"Reboots" have become quite common lately. We're seeing plenty; last year's Tomb Raider reboot did very well, and we're even getting another reboot later this month ( Thief ).
Developers decide to reboot franchises for a few reasons. For instance, if the series has started to fade and it's in desperate need of an overhaul (ala Tomb Raider ) or, as in the case of Thief , the IP has been dormant for a long time.
So, which long-running series most needs a reboot in the new generation? Is it Resident Evil , the franchise that once defined survival/horror? Operation Raccoon City was less than mediocre and Resident Evil 6 , while decent, really annoyed every survival/horror purist out there. Then again, maybe RE won't need to be rebooted because The Evil Within will hit big, and that'll be the only survival/horror series we require.
Or, does it need to be Call of Duty ? Wouldn't it be interesting if developer Sledgehammer Games called this year's Call of Duty a "reboot?" They're at the helm for this year's entry , and that series could use an overhaul. It's hardly unpopular and we see a new one every damn year, so perhaps "reboot" is too strong a term, but CoD definitely needs something . Of course, there's the old standby: Final Fantasy . But Square Enix has their heads so far up their asses, they'd probably be shocked and stupefied to hear that fans want FF to be rebooted. I can see it now: "'gasp' Seriously?! B-b-but…everyone loves Final Fantasy !"
Well, what franchise gets your vote for a reboot?