CinemaBlend asks: When was the last time you read an awesome book and then went to Gamestop and bought the game? (The Harry Potter games don't count as they're based off the movies, not the books.) Why don't companies make books into games?
Good question. Hollywood is making movies on some books that are far better as a game and yet, only when the movie is made, a game dev makes a quick and dirty version based on the movie. (As the article suggests about Harry Potter movies)
what about rainbow six? i read the book and because of it i've been playing their games ever since
rainbow six, The wheel of time are just 2 books into games that come to mind.
I dont think gamers read books. Maybe its just me.
The answer is that books don't get enough exposure in this day and age. and thats it. what, were you expecting more?
The Bourne book(s), I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the creators are using the books and not the movies for the upcoming game. The Lord of the Rings (Fellowship, mentioned in the article) game was based off of the book and not the movie (but the other two that followed were the opposite). Rainbow Six (as people have mentioned above, even though the games aren't really that similar to the book). Those are what I can think of at the moment. @ Panthers I read books. Edit: A disagree? It would be helpful if people actually told you what they disagree with...
it's hard to turn a book into a videogame, especially since there are very few books that would make a good transition. Your have your action/shooters, which Bond,Bourne,TC all fit into, then you get a fantasy book that make decent action/slasher/rpgs, and sci-fi that would be starwars.. But how do you plan to turn a book that doesn't have much exploration into a game with decent gameplay, and still do the game and book justice? How would a book like Crime and Punishment work? there's just not enough gameplay mechanics to make a decent game.
the Dune games were good
Parasite Eve was kind of sequel to a book
The fat, lazy bastards don't even like getting up to switch game discs much less exert any mental exercise. Oh wait! Studies show gaming is good mental exercise. Sure whatever. Go eat some more Doritos.
Romance of the 3 Kingdoms
A class of 9th grade students kidnapped by the government, put on an island, strapped with explosive collars, given random weapons, and ordered to fight each other to the death.
man that film is strange . the second one is even stranger
My biggest WTF in life cam from watching the second movie. The part where the teacher is dressed in the rugby uniform at the end was just too weird.
Great movie. I've often thought that would make a good game. You could go it alone or form allegences and get double crossed or double cross yourself. There has to be plenty of Japanese school girls though.
... This isn't true, it's rare but to say "never" shows lack of information.
Because fanboys cant read or spell (coherently anyway).
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