There have been plenty of games over the years have gotten this treatment and have got mixed-reviews and thoughts from the fans and gamers. Of course most of these Rebooted games seem to do really well in the gaming sales charts pending on which part of the world or area you are living in. So this week's Chalk Talk is about games that have got rebooted, not only games have been rebooted even Cartoon shows and Comic Books have also got this treatment-
First game I'll be talking about is Devil May Cry which was first released on the Playstation 2 back in 2001; it was a great game and did feel like an action-styled version of Resident Evil being set in an old castle. It was originally going to be the next Resident Evil 4 back in1999-2000 in early development but instead dropped the idea and Devil May Cry was born. After two more games being released for the Playstation 2 and Devil May Cry 4 got released for the PS3 and 360 back in 2008. Capcom announced at Tokyo Gameshow late 2010 and Ninja Theory were making the next game which turned out to be a reboot of the franchise, I'm still yet to play this game but have played the demo. A few people I know loved it abut there are a few other people who hated for what Capcom have done with Dante and removing his white hair. However the story plot for DMC is set in a different reality in the series.
Tomb Raider is actually one of the biggest games being released this month and this is the second time that it has been rebooted. Tomb Raider was first released back in 1996 and then got rebooted in 2006 with Tomb Raider Legend along with Tomb Raider Underworld soon after. Lara travels on a ship and then gets strucked by a storm and she is stranded on an island where she learns to survive and finding other survivors who are also stuck on the island. Instead of using games youre using a bow and arrows, some gamers may reckon that this reboot might be trying to follow Uncharted roots on its gameplay.
Spyro the Dragon is another good example of being a reboot, most gamers like myself played the Spyro series back on the PS1 and really did rock our childhood and teenage years. But after Insomniac had finished with Spyro Year of the Dragon (PS1) they had no ideas for it, Spyro actually got rebooted more than 3 times after 2001. There was A Hero's Tail back in 2004 and then The Legend of Spyro 2006-08 and Spyro was voice by Elijah Wood and Sparx was voiced by David Spade. Activision released Skylanders back in 2011 where you could actually make these toys come to life in a video game, the figures were more than Ģ5 each which was one of those get rich quick schemes but it somehow boosted sales for both kids and adults. Skylanders is mainly more aimed at kids and trying to collect all figures can be a challenge but a little waste of money at the same time.
Not all games have gone downhill when it comes to reboots, games like Ninja Gaiden has had a good history since 1988 and still one of the hardest gaming series out there. Released back in Arcades and NES it was a hard-core game, Team Ninja and Tecmo released the reboot in 2004 for the Xbox. The 2004 release received a ton of good scores and awards, its still one of the hardest games to complete on any system, Ninja Gaiden Black was released a year later with more content added in and making it harder for gamers. Fans and gamers praised this game to be one of the best in the series and its online scoreboard had a list on the top 10 gamers online who were true ninjas according to Tomonobu Itagaki he wanted to make gamers show their ninja skills to the world.
Released in 1989 Apple II, Prince of Persia had been rebooted quite a few times as well. Ubisoft published a third-person action adventure for PS2/Xbox/Cube in 2003 which was the first chapter in the series known as The Sands of Time, a year later Warrior Within was released and soon after The Two Thrones in 2005 which was the final chapter in that series. In 2008 Ubisoft released another Prince of Persia game which was a complete reboot where you are partners with Elika helping to restore the lands and intend to free Ahriman. I really did like this reboot version of Prince of Persia which was colourful and beautifully well detailed but the downside was that it was way too easy for anyone to play. And in 2010 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands was released plus Disney released the movie based on the main story for The Sands of Time Trilogy.