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Submitted by ChaosKnight 293d ago | opinion piece

At This Point In Gaming, Historically Bad Adaptations Should be a Thing of the Past

Hardcore Gamer: Given the current available technology, and wealth of quality material to cite when conceptualizing such a project, there is no reason the majority of adaptations shouldn’t be able to provide a playable experience that at the very least can entertain its fans for a weekend, and doesn’t tarnish, or even damage, the source material that the higher ups writing the checks are usually more concerned with. (Culture, Pacific Rim, PC, PS3, Retro, Star Trek, Xbox 360)

wtopez  +   293d ago
AMEN! SHAMBALASHALACHANGA!
SpiralTear  +   293d ago
It's sad that this cash-in mentality is still around, but I don't expect it to go away any time soon, since it is a form of merchandising (which is usually on the clock, especially for tie-ins). On the other hand, I do expect it to become more noticeable, what with the internet and all. These kind of games are much harder to miss nowadays.

Fortunately, even during the darkest of marketing days, we get something creative, but also respectable to the source material, like Batman: Arkham Asylum. It wasn't just a fine representation of the Batman universe, but it was a fun game to actually play.
hazelamy  +   292d ago
hey, cinema, a hundred year old medium, can still produce bloody awful adaptations.

an older medium allows for greater quality, it doesn't guarantee it.

there will always be the quick tie in adaptations, even with the best technology, people who don't care will produce low quality content.

but those who give their title the care and attention it deserves, they can produce amazing things with modern gaming techniques and technology.

so bad adaptations will not be a thing of the past.
so long as money is still a thing, there will always be the quick tie in made only to empty the pockets of fans of a franchise.

but the really good adaptations, they will be so much better.
those that have care, time, passion and talent lavished on them.
Hicken  +   292d ago
I agree with you. Crap SHOULDN'T exist, but people will always try to get the most return out of the least investment, so crap WILL exist. Doesn't matter if it's gaming or clothing.

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