Adaptation April 2019: Dream Cast Part One

This article compares characters in video games to their portrayals in live-action films. We’ll not only be looking at their appearances, but also how they’re written in certain cases. Oh, I have a lot to say here.
Box office figures courtesy Wikipedia.

Double Dragon

I don’t remember this flick very well besides the fact that Abobo looks terrifying in it.

There was also a scene where he was tortured by being force-fed baby food. Honest to God.

There was also a scene where he was tortured by being force-fed baby food. Honest to God.

Budget: $7.8 million

Box Office: $2.3 million

Status: Bomb

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Adaptation April 2019: Silent Hill: Hunger Part Three

The art has changed, so I guess this is the second “issue”. It has its own foibles, as we’ll soon see. Doug looks pretty different now; a little younger with longer hair in some panels, and like Christopher Eccleston to distracting degrees in others.

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Adaptation April 2019: Silent Hill: Hunger Part Two

Doug realizes that he has a hunger for the story he’s currently obsessed with. “The kind of hunger that physically hurts.”
Clara says that Whately had a room with her, until he abruptly left last night. Doug wants to examine it, but Clara refuses because it wasn’t tidy enough. Bug problems.
Clara explains that Whately had strange comings and goings late at night, and that strange smells wafted out of the room. One night, through the open curtains, she saw him watching some BDSM play between a man and a woman dressed up as doctor and nurse.
Back in the present, Clara somehow casts a shadow shaped like Pyramid Head.

Only it wasn’t her shadow. Not unless she had a head shaped like a pyramid.”
Clara described the doctor and nurse; she believed that they worked at Brookhaven Hospital.
Doug walks through the park to clear his head, but he sees a couple on a bench. At first, it looks like they’re kissing, but on closer inspection, she’s ripping his throat out. He’s still moaning and sighing like he loves it. Doug doesn’t know what’s worse; if he isn’t actually seeing it, or if he is.
At Brookhaven, he asks about the doctor and nurse, but all that the nurse behind the reception desk can talk about is food. Doug starts to realize how so many of the people he’s encountered lately are hungry for something.
Nurse: “I like sushi. And pepperoni pizza. And steak…”

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Adaptation April 2019 #1: Silent Hill: Hunger Part One

Silent Hill: Hunger

This is the last Silent Hill comic that Scott Ciencin wrote. It was featured on The Silent Hill Experience UMD on the PlayStation Portable (the whole thing is on YouTube, however, if you don’t feel like tracking down the UMD and the handheld). It’s a motion comic.

One upside of being on a UMD is that Hunger actually features songs from the games (Silent Hill: Dying Inside was also turned into an MC with a soundtrack). Can confirm that these comics read better with the music, though it’s not enough to elevate them into must- buys.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Part Two: Totally Radical

I tried to beat the “Insurance Scammer” adventure, but it was too hard. I did take over a new garrison, though.

The problem with “Insurance Scammer” is that you have to wipe out the whole squad… with the pistol. There’s ammo nearby, but it ran out. ;-;

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Part One: Jumping the Shark

Winners Don’t Lose”

-Rumble McSkirmish, Gravity Falls episode “Fight Fighters”

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platform: Xbox 360

Released (North America): April 30, 2013

Released (Europe): May 1, 2013

Campaign Played from: October 5, 2016—November 19, 2016

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Remake Ideas

Super Romo Brothers

Introduction

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was recently announced to be getting a remake. The classic game will get updated graphics and hopefully some tweaks to improve and modernize the original while still preserving what made the original great.

This got me thinking of other games that could use a remake. Seems like a lot of games that get remakes are popular games that just get a graphical update. I tried to focus on games that did interesting and unique things but had their flaws; opportunities to improve the gameplay as well. Though, with one of these choices I wouldn’t mind a purely aesthetic upgrade.

I also realize that it’s very likely none of these will get a remake. This is purely a dreaming, what-if post.

Legend of Mana (PS1, 1999)

LegendOfManaBox

In my last two posts on this game (2013 and 2017) I’ve talked about how this…

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Alien: Isolation Part Four: Final Thoughts and Miscellany

Final Thoughts

Well, Sega certainly had something to prove after Gearbox ripped them off with Aliens: Colonial Marines, didn’t they? Yet, my feelings towards this game somehow aren’t as strong as they should be. Maybe because this game has you being the most vulnerable of any Alien game I’ve played. Maybe it’s because the game makes the sight of the Alien too common, without a more empowering narrative for Amanda (which her mother gets in Aliens). The game almost feels incomplete in a way. Perhaps they can do a sequel with a better story for Amanda?

I guess I’m a little disappointed because I expected constant terror, but no game is tat scary. But I do think that, for a certain type of gamer, they should check it out, if for no other reason than the later levels. It’s weird that the game is kind of back-loaded in the last quarter or so.

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Alien: Isolation Part Two: Alone

Amanda gets the trauma kit and tries to flee the San Cristobal Medical Facility.
I had a death where the Alien impaled Amanda and then you see it cover her face. That’s what happens if you stupidly try to flee it.

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