If you'll excuse me saying so, it seems a lot of the same points are being brought up over and over again.
It seems to me that this ill-defined "Next Bionicle" would be something similar to Ninjago in that it has a consistent story and characterization told mainly through one format, that balances episodic storylines that allow newer fans to enter fairly easily, while having somewhat of an overarcing mythos that will keep the older fans coming? It would resemble Chima in terms of set quality and world-building, while eschewing it's childish and generally bland writing, (I haven't seen it for myself, so I can't judge; just going off of what everyone else has been saying) and have Hero Factory's constraction aspect? Because that's something I can definitely get behind.
To go off topic a bit, I also want to add that I have very few problems with Hero Factory (I feel the story could stand to be a bit more inventive, but I don't hate it) but am personally not a fan of the building system. It has it's uses and is by no means terrible, but I personally liked the more "technic" feel of Slizers, Roboriders, and the earlier years of Bionicle over the more ball-and-socket focused Hero Factory stuff. It's just personal preference, however, and I can respect that others can and will disagree with me on this. Regardless, to tie back into my original point, I would hope that this hypothetical "New Bionicle" line would return to the more technically-oriented style of building.
And I'll admit, a small part of me wants to see Slizers resurrected with a much more fleshed-out story, but I doubt that'll happen.
Edited by ColdGoldLazarus, Feb 25 2014 - 05:15 PM.