boring. the city was a snorefest as you wander aimlessly looking for a cool spot.

resident evil. has probably had one too many. 6 should've just been similar to 4 & 5 with the new shooting while moving.