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(Globe and Mail)   Gamers plead with gaming industry to stop making sucky movie tie-in games whose only reason for existing is that they are released at same time as the movie they are based on   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 62
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2014-06-24 08:40:53 AM
What if they made good movie tie-in games whose only reason for existing is that they are released at same time as the movie they are based on ?
 
2014-06-24 12:24:03 PM
I'm looking at you Pacific Rim. Where is the game that is designed to be played by two people(I'm thinking Wii), using arm and hand gestures in sync to operate the Jaeger, fighting hand to hand with Kaiju? Instead we get your standard arcade player vs bot fighting game. Swing and a huge farking miss there.
 
2014-06-24 12:35:07 PM
Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.
 
2014-06-24 12:38:51 PM
Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?
 
2014-06-24 12:40:49 PM

cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.


I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.
 
2014-06-24 12:41:01 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


Most of the LEGO games.
 
2014-06-24 12:43:12 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


Goonies II?
 
2014-06-24 12:43:33 PM

Almet: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

Most of the LEGO games.


And those didn't come out anywhere near the release of said movie.

Basically, if a movie tie-in game comes out well after the movie is released, it'll probably be better than the ones that come out right when the movie does.
 
2014-06-24 12:45:39 PM
Defiance looks at your shiatty movie tie ins and orders another round of rotgut and weeps into its whiskey because it was a shiatty TV series tie in.
 
2014-06-24 12:54:14 PM

rjakobi: cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.

I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.


But why would it bother you if you didn't purchase a copy? If the mere existence of a product that in no way hurts you is an irritation, you have psychological issues.
 
2014-06-24 12:56:36 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


That one Riddick Game and Goldeneye and the things that spring immediately to mind. I've never played Goldeneye but apparently it was the reason to own whichever Nintendo it was released on.
 
2014-06-24 12:59:15 PM
As long as there are grandmothers buying gifts, shovelware isn't going to disappear any time soon.
 
2014-06-24 12:59:16 PM
"You quit buyin' em, we'll quit makin 'em"
 
2014-06-24 01:02:37 PM

Robo Beat: As long as there are grandmothers buying gifts, shovelware isn't going to disappear any time soon.


This. These kind of video games don't stand up to a boycott unfortunately for the sole reason that they're never purchased voluntarily by the actual player. They're already firmly in "Gee, thanks grandma..." territory, and that's what keeps them on the shelves...
 
2014-06-24 01:04:09 PM

likefunbutnot: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

That one Riddick Game and Goldeneye and the things that spring immediately to mind. I've never played Goldeneye but apparently it was the reason to own whichever Nintendo it was released on.


How is that even possible?

And gamers only plead with women, amirite?
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2014-06-24 01:07:48 PM
How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?
 
2014-06-24 01:10:48 PM

GBB: How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?


Or a video game based on a movie based on a video game:

www.hobbeslives.com
 
2014-06-24 01:11:09 PM

GBB: How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?


Generally also awful.

I mean, yes. It is possible to make, say, an AMAZING Shadow of the Collosus movie. No dialogue (Aside, perhaps, from the Unseen Dormin), vast, sweeping landscapes, the creeping, nagging feeling that the 'hero is not doing something heroic-

But if it ACTUALLY gets made into a movie?

The horse will be a wise-cracking sidekick, and The Wanderer will not only see Dormin, he'll BEAT Dormin all while cracking one-liners.

/I am so glad that movie script is in development hell.
//Especially after learning the guy who wrote STreet Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li was writing i...
 
2014-06-24 01:14:28 PM

Robo Beat: GBB: How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?

Or a video game based on a movie based on a video game:

[www.hobbeslives.com image 620x1049]


Man. Capcom was meta before meta was even a thing...
 
2014-06-24 01:18:33 PM
It's too bad things like the Matrix online game are usually such losers as that concept had the possibility of actually tying into the games well. Honestly what game did that right I felt was probably Republic Commandoes which was released between Star Wars eps. II and III.
 
2014-06-24 01:20:56 PM
Could be worse they could be making more shiatty games based around mediocre tv shows..

Defiance I'm looking at you.
 
2014-06-24 01:45:49 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


Willow for the NES.
 
2014-06-24 01:51:20 PM
Here's a crazy idea.

Don't buy the games, and they'll stop making them
 
2014-06-24 01:57:53 PM
Interesting that this should be published the same day as the new Transformers game that Activision sent out no pre-release review copies for. We all know what usually portends, right?
 
2014-06-24 02:04:54 PM
Meanwhile, the Deadpool game is fantastic (I'd give it an 8/10), and we still can't get a good Ryan-Reynolds-talks-to-the-audience-in-a-red-suit-with-machine-guns movie.

// pouts
 
2014-06-24 02:11:25 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


pcgmedia.com
 
2014-06-24 02:13:28 PM

cgraves67: rjakobi: cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.

I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.

But why would it bother you if you didn't purchase a copy? If the mere existence of a product that in no way hurts you is an irritation, you have psychological issues.


This.

I put as much stock in people who biatch about games they don't like as people who biatch about movies. If you don't like them, don't play them. It's really that farking simple people. There's a butt-load of games I have no interest in playing, but never once have I felt the need to insist they stop making them.

I've played a handful of movie tie in games over the years and I've enjoyed many of them. Sometimes I just like something simple that I can relax and mindlessly play through without having to invest major amounts of time into or learn some complicated new technique before I can enjoy it.
 
2014-06-24 02:16:45 PM

Crudbucket: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

[pcgmedia.com image 250x353]


Get out.
 
2014-06-24 02:19:39 PM
foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

Goldeneye,

/Ahh good times, sitting around with three friends, and proximity mining them into oblivion
 
2014-06-24 02:22:37 PM

AlgaeRancher: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

Goldeneye,

/Ahh good times, sitting around with three friends, and proximity mining them into oblivion


I used to enjoy one-hit-kill slap fights.
 
2014-06-24 02:28:21 PM

Robo Beat: GBB: How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?

Or a video game based on a movie based on a video game:

[www.hobbeslives.com image 620x1049]


shiat, that movie killed Raul Julia
 
2014-06-24 02:30:09 PM

ReapTheChaos: I put as much stock in people who biatch about games they don't like as people who biatch about movies. If you don't like them, don't play them. It's really that farking simple people. There's a butt-load of games I have no interest in playing, but never once have I felt the need to insist they stop making them.


normally i agree with this sentimate, but in the world of tie in stuff i kind of don't. as referenced above, they're essentially cheap shovelware designed to trick ignorant consumers into giving craptacular, birthday ruining garbage to their hapless young relatives. and that just seems cruel.
 
2014-06-24 02:39:09 PM

likefunbutnot: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

That one Riddick Game and Goldeneye and the things that spring immediately to mind. I've never played Goldeneye but apparently it was the reason to own whichever Nintendo it was released on.


Goldeneye is the reason the kiddies play multiplayer FPSes on consoles and not PCs anymore.
 
2014-06-24 02:41:17 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-06-24 02:50:17 PM

rjakobi: cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.

I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.


It absolutely does.

Many people like Michael Bay and Adam Sandler. Those people deserve to have media created for them as well.

/stop liking what I don't like?

Somaticasual: They're already firmly in "Gee, thanks grandma..." territory, and that's what keeps them on the shelves...


In my family we had receipts. Though I couldn't bear to return any of the simpsons games, and many of them were rather mediocre.
 
2014-06-24 02:54:54 PM

ReapTheChaos: cgraves67: rjakobi: cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.

I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.

But why would it bother you if you didn't purchase a copy? If the mere existence of a product that in no way hurts you is an irritation, you have psychological issues.

This.

I put as much stock in people who biatch about games they don't like as people who biatch about movies. If you don't like them, don't play them. It's really that farking simple people. There's a butt-load of games I have no interest in playing, but never once have I felt the need to insist they stop making them.

I've played a handful of movie tie in games over the years and I've enjoyed many of them. Sometimes I just like something simple that I can relax and mindlessly play through without having to invest major amounts of time into or learn some complicated new technique before I can enjoy it.


The problem with these games is that they promote mediocre gameplay and functionality, thus downgrading the standard. They also squeeze more promising projects out of talent and money.
 
2014-06-24 02:59:18 PM

Smackledorfer: Though I couldn't bear to return any of the simpsons games, and many of them were rather mediocre.


IMO, Hit and Run was probably the best Simpsons game released.
 
2014-06-24 03:14:07 PM

foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


It was a tv...in Canada...close enough, right?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-24 03:16:02 PM

ShonenBat: ReapTheChaos: cgraves67: rjakobi: cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.

I'm sure that's had just as much success as the "don't watch it if you don't like it" that keeps people like Micheal Bay and Adam Sandler well paid and ever present.

But why would it bother you if you didn't purchase a copy? If the mere existence of a product that in no way hurts you is an irritation, you have psychological issues.

This.

I put as much stock in people who biatch about games they don't like as people who biatch about movies. If you don't like them, don't play them. It's really that farking simple people. There's a butt-load of games I have no interest in playing, but never once have I felt the need to insist they stop making them.

I've played a handful of movie tie in games over the years and I've enjoyed many of them. Sometimes I just like something simple that I can relax and mindlessly play through without having to invest major amounts of time into or learn some complicated new technique before I can enjoy it.

The problem with these games is that they promote mediocre gameplay and functionality, thus downgrading the standard. They also squeeze more promising projects out of talent and money.


Actually the opposite is true. They're usually quick and easy to make so they turn a decent profit for the publisher. This can keep them afloat while they invest their time and money into their next AAA title that may take years and cost millions to make.
 
2014-06-24 03:16:40 PM
*tv show

/typing is as difficult as the game
 
2014-06-24 03:18:15 PM

YodaBlues: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?


I made the mistake of thinking the PC version of that game was the same as the console versions when I selected which version to buy.

/I was wrong... Very wrong.
//still hasn't actually played Spider-Man 2
 
2014-06-24 04:04:55 PM
Then stop buying them. The only reason this practice continues is because it works.Being able to piggyback on the massive marketing for a major movie release is worth millions that most (and likely ALL) development studios can't afford.
 
2014-06-24 04:28:43 PM

SovietCanuckistan: How is that even possible?


I played it and didn't really care for it all that much ... I didn't get a chance to play it until over a year after it was released though.

By the time I played it, I had already been knee deep in quake, and quake 2 (which came out just a few months later), and then tribes (came out
a little over 1 year later).

And let's face it, if you wanted to play FPS games back then, PC was the way to go (and it stayed that way until the original Xbox).
 
2014-06-24 04:35:44 PM

AlgaeRancher: foo monkey: Has there ever been a good movie tie-in game?

Goldeneye,

/Ahh good times, sitting around with three friends, and proximity mining them into oblivion


Trying to keep your eye on your 20 square inch quarter of the screen.
 
2014-06-24 04:40:25 PM

Robo Beat: GBB: How about a tie-in movie based on a video game?

Or a video game based on a movie based on a video game:

[www.hobbeslives.com image 620x1049]


media.t3.com

Or a movie based on a video game based on a movie
 
2014-06-24 04:50:55 PM
They suck because the IP holder generally has a bible with all the rules that you can and cannot do with their IP.  Every decision has to be pre-approved by a line of people to make sure you aren't tarnishing the brand which makes things take way longer than they should.  You can't be innovative with the story or the game mechanics for the most part because it has to fit in with the movie story.  There is a limited production time that is based on a movie's schedule which is not consistent with the production schedule of a game.  Games generally take longer to make than movies, at least good high budget ones.  However, movie studios/execs seem to think that games should take the same amount of time or be shorter to make.

As a consumer I just know better to not bother with these games unless I hear otherwise which almost never happens.
 
2014-06-24 05:12:16 PM
Note that Goldeneye (the movie) came out in 1995 and Goldeneye (the video game) came out in 1997.  If the game has the same release date as the movie, 99.9% chance that it will completely suck.
 
2014-06-24 05:21:09 PM
If only some brave video game blogger would blog about this and tell us what to think!
 
2014-06-24 08:21:48 PM
The Homestuck game, based on an internet comic, should be pretty good, I hope.

I tossed twenty bucks or so at the Kickstarter campaign for that one.
 
2014-06-24 09:30:22 PM

cgraves67: Simple solution: don't buy any game tied to a movie release.


I wonder how many people buy them because there almost no other games out.
 
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