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Submitted by arcsoft 1030d ago | opinion piece

Splitting the Difference: Heavy Rain, Videogames, and Film

Trevor of GAMElitist.com - "Films are not videogames. Videogames are not films. Nobody should try to make videogames function like films for the very same reason you wouldn’t try to adapt a painting into a stage production: because it won’t work. " (Braid, Culture, Dragon Age 2, Final Fantasy, Gears of War 2, Heavy Rain , L.A. Noire, Metal Gear Series, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

plmkoh  +   1030d ago
" for the very same reason you wouldn’t try to adapt a painting into a stage production"

Yet something like Les Miserables which is a book that discusses politics was successfully transformed into a musical that focuses on a love story and the French revolution.

For the very same reason, there is no reason to keep Video Games in the dark ages.
Hicken  +   1030d ago
I didn't think that was a very good analogy in the first place. A painting is, with a few exceptions, a snapshot of a moment in time. You could take that moment and write a play based on how it came to be, or on the immediate aftereffects, but a play on a single moment wouldn't last long enough.

Virtually all other forms of media are moving: they change from moment to moment. So whether it's turning games into books into movies into plays into soundtracks into games, it's possible and plausible.

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