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Video games are finally getting their due in the world of live action adaptations — but for some reason, the adaptation just isn’t done properly. People are really, really mad at the Halo show for the changes and choices they’ve made that differ from established lore. Even when the showrunners explain what they’re doing and why, fans are still angry.
And Halo isn’t alone. We had our first trailers last week for the upcoming Resident Evil adaptation on Netflix — which won’t have much to do with the pre-existing stories from the games. There will be some classic Resident Evil elements, like the zombies and Umbrella, but there will be all new characters, locations and storylines. So that got me thinking…what other video games could work for live action adaptations that don’t actually use the source material stories? What other live action game adaptations could veer wildly away from what fans actually want?
Join me after the jump for some franchises that would make for some pretty great live action adaptations, especially if the show doesn’t actually adapt the existing game story.Read the rest of this entry
The newest expansion of World of Warcraft has been announced and ogres are not yet a playable race. I’m sure Shadowlands will be awesome, but I’m holing out for ogres.
With this new expansion, I’m about to be three expansions behind on what used to be my favorite video game. I loved World of Warcraft, and I still probably do. But it’s not a game for me anymore. I was never interested in the post-game stuff. I just want to explore the world and play a good story. But I just don’t have much interest in the overall game anymore.
I want ogres. And maybe bards.
I’m probably never going back to the World of Warcraft. I’m two expansions behind, and everything I read about the new stuff turns me away. I’m not in it for the post-game stuff. I’m in it for the lore — which is why I enjoy all these awesome cinematics Blizzard puts out!
Thrall is my favorite character, and it’s weird seeing him as an old man. But time passes for us all.
I went back to WoW a couple weeks ago when they offered a free weekend and I got to try out the start of Legion. It was…boring. I quit as soon as I finished the opening story mission. Azeroth is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
World of Warcraft expansions keep coming, and the next one sounds pretty big: Battle for Azeroth! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty final to me. Though, Blizzard has not said this is the final expansion. But it does bring the classic Horde vs. Alliance war back to the forefront!
As always, we got a sweet cinematic trailer to go with the announcement!
And we got a trailer talking about the new additions to the game world. We’ll finally unlock Kul Tiras, which is cool.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I’m in one of my off-periods for World of Warcraft. It’s one of my favorite video games of all time, and it’s a gameworld and lore I love to the very core of my being. But I can’t always afford to play or want to play. I haven’t even touched Legion, which will hopefully go on sale soon.
The expansion sounds cool, but the number one thing that will bring me back to WoW — new playable races — wasn’t announced for the third expansion in a row. The last new playable race we got were pandaren (which I loved, by the way).
Instead, the new expansion will have subraces. They look pretty cool. And I suppose this would give me a good reason to finally roll a proper dwarf and troll.
But I want to make an ogre, gosh darnit!
I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.
Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.
And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!