Favourite 2013 reboot

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Posted by BeachThunder (14850 posts) 3 years, 11 months ago

Poll: Favourite 2013 reboot (207 votes)

DmC Devil May Cry 29%
Killer Instinct 3%
Rise of the Triad 3%
Shadow Warrior 3%
Tomb Raider 50%
other... 11%
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#1 Posted by Nightriff (7178 posts) -

I haven't played any of the reboots released this year. Was going to get Tomb Raider but now I'm going to wait for the PS4 version because....so I have something to play on it.

Voted Other because I didn't have a choice.

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#2 Posted by BeachThunder (14850 posts) -

The other choice is to log out too see the results :P

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#3 Posted by face15 (1381 posts) -

DmC was pretty good but it's Tomb Raider for me... At least I think it is, I played them both sooooo long ago.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (14850 posts) -

@face15 said:

DmC was pretty good but it's Tomb Raider for me... At least I think it is, I played them both sooooo long ago.

Don't forget, DmC had not QtEs.

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#5 Edited by SMTDante89 (2912 posts) -

DmC for sure. I finally got over the new Dante's look because I was younger and prone to plenty of knee-jerk reactions when the game was initially revealed, and realized it's not important. Had a really great time with it and would recommend it to just about anyone.

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#6 Edited by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

Hands down, Tomb Raider.

I'll agree that "DmC" was a better DMC, but "Tomb Raider" is easily the better remake for rebooting a series.

Edit: Its also the better game, and the better bang for your buck.

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#7 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

DMC will be free on PSN+ the 24th. I'll see how terrible it is myself.

Tomb Raider is the only one that's decent of the ones you listed. Rott is a horrible unoptimized mess and gets knocked down to 2nd place.

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#8 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

DmC by virtue of being the only one I played, Dante's look is the least of its problems but it's not bad.

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#9 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

I guess it's Tomb Raider for me, as i thought the series was rather cruddy until then. DmC was OK, and it made a vast amount of improvements pertaining to the story, soundtrack, and art style, but I still vastly prefer DMC3 & DMC4 for their gameplay, which is of course a pretty key aspect of that series.

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#10 Posted by toowalrus (13401 posts) -

Tomb Raider was really good. DmC looks great but I haven't played it yet. I'll pick it up on Steam at some point.

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#11 Posted by wwfundertaker (1548 posts) -

Tomb Raider is my GOTY.

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#12 Posted by ch3burashka (6087 posts) -

This is like a spoiler thread; I didn't know any of these featured LQFJNT people. I'm guessing that neither Rise of the Triad nor Shadow Warrior characterize them well...

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#13 Posted by The_Nubster (3421 posts) -

DmC. I had a lot of fun with both Tomb Raider and DmC, but the consistent batshit-insanity of DmC is too amazing not to fall in love with. Tomb Raider was mad fun too, but the way it bumbled its story/gameplay balance always nags at me.

Haven't played any of the others, but I'd love to get my mitts on Killer Instinct. That game seems awesome.

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#14 Posted by Solidfox (63 posts) -

Tomb Raider's on the to-do list. I've played DMC and really liked it for what it was. Shadow Warrior was alright, but then again I thought the first one was just alright so I guess it delivers there. I loved Rise of the Triad for it's closeness to the source material in this ironsights world. I think my favorite, so far, is Triad because MAN that's some dumbass shit.

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#15 Posted by BeachThunder (14850 posts) -

@yummylee said:

I guess it's Tomb Raider for me, as i thought the series was rather cruddy until then. DmC was OK, and it made a vast amount of improvements pertaining to the story, soundtrack, and art style, but I still vastly prefer DMC3 & DMC4 for their gameplay, which is of course a pretty key aspect of that series.

Wait, are DMC 3 and DMC 4 filled with fixed camera angles?

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#16 Posted by Klei (1798 posts) -

Both were excellent. But Tomb Raider IS the better reboot, because the franchise before it was just bad. The only good ones were TR 1 and 2 back in the late 90's. Devil May Cry, on the other hand, was a great franchise to begin with, so even if DmC did it justice, it didn't achieve the outstanding job that Tomb Raider did to revive its mediocre series.

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#17 Edited by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@beachthunder said:

@yummylee said:

I guess it's Tomb Raider for me, as i thought the series was rather cruddy until then. DmC was OK, and it made a vast amount of improvements pertaining to the story, soundtrack, and art style, but I still vastly prefer DMC3 & DMC4 for their gameplay, which is of course a pretty key aspect of that series.

Wait, are DMC 3 and DMC 4 filled with fixed camera angles?

There are camera angles in there--most prominently in DMC3--but they don't get in the way nearly as much as they did in the first DMC. They're generally better positioned and there's a lot more open environments, too.

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#18 Posted by Stonyman65 (3695 posts) -

Tomb Raider, obviously. I have mathematical proof!

Uncharted = awesome.

Boobs = awesome.

So therefore Tomb Raider = awesome.

But in all seriousness I really enjoyed the game and I am looking forward to what's next.

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#19 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1533 posts) -

DMC was great, that combat felt awesome and it had some interesting fights and levels. The story was alright and absurd in all the right places. Tomb Raider barely ok to me, I really dont like it as much as some other people.

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#20 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5571 posts) -

DMC by far.

I was disappointed this thread wasn't about a 2013 reboot of the hit canadian animation show "Reboot" of the early 90's.

Edit - Ah fuck seriously? I said the Reboot thing as a joke!

http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/82

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#21 Posted by altairre (1492 posts) -

Difficult choice between DMC and Tomb Raider but I'll go with Tomb Raider. You could do some really cool stuff in DMC though.

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#22 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (651 posts) -

DmC is excellent and by far the only game in that franchise that I think is worth a damn, but I've got to go with Tomb Raider. I was completely blown away by how much better it was than I expected it to be.

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#23 Edited by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

DmC is excellent and by far the only game in that franchise that I think is worth a damn

The original DMC practically invented its own genre. Regardless of how you feel about its quality as a game (and it certainly hasn't aged well, that's for sure) it's silly to ignore its relevance.

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#24 Posted by csl316 (14316 posts) -

I liked the recent Tomb Raiders, but the new one was pretty damn awesome.

And I liked Devil May Cry 4, but the new one was pretty damn awesome.

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#25 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

DmC is awesome, Tomb Raider is decent.

KI isn't a reboot. Just a sequel that dropped the number.

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#26 Posted by BeachThunder (14850 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

DmC is awesome, Tomb Raider is decent.

KI isn't a reboot. Just a sequel that dropped the number.

Don't blame me, I'm just going by the wiki. I know next to nothing about the Killer Instinct series.

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#27 Posted by wrecks (2666 posts) -
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#28 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

@beachthunder: The wiki here is the only one that says reboot while every other places i've seen says that story mode coming in march is supposed to continue after KI 2 but none of them list any sources... I guess it comes down to one site without sources vs 7 other sites with no sources! I guess we'll see when it happens.

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#29 Posted by endaround (2271 posts) -

Shadowrun is missing.

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#30 Posted by Justin258 (14849 posts) -

Tomb Raider.

Actually, I haven't played any of the others but it would be hard to beat Tomb Raider.

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#31 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

DmC is excellent and by far the only game in that franchise that I think is worth a damn

Disgusting.

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#32 Posted by vaiz (3065 posts) -

I don't think Rise of the Triad was a reboot so much as a remake. There's a difference, in my opinion.

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#33 Edited by DonutFever (4042 posts) -

DmC, but Shadow Warrior was cool.

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#34 Posted by JacDG (2186 posts) -

DmC was really, really REALLY fun, but so was Tomb Raider, might end up 2 and 3 on my best games this year after Last of Us.

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#35 Posted by GunstarRed (6044 posts) -

DmC. Tomb Raider is my favourite reboot of a reboot of a reboot.

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#36 Posted by butano (1998 posts) -

Ducktales

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#37 Posted by Animasta (14907 posts) -

Tomb Raider is the only one I've played so I have to vote for that, but regardless it's really really good. It's going to be 2nd or 3rd on my list.

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#38 Posted by Andorski (5482 posts) -

@wrecks said:
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pfft... that looks like non-TressFX hair.

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#39 Edited by Demoskinos (17367 posts) -

DMC that game is still on the top of my list for favorite game this year.

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#40 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I haven't played any of these games, but I appreciate what Tomb Raider has done the most and have the most interest in playing that. I'd say the exact opposite is true for DmC.

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#41 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7490 posts) -

I don't know if it really counts as a reboot, but as far as games reinvigorating people's interest in it's own franchise then I have to go with Fire Emblem awakening.

My real answer is Tomb Raider.

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#42 Edited by Hawkerace (302 posts) -

I am the minority here, but I loved ROTT. Shadow Warrior is alright, but just the way the engine is and the studio's works makes the game feel like I'm on skates hitting pinatas, also they took out dual uzis, fegs. Also shadowrun was kinda cool except they made it into a tablet game more-so than what it really should of been, but OPINIONS!

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#43 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I don't know if it really counts as a reboot, but as far as games reinvigorating people's interest in it's own franchise then I have to go with Fire Emblem awakening.

You're not wrong about it reinvigorating interest, but it's definitely not a reboot.

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#44 Posted by AlexW00d (7554 posts) -

Tomb Raider is the only one I have played, but I thought that was mediocre as shit so I am abstaining from the vote. I'll probably get RotT and Shadow Warrior during the Winter Sale so hopefully this gets bumped after that.

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#45 Edited by HatKing (7316 posts) -

Tomb Raider and DmC are two of my favorite games from this year. Tomb Raider maybe slightly more so.

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#46 Posted by TechnoSyndrome (1412 posts) -

@friendlyphoenix said:

DmC is excellent and by far the only game in that franchise that I think is worth a damn

Disgusting.

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#47 Posted by RazielCuts (3281 posts) -

Giana Sisters.

With all this DmC talk I want Brad and Vinny to continue on their Bradley May Cry adventure. I could go either way if they decide to play 2, maybe they could play the first few hours or so just to see what it's like and move on to 3 (the best one).

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#48 Posted by MEATBALL (4233 posts) -

I'm really not sure, I can barely decide which I like more: Tomb Raider or DmC, really enjoyed both. Maybe as far as reboots go Tomb Raider is more successful, since it's a franchise I've never been big into and I really enjoyed Tomb Raider 2013. DmC on the other hand is a really fun action game, but it's not as good as the series best.

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#49 Posted by wrecks (2666 posts) -

@andorski: I prefer hair that doesn't look like ass. TressAssX.


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#50 Edited by Pirsig (63 posts) -

@nightriff Don't give them anything for that disgusting money grab. It's still graphically less impressive than the PC version, and that segment on the VGX they did was disgusting. All it is is a money grab to sell the game again at full price.

ReBoot was one of my favorite tv shows growing up, and yeah, this list is curiously absent shadowrun returns, which I would say is higher profile (and a better game) than RotT or Shadow Warrior, but that's just me.

As for the actual question, While DmC is not a bad game in my opinion, I've actually liked other games in the series. Tomb Raider has always been shit to me, and I played through this one to completion. That suggests to me that while DmC may (or may not) be a better game, the more successful reboot is by far Tomb Raider.

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