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Welcome back to the fifth and final episode for the season! It's been a lot of fun, writing these. Thanks again to RedQueen and all of the participants in the series. This episode, we will discuss reboots. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for next season!
How do you feel about reboots?
It depends on the quality of the reboot, and what's being rebooted. If the reboot is well-made and brings something new to the series, while still feeling like the series, its good. If it doesn't do those things, it sucks. - Kira
I don't mind a reboot if it's similar to an upgrade. Say something from the PS one, for example. If a company takes the graphics and the controls, and makes them less ugly and complicated, then there's not a problem. However, I don't believe that a reboot should be used just because a company is out ideas. I view it as something that's become annoying of late. Look at the top games from last year. Many of them were new stories and concepts, which is great. - Writergirl2394
Well, the way I generally feel about reboots is hard to say actually. The easiest way for me to phrase this is that, in most situations, I have little to no care about the choice to create a reboot for a franchise; it's what comes afterward that matters to me. Reboots generally show a desire to expand an audience of an existing franchise or to bring that franchise to a new audience, correct? At the same time, there also needs to be a certain level of respect and reverence shown to the original series. After all, if that series didn't exist at all, then this reboot wouldn't even have ever existed in the first place. When I see a reboot, there are expectations I hold that most of what I just mentioned should end up happening. With that in mind actually, I do think it's quite easier to say my opinion on reboots. Frankly, they tend to be rather divisive, and for good reason. - MysteryWolf
I think reboots are fine IF they expand on content from the original. A reboot must stay loyal to the formula that made the original good while changing the flaws. - Warrior
It doesn't feel like there has been too many reboots yet. I do think they should stop rebooting things that don't need to rebooted though. - Kira
Would you rather see new IPs instead of reboots?
I wanna see more new IPs. We need new smash hits from all 3 companies (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo). I think PC could use more new IPS, too. - Warrior
In a perfect world where it could actually happen, I would actually want to completely replace reboots with new IPs or an actual continuation of the franchise through a prequel or sequel, though I won't talk about that second part now. Wait, what did I mean by, "where it could actually happen"? Well, I really don't believe we could consistently have new IPs be released and have the quality of them stay at a constant level, disregarding if they were ever good in the first place or not. I mean, there are already studios that are capable of doing this without much problem, but they are more the exception than the rule. Like I said, if I believed it could happen, I would really push for it to happen, but until then I will just enjoy the new IPs that we get while doing my best to stand all the reboots that do get released. It's not even really like I can complain about much other than my aforementioned problems with reboots though, as there certainly isn't a lack of new IPs in the industry, people just don't often look for them before they decide that the industry is stagnating. - MysteryWolf
A new IP is usually exciting. Does anyone remember when you saw the first screenshots of Bioshock's rapture? Do you remember the feeling of, "Oh my God, this is amazing!"? I enjoy that feeling. Sure, sometimes it's unfortunate that an IP isn't as good as people thought it would be, but credit where it's due, it's different. - Writergirl2394
Yes, I would rather see new IP's instead of reboots, because some "reboots" have felt way more like new IP's than new incarnations of the source material. - Kira