Why Movies? Games Would Make Better TV Series

Every month it seems, there’s articles and rumors popping up of Game X becoming a feature film. A studio wants to take a game, most of which take dozens of hours to complete, and water down the story and content to make 2 hour Hollywood feature film.

Halo, Metroid, Uncharted, BioShock, God of War, Assassin’s Creed, etc. are just a few of the most well known gaming franchises that Hollywood has shown interest turning into films, all of which have been canned, are still up in the air or are urban myths that are mentioned in interviews.

This is simply the wrong way to go. Why butcher these franchises into films that have to meet a time requirement of 2, maybe 3 hours? Not only will you piss off the fans of the series, it’s just a crappy way to represent what could easily (and more suitably) translate into not a film, but a television series.

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Snookies121926d ago

That is a good point, they would most certainly make a better TV series in most cases than a movie. Provided they had a good budget... A lot of games are very "visually" appealing, and that means you need money to make that come to life on screen. Assuming the budget is right though, it could very well turn out that games could translate extremely well into a TV series.

th3n00bg4m3r1925d ago

Bioshock is the best example.

KangarooSam1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )



Edit: It's a prime example. Probably why a promotional image of the show was used...

prototypeknuckles1926d ago

true, heck ive always said that sly would make a great cartoon, or the prince of perisa could have an awesome series in which each season deals with a different prince in a different setting.

smashcrashbash1925d ago

Agreed. A cartoon series or an animated movie at least.In fact Sly, Ratchet and Jak are long overdue for their own cartoons.I am sure they have more then enough personality to make it work.

KingKelloggTheWH1925d ago

The only problem that I can think of is budget.

digitalwolf1925d ago

They don't cram multiple book into one movie so why should they do that to games?

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