What are you guys' opinion on the new series being a reboot? Personally, I was pretty relieved to hear that they won't be continuing the old story.
This newer franchise being a reboot means that the already complicated and beloved story-line of the original generation won't be tampered with. Or in other words; that the most beloved aspect of the old series isn't going to be changing.
LEGO has demonstrated with lines like Hero Factory, Legends of Chima, and Ninjago that the stories revolving around their sets are going to be very simple and easy to follow.
If LEGO were to continue the story of Bionicle in similar fashion, it wouldn't be doing much justice to the beloved toy line. The biggest appeal to the old series, aside from the sets, was the storytelling, and how it was handled. Bionicle's story wasn't that of a simple "There's a bad guy, here are the good guys, enjoy". It was a rich and vibrant world with relatively deep characters and not-so-simple story-lines.
If the 2015 line were to be a continuation of the old story, all of that would be gone. There wouldn't be much of the depth and intrigue that we've all known to love.
So, all in all, I'm quite pleased LEGO decided to reboot the Bionicle franchise.
That, however, is just my two cents on the matter. What do you folks think?