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Originally Posted by DigiI am Joe's Sense of Excited Nostalgia.
Originally Posted by DigiSince when are they making a Syndicate remake?! When is it coming out? I am Joe's Sense of Excited Nostalgia.
Originally Posted by Kenny_McCormickGetting money to develop videogames it's hard. With reboots they get some kind of security for the investors. They don't want to lose some hundreds of Ks funding every game.
Sure it helps nervous investors cough up initially, but how many reboots have been a massive success?
Originally Posted by CardJoeOh, that's where you went then.
Originally Posted by MentaiGiven enough time (I'm going with ~15 years) a reboot is ok if technology has moved on enough that a story can be told in a much more meaningful way, but I'm not a fan of the reboot in general. Even in the case of Tomb Raider, which I think does look good, it would still look just as good if it wasn't called Tomb Raider. I don't need her origins to be told again, and I don't want to envisage future Lara (who is a pretty crap character) the whole time I'm playing either.
Comic book based media is the worst at this though, even when it isn't a reboot, anything Batman related has to feature a moment with his parents dying. It's terribly repetitive. And don't get me started on how ludicrous it is to reboot Spiderman movies again.
I think if you aren't doing a straight remake/upgrade, it says a lot about the quality of source fiction. If it's so bad that you're better off with a reboot, maybe you would be better off with an entirely original story instead? Sure you have to up your marketing budget, but it would make a stronger, less dilute, brand in the end. Also, you don't have to deal with fan expectation and nerd rage until you make a sequel.
Originally Posted by lacunaDifficult to say what fits the definition of a reboot. The GTA series certinaly fits, particularly when it went from top down to 3rd person but also Half Life 2 was almost a reboot of the original game. So a reboot isn't always a bad thing
Originally Posted by ErgathAnd just in case the XCOM guys are reading this: look, it's simple, UFO: Enemy Unknown but with better graphics = enormous sales. :D
Originally Posted by Artanix"But the problem was that turn-based strategy games were no longer the hottest thing on planet Earth."
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