Five Classic Literary Works that Should’ve Been AAA Video Games by Now

Timeless novels that have yet to be properly adapted as interactive entertainment but definitely should be.

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poppinslops1748d ago (Edited 1748d ago )

I've no doubt that I'm the only N4G user with an English (literacy) degree, so I feel assured in adding a few more to this list...

'Legit' Classics
• Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'
• Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' ('Spec-Ops: the Line' doesn't count)
• William Shakespear's 'The Tempest'
• John Stienbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

Future Classics
• Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles (Lestat's story)
• Cormack McCarthy's 'The Road'
• Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels
• George RR Martin's 'Wildcards' series
• Forrest Carter's 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'

iceman061748d ago

I LOVE the addition of Heart Of Darkness to the list. I was thinking, as I was reading the list, about what Shakespeare play would work and I came up with The Tempest as well. I think another "classic" that would be a fun adventure would be Gulliver's Travels. I also enjoyed the dark, macabre tone of Crime and Punishment. (though I admit it would be difficult to translate that to a game) I would also add American Gods (Neil Gaiman) to the list of stories that would translate well to a game. (might not fit the future classic bill, but it does have a hell of a fantasy narrative) I don't have a degree in English Lit. But, I had to do my fair share of reading during high school and I just enjoy it.