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Why Movie Tie-in Games Need to Go Away

Dan wrties - "We’ve all seen them, and we all hate them, movie tie in games. For the few that don’t know, a movie tie in game is a videogame that releases either before or very close to the release of the movie hits theaters. Here, I’ll give you a few examples. Let’s take one of the big blockbuster movies this summer, Battleship. Releasing on May 18th of 2012. The videogame for this Battleship movie was released May 15th. On top of being a sub-par film the video game is getting horrible reviews. Second we have a movie like Kung Fu Panda which released June 6th 2008, while the video game released June 3rd 2008. While the movie and video game weren’t absolutely terrible, the quality of the video game was less than what video games being released nowadays should be."

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sinclaircrown1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Horrible 'article'. Some people obviously like them/buy them. Get over it.

PopRocks3591505d ago

The problem is most movie tie-in games are very much a scam. They charge you $50 - $60 for a game that more than likely was in development for a handful of months. The only reason people buy them is because "Oh cool they made a game of the movie, this must be fun!" Parents do it with kids all the time.

Even I've purchased bad movie tie-ins, but I started approaching them much more cautiously at some point. I think the last one I ever played was a demo of Iron Man and that game was simply awful.

sinclaircrown1505d ago

Don't get me wrong. I can't think of one I've liked. I just didn't like the way the article implied it was speaking for everyone.

Yeah they cost too much but if $50-$60 can buy hours of entertainment for a kid, its not the worst thing. I'm sure many casuals enjoy them for what they are too.

ABizzel11505d ago

The only good ones are those loosely based on the movies.

X-Men Origins Wolverine is probably one of the best.

PopRocks3591505d ago

@ABizzel1

That game was better than the movie. Other such awesome tie-ins include Goldeneye 64, Chronicles of Riddick: Butcher Bay/Dark Athena, Die Hard Trilogy, Spider-man 2 and one or two of the Batman movies games on the NES.

Those rare movie tie-ins are far and few in between, but they're very fun games.

avengers19781504d ago

cause they almost always suck @$$

SaffronCurse1505d ago

Goldeneye 64 was a great movie-tie in game

Limit7601505d ago

I referenced it in the article.
and yes.

pbasson1505d ago

U 4got one word. 'Only'

sinclaircrown1505d ago

Forgot about that one. definitely a good one.

VitaOwner1504d ago

This should read "Why BAD Movie Tie-in Games Need to Go Away". There is no reason for movie tie in games to suck, and as some have mentioned, there have been awesome movie tie in games. Developers should use around the same amount of resources for a movie tie in game as any other game they produce, or else they shouldn't release a half baked game as has been the trend these past few years.