We all know that fantastic TV series or movies almost invariably flop when they are made into games. But every now and again a show comes along that just seems to be begging developers to try again. The Wire is one of these shows.
This isn't really industry news. It's essentially some guy saying he wishes they'd make a game out of The Wire. Call it a blog, I don't know. At any rate, The Wire happens to be what I'd consider the greatest television program ever.
Which is what I did. I think someone will make a game out of it, how bout you?
I for one really hope they do. maybe a bit of noise about it will make it happen.
Leave something this great in its respective medium. Videogames will have its own "The Wire" someday in terms of quality, and it won't be anything like "The Wire". Playing an inebriated McNulty, wrecked by the train tracks, doesn't fit within this medium.
While The Wire is a good TV show, I don't really see it becoming a video game. Nothing really exciting ever happens happens. The main police characters really don't ever really have direct contact with the drug dealers. Sure Omar shoots a lot of people, but I doubt he'd be the protagonist of a game based on the show. How many times do you really think you could plant wires and trail vehicles before it got incredibly boring.
The Wire was great
great writers, great cast. Will it transfer into a game that matches the show.....doubt it. Great stories are not a penchant for modern day games anyway. The ones that do have deep stories are labelled 'movies' by some or tend to be rpgs and even those stories have been dire on most accounts @michellejbuss good show to game transfers can happen but the better stories or ones that are heavily story/character driven are hard to translate into games because of the industry as it stands. Action first story l8r is the norm almost like an afterthought. Yes, there will definitely be some anomalies but that's just it, they're anomalies and you'll only be able to name a few if you know what i mean. I want then to tarnish the name of the show by making some shooter or a non story driven type game. '3 killings an episode' isn't enough to make a 'wire' game.
But I am not sure I agree. Get back to me when Mafia ll is released. Story is everything in that game and I predict a massive hit.
Plot and character driven games are my fav. They don't need to have book sized dialogue like JRPG's either. Just sensible scriptwriting and good mocap (I think that is under estimated in turns of immersion)
Not that I am suggesting it is all about the killing anyway, but a show that has up to three dead an hour has enough action to be converted to a game, of course it does. The show has action is the point I am trying to make (in response to someone who suggested that it just a long drawn out surveillance operation) of course the action that will be exaggerated in any game, clearly, but that does not mean they would have to lose the strong plot line or character portrayal.
i get ya.
Yeah, painstaking long-term surveillance makes for great gameplay. Love the show to bits, but there's no game there.
About three people get killed an episode. I don't think there is any lack of action.
Lol, three people an episode. Think you've been watching The Shield.
But seriuosly mate your comment made it sound like there is no action 'painstaking long term surveillance'. The operation may involve surveillance but people are shot, maimed and killed every episode. There are stick ups and kidnappings. How much action do you want? It is not like we just get frame after frame of cops sitting in their cars. As I said any game would exaggerate the action element but it is there in the show itself.
"They didn't have the Honeynut"?!! LOL!! OK, all I want to know to this day is who killed Bodie?!!
O-Dog killed Bodie, twice in the head
Don't think they up to there in UK LOL
The Wire was one of the greatest shows ever made, but I dunno if I want a game for it.
Why not? Is it because you think it can't be done justice for some reason or just because experience shows us that they rarely are?
I'm pretty much positive it wouldn't do the show justice, no matter who made it.
But given the sorry state of games made from TV shows I guess it is probably justified.
i'll play as Omar with a big ass shotgun under my coat
That is what i am seeing
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