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6 Video Games That Could Also Support Unfaithful, Live Action TV Adaptations

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.

Rare photo of Master Chief with his helmet on

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.

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The Netflix Resident Evil Show At Least Has Zombies

I was a big Resident Evil fan back at the beginning, in my childhood Playstation 1 years. I enjoyed the games so much I sought out and read some tie-in novels, and some novel adaptations of the early games. I dunno. I was just that kind of kid.

I never got into the Resident Evil movies, though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them all. And I skipped watching that Welcome to Raccoon City movie last year because I heard it was terrible. Suffice to say, I like the lore and characters of Resident Evil, but nobody is really adapting that just right.

And it looks like they’re going to miss the mark again with the upcoming Netflix TV show.

Those two trailers look fine, but it also looks like they’re just taking the zombies, some specific monsters and the Umbrella Corporation and tying them to a completely different story and group of characters. Is that what we want? Is that what any of us want?

Just give me a faithful Resident Evil 2 adaptation complete with Leon, Claire, Hunk and then a Resident Evil 3 with Jill Valentine subplot. Those two games took place at largely the same time, right?

Look at how much success Disney is having with Star Wars shows that give fans what they want!

Anyway, Resident Evil comes to Netflix on July 14. Some of us will watch it that weekend and then nobody will ever talk about it again, because that’s what has becoming of the binging model.

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Let’s All Take a Trip to Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

I loved the Resident Evil games when I was a kid, and it looks like those early games are going to be the focus of the new movie reboot. As we all know, the Resident Evil movie series was only loosely connected to the games and served more as a way to keep giving Mila Jovovich some work. Well the new film, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is going back to the games with a simultaneous adaptation of the first and second Residents Evil.

I am very cautiously optimistic about this movie. On the one hand, I loved those first two Resident Evil games and would love a more direct adaptation. On the other hand, this looks to be a very cheaply made movie trying to cash in on the name brand, which isn’t so hot these days.

But maybe we’ll get lucky and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be good. It comes to theaters on Nov. 24.

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Or How About a Couple of Fun Video Game Trailers?

There’s just not much else going on for entertainment these days. No more movies. No more comics. A lot of video games are getting delayed, along with some TV shows. How about some trailers for a couple of video games that just released.

First up is the latest trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 remake! I’ve read online that this trailer is full of SPOILERS, so watch at your own risk.

I’ve decided to hold off on getting this remake. The reviews are positive, and I am looking forward to the game, but I don’t know if I want to pay the full $60 for just the opening chapter when there is no promise of any future chapters. We’ll see how desperate I get for new video games…

Then we’ve got the Resident Evil 3 remake, because the only thing coming out these days is remakes of classic games, I guess…

This also looks pretty good. I was a big, big Resident Evil fan back when I had the original Playstation. It was one of my major franchises. But for some reason, I have held off on getting these remakes. I’m not sure why. They’re supposed to be really good. And perhaps I’ll, again, get desperate enough for new games to try them out. Maybe I’ll wait for Resident Evil 3 to also go on sale and then play them both back-to-back? Could be fun!

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Resident Evil 3 Remake is Another Game I’ll Probably Not Play

I have been weighing my desire to play the Resident Evil 2 remake since it came out a year ago. The original Resident Evil 2 was one of my first must-play video games back when I finally joined the Playstation generation. But even as the RE2 remake goes on sale, I can’t bring myself to buy it and relive the memories!

And the same is likely to happen with the just-announced Resident Evil 3 remake!

I loved Resident Evil 3 just as much as RE2 back in the day! But man…something about these games is keeping me at arm’s length. At least it looks good!

Meanwhile, in other video game news, it’s only been two weeks since my list of my most anticipated games of the year came out…and already half of them have been delayed. Cyberpunk 2077, Avengers and the Final Fantasy VII remake have all been pushed back to the fall. So perhaps I’ll have plenty of time to finally play that RE2 remake…

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