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Jamoking

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#1 8 years ago

Many movies especially "Action" movies have video games that accompany the release of the movie or come out later sometime later.

1. Have you ever come across one that you thought was pretty good/decent? If you have, which one was your favorite?

I've gotten a handful of movie related video games over the years and I think the ones that were actually pretty good for their time were "Spiderman 2" and "Enter the Matrix." The first "Godfather" game wasn't bad either it was decent, but "Mafia" was so much better and that came out well before "The Godfather: The Game"

2. If you could create a video game for a movie (with good graphics, gameplay, physics, etc. just assume everything could be perfect) which movie would it be?

I think it would be cool to see another "Blade Runner" game with today's game engines. I never played the game that was released in '97 but I saw some gameplay on youtube, it was a point-and-click type game, so not my cup of tea.




VFrieden

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#2 8 years ago

1. I don't think I've played very many movie related games, but Spiderman 2 is one of the best ones I can remember. I also liked The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (this was the only LotR game I played, though).

2. I'd like to see a game based on I Am Legend. Perhaps it could be a free roaming game with a full day/night cycle and important themes from the movie, such as scavenging and avoiding dark areas.


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#3 8 years ago

1. I'd have to say that Spider-man 2 was the only decent movie tie-in game in the last decade or so. And I have played alot of movie ties-in's in my time!

2. I'm not sure if I could come up with a decent movie tie-in game.




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#4 8 years ago

Good topic Jamoking.

1: Sure I have!

The Chronicles of Riddick: Came out years after the movies, a very refined FPS with elements of stealth that only builds upon Riddick as a character.

The Lord of the Rings: Those 3rd person action games were pretty damn decent, and followed the movies very very well.

Scarface: The World is Yours: A GTA clone of sorts, it picks up at the very end of scarface, during his epic gunfight in his mansion, Basically it's the story of "what if" Tony makes it out alive.

2: Since I just saw the movie and thought it was fantastic, I'd do a Heavy Rain styled version of Shutter Island, with different branching story arcs with not necessarily just the "official" ending of the movie




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#5 8 years ago

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, was the only good movie-game I can remember. Played it too much. Edit: NO WAIT! Star Wars: Rogue Sqaudron 2 followed the movies lovely, it had some missions that weren't in the movies but everything else was perfect.




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#6 8 years ago

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Came out years after the movies, a very refined FPS with elements of stealth that only builds upon Riddick as a character.

The Riddick games are awesome. Definitely the best movie based games i've ever played.

I played the Scarface game, and it was pretty fun, but it lost its appeal pretty quick.




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#7 8 years ago
I played the Scarface game, and it was pretty fun, but it lost its appeal pretty quick.

Scarface came out at the wrong time, it was at the end of the last generation (PS2/xbox) which hampered it quite a bit. In my opinion.




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#8 8 years ago

Back in the day, the Lord of the Rings games were among my favorites. Fun every afternoon! :D

Not to mention all the Star Wars games. I played many of them.

I would totally make a video game off of....hmm....i don't know rly..




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#9 8 years ago

1. The Lord of the Rings battle for middle earth 2-I got addicted for about 2 years playing online but man did I pwn!!!

2. If anything I would like to see someone try a transformers RTS or maybe even a spore kind of version where you design your own etc.




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#10 8 years ago

The trouble with movie tie in video games is that the audience already knows what to expect so you have a bit of a situation that is difficult to get out of. First if you remain true to the movie there is no surprise or replayablity in the game because people know exactly what is going to happen and when. Alternatively, you go the other way and play around with the movie setting, and this gets people's backs up because they were not expecting it. "Hey, this ain't based on the movie I saw!!" You need a game which has a solid EU in order to develop a successful game from it, which is why Star Wars and Star Trek games are usually well received.

People have mentioned Spiderman and Transformers in this thread. Let's not forget that before they were movies they were comics and cartoons. Therefore there is already a back story that cvan be used to tell the story of the game. The Transformers game, for eaxmple, is set on Cybertron, but the movie was set on earth. They can do this because we already know the history of the Autobots and Decepticons.

Lord of the Rings has a huge universe beyond the movies. It's been a book for hundreds of thousands of years at least! Your game can use lore from Middle Earth history rather than just that movie.

Riddick probably stands out as the only game I can think of that was based almost purely on a movie, yet managed to be fleshed out into a good game. Remember, however, that Riddick first appeared in Pitch Black before Chronicles so his history goes deeper.

I guess what I, longwindedly, trying to say, is that to make a successful game from a movie you need a movie that has spawned from something else entirely, be that fiction, science fiction, comics. Otherwise you give yourself a very limited pallet with which to paint your game-picture.




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