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We know that Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild have modernized their respective franchises, but what are some other recent games that are part of an already existing franchise that modernized them?

From what I've heard and seen about it, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 looks to have done this to Pac-Man:

PLEASE NOTE: This isn't the same as my thread about modernizing game genres.



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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In more ways than one.

Rayman Origins.



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Recent ones, Doom 2016 is the best example of modernizing and bringing freshness to a series.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Recent ones, Doom 2016 is the best example of modernizing and bringing freshness to a series.

Yes, and still retaining the old feeling of ripping space monsters to pieces back in 1993. ^^

You guys feel Mario Kart 8 DX has modernized it's franchise?



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CaptainExplosion said:
Darwinianevolution said:
Recent ones, Doom 2016 is the best example of modernizing and bringing freshness to a series.

Yes, and still retaining the old feeling of ripping space monsters to pieces back in 1993. ^^

You guys feel Mario Kart 8 DX has modernized it's franchise?

What are we meaning by modernizing? What did Mario Kart 8 DX offer that Mario Kart 8 didn't?



VGPolyglot said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Yes, and still retaining the old feeling of ripping space monsters to pieces back in 1993. ^^

You guys feel Mario Kart 8 DX has modernized it's franchise?

What are we meaning by modernizing? What did Mario Kart 8 DX offer that Mario Kart 8 didn't?

Revamped the battle mode.



CaptainExplosion said:
VGPolyglot said:

What are we meaning by modernizing? What did Mario Kart 8 DX offer that Mario Kart 8 didn't?

Revamped the battle mode.

Is that really enough to call it a modernization?



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VGPolyglot said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Revamped the battle mode.

Is that really enough to call it a modernization?

Not really, more like an improvement.

Would you say Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus modernized Wolfenstein?