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Reader Discussion: What Franchises Deserve A Doom-Style Entry?

by Ben Reeves on May 26, 2016 at 03:43 PM

Doom is a great modern shooter in the vein of classic shooters. What other games need a similar revival.

If you haven't started playing Doom yet, you should. It's been consuming my game time, even though I badly want to finish Uncharted 4. The game perfectly captures what made the original Doom games so memorable while revitalizing those concepts with modern day tech. Read our review for more on that.

The game has also got me thinking that the modern state of shooters wasn't a forgone conclusion – it's just one possible evolution of the shooter idea. The new Doom shows another way that shooters could have evolved. What other games – or game franchises – deserve a similar treatment? Personally, I'd love to see a revival of the original Resident Evil formula, but with modern technology. I think the recent rereleases of the Remake and 0 prove that the formula still works. Who knows, maybe that's what we'll be getting with the remake of 2. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing a modern day take on the Earthbound franchise.

What about you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.