Which TV Series Deserves A Video Game?
I recently watched the video game episode of Community and that got me thinking. We might not all like the same shows – except for Game of Thrones, everyone loves that – but at some point in our lives we have all thought what it would be like if our favourite series got made into a game. I know what you’re thinking and please, just hear me out. Yes, a number of series’ have already been made into games that were ‘meh’ at best and that’s the cold reality of life but eGamer exists in a realm outside of reality where potatoes are kings, drunkards are praised like knights and you are not confined to the constrictions of life as we know it.
We’ve already got less than favourable video games out fan favourites such as Prison Break and LOST and more recently we’ve heard talk of a Family Guy game and even a South Park RPG. There’s even a Game of Thrones game (hehe) which just released. Admittedly, the last one is based more on the books than the award-winning TV series they have spawned but we’ll still count it regardless.
The problem with most of these games though is that they are rarely ever handled by a developer capable of doing the series any justice, as is almost always the case with licensed games. Besides that, even if the game does turn out somewhat favourable, it doesn’t always capture the series effectively and that’s rather disappointing.
It is thus that we have brought you to the wondrously whimsical world of eGamer where dreams do come true and you are only limited by your imagination. So, while here you have a chance to think about which of your favourite TV series’ really deserves a video game made in its image. You might even like to specify what genre game it would be and possibly even go into specific detail about gameplay or story or just the general setting for this game.
Personally, I’d love to see a properly done Heroes game (even if the series imploded worse than the WTC) or possibly even a Nikita video game because while the series really boils down to little more than hot girls and good action, it’s got some pretty hot girls and really good action. No, seriously it lends itself to a rather cool Splinter Cell sort of game. Because 3 is my lucky number, here’s a third choice. I’d also like to see a game based on the current Sherlock mini-series but which takes on an episodic style and expands on the series by drawing from other classic Sherlock Holmes stories and possibly even from some of the more obscure ones.
So what about you?
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