Hitting the Reset Button
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But before we do, we probably should set the record straight and say that we absolutely have nothing against the whole notion of video game reboots – provided that developers are willing to give them the tender loving treatment that they deserve from start to finish, and not just churn out a half-baked product just because they’re only going to be using it as a desperate cash-grab attempt.
With that said, you must be wondering: what is a good video game reboot? Well, we’re glad you asked.
We’ll begin with our personal favorite, the reboot, which was launched back in 2013. If you’ve had the opportunity to play through the game, you’ll understand why we have nothing but praises for it. If you haven’t, you better have a good reason for your blasphemous behavior, seeing that you can now easily purchase the game (in its Game of the Year edition, no less) for no more than RM80 on Steam.
But anyway, there are plenty of reasons why we consider
as the standard for video game reboots, but it’s mostly because of its immersive, wellthought-out storyline that’s set on the lost kingdom of Yamatai which, by the way, is based on an actual ancient country. The gameplay is thoroughly engaging from start to finish as well, particularly since Yamatai – the one depicted in
at least – is inhabited by wolves, a manic cult of pirates and mercenaries who want you dead, and of course, undead samurai warriors. Slip up at the wrong time, and you’re bound to be wolf feed, or pumped with lead.
Couple all the aforementioned elements together with the mesmerizingly beautiful textures, models, and environments of the game, and you will easily (and unknowingly) be spending your entire day soaking up everything that has to offer. Trust us, we know.
Before we continue rambling on about how and why
is deserving of being crowned as the best video game reboot in existence, let us now divert our attention to the next video game reboot that’s genuinely worthy of your money and time:
You really don’t need us to introduce to you, now do you? Okay, fine. To put it simply, is essentially on steroids. It’s devilishly violent, bloody, and gory – which is exactly why it’s so very fun to play.
The 2011 reboot definitely did justice to the longstanding fighting franchise, thanks to its amazingly