May 8th, 2013 | by Liam Dean
“Reboot” isn’t necessarily a word that people greet with much enthusiasm. Everything seems to be getting rebooted these days, from TV shows to video games. The worst culprits are the incredibly unimaginative people from the mythical land of Hollywood, who seem more than happy to ruin our fondest film memories to make a quick buck. Their lack of creativity and occasional disregard for fans of the originals have left us with many naff substitutes such as Planet Of The Apes, A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Wicker Man. Seriously, what were they thinking when they cast Nicholas Cage in that movie? But, we’ve also had plenty of good movie reboots as well. The truth is that for every Pink Panther there is a Dredd to counterbalance it. The same is true for video games too. It’s never the case that all re-imaginings of our favourite things turn out to be bad. Sometimes the planets will align and we will be magically gifted with games like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, DmC: Devil May Cry and Twisted Metal. All of those games had both positive and negative aspects, but they also had elements that fans of the original series could enjoy in some nostalgic way. But whilst those games were very good, it is my personal belief that the new Tomb Raider reboot by Crystal Dynamics sets the standard for all future reboots.