Remember those "Your True Opinion" threads I used to make because I wanted people to actually talk about video games? Neither do I.
Rather than a franchise, how about Reboots of franchises? Especially now that recently, we've seen new installments of Rise of the Triad, Shadow Warrior, Carnivores, Doom "4", a suggested Quake reboot, and the next entry in the Wolfenstein Reboot franchise. That is, all these are reboots, as opposed to actual sequels that continue the original stories.
We see this all the time in movies, such as the current RoboCop and Evil Dead which came out last year (Though I thought someone said that movie was an actual sequel, but I haven't seen it yet so I wouldn't know), though they're have also been sequel/prequels of our old favorites too, like Prometheus, Predators, a possible upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Star Wars sequels, Jurassic Park IV (Based off a book, and multiple movies have been made from books. There are roughly three Great Gatsby films and about five films based on I Am Legend), and Jingle All the Way 2 (WHY?!). Sometimes there are re-releases too, like The Phantom Menace and Jurassic Park (1). (Abram's Star Trek movies are an odd class, because they're sort of a reboot while sort of a sequel/prequel alternate reality. Having Nimoy as the actual Spock from old Star Trek puts it a little odd, in my opinion)
Reboots are generally called on like the plague when first announced, though with video games, while sure everyone s looking to see a classic shooter become the next Call of Duty clone, there is still plenty of earnest to see where the old game is going, gain in contrast to most people who I've seen simply complain about movie reboots to the end of time (DON'T FUCK WITH CONTINUITY YO).
So, what do you have to say about game reboots? As well as any kind of reboot I suppose?