Originally Posted by Ambler
I've been inspired by the recent 70s/80s/90s video game nostalgia threads and they got me thinking about how we got so many great video games in the era. But I also think about awesome movies that would've had the potential to be equally awesome games. I mean I don't see the sense in making an E.T. game...there's very little potential there. But Super Star Wars? Brilliant (and inevitable) idea.
I wondered why they never made a Mad Max/Road Warrior game...that would've been awesome. Think of the potential of characters and levels. You could have the open expanse of the desert in a 3rd person roaming environment complete with a vehicle, your dog, weapons, having to hunt for food while avoiding being killed by enemy camps. You'd use your super car to outrun people and could soup it up with weapons, bombs, oil slicks, etc.
How about Speed: The video game? You have to keep the bus over 50 mph while bobbing and weaving in and out of traffic....or it explodes. The fact that this is highly improbable in the movie, only makes for a very challenging game.
Total Recall...think of it...being chased around earth and then exploring Mars, trying to figure out your true identity while evading Cohagen's men, hiding out all through the planet. The Hilton, Venusville, the Pyramid mines...
The first movie that comes to mind is Crank. It'd be like GTA, but the chaos would be a requirement or you'd die. Big Trouble in Little China could also be a blast.
Also, a next-gen console game of Speed Racer could be amazing. It'd have the best bits of both the Burnout games and Mario Kart.
It's amazing to me that a movie so inspired by anime and video games and all the Matrix games so far have sucked or were seriously flawed.
Sky High could be fun. You create a character and have to 'pass" super-hero classes and defeat bullies with powers as well.
District B13. You're in a cramped slum surrounded by violent criminals, but that's okay because you kick ass at Parkour.
Edited by Cameron Hughes - 5/29/12 at 7:31pm