What’s The Bloody Point? Movies To Video-Games
It’s nothing new, movies have been released as video-games for over 25 years, but have any of them really hit the big time? I’m not talking about video-games that become movies, as these usually at least appeal to a small fan base, instead I’m talking about video-games based on movies.
We’ve seen hundreds come and go over recent years but none of them really broke the box office. Taking a look at yesteryear, back in the time of the SNES and and Game Boy, there’s dozens of movie to video-game titles that failed to impress. A few that come to mind:
Nightmare on Elm Street
Bill & Ted
Looking closer to current times, there’s still quite a few on the market and some have actually managed to impress their audiences:
Harry Potter 1 to over 9,000
Anyone else seeing the pattern? It seems that the more evolved video-games become, the better they are at representing their movie counter-parts. Is this because gaming audiences have become more susceptible? Personally I think it’s because games can actually live up to the movie alternative thanks to today’s technology. Looking back at movies like Jurassic Park and Terminator, both were huge during their time as they pushed the very edge of cinema to another level, but sadly the consoles of their time couldn’t match the movies.
Now we’ve got access to gaming consoles that can rival a common PC, the likes of Harry Potter, Spider-man and Star Wars have all wowed audiences across the globe. So what’s in the next chapter for the movies to video-games genre? Can we expect to see the biggest blockbusters also break the top of the gaming charts? Only time will tell for sure. What do you think?