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Are The Hunger Games Appropriate for a Full Video Game Adaptation? Will There Be One?

Forgive me, I had not heard of The Hunger Games before I posted an item about Canabalt's creator and mentioned he was making an iPhone game coinciding with the film's release. That was a week ago. Since then, I could not avoid the topic if I tried, and not just because of its understandable appeal to video gamers.

That kind of saturation-induced weariness is evident in this public radio editoralist's bemoaning of "inevitable" video game spinoffs of The Hunger Games, and the potentially disturbing effects they could have on adolescent kids, for whom this series is written. It is, after all, a story centered on children hunting each other (in a dystopian future).

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Thatguy-3102517d ago

Well an adaptation of hunger games I wouldn't like but the whole concept will make a good game. It will be some what hard to pull off though.

MySwordIsHeavenly2518d ago

If done correctly, it would be great! The problem is...they wouldn't do it correctly. :/

Saladfax2517d ago

They couldn't make it in a fashion which would be remotely fun or satisfying, unless they focused upon the survival techniques or something.

Think of the media shitstorm of a game which actively encourages you to kill children. It works (mostly) in the novels because it's a product of a dystopian world; the Games are terrible, brutal creations.

Actually, what I'd like to see is a game done with the concept, an arena battle/survival game. It'd be very niche, but think of it like Snake Eater but with even more emphasis on survival needs. It sure as hell would be a unique experience.

MySwordIsHeavenly2518d ago

Perhaps a Hunger Games video game that didn't use the same story as the books would work...

I don't want it to be online, however. I would want an intimate single-player story, with multiple outcomes. I want each death to feel unique and I want to love the character you play as. Please give that to us!

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