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Have you ever noticed that with great movies that come out there is usually a movie game tie in that completely and utterly is bad well i did a lot of times before and even this year cough* Madagascar 3 for ds*cough! And I just don't understand why the developers dont put in any effort at all when making these games i mean seriously this is a tie in meaning this contributes to the franchise you have to make the game at least tolerable or decent i'm not talking about Game of the year type of effort though that would be nice i'm talking about you know at least a bargain bin type of game thats like in a pile with old psp and ps2 games a long with a price tag thats at least 25 dollars or less. Lets look at a game like spiderman 2 i believe it was an amazing game it had a good comba system,free roam and some good voice acting and music, now look at a game like Street Fighter: the movie the game theres a game based off the movie then a game based off the movie based off a game based on a game. So yeah you guys get me? Do believe theres some more good movie game tie in like GoldenEye,X-men origins wolverine and Lego Starwars the complete saga theres good movie tie in games.
But enough from me i want to here from you tell me if you like movie tie in games,if there your favorite, and whats one bad one and a good one, give me a comment i love reading them even if there negative or positive even point out a mistake or tell me what i should add. Keep On Gaming
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I want to be honest and say that I'm not much of a fan of movie tie in games, except for like you said, Spider-man 2 and GoldenEye was an excellent game. As for reasons why tie in games are usually bad are because at times they may be a bit to formulaic and they stick to an abridged version of the movie instead of delving into different or what if scenarios while still staying close to what the movie was about. Plus they may not have as much time as other studios who don't have movie agreement rights and they just have their own game to make. For example, maybe Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.
I think one of the main reasons they suck is because most movie tie in games are are all button mashing puzzle solving platformers. If there was a little more variation in the games they might be better as long as the developers put effort into it.
For a fantastic quality high budget game it takes 2-3 years to develop and polish, game studios are given a strict deadline to go along with the film and have 6-9 months on average to develop it.
people may see E.T. as one of the worst games of all time, I see it as an accomplishment. ONE GUY that's right just one guy designed and programmed E.T. in 6 weeks for it to be shippable and produced by Christmas.
Lego games aren't your typical movie tie in games as they work for memorable past films and thus they have time to work on them.
Movie tie-in games should just stop, putting so much pressure and contraints is not good for game development. bugs and issues always occur and you need time to play test and receive feedback to improve what you have. testing on its own could take 6 months.
The few exceptions that have done well such as goldeneye and spiderman could have been due to a highly skilled team and a bit of luck in the development cycle. The games that do turn out badly doesn't mean that the game developers didn't put any effort into it. they probably worked their asses off but were given a time frame in which they have to produce a full game complete with all levels, textures, sound, animation, mechanics and mend the story to the film in which it somewhat makes sense. What I'm trying to say is blame the producers, not the developers.