Dealspwn: " In short, because of the interactive nature of gaming, there's a capacity for gaming adaptations to be better and to mean more than their source material."
Ahhh, stop showing South Park! The wait is hard enough as is, lol. It is strange how 95% of the time licensed games turn out just awful... I suppose it's because companies only see them as money making tie-ins. If developers didn't have such a harsh deadline in a lot of cases, and they put some actual care into creating the game. Maybe a lot of licensed games would have turned out better. It's so easy to tell that Stick of Truth had care and attention put into it. I watched about 45 minutes of gameplay, and it was golden. (Like Kenny's PSP)
So true. Games made off of movies seem like they are forced, generic, and easily forgotten. Where as good developers see some media and think about the games that can be spun from them.
The best licensed games are those that don't have to meet some movie deadline. Riddick: escape from butchers bay is, IMO how to make a licensed game 101. Don't just try to parallel existing content. Tell another story that is cannon to the rest of that universe.
Because rarely if ever do the original source creator writers actually write the game. SP looks to be the exception.
It's amazing what good developers can do when they aren't constraint by a forced release date and a poor budget.
Licensed games 'should be better' than source material? So a movie-game should make me think it's the movie-film that is bad?
Well they can be, except when ignorant Ubisoft executives insist on censoring them in very liberal parts of the world.
Came here to say that. I'm still so pissed off about that I can't even say.
yeah, for such a game, I am sorry to hear that. If you can manage to wait a bit longer for shipping, I'd recommend importing a copy of the game. If that doesn't work out, message me and I can ship the game to you. It would cost you more, but I would be willing to do that if it can help a fellow gamer out.
exactly! it's always great to realize that someone else shares your percieved minority opinion
Some of the Best Movie-Video Game crossover was the Star Wars Trilogy. From SNES to PC all the way to 360, that was one franchise that had some true gems. I hope they continue that trend.
better than their source material? Some material is better suited to one medium than the another. It's also subjective as to what medium provides the better experience. To say that a video game can provide a better experience than another medium is possible, but it is really up to the individual who is experiencing the experience. I found the premise of this article to be poorly explored with in the article, and at no point does the article provide compelling evidence that proves its point. 4/10
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