10 Movies That Should Be Video Games
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Django Unchained (2012)
The tale of Django's journey from a slave to a legendary bounty hunter out to save his wife is a perfect blue print for a game. Ever since Red Dead Redemption, I have been wanting another great Western/cowboy game and I think this will fill that need. Going around hunting bad guys with Dr. Schultz while also coming up with a plan to save your wife from Candieland would be a blast. But also, the game could explore the issues the movie explored like racism much like the recent game Mafia 3.
The movie took superheroes and grounded them in reality or as close to reality as it can. M Night never got the chance to do a sequel or expand the universe but a game is perfect for it. I think playing as this superhero as he looks for other heroes and also take down villains would be fantastic. It wouldn't be like Captain America but probably more in line with something like the Condemned series but with superheroes. This movie is practically begging to be further explored and I think a game could do that.
Going inside people's heads and creating dreams alone would make for an interesting and different game than we normally get. I think it would benefit with you creating a character that joins Cobb's team as you interact with the characters from the film. The action set pieces and scenes from the film fit to a game's narrative. But I think incorporating the paranoia that you are not sure what is reality and what is a dream would be the most intriguing part of the game. Games like Eternal Darkness show that you can actually fool seasoned game players and freak them out by messing with gameplay mechanics. Also, a fight scene involving a spinning room would not only be insane but fun as well.
This was one of my favorite animated movies in a long time. Having animals in a noir-ish setting solving a crime was both awesome and made for a colorful, fun world. I think a game in which you continue the lives of Judy and Nick as they solve crimes would make for a fun game anyone can enjoy. It probably would be a lot like the game series Sly Cooper which I loved. Playing as two characters too with each their own skill would make for good gameplay mechanics. Judy as the more agile one who can fit into tight spaces. And Nick as the stronger one as well as being able to con people easier.
The Conjuring (2013)
I love a good survival horror game and this new series is a good way to get a great one going. Playing as The Warrens as you investigate the paranormal and fight all manner of ghosts and demons would be both terrifying but fun. Especially as you play as Lorraine who has more of a spiritual connection to the cases. The "real" cases of The Warrens could be used in the game with one narrative being the driving force behind the story. It wouldn't necessarily be action packed but not every game needs to be. I could see this being in vein of something like Fatal Frame.
The Nice Guys (2016)
It would suck if we don't ever get to see another movie with these characters again but a game would be nice to further explore this insane world the movie operated in. The 70s setting as you solve weird crimes while dealing with gangsters, hit men, and politicians just sounds like a blast. A game like this would benefit with an open world mechanic not only to explore LA but to go on side quests and discover the odd parts of the city. I also like the idea of playing as two characters with each bringing a different vibe to the game. As Healy you would be the stronger of the two beating criminals to a pulp. As March, I have a feeling it would be like Trevor from GTA in that you would just be insane off of alcohol and sometimes barely surviving.
Black Dynamite (2009)
The movie is hilarious and is a perfect parody of blaxploitation movies. A game could take an outrageous character like Black Dynamite and further incorporate a lot of the fun elements of the genre into a game. Beating down bad guys with kung fu or getting into crazy shootouts would be a blast. I think more than anything the amount of zany characters you would interact with would be fun as hell. Also, if there is a boss battle involving President Nixon then it would be one of the greatest games of all time.
Inherent Vice (2014)
I am aware this is a book but the movie showed you the surreal atmosphere the game could have and the weird characters that would inhabit this world. Playing as a private detective as you solve crimes while being in haze of a drug fuel would be a trippy experience. The movie and novel end with Doc going to an unknown destination so I think the game should explore different regions of the US during this time period. A time of uncertainty and fear which would make for an interesting template for the game. Gameplay similar to something like Heavy Rain or The Walking Dead games would best benefit this.
The fight scene between The Bride and the entire Crazy 88 game alone is begging to be a game. A story about revenge as you hunt down each member of the gang could be expanded to further explore these characters and world. The Bride is a kickass hero and fighting people with your katana and doing crazy stunts sounds like a blast. I think too flashbacks to when The Bride was in the gang would be fun as you see what exactly the gang did before the events of the movie. More than anything, I just want to see a Tarantino world inside a game.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
This one is a little out of left field so bare with me. There are two characters in this game that hunt down serial killers and bad men and kill them. That alone would be a thrill ride but there is a part where they break up and never see each other again. I think this game could follow them as they first meet, go hunting down killers, and then come back together in their old age for one last kill would be perfect. The game would benefit from stealth mechanics as you sneak around and attack at the right moment.
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