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Posted on Aug 10th 2008 at 05:00:00 AM by (Skellionz)
Posted under Film, Classic Gaming, Modern Gaming, Editorial

Each time a fantastic new film comes out I inevitably consider the appalling game title that is no doubt being rushed out by a random game company with no thought or care to the suffering the public will have to endure playing said release.
Sadly things have barely improved from the days of E.T the game and Back to the Future, Computers power has grown beyond belief but the power to create a decent video game based on a film is still sadly lacking. I am tempted to let the developers of the game off the hook, no doubt they are under severe time constraints and have to churn these so called games out quickly to move onto things they actually care about creating. If this is the case it shows, rarely is there a good game coming from a new blockbuster many seem to rely on appealing to the kids to cover the lacklustre game play and mediocre graphics. These days its like they have a formula for a game and repeat it time after time and hope nobody has the intelligence to realise what is happening.
Enter the Matrix for instance starts well but you soon
realise that you actually have little control over your character
and that the game takes over control with fmv sequences, the movement is
clunky and it fails to deliver in a world that should be smooth and free flowing.

On the opposite side of the conveyer belt of film game titles once in a while you are pleasantly surprised it only happens once in a blue moon
The Lego star wars series, along with the new Indiana Jones games are intelligently written, fun to play for the whole family not just your kids and still challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. There are others such as classics like Aladdin on the Mega Drive proving it can be done.

Ill end by turning it on its head and plead with the film studios to think very carefully the next time they decide to convert a game to the big screen; from Street Fighter 2 the movie to Doom its a catalogue of some of the biggest film travesties Ive witnessed. The first person sequence alone in the Doom film is enough to make me shudder even thinking about it now, thats all from me and Ill be glad to hear your thoughts on the things Ive talked about here.

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