#1 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -


#2 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

Had this discussion with a friend of mine. It was quite a heated debate but at the end we agreed that A. is the most logical of the two since, and I am assuming here, that there way more games based off of movies then the other way around.

#3 Posted by Zurgfrog (153 posts) -

What about games based on movies based on games ??

I'm looking at you Street fighter the movie the game

#4 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

@Zurgfrog said:

What about games based on movies based on games ??

I'm looking at you Street fighter the movie the game

There was SF the movie the game? You mean the shitty ass Van Dam movie?

#5 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
#6 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

I think movies based on games are of lower quality on average than games based on movies.

#7 Posted by GolazoDan (114 posts) -

Movies based on games are worse. At least there's been so many half-arsed games based on movies that there's absolutely no expectations, plus you get the occasional fun game like the Wolverine one (which was better than the movie, even if that's saying very little). You don't get many movies that are blatantly trying to cash in on video games.

#8 Posted by king2bob (7 posts) -

Games based off movies. Simply because they are always very poor. I do understand that when a developer picks up a movie license then they are locked in to contracts that force them to make the game in a short space of time so that it comes out for the cinema release. They also have no artistic license with the content that they have to put in the games they make so they are rarely compelling.

At least some of the Resident evil films are ok I guess. Well actually no they are just as bad really. But I'd be surprised if game companies would put as much of a restriction on the movies. Anybody know anything about that?

#9 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

There's been at least a couple of good movie games.

I can't think of any game movies that were above okay and even they're debatable.

#10 Posted by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -

I can think of a couple games based on movies that were fairly decent so I'd say movies based on games are worse because I really can't think of any that weren't complete trash.

#11 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

Games based off movies; many down to the sheer quantity of them and that they are usually of a low quality. I personally find a bad movie far more enjoyable than a bad game; the old SF and MK movies are hilariously bad. There are however exceptions; I liked Hitman (Movie) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Game) for example.

#12 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

I've played a bunch of games based on movies that were either average or really good, Goldeneye being the stand out example of a game that was based off a movie that somewhat revolutionized the industry. On the other hand I can only think of maybe two movies based off games that are just ok, like Mortal Kombat, but if someone said they were trash I wouldn't argue.

#13 Posted by RecSpec (3803 posts) -

Picking movies because of Uwe Boll.

#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10911 posts) -

There definitely are a decent number of games based on movies that are all right, but there are only two or three movies based on games that are watchable.

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#15 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

Movies based off of games. I will never understand why people want them

#16 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1584 posts) -

It has to be movies based on games. At least with games based on movies, there are things like Goldeneye, Chronicles of Riddick, a bunch of good Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Games, and don't forget The Lion King and Aladdin on the genesis. I loved those games when I was a kid.

#17 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

@king2bob said:

Games based off movies. Simply because they are always very poor. I do understand that when a developer picks up a movie license then they are locked in to contracts that force them to make the game in a short space of time so that it comes out for the cinema release. They also have no artistic license with the content that they have to put in the games they make so they are rarely compelling.

At least some of the Resident evil films are ok I guess. Well actually no they are just as bad really. But I'd be surprised if game companies would put as much of a restriction on the movies. Anybody know anything about that?

I rather enjoyed the first RE movie but the rest are complete shit.

#18 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I was reccently listing to the Bombcast episode where a user asked this question. I stand by what they said, there is NO good video game movie where there are some good and even great movie games (Spider-Man 2, The Punisher, Goldeneye)

#19 Posted by DazzHardy (710 posts) -

A lot of games based on movie's tend to be pretty average, very few are outright bad, but there are a handful of them which turn out to be rather good.

Movie's based on games ?

Street Fighter The Legend of Chun-Li */Argument*

#20 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Sometimes movie based games are decent but not because they are from games, they tend to change enough where non game players can watch it

#21 Posted by Redbullet685 (6034 posts) -

Games based on movies. At least with a horrible movie based on a game, you can laugh at it and have a somewhat enjoyable time. With a horrible game based on a movie, though, it just sucks.

#22 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

two different mediums. too hard to compare.

#23 Posted by Antikythera (55 posts) -

Games based on Movies.. They are almost always crap.

Movies based off games may not be Oscar material but are often Campy and at least fun.

#24 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

@Zurgfrog said:

What about games based on movies based on games ??

I'm looking at you Street fighter the movie the game

#25 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

There's a handful of great movie-based games. Rockstar's The Warriors for example.

There is to date only one great movie based on a video game- Mortal Kombat.

#26 Posted by Sackmanjones (4688 posts) -
@Mordukai said:

@king2bob said:

Games based off movies. Simply because they are always very poor. I do understand that when a developer picks up a movie license then they are locked in to contracts that force them to make the game in a short space of time so that it comes out for the cinema release. They also have no artistic license with the content that they have to put in the games they make so they are rarely compelling.

At least some of the Resident evil films are ok I guess. Well actually no they are just as bad really. But I'd be surprised if game companies would put as much of a restriction on the movies. Anybody know anything about that?

I rather enjoyed the first RE movie but the rest are complete shit.

The first MK is still fucking awesome
#27 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

the only really decent movie based on a game is mortal kombat, so movies based on games

#28 Edited by yoshisaur (2703 posts) -

I mean't "Movies based off of games." I don't think there has been one decent one as of yet, has there?

EDIT: Here's to hoping that Blizzard changes that with the World of Warcraft movie if it ever gets started.

#29 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Movies based off of games almost always suck. There are far more acceptable games based on movies than movies based on games.

#30 Edited by NTM (7340 posts) -

Definitely B unfortunately. What makes it worse is that almost every time they come out and get terrible scores (which they deserve) the critic points out that the people that play games probably will like it, but movie goers won't. It's pathetic. I mean, most games that are based off film are pretty mediocre, but unlike the film based off games, they're actually sometimes tolerable, and some are even fantastic (if you consider The Chronicles of Riddick).

#31 Posted by Ben_H (3342 posts) -

There have been a few decent movie-based games. The number of game-based movies is basically non-existent. There might be one or two but most are awful. Just watch TANG and you will understand the horribilitude of these movies.

#32 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Movies based on games for the majority, are completely horrid.

#33 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2379 posts) -

In concept or in reality? In concept games based off movies would be awesome. And Movies based off games would represent both mediums well. In reality, Almost all movies based off games are horrible sans a few. And vice versa, though the games are better examples(chronicles of riddick).

#34 Posted by NTM (7340 posts) -

@DazzHardy said:

A lot of games based on movie's tend to be pretty average, very few are outright bad, but there are a handful of them which turn out to be rather good.

Movie's based on games ?

Street Fighter The Legend of Chun-Li */Argument*

Eh, the chun-li street fighter was one of the more bearable films to watch than most in my opinion (though I won't lie, I didn't see it all the way through from a lack of interest, not because it was terrible). You could have, and should have substituted that with the first Street Fighter movie.

#35 Posted by BaneFireLord (2925 posts) -

I love the Battle for Middle Earth LOTR games and a lot of Star Wars games are great. Movies based on games however...I cannot think of a single good one.

#36 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

I don't think i've ever liked a Video game movie, on the other hand, there movie video games that aren't that bad.

#37 Posted by Suedehead (110 posts) -

B. Because there have been some good movie games (King Kong, The Warriors, Spiderman 2, The Thing) but there has never been an objectively good game based movie.

#38 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Going by sheer volume of shit, I went with games from movies. Neither side of the issue has a good track record though.

#39 Edited by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

There's been at least a couple of good movie games.

I can't think of any game movies that were above okay and even they're debatable.

This sums it up for me as well. There are some good games-from-movies but even the best of the movies-inspired-by-games are just passable. Of course, the best answer is games-based-off-movies-based-off-games.

Street Fighter: The Movie - The Game
#40 Posted by sanchopanza (247 posts) -

B. All the people saying there are no/not many good movie based games...you should be ashamed to call yourselves gamers, you clearly don't know what you are talking about. I can think of like a dozen just off the top of my head.