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Poll: A Remake that is also a Prequel (51 votes)

Premake 35%
Requel 8%
Preremake 0%
Redoquel 2%
Preprorequelmake 4%
Repremakequelmakequel 29%
Other 22%

Is there a name for this? Should there be a name for this? Votes, comments, all of the possibilities for discussing this exciting new concept.

#1 Posted by Village_Guy (2484 posts) -

I can't think of an example?

Example, please.

#2 Edited by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
#3 Posted by Quarters (1624 posts) -

@village_guy: I think in this case, he's thinking of something like The Thing. Not the 80s one, the one released a couple of years back.

#4 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -
@quarters said:

@village_guy: I think in this case, he's thinking of something like The Thing. Not the 80s one, the one released a couple of years back.

Isn't that just a prequel?

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#5 Posted by Hailinel (23690 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

NosQuel, a form of NosCon

I fucking hate that nonsense word.

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#6 Posted by Azteck (7450 posts) -

So.. just a prequel? Or just a remake? The thing with remakes is that they "remake" the story, which usually means them going back to the beginning.

#7 Posted by psylah (2161 posts) -

There is no such thing, If it is remade, there is no major change to story, so it cannot be a prequel.

#8 Edited by LordAndrew (14419 posts) -
#9 Posted by Quarters (1624 posts) -

@quarters said:

@village_guy: I think in this case, he's thinking of something like The Thing. Not the 80s one, the one released a couple of years back.

Isn't that just a prequel?

Well, I think so, yes. But most people considered it a prequel/remake, as it followed some of the same beats as John Carpenter's. That's why it came to mind first in this situation. Truth is, if something is a prequel, then it can't be a remake, barring some crazy dimensional hopping/time traveling business.

#10 Edited by UlquioKani (1018 posts) -

I don't think that can exist can it. If you try to create a remake that happens before the events of the original, it is no longer a remake. You can make a prequel to a rebooted franchise but remaking something requires it to have most of the same events. Unless you make a huge prequel part that joins onto the remake in the same book/film/game which would be a prequel and a remake but technically not at the same time.

#11 Posted by Veektarius (4541 posts) -

@ulquiokani: But even that wouldn't be a prequel, the remake would just have a focus on a broader scope of time. It isn't a prequel to the previous film, because it also rewrites the events of the previous film (so that it's a remake). A reboot/prequel like X-Men First Class is a much more reasonable thing to be asking about.

#12 Posted by Pr1mus (3779 posts) -

That would just be a remake that happens to extend the story a bit. Like Metroid Zero Mission. It's a remake that continues the story a bit further then where the original ends but it's not a sequel.

On the wikipedia page for the game they refer to it as an "enhanced remake" which links to this page.

Anyway what you're asking is just a remake with some expanded content.

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#13 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3048 posts) -

A time paradox.

#14 Posted by ajamafalous (11815 posts) -

@quarters said:

Truth is, if something is a prequel, then it can't be a remake, barring some crazy dimensional hopping/time traveling business.

#15 Edited by LackingSaint (1764 posts) -

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

#16 Edited by Hailinel (23690 posts) -

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

Those are reboots.

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#17 Posted by marc (476 posts) -

I'd say The Thing prequel is probably a good example

#18 Edited by Soapy86 (2619 posts) -

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

Star Trek 2009?

#19 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@lackingsaint said:

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

that's just them wanting to use "Tomb Raider" instead of losing sales because people think they can't jump in to a potential sequel.

#20 Posted by Daveyo520 (6651 posts) -

Premake is pretty good.

#21 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11423 posts) -

I mean, I can tell you games that contain both remakes and sequels, but only as separate compartments of the same game (i.e. Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Fire Emblem Monshou no Nazo). I think a game being a remake and a prequel is inherently contradictory. While a remake of the game could have a prequel section that wasn't in the original game, that's still totally under the umbrella of remake.

#22 Edited by TheHT (10810 posts) -

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

Neither of those are remakes.

#23 Posted by StarvingGamer (7919 posts) -
@hailinel said:

@lackingsaint said:

I was mainly talking about something like Tomb Raider, that was billed as telling Lara's origin story while also totally reinterpreting the universe. DmC might be another comparable thing.

Those are reboots.

#24 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5138 posts) -

Wait. I got it! PREBOOT!!!

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