"Hollywood's cowardice can become gaming's unique strength"
Harry potter a game, lord of the ring a game, game of thrones is becoming a game
i think he means direct adaptation from a book. not an adaptation of an adaptation
I want a game based after Lee Child's and Michael Connelly's books. Though they might not be the best games of all time, if done right they would certainly be interesting and could bring a fresh breeze to gaming.
Jack reacher is a half detective, half problem eliminating ass kicker. Interesting combo for a game. Would be hard to convey in a game though- as would many characters if the game is you playing as the main character. I think this is because we don't picture ourselves as the lead quite as easily as we do in a movie. For example as Reacher if you could kill or beat up innocents then that would mean effectively you aren't Reacher and thus the portrayal is a failure. I could imagine however an alan wake type narrative for that kind of game, but that means extreme linearity.
Call of Cthulu was a brilliant example.....H.P.Loveraft in case you were wondering
brilliant game, till I hit an unpassable glitch :(
Actually, in russia, there is much more book-game adaptations. Trash mostly, but still.
Yeah, particularly a lot of those adventure games.
Award winning author needs to do some research.
Metro 2033 is evidence that a book can be turned into a game, and one which excels and exceeds many others within the same genre of gameplay.
I remember there being a game of 'The Hobbit'. Never played it though. 'Splinter Cell' is based on a book, a few of the Tom Clancey games are. There are a few 'Dune' games. (I'd like a new game based in the Dune universe) 'Witcher' is based on novels too.
Arent all Tom Clancy games based on his books?
I could swear that Ubisoft bought the rights to just plaster his name over their future games. I'm not so sure though. The earlier games definitely are from his fiction though.
There was a Beowulf game for psp, not sure whether it even followed the story and I'm pretty sure it sucked.
The videogame industry as a whole is just being a bitch and tries to cash in on making an adaption of a hollywood adaption like the poster above said. Instead of having the guts to do the adaption themselves from the original comic book or book which would always work way better.
A comic book is much easier to follow than a full fleged book it takes less time.
The problem is that most deveplopers dont want to produce such elaborate storylines because it takes to much time on their hands, time they dont have.
Here's a game based on The Great Gatsby. http://greatgatsbygame.com/
I think the narrative style of books presents a challenge when trying to translate that into the narrative style of a game.
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