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2020-04-16 6:56:38 PM  
I completed the original Myst (boast: with no hints), back around 1994, and have played 3 of the sequels. I also read the three Myst books (Atrus, Ti'ana, D'ni), which were much better than I expected. If this proposed series focuses only on the games, I have little hope that it will be a good show, because the story is too simplistic. Even less hope if they do a rewrite-by-hollywood-studio-committee attempting to appeal to Joe Six-pack. However, if they are faithful to the books then I'm cautiously optimistic that the show will be superior than the vast majority of shows based on video games.
 
2020-04-16 9:11:28 PM  
Viewership will suffer early due to annoying sundial puzzle to play the video.
 
2020-04-16 9:17:31 PM  
The target demographic is 50-something nerds?!
/like me I mean
 
2020-04-16 9:21:47 PM  
Isn't that kind of what Lost was already?  Trapped on an island, a bunch of seemingly random-ass bizarre things around that mostly end up being sort of interconnected and making sense (as long as you don't worry too much about things like "why do it that way at all"), alternate dimensions/realities...  It wasn't a deliberate adaptation, but it had pretty similar building blocks.
 
2020-04-16 9:33:39 PM  
Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.
 
2020-04-16 9:35:03 PM  
You know?  A Myst series could be good.
 
2020-04-16 9:37:22 PM  
I disliked Myst.

Now... The 7th Guest. That was an OK puzzle adventure.

Still, Both 7th Guest and Myst felt more like playing an Infocom game long past the point where Infocom games were at all relevant or entertaining.
 
2020-04-16 9:49:37 PM  

caddisfly: The target demographic is 50-something nerds?!
/like me I mean


Did you have a time machine?

Because I'm in my 30s and played Myst as a kid, so I'd tend to assume that that's the target demographic.

// I liked it.  One of the easier puzzle games at the time and also hands-down the best puzzle game at the time, and Riven was both easier and a better game.  I credit Myst for saving me from getting the stick shoved up my ass about "hardcore gaming" and difficulty being equivalent to quality in some way.
 
2020-04-16 10:04:26 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


Castlevania on Netflix is pretty damn good
 
2020-04-16 10:23:54 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


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I hear they are making a movie based on this.
 
2020-04-16 10:28:00 PM  
Could never figure it out.  Gave up.
Years later saw it was available as an app.
DLed it.  Couldn't figure it out.
Gave up.
I'm a grown man, that guy in the book creeps me out.
 
2020-04-16 10:28:54 PM  
I first heard about them shopping this idea around almost ten years ago. I can only assume the showrunners needed to do some research and only just now finished Exile.
 
2020-04-16 10:32:28 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


Detective Pikachu
 
2020-04-16 10:49:42 PM  

batlock666: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Detective Pikachu


Wing Commander.
 
2020-04-16 11:01:45 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


Isn't the Witcher doing well?  I wouldn't know.. haven't seen it.
 
2020-04-16 11:21:54 PM  

Cythraul: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Isn't the Witcher doing well?  I wouldn't know.. haven't seen it.


Yes, you are correct, sir/madam. If you have Netflix, try it out--its pretty awesome.
 
2020-04-16 11:30:40 PM  

OkieDookie: batlock666: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Detective Pikachu

Wing Commander.


doom. and there's another doom movie too on netflix.  wasn't impressed (hey, it was bad movie night for me alright!).
 
2020-04-16 11:35:41 PM  

sozelle: Cythraul: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Isn't the Witcher doing well?  I wouldn't know.. haven't seen it.

Yes, you are correct, sir/madam. If you have Netflix, try it out--its pretty awesome.


Is the show based on the books or the game?  (Games?  I haven't played it/them, but the series is popular enough that I know there are books and the books came first.)
 
2020-04-16 11:52:35 PM  

NetOwl: sozelle: Cythraul: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Isn't the Witcher doing well?  I wouldn't know.. haven't seen it.

Yes, you are correct, sir/madam. If you have Netflix, try it out--its pretty awesome.

Is the show based on the books or the game?  (Games?  I haven't played it/them, but the series is popular enough that I know there are books and the books came first.)


The books for the story, namely the first one, which I haven't read. But the manner in which Henry Cavill plays Geralt (The Witcher) seems to come from the games (he has said he's a devoted fan, and it shows)
 
2020-04-17 12:23:48 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


Tron:

Box office: 50 million USD
Budget: 17 million USD
 
2020-04-17 12:47:30 AM  

SurfaceTension: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Tron:

Box office: 50 million USD
Budget: 17 million USD


That one made me have to look up which came first.  Apparently the first Tron arcade game came out before the movie did, but the game was based on the movie scenes while it was still being made.  Now I have more useless trivia in my brain.
 
2020-04-17 2:35:14 AM  
 
2020-04-17 3:20:14 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


Mortal Kombat (the first movie)
 
2020-04-17 4:07:32 AM  
Is that still available on an app? I did not find one. I played Myst way back when it was on a disc and would like to revisit it. Also Pandora's Box, I was hopelessly addicted to that one also.
 
2020-04-17 7:38:17 AM  

barefoot2008: Is that still available on an app? I did not find one. I played Myst way back when it was on a disc and would like to revisit it. Also Pandora's Box, I was hopelessly addicted to that one also.


It's on iPhone.
 
2020-04-17 8:02:37 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


They made something like 6 or 7 Resident Evil movies, so someone was paying to see them.
 
2020-04-17 8:03:38 AM  

WilderKWight: I disliked Myst.

Now... The 7th Guest. That was an OK puzzle adventure.

Still, Both 7th Guest and Myst felt more like playing an Infocom game long past the point where Infocom games were at all relevant or entertaining.


Infocom games never became not entertaining.
 
2020-04-17 8:05:18 AM  

Cythraul: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

Isn't the Witcher doing well?  I wouldn't know.. haven't seen it.


Witcher wss a series of books before it became a game (or games, but the 1st two can mostly be ignored).
 
2020-04-17 8:20:31 AM  
"Who ARE you?"
 
2020-04-17 8:48:56 AM  
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2020-04-17 9:14:47 AM  
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2020-04-17 10:20:26 AM  
I'd be more interested in a show about how they creators managed to leverage Hypercard to pull off a game that demanding of resources and get it to run on early 90's Quadras...
 
2020-04-17 11:13:45 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.


My Dinner With Andre?
 
2020-04-17 11:13:48 AM  

comic serif: I completed the original Myst (boast: with no hints), back around 1994, and have played 3 of the sequels.


I'm sorry.  It must be very painful.  I'll buy you a coffee and perhaps something stronger.

All joking aside, I could never find any joy in Myst.  7th Guest and other immersive puzzlers were highly enjoyable.  But Myst just drained the life out of me, with no return for the effort.  It was a slog for the purpose of slogging.  No payoff.  How it managed to become the king of that genre has always baffled me.
 
2020-04-17 11:33:39 AM  
I'd watch it, provided no Will Ferrell or Melissa McCarthy castings.
 
2020-04-17 1:10:18 PM  

Truth's Urethra: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

My Dinner With Andre?


retort!  retort!
 
2020-04-17 1:16:19 PM  
Played through Exile, I didn't even know there was a fourth until looking it up, and tried Uru, which I have no idea what they were trying to do there. The book trilogy though is great and worth checking out. Like Comic Serif said, they're better off sticking with the books for this.

/Riven was probably my favorite and young me was super excited to unwrap that game on Christmas for th PSOne with the book to help here and there.
 
2020-04-17 3:12:24 PM  

Truth's Urethra: Moniker o' Shame: Has there ever been a successful video game adaptation to movies or TV?  I do not know which explains why I am asking.  Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog were movies.  There was probably a Mario Bros. thing at some point.

My Dinner With Andre?


The Simpsons - My Dinner With Andre
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2020-04-17 5:53:32 PM  

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Let's Play - Mylk (Myst Parody) - Part 1
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