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Movie Tie-ins: Why So Bad?

Catwoman. Minority Report. Charlie’s Angels. ET. Street Fighter: The Movie. I could continue but chances are you’ve played or at least heard of one of the titles listed – and probably not for the reasons the developers hoped. Movies and video games have always had something of a strange relationship – games that aspire to cinematic greatness like Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear series and movies that pander to gamers like Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph are both becoming increasingly common. Straight-up adaptations are also rife throughout both mediums. It seems like such a perfect match, like bread and butter – why, then, does it often seem more like pizza and ice cream?

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darthv721114d ago

its content. Trying to take a movie and make it a game means the developers have to create content to extend the game past the typical running time of a movie. That isnt such a bad thing provided the content is relevant to the movie.

when you do the flip side of things...taking a game and making it into a movie...now we have the issue of taking what could be several hours worth of content in the game and squeezing it down to the typical running time of a movie.

the idea has always been sound but the execution is where the problem really lies. There are lots of games that would make really good movies (if done right) just as there are lots of movies that could make really good games (again, if done right).

As long as there is a market for it...both will continue to be made and there will be a few good ones among the crap.

-Mika-1114d ago

I loved the Catwoman game. It was the first game I ever finished. That game will always have a special place in my heart.

ShugaCane1113d ago

Where's the "/s" ? That game is soooo terrible. Like, the definition of terrible. Terrible. LOL. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. But, once again, were you joking ??

mafiahajeri1113d ago

There was a cat women game? Couldn't have been worse than the movie...

JohnApocalypse1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

There's also game based off Dragonball: Evolution, did ya know that

rpd1231110d ago

Why in God's name would that adapt that abomination into a game?

JohnApocalypse1112d ago

The good news is that they are moving away from consoles and instead onto mobile phones

fsfsxii1112d ago

Enter the matrix game was actually pretty good

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