It figures that someone would do it. They’re doing it and doing it and doing it well, and by doing it and doing it and doing it well, I don’t mean that [url=http://au.gamespot.com/news/6161304.html]they’re chiming in to LL Cool J’s style of rhymes[/url]… they — the people who make video games — are making yet another game based off of a television source that will no doubt suck.
Let’s just look at the tally before we proceed, shall we?
[b]CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: [/b] 4, if we include the CSI Miami game. Interesting idea making a point & click adventure with the CSI feel… but the games are apparently too easy… and not very forensic-y. Maybe next time they’d like to try more a combination of [url=http://au.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/touchdetective/index.html?q=touch%20detective]Touch Detective[/url], [url=http://au.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/phoenixwright/index.html?q=phoenix]Phoenix Wright[/url], and [url=http://au.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/traumacenter/index.html?q=trauma]Trauma Centre[/url].
[b]Law & Order: [/b] Look, it’s like the CSI games… only it sucks more.
[b]Desperate Housewives: [/b] I haven’t tried this one yet but damn… it doesn’t look very good.
[b]ER: [/b] There’s been one game. Let’s keep it that way.
[b]Star Trek: [/b] There have been quite a lot of Star Trek games… [url=http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/star-trek-universe]58, it seems[/url] (and that list doesn’t even include the portable game that just came out, Tactical Assault).
I’ll say that I’ve bought and liked quite a few. I’ve also disliked most. Some of my favourite ones were and still are A Final Unity, Starfleet Command 3, Armada, Elite Force 1 & 2 and Bridge Commander… and while the premises of some of the games and even some of the extra options in them was interesting games like Borg, Klingon, DS9: The Fallen, Away Team, and Generations ultimately sucked. I’m beginning to play Harbinger now after wanting it when I was a kid and only finding it recently (it doesn’t have the most fantastic gameplay and kinda reminds me of The Journeyman series of games, but the story seems like it’s quite decent).
[b]The Simpsons: [/b] This is much like the Star Trek series of games… I think I’ve liked Hit & Run and the original The Simpsons arcade game (who didn’t spend hours pumping coins into that game in their childhood) but since there have been [url=http://www.mobygames.com/search/quick/p,-1/q,the%20simpsons/showOnly,9/]well over 2 games based off[/url] of The Simpsons material… that’s not exactly the best ratio.
That’s not even half of it… I would be here for ages listing the stuff since they’ve been making games based off of licensed properties for ages. There are even listings for [url=http://www.fortheretarded.com/bestgames.php]the top 10 best[/url] and [url=http://www.fortheretarded.com/worstgames.php]worst games based off of movies[/url] to come out.
Also, we’re not going to include the [url=http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/tv-game-show-games]multitude of game show games[/url] because… they’re already games just developed for an interactive level.
Okay… so now that I’ve built that up… what TV show are they about to make into what will no doubt be a bad video game…
[b]And the winner is…[/b]
And the crowd goes wild with relief, anger, gay village pride, and wheelchair envy!!!
Seriously though… who wants to bet the ad campaign will have some use of the phrase “I want that one”.