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    If you can select a game and make a movie out of it, which game will you choose? (Not counting the one's that has movie(s) already.)


    My choice is Starcraft
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    Drakken. One of the few games I can make progress on (because
    I have a cheat sheet). I love flying the dragon around and torching the goblins and ogres. I'd love to see that onscreen.

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    Hmm...There are a lot. Starcraft, Metal Gear Solid, Oni Musha. So many.

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    I think Starcraft would be ideal for a movie. There's a great background story, lots of action, and it fits into the well-established sci-fi genre, but at the same time the plot is undeveloped enough that the movie adaptors would have plenty of leeway to make it suit the medium.

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    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Hmm...There are a lot. Starcraft, Metal Gear Solid, Oni Musha. So many.
    Metal Gear Solid is already a movie.

    I'd choose Xenogears. Although, I don't know
    how they'd squeeze 70 hours of gameplay into
    a 2-4 hour movie...

    I think the best game->movie so far has been
    Mortal Kombat (The first one, the second one
    sucked. It sucked a lot).
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    I'd choose Xenogears. Although, I don't know how they'd squeeze 70 hours of gameplay into a 2-4 hour movie...
    That's the problem with adapting an RPG... they're too long, and contain too many things like fetch-quests which would not be appropriate for a movie. And the use of a completely imaginary world is something that would be very foreign to most moviegoers; fantasy is not a well-established movie genre (though maybe Lord of the Rings will change this?) I think that RPG plots should probably stay restricted RPGs; the video game is a superior storytelling medium for such a thing anyway.

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    My second choice is Mario's gang.
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    Originally posted by Procyon

    That's the problem with adapting an RPG... they're too long, and contain too many things like fetch-quests which would not be appropriate for a movie. And the use of a completely imaginary world is something that would be very foreign to most moviegoers; fantasy is not a well-established movie genre (though maybe Lord of the Rings will change this?) I think that RPG plots should probably stay restricted RPGs; the video game is a superior storytelling medium for such a thing anyway.
    You're right. I change my vote to Twisted Metal...
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    Originally posted by static


    Metal Gear Solid is already a movie.
    is it? or are you talking about the movie-like gameplay?

    Starcraft would be a very good choice!, but the game is so complex that if a movie comes out, you can't have the true escence of the game.

    Another good idea would be windows' Minesweeper, or solitaire (did I spell it right?) , no, really, I would choose... hmmm, lemme think... maybe The Sims.. nah, too boring... or maybe.... Oh, yes, I got it, but it must be a series instead of a movie, or maybe a series of 6 movies , and I'm sure that Camilo would agree with me on this one.

    <<<<<Space Quest>>>>>

    which goes like this (for those of you non-SpaceQuest-fans):
    Space Quest I: The sarien Encounter
    Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge
    Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon
    Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
    Space Quest V: The Next Mutation
    Space Quest VI: The Spinal Frontier

    and if you like you can make more...

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    >>is it? or are you talking about the movie-like gameplay?

    The movie-like gameplay. I like the game, but
    it is more movie-like than game-like. I just
    started MGS2 a few days ago; very good game,
    so far.
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    MGS2??? I hadn't heard of it!! what is it like? no, don't tell me. Is it available for the PC?

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    It's not available for the PC... It just came
    out a few days ago on PS2. The game was released
    in the US before Japan, for a change.

    Gamespot just put up a 'Behind the Scenes'
    feature. You can see it here...
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    bah, it just tells the story of Mr. Kojima, are there any screenshots from the actual game?

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    Originally posted by oskilian
    bah, it just tells the story of Mr. Kojima, are there any screenshots from the actual game?

    Oskilian
    Here is the Metal Gear Solid 2 section. There
    are pictures, movies, a video-review, etc...
    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/filters...913941,00.html


    Here is a direct-link to just the picture section.
    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/filters...913941,00.html
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