Movie-based Video Games, and Why they have Sucked

GaamerFitNation: Video Games that have been based on or related to a movie are never of very high quality. Most of these Video games do not have the quality of other non-movie based games. Therefore, the game feels forced, and too basic. Many of these video games lack a solid story, and thus they feel rushed.

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execution172359d ago

for a halo movie to be good they just need the man who did the live action trailers, not much a fan of halo but those trailers were awesome

WeskerChildReborned2359d ago

And someone who knows the Halo universe. Seriously though, i don't want some director making a movie of it just cause it's a popular video game, they should get a director who is good and understands the story.

iamnsuperman2359d ago

and it will still suck. The power of those trailers works because they are not very long and so words are not really needed and quick random shots to the back of dramatic music works. It is a different ball game making something like that for 1hr and a half. It isn't about the visual but story and how the characters portray that story when it comes to films.

h311rais3r2359d ago

Well it could work so long as the director and producer decide to follow actual events set in either the books or the game. Forward unto dawn does seem promising after all.

pixelsword2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Sups is right; it's the same reason why 30 min cartoons that you love always make terrible 1hr/1 1/2hr movies.

The key is story integrity; and even then, heck, who would want a play-by-play of a game that they already know? Guess what happens at the end of a perfectly-enacted Gears the Movie? The same that happens at then end of Gears of War the game.

There's a lot of things to consider to make it something that lovers of the game and movie patrons would agree on to make it great for both.

AO1JMM2359d ago

Hollywood always takes liberty with the story and makes huge very distinct changes to it.... Doom movie and Super Mario Bros comes to mind.

WeskerChildReborned2359d ago

Yea i don't like that, i want movie adaptions to stay true to the game and its story.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2359d ago

That's the 1 formula they haven't tried.... Maybe one day they'll get it.

joab7772359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

It's because it's backwards movement like books to movies. Once someone plays a game and creates their own story it is hard to duplicate or surpass. Video games also conjure up emotions that don't exist in movies much as personal satisfaction. That and many of them are just not done well. Batman is a good example of creating an emotional semi original script with a large budget and supreme talent. I am sure Nolan could make a good halo. Chances are, it won't happen. It will probably come off childish or too sci fi channel-ish.

MySwordIsHeavenly2359d ago

Silent Hill did a pretty good job. :)

WeskerChildReborned2359d ago (Edited 2359d ago )

Agreed, i liked that movie a bit and i might check out Silent Hill Revelation.

I just hope Sean Bean doesn't die aha.

hazelamy2359d ago

now there's an actor who seems to love doing a death scene. ^_^

Reverent2359d ago

Silent Hill the movie is extremely underrated in my opinion. The director for it knew what he was doing, and he was even a huge fan of the games before he had even made the movie. I thought the film stayed true to the Silent Hill atmosphere, both literally, and story-wise. It's definitely a movie every gamer needs to check out.

MySwordIsHeavenly2359d ago

Silent Hill is a movie that both fans of the game and horror fans, in general, should have in their collection. I am so glad we're getting a second film. Let's just hope this one is also good.

Godmars2902359d ago

Either a producer or director wants to put their own name or mark on it, they don't have enough money to do it right, both, or there's no understanding of the original material. Willful ignorance in the case of the last.

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