I love SF. And I love video games. So a video game based on a great SF book should be a slam dunk, right? Dune was absolutely horrible, although Dune 2 became the predecessor for all real-time strategy games. The last SF book-based video game I played was a Myst-alike of Clarke’s Rendevous with Rama about 15 years ago. I made it about 15 minutes into the game and then got stuck at a puzzle where you had to use the spiders’ base-eight counting to solve it. Two for three. So far, not so good.
Now, one of my favorite books from high school is going to be coming out as a video game. The focus seems to be on the Battle Room, though some of the other games might be interesting, as would it be to make a campaign of going through the whole Academy.
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hehe, …i have posted nearly the same, right now on my blog. Ender is great, i love those “Schweinchen”, like they called in Germany (Pigs)
You trippin’, fool! The Dune game by Cryo was fantastic – I still play through it every so often. And let’s not forget the classic Hobbit text adventure, or the HHGTG and Starship Titanic games.
You’ve a good point despite these few examples, of course. I’m surprised that Ender’s Game is going to be made into a game, particularly as Card’s last foray into gaming ended so poorly.
Dune 2 was wicked, not so sure about the first one. Dune II was probably the first game that really got me excited about games.
I liked all of them. Dune, Dune II and Rendesvous with Rama. Lovely games.
I am not a gamer but I loved that book so much that I would play the game just to find out.
Guess that shows my age, I missed a few of the older ones. I was 5 when HHGTG came out.
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