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Submitted by Parable 476d ago | opinion piece

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? (Charlie's Angels, Culture, Enter the Matrix, GameCube, Goldeneye 007, Minority Report: Everybody Runs, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

darthv72  +   477d ago
for me...
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-  +   477d 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.
ShugaCane  +   476d 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 ??
mafiahajeri  +   476d ago
There was a cat women game? Couldn't have been worse than the movie...
JohnApocalypse  +   476d ago
There's also game based off Dragonball: Evolution, did ya know that
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mafiahajeri  +   476d ago
No I didnt
rpd123  +   473d ago
Why in God's name would that adapt that abomination into a game?
JohnApocalypse  +   476d ago
The good news is that they are moving away from consoles and instead onto mobile phones
fsfsxii  +   476d ago
Enter the matrix game was actually pretty good
king_george  +   471d ago
the king kong game based off the movie was pretty good actually a few years back
Jagsrock  +   470d ago
They are quick money grabs, that's why. They know the game will sell just based on the license.
CaptainYesterday  +   470d ago
They can be good when the love and time is put into it but most of the time it's just quick way to get money from a brand.

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