Books you would like to see adapted into video games
Read this back in elementary, it could work as a budget game. Plot is that some military dude is after a group of physic friends because he needs them to jew the government into giving him money. Cud work.
Neither books nor films adapt well into video games, because the latter is an interactive medium, and the former are very linear and strictly follow the plot.
Do you really want more "cinematic" bullshit in your vidya, OP?
Why do books need adaptations at all? Can't you enjoy the source material in its original form?
Not to be confused with the underrated Necrovision.
not quite a book, but
The aftermath of WW2 and the Cold War set in a resurfacing Lovecraftian nightmare, with proxy wars being fought with cultists, shoggoth-bioweapons, recovered Elder tech, and worse things.
Dunno how many times I've pimped this series on 4chan but zero-gravity swashbuckling seems cool as hell
I either want a) a whale hunting game where you can both manage your crew and also partake in hunts or b) a game where the sole objective is to find and kill one arch nemesis, you can only find him through contextual clues and all that, he gets stronger the longer it takes you to find him and kill him, and the map is huge interactive
I disagree, but the books have to have very solid world building which is almost always lacking in most books. Far too many books favour 'character progression' and 'plot' over setting which tends to make easier and better vidya adaptations. It's disgusting.
Fantasy series about a human assassin/low level crime boss in a world filled with magical non-humans who live over 1,000 years.
Lots of the early novels are centered around him being hired to assassinate someone important.
Most novels take place in the sprawling capital city, but commonly available teleportation spells allow travel to far off locations including an ostentatious castle in the sky that throws never ending parties.
Two different types of magic - one that all in the empire can use, and one that's unique to humans
15+ books worth of material and lore to mine.
...although there's kinda too many 'survival' games out as it is.
Wheel of Time would be fantastic and probably impossible
unless you count the MUD
Would indeed be fantastic if they managed to make a decent western RPG kind of game, but what we got instead was a mediocre FPS/RPG type deal with decent multiplayer back in 1999
I changed my mind, fuck RPG.
Game of Thrones strategy game where you take control of one of the houses and can simulate your own story.
Make a story where the North conquers the Lannisters. Make one the Iron Islands somehow kick everyone's ass. Random events occur like White Walkers and at some point every time Dany invades with dragons and shit. There would be a good in depth diplomacy system. Fuck I would buy that game.
There have already been some Conan video games but I want more!
Because Reddit has a powerful "what can I do to make myslef interesting to other people?" mentality a lot of shows that become popular with reddit for such reasons are hated here.
I WANT THIS WITH SOME KIND OF INTRICATE "WEAVING" SYSTEM FOR MAGIC SO BADLY
you could do it with two sticks or godawful motion controls, it would be amazing if it was like magicka on crack with expansive discoverable power interactions
>Being a WoT fan is suffering.
It sure is, anon.
>I WANT THIS WITH SOME KIND OF INTRICATE "WEAVING" SYSTEM FOR MAGIC SO BADLY
that sounds fucking amazing actually, if pulled off correctly.
The Guns of the South. An alternate history where modern white nationalists from South Africa time-travel to the American Civil War and give M16s to the Confederates so they easily win.
Do you seriously think you're not already playing it?
There was a pilot because the fags who bought the rights to a series were running out of time to make it so they just threw some piece of shit together to extend those rights and aired it in the middle of the night on an infomercial channel without advertising it at all. Now those same fags are sewing Jordan's wife because she was rightfully pissed about what they did.
There was an RPG and a RTS that I know of.
Based in the Age of Legends, so they don't have to drag that god awful plot over 10 more games then it should be like RJ did.
Still a good read though.
Age of legends would make for a fantastic story with all those ter'angrel or whatever the fuck they are called and battles and armies and shit.
Not so much want to see as I want to see it done properly whenever they finally release it. The magic system has so much potential for fun gameplay.
yeah I could do without that setting, I really enjoyed the books but it was... tedious, at times
either setting it in the age of legends or whatever comes after the series ends would be god-tier, when there are more artifacts (ter'angreal, that's right) and prominent power users - like you could still maintain some of the characteristic political complexities and large-scale battles
reading these books at a young age and playing things like quest 64 gave me an eternal hardon for permutation-based magic systems, the more complex the better... magicka scratched that itch to an extent, but I'd love to see something with mind-numbingly expansive possibilities based on things like relative position and formation of "threads" for a few basic elements
Age of legends is the time before the world ends and the power is tainted and shit.
I guess you could say it starts again after it though because wheels and shit....
Yes please. I'd settle for Malazan if Black Company isn't an option.
Here you go. A picture of their company's home page.
I'm looking forward to the quality game they will no doubt produce, just like every single one of their other titles.
Also a live action film.
>the most evil man to ever live
history is replete with figures who did worse
It's not complicated but it is detailed. Basically power comes from consuming metal powder. It sounds more absurd then it is in the books.
There are another 2 magic systems as well but I won;t explain them. It follows a similar theme.
It's called allomancy. Basically a full allomancer can ingest one of several metals and gain the powers of that metal for a period of time. The powers are fairly simple over all, but they allow for all kinds of crazy implementations, like using the push and pull powers to basically fly around by pushing and pulling on the different metals around the city.
I actually did read Atlas Shrugged.
As a reader I've never felt more insulted. As a story, it's mediocre at best, but as a philosophy... well, let us just say it's not complex enough to warrant TWELVE HUNDRED FUCKING PAGES.
Imagine if a whole generation of impressionable young teens were able to consume objectivism with an easily digestible format like vidya.
It would be a social blight, but an interesting one
Maybe if they pretend the last 8 books didn't happen and keep it just to the first one or two.
Saying that series kept going downhill as it went is an understatement but it started off fantastic and interesting
Like, I'll happily read something that's long but this really took the piss, especially when the primary message is DUDE GREED LMAO.
That's a gross simplification, but it's not crazy far off.
That's a good point. The fact that this book is in such a daunting format means that we won't breed a generation of young objectivists. I imagine it would be like the way teenagers handle atheism, only an few hundred orders of magnitude worse.
I'd love to see that.
never read Atlas Shrugged, but read Fountain Head.
its just Rand's hatred for beta mama's boys, and love for her ideal of a man, which happens to be an emotionless men who will destroy buildings out of spite. Oh and she wants to be raped by the perfect man to seem taboo among her higher class friends
But only the first part. That was the best part of the book.
A denmark turned world-refugee-dumping-ground where all the unwanted children are left abandoned in old city to survive on their own.
"Families" (gangs) of children fighting each other for food and turf. You start out as a toddler and have to scavenge for food while trying to avoid bigger kids. Then when you are old enough you can try and join a Family or stay on your own as a scavenger. When your older you can become the head of a Family or a Bully (mercenary/pirate).
>tfw Eragon could have been an amazing video game
>instead we get a shitty isometric beat em up based on the movie
I read Stephen King's IT which was about 1100 pages. It was really good.
That scene where all the kids run a train on Bev was hot
I want to sail sky ships and/or explore the deepwoods
They could do it easily but would have to limit the flexibility of the magic presented in the books.
For example you could only fly/jump at pre determined spots, pull/push specific enemies who just happen to be weak to it, tineye to listen to conversations and advance plot, etc. It would be an abomination but not impossible.
A twin born game might be alright. Here's hoping for the sci-fi futuristic trilogy getting a cyberpunk video game adaptation.
The Edge Chronicles. They were among my favorite fantasy books as a kid, alongside the Bartimaeus books.
The Memes of the Dragon
Meme of Memes
Le Meme D'Arthur
'Eye of the Meme', 'The Great Meme', 'The Meme Reborn', 'The Meme Rising', 'The Memes of Heaven', 'Lord of Memes', 'The Meme of Swords', 'The Meme of Daggers', 'Memers Heart', 'Crossroads of Memelight', 'Knife of Memes', 'The Gathering Memes', 'Towers of Memememe', 'A Memeory of Light'.
A Conferederacy of Memers
The Memes of the South
It would be like Dark Souls except only two people could actually beat it
Maybe you get to set up the choices.
The whole point of rolling the dice is determineing what choices the dice will roll on.
So maybe when the game presents you with a choice, it will give you a slew of things on how to handle the situation. And from those you choose what options you roll for or something.
fuck all this injecting zombies in to classics.
lets just turn them into anime visual novels
Weird Tales was just the name of the pulp magazine not the actual stories inside.
Did they ever strap prisoners to death machines, monologue about their plans and the futility of resistance and then leave before the person died because they had something more important to do?
>Being a WoT fan is suffering.
thats an understatement.
Have you? How come anytime people talk about the people that died in nazi concentration camps they only count the jews? You know less than half the people that died in those camps were jewish right?
I really want a good Discworld RPG kind of thing. I think it would be fucking awesome to have Ankh-Morpork as full-size sandbox city that you can fully explore as the wretched hive it is. I would love it if the plot was that you were joining the Watch and just had to deal with day-to-day bullshit, but it would also be cool if you could join the Thieves/Assassins/Seamstress Guilds and basically have the opportunity to fuck around with the whole city.
Riiiiight. The difference though, retard, is that the Jews were the only group to be intentionally systematiclly exterminated in an attempt to wipe their entire race from the face of the planet. The poles cannot exactly say the same. The Jews were the primary victims of gassings too.
It was the 30s. Who knows what they we thinking.
WHAT WAS THAT BOOK ABOUT A BROTHER AND SISTER GOING ON SOME CRAZY ADVENTURE WITH MINIATURE ALIEN GUYS THAT IMPLANTED MODULES OR SOMETHING IN THEM
ONE GUY SACRIFICED HIMSELF AND DIED, HE WAS A LIZARDMAN I THINK
THEY LIVED ON THEIR UNCLES FARM OR SOMETHING ABOUT "Old Seldom" or "Great Seldom" or something was the name of the land PLEASE HELP ME I NEED TO REREAD THAT BOOK
Because there's rarely any reason to. The extermination of the Jews were the most uniquely evil thing they did, so naturally they jump to that. The only people who ever go "b-but but but..." are usually people who try to minimize the sufferings of the Jewish people because of some ideological agenda that they are pushing.
>the Hyperion duology is one of my most favorite books ever
>all other Simmons' books are shit
How's that even possible for the same mind produce such drastically different results in writing?
what about this, being an artificer and making weird shit with Sygaldry or just plain Sympathy.
The fact that this fucking hack calls anyone else longwinded fucking blows my mind. He literally can't write half a sentence about why he hates Jordan without spiraling into unrelated metaphors and cloying attempts at humor.
RJ did soooo many things wrong with WoT, however literally none of them are listed in that image.
Not a single Jew was gassed in Nazi Germany.
Only for the setting, anon. The plot itself can't fucking be adapted to any other medium.
Disagree. Books 1, 3, 4 are all godly. Theres peppering of brilliance throughout the others...but i concede that the narrative started off doing one thing then haphazardly leapt off a building.
Tl;dr you couldnt adapt it without it infringing on sooooo many existing ips
I'd love to see some kind of mechanic where you can, from time to time, harvest the Alzabo essence and then cannibalize some corpse.
I'm not being a /lit/fag and berating you for liking genre titles, I'm just pointing out that the Eragon series was pretty poorly written and was only published because the author knew the publisher personally.
If it wasn't for that the series would be relatively obscure paperback garbage, it only sold because of publishing power and a nice harry potter tier cover.
Frankly I'm shocked that no one has adapted this book into another medium.
It'd be perfect for it.
Hell, it hits its diversity quota in its main character alone.