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Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:52 pm
by gman72
Some great games mentioned already, especially Minority Report - I forgot about that one.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:54 pm
by gman72
Megamixer wrote: I have noticed that there are far less tie-in games on the last gen and current gen compared to the PS2-era. I'm assuming that they all come out on mobiles these days?
This is an interesting point also... is this true? Have tie-ins diminished in popularity of late?

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:26 am
by silvergunner
Some games mentioned I had forgot about.

Did not mind the Bourne game that came out on the 360 and PS3. Quite a good daft fighter.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:25 am
by JamesC
gman72 wrote:
Megamixer wrote: I have noticed that there are far less tie-in games on the last gen and current gen compared to the PS2-era. I'm assuming that they all come out on mobiles these days?
This is an interesting point also... is this true? Have tie-ins diminished in popularity of late?
Yeah I've read an article on this somewhere. It's to do with the disparity between development time between making games and movies these days.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:01 pm
by DoraemonTheCat
While already mentioned, I think Terminator 2 is horrific, nigh on unplayable mess

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:13 pm
by Analog
what are peoples opinions on total recall by ocean software?

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:13 pm
by Negative Creep
silvergunner wrote:Some games mentioned I had forgot about.

Did not mind the Bourne game that came out on the 360 and PS3. Quite a good daft fighter.

I just completed that and thought it was very average. It really should have been a stealth game but instead it's clunky shooting and one on one fights that just involve hammering XXY as fast as you can over and over again.


Oh, and Terminator 2 is probably the second worst SNES game I've ever played (beihnd Carrier Aces). Truly, truly awful in every way

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:19 pm
by PaulEMoz
Well, I really liked Platoon on the C64, and I could play the Batmobile level on Amiga Batman: The Movie without ever getting bored.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:21 pm
by gunbladelad
Robocop on the old 8-bits was pretty good (and we can't forget that the title theme from the Game Boy port was so good that it got used on the "Ariston" advert...) - and of course no discussion about movie tie-ins would be complete without a nod at Goldeneye on the N64. Still perfect even to this day.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:27 pm
by The Beans
JamesC wrote:
gman72 wrote:
Megamixer wrote: I have noticed that there are far less tie-in games on the last gen and current gen compared to the PS2-era. I'm assuming that they all come out on mobiles these days?
This is an interesting point also... is this true? Have tie-ins diminished in popularity of late?
Yeah I've read an article on this somewhere. It's to do with the disparity between development time between making games and movies these days.
Was it the article from a couple of years back on Gamasutra? The other thing mentioned in it was the extortionate cost of the legal teams needed to sort out the terms of the license and the length of time that took.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:39 pm
by coevin
untouchables on the c64 was a very good game

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:27 pm
by Negative Creep
The Beans wrote:Was it the article from a couple of years back on Gamasutra? The other thing mentioned in it was the extortionate cost of the legal teams needed to sort out the terms of the license and the length of time that took.

I bet getting the actor's likenesses can't be cheap either

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:59 am
by greenberet79
Negative Creep wrote:Jurassic Park on the SNES was a great game with an awesome soundtrack, although the lack of any save points or passwords was bizzare.
Man, I completed it - one of my finest gaming achievements! I have very fond memories of the summer I hammered it - 1994 maybe?

Other notables I can think of:

Blade Runner (PC)
Rambo (Speccy)
Batman the movie (Speccy and Amiga)
Temple of Doom (Speccy)
Die Hard Trilogy (PS)

I also have a soft spot for MasterS of the Universe :)

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:03 am
by greenberet79
Analog wrote:what are peoples opinions on total recall by ocean software?
Wasn't the original scrapped and then a new one quickly made? I didn't like it tbh - but I think someone who worked on the game uses the forum so don't want to criticise it! It's been talked about before here (obviously).

In fact, was it you?!?

Good shout for Robocop. The speccy version was brilliant. It was a Your Sinclair or Sinclair User that came with the factory level on a covertape, I was hooked from then on.

Re: Let's talk movie tie ins.

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:13 am
by theantmeister
greenberet79 wrote:
Negative Creep wrote:Jurassic Park on the SNES was a great game with an awesome soundtrack, although the lack of any save points or passwords was bizzare.
Man, I completed it - one of my finest gaming achievements! I have very fond memories of the summer I hammered it - 1994 maybe?
How did you work out you could jump over that one canal unlike all the others? I got right to the end bit when you just have to get to the helipad and I had to use a walkthrough to work that one out!