A decade-dormant franchise, a reboot, a spin-off, or anything else that could conjure up such excitement and anticipation to make an exciting return to a franchise. This doesn’t mean the biggest sequel, the longest in development, or anything like that. Just a sequel that is well-teased and well-loved that people want to get their hands on. This also doesn’t mean the game will be any good. Half-Life 3 might finally come along and totally suck, but it will still be exciting to see that franchise return.
Take any dormant Nintendo franchise and they would always win this category. While Bayonetta 2 was a fine port it was exactly that. Gamers have been anticipating the threequel on Switch since the system’s announcement. Constant delays and rumored cancellations brewed making gamers want this game even more. Everyone knew it would be good, but how good? What new tricks would Platinum have up its sleeve. Well, they delivered. A bombastic and high-octane action game with tons of personality and thrills.