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Submitted by ChuckieRoberts 567d ago | opinion piece

Why do movie tie-in games always suck?

An article exploring why movie tie-in games always suck. (Culture)

ExCest  +   567d ago
Because they're rushed and have a much lower budget than their movie original.

And bad devs maybe.
edonus  +   567d ago
Development time and the story gets lost in translation.

Most good games take 3yrs to develop at least 2. Movies have to be finalized and details worked out for the movie most of the time, cutting in to dev time for games so games are always rushed projects. When tied to movies. Look at superheroes games that aren't based around movies... You have a much higher level of quality.

A story for a movie and the story for a game are drastically different this why you have little to no great movies based off of games. Games and movies and books for that matter tell stories differently although I would be very interested to see a game developed directly from a book. These mediums have there own quirks and goals so translating them to each other is a very hard if not impossible task. It's actually un fair to try.

Bottom line devs have less control over the product when it's based off of another medium.
SegaGamer  +   567d ago
Some are ok, Kung Fu Panda is a great game :P
e-p-ayeaH  +   567d ago
Cause they want to make a quick buck out of it.

Sometimes there´s a decent movie tie-in game but that´s only because some companies demand a certain quality for certain franchises even in videogame form.
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DJ  +   567d ago
Movie tie-in games typically get 9 months of development, when really development should start two years ahead.
thorstein  +   567d ago
Except for Star Wars. Lord of the Rings. Spider Man. Goldeneye...
Discod99  +   567d ago
As soon as this guy said Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy sucked I stopped reading.
hazelamy  +   567d ago
interesting article.

one thing though.

"There’s been a fair amount of crap in the past decade, the Iron Man games were complete write-offs, even the voices of Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle couldn’t save them, although I’d be hard pressed to offer examples in which Don Cheadle’s intervention has ever made anything better, to be honest."

here's one

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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