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.