Anyone who has experienced the epic tales of Final Fantasy, the heart-string pulling emotions of The Last Guardian, or the weaving plots of Metal Gear Solid, can attest to the storytelling power of video games.
It seems that the value of game stories are not lost on one of the greatest living authors, George RR Martin, as the Game of Thrones writer is collaborating with FromSoftware on a new game slated for release in 2020, titled Elden Ring. Now that our literary juices are flowing, let’s review some of the book series that would make amazing video games.
A Song of Ice and Fire – George RR Martin
The mega-hit TV show Game of Thrones may have won Martin’s mythology a huge international audience, but it barely scratches the surface of the world of Ice and Fire. There are literally hundreds of characters and entire continents that are not touched upon in the HBO series, and we think that a sprawling RPG title could be just the place to tell those stories.
The Dark Tower – Stephen King
Spanning across seven novels, Stephen King’s magnum opus is an epic saga that mixes elements of westerns, high-fantasy, science fiction, and more in a unique package. As the film series failed to get off the ground, we would love to see what a game studio could do with this property.
Dune – Frank Herbert
Penned in the 1950s, Frank Herberts’ mind-bending masterpiece reinvented the science-fiction genre, serving as the inspiration for films like Star Wars. We would love to visit the desert planet of Arrakis and build a Fremen army in a Mass Effect-style action-adventure game.
Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
We know what you’re thinking – “isn’t that the romance series about teen vampires?” And yes, it is. And it would make an amazing video game. One of the key elements of Twilight’s vampires is that they all have unique powers such as telekinesis, elemental manipulation, super strength, and more. We would play the heck out of a dating sim/vampire beat ‘em up.
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