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Gaming Iron Man

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 May 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2008/05/09/iron-man/1

    We loved the Iron Man film and, as avowed fans of the comics, we've got some high hopes for this mechanical brawler. The real question though is can the Iron Man game live up to the success of the film? Can this be stronger than the man of steel, or is it limper than Mr Fantastic?

    :wallbash:
     
  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Well as it goes when a game is turned into a movie it ends up like crap and the same can pretty much be said when a movie is then turned into a game (typically its so they can bleed the masses for more money off of the fame of the movie)
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Wait, you play as a billionare playboy, but you need to complete objectives to get money to upgrade your suit?

    What, is Pepper Potts controlling the purse strings now?

    "Now tony, you spent $3 billion on this suit. I'm not letting you spend any more on it unless it gets some use."
     
  4. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Ah, reminds me of that lovely Fantastic Four disaster of a game.
     
  5. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    Ouch, just reading that was painful, imagine playing it! Games and Movies do not mix well indeed.... I am still waiting for the I Am Legend game to appear....
     
  6. Panos

    Panos Member

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    Not a single film that became game worth. Neither the opposite except Hitman. What a movie :)
     
  7. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Uhmm.. Final Fantasy Advent Children? That one is an awesome movie. In fact I just watched it yesterday.
     
  8. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Oh, how glad I am that you didn't send it to a freelancer. I might never have forgiven you for that :p

    The questions is, since there has never (to my knowledge) been a good movie-game tie-in, why do we always think that this time it'll be different?

    Is it because development times are so short compared to decent games? Or is it because developers are bound by the constraints of the film? If we could know the reasons why, maybe we'd get better film-based games.

    I'm not holding out any hope, though. I think that movie tie-in games are just another way for the studios to fleece the gullible.
     
  9. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Painkiller Punisher (sorry got mixed up) wasn't bad for an hour or two's slaughter...
     
  10. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Batman on the speccy was pretty good if I remember correctly...

    Shame, I quite liked the look of this after the demo on XBL. The demo deffinitly left me wanting to play a bit more any way.
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    GoldenEye?
    Alien Versus Predator?
    Doom? (I thought the film was OK)
    Silent Hill? (I thought the film was alright)
    TRON? (2.0 the games was ok and Discs of Tron was fantastic)

    ...or anything to do with Pokemon?
     
  12. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Wasn't that Chronicles of Ridick game pretty good? Better than the film in fact! :p
     
  13. CHiwi

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    Totally agree, GoldenEye on the N64 rocked, and I have great memories of LANs, Beer and AVP.
     
  14. Mentai

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    Do star wars games count? I've liked a few of those. Like Kotor and rogue squadron!
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I'd say Chronicles of Riddick and most Star Wars games don't count because they aren't strictly based on the film, but a universe tie-in. That said, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight and Chronicles of Riddick were both awesome games.
     
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  16. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    They never stop making rubbish licence-games, do they? I have no idea who buys this crap.
     
  17. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    props for mentioning Marvel Zombies - awesome stuff. Can i also point you towards Marvel Civil War - Grade A "tony stark being a tool" comics.
     
  18. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Just my thought! That game sucked more balls then Jenna Jameson!
     
  19. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Pfft - Stark has the right idea, it's Rogers who's being a tool.
     
  20. willyolio

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    minor quibble there- his heart isn't replaced, the little glowy thingy powers an electromagnet that prevents shrapnel from migrating into his heart and killing him.

    why he doesn't just go for surgery to get that crap out permanently, i have no idea.

    and here's my explanation of why game-movie conversions almost never work:
    in movies, you sit back and watch stuff happen.
    in games, you put in effort to make stuff happen.

    they're practically polar opposites.
     
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