The CEO of the Ludlum Estate, Jeffrey Weiner, has slammed former partner Vivendi over its handling of the Bourne franchise.
Oh, don't blame vivendi that the Bourne games were unpopular. Almost all movie games suck, and this was no exception.
The Bourne Conspiracy had amazingly bad driving sections. And shooting sections. And fighting sections.
I'm not so sure that all movie game things work so well actually. Better to base movies on games rather than the other way around.
One could be just as critical about movies based on games :P
One word: Goldenye.
The films were arse anyway.
Oh man,Weiner, what a name!
What saddens me is he's right to slam the game , but he doesnt even see why he should . he's only unhappy about the marketing surrounding the launch and the game ... While the game was average and even crappy . At least now Bourne got a slightly better chance , in the hands of Starbreeze studios (riddick , darkness) probably the only current studio able to do a license right (even though DCU online and Batman dark asylum looks promising so far)
In my personal opinion, I want to say game to movie transitions don't usually work because 1.) they usually do a semi successful or a HIGHLY successful game that people are familiarized with, so when we go to see the movie, we are often disappointed because of how poorly misrepresented the original work was/is/etc 2.)they try to market it at a different demographic(s) to create mass appeal, which usually leads to a watered-down version of what the movie was trying to imitate in the first place, which could also contribute to 'misrepresentation' 3.) When the role is switched and it becomes "movie to game" transition, I think a movie like bourne, we saw the movie, we liked it(or hated it) and the game wouldn't be that much appealing, anyway, simply because it has to contend with so many *original* IPs, as an example. *) However, they could release it on the Wii and defy all negative logic, lol
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