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Old 05-25-05, 04:11 PM
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Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
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I think the proper order is Dark Fury before Chronicles of Riddick, given what happens at the end of CoR none of the events in DF would make sense if it was after...

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Old 05-25-05, 06:33 PM
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Well, if we can't use Riddick as an example because of semantics, then Goldeneye stands out as the only game-based-on-a-movie-that-is-better-than-the-movie. Well, maybe Enter the Matrix, but I would think if we're disallowing Riddick, that should be disallowed too (since it's a side story). Anything else? ET for the Atari 2600?

Expanding this to games-that-are-better-than-the-source: even though wrestling games have gone downhill since the N64 days, I would argue that actual wrestling TV shows have gone further downhill, so that the games are better than the actual shows now. And last season's NHL games were much more fun than last year's NHL season (which didn't actually happen at all).


edit: hmm, so that's how you get that icon... lol

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Old 05-25-05, 08:10 PM
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Old 05-25-05, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Riddick is also the one game that stands out to me as a game based on a movie (okay, let's call it a line of movies) that is better than the movie it is based on. I guess Goldeneye too, though if you compare all of the Bond movies with all of the Bond games, the movies still come out ahead. There have recently been a lot of great videogames based on movies, but as good as the games are, the movies were better (I'm thinking of Spiderman 2, the LOTR games, Star Wars KOTORs). And I don't care if the new Scarface game is the next Grand Theft Auto, it'll never be as good as the movie...
You're own example proved to me why we shouldn't count games based on the universe. I would not lump Knights of the Old Republic in the same as you lump Escape from Butcher Bay in. It may be the same universe for both of them, but it is a different story, setting, etc. Even if a character or characters carry over, you are still looking at a big difference. In your examples, why not compare Dungeons and Dragons the movie with every Dungeons and Dragons game produced? It is still Dungeons and Dragons right? I know that stretches it, but I think there needs to be a clear line for comparison.

I think for a comparison such as this thread implies -- a counterpart -- comparable titles would have the same story, characters, etc. There may be a few changes, as there almost always are, but for the most part, you are looking at the same plot in two different mediums.

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Wing Commander, hands down the most disappointing experience of my life. I felt so cold and alone when Chris Roberts betrayed me like that, I wept for weeks.
I hear ya there. I couldn't believe a creator could screw up his own source material so much.
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I hear ya there. I couldn't believe a creator could screw up his own source material so much.
Apparently, you have yet to see the Phantom Menace
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Originally Posted by Fripp
Apparently, you have yet to see the Phantom Menace
Or Attack of the Clones!
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Originally Posted by DARTH GAMER
Or Attack of the Clones!
Or the Star Wars sub-forum!
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gotta go with Street Fighter
Old 05-27-05, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Fincher Fan
I hear ya there. I couldn't believe a creator could screw up his own source material so much.
Well when you cast Freddy Prinze Jr. and Matthew Llilard in the same flick, you know you are in trouble.
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Originally Posted by Fripp
Apparently, you have yet to see the Phantom Menace
I thought about that, but at least it had a cool lightsaber fight near the end. Wing Commander had no redeeming features whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by Fincher Fan
I thought about that, but at least it had a cool lightsaber fight near the end. Wing Commander had no redeeming features whatsoever.
It had the first use of the "bullet-time" effect in a movie. It lasted 5 seconds. That's about it.
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I recently rewatched Wing Commander. Liked it then and I still like it now. Sure it's no Wing Commander III or Wing Commander IV (which had the best story overall IMO) but it is way better than Wing Commander Prophesy.

I just wish Chris Roberts would revisit the series, sign up the cast from Wing Commander IV (excluding those whose characters were killed off, unless they appear in flashbacks) and make a proper sendoff fro Blair.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
It had the first use of the "bullet-time" effect in a movie. It lasted 5 seconds. That's about it.
Actually that's a highly debatable point (and a HUGE can of worms just waiting to be opened). For the record though, the same hyperspace travel effects appeared 2 year earlier in Lost in Space - another shitty resurgence of an old property.
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