Bond Games you'd like to see novelized

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edited October 2011 in 007 Gaming Posts: 7,720
The title says it all. Just say which Bond games you'd like to see novelized. Personally, NightFire and Blood Stone are my two choices, with James Bond 007 on the Gameboy a close third.
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  • marketto007marketto007 Brazil
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    Definatelly "Everything Or Nothing".

    xxx
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    l'm completely against the idea of cheapening out the literary Bond by doing anything like this but I can see the fun of thinking about it. ;-)

    In that sense I nominate BloodStone. I rather like the story, simple as it is, of Bond, the girl and the motive behind the whole thing. It is an action packed game though and I so I'd rather create a manga or something similar but okay, that's a different thread I suppose. ;;)
  • edited October 2011 Posts: 2,105
    None. Games maketh no good books sayeth I.

    I never read any Books related to videogames. Different entertainment venues.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited October 2011 Posts: 18,284
    I once read the Splinter Cell novel and I thought it was okay, given the source medium, but I overall agree. Can't imagine a GTA novel, or a Doom 3 novel... That said, I think that comics could be written as EU to video games. Imagine Duke Nukem or Max Payne (especially Max Payne) or F.E.A.R. comics. :P

    Oh, and aren't there WoW novels?
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited October 2011 Posts: 15,534
    I don't see how many different ways of saying 'Bond machine guns a henchmen' they can think of to cover the entire EoN story. The whole game is like a genocide. Whenever I play through the game I feel like I've exterminated an entire country.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    I don't see how many different ways of saying 'Bond machine guns a henchmen' they can think of to cover the entire EoN story. The whole game is like a genocide. Whenever I play through the game I feel like I've exterminated an entire country.
    Exactly!
    :-)) Though I love the Uncharted series as well, in the game I have killed numbers close to the inhabitants of the Eastern United States, and have committed a mini genocide against men of every race...except whites...ah....But they were all bad people! And they shot at me first! ;-)
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I once read the Splinter Cell novel and I thought it was okay, given the source medium, but I overall agree. Can't imagine a GTA novel, or a Doom 3 novel... That said, I think that comics could be written as EU to video games. Imagine Duke Nukem or Max Payne (especially Max Payne) or F.E.A.R. comics. :P

    Oh, and aren't there WoW novels?
    I don't know about World of Warcraft (I HATE World of Warcraft), and GTA would make a great novel if it was written like The Godfather, but Doom 3 has 2 novels based on it. Doom 3 World on Fire and Doom 3 Maelstrom.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I don't see how many different ways of saying 'Bond machine guns a henchmen' they can think of to cover the entire EoN story. The whole game is like a genocide. Whenever I play through the game I feel like I've exterminated an entire country.
    Obviously the henchmen-killing would be downplayed. If anybody here is a Metal Gear fan, there were novelizations of MGS1 and MGS2, and both were very good and still faithful to the source material. I think spy games can easily be translated into novels if the right writer was behind it.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Doom 3 has 2 novels based on it. Doom 3 World on Fire and Doom 3 Maelstrom.
    Seriously? Wow, now I want to read those! >:-)
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    They're okay. Don't expect them to be exactly like the games. The DoomGuy gets a name, John Kane, and the majority of the first book is original material, expanding on backstories and introducing characters. The second one (which I have not finished) includes some weird subplot about an undersea lab on Earth discovering some new breed of life, which I think is being hinted at as being the demons from Hell. They're written by Matthew Costello, the actual writer of the Doom 3/Resurrection of Evil storylines.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited October 2011 Posts: 18,284
    Thank you for that information, friend. I'm placing the orders now.
  • nightfire, but the problem is how many die in the game and how long the levels are
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    Well, some of the more action oriented ones, Agent Under Fire and NightFire in particular, would be difficult to novelize, but it would not be impossible. Hell, God of War was novelized.
  • I actually like to see Goldeneye: Rogue Agent novelized. Of course, the game sucked, but I think the story and the characters will work better in print.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    Maybe, maybe not (leaning heavily to the 'maybe not'). I guess I wouldn't mind seeing Quantum of Solace novelized, with both QoS and Casino Royale sections (with/without the split the way the game did it).
  • I once read the Splinter Cell novel and I thought it was okay, given the source medium, but I overall agree.
    Bit of Trivia that everyone may already know, the first two Splinter Cell novels were actually written by ex-Bond writer Raymond Benson under the in-house pseudonym 'David Michaels'. Since then 'David Michaels' has been passed down to a few different authors but those first two novels are all Benson.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I once read the Splinter Cell novel and I thought it was okay, given the source medium, but I overall agree.
    Bit of Trivia that everyone may already know, the first two Splinter Cell novels were actually written by ex-Bond writer Raymond Benson under the in-house pseudonym 'David Michaels'. Since then 'David Michaels' has been passed down to a few different authors but those first two novels are all Benson.

    I only read the first. I find the other novels hard to find.
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    I don't see the need to novelise any of the games. Even if there was a need, I don't think it would work - games and novels are two completely different mediums.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    I don't see the need to novelise any of the games. Even if there was a need, I don't think it would work - games and novels are two completely different mediums.
    It would be a fun experiment I think just to see what happens.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    Films and novels are two completely different mediums. Films and games are two completely different mediums. Films and comics, comics and games, comics and novels - NO two mediums are the same, they each bring something different to the table that have their own pros and cons. With comics, films and games you have an opportunity to show visuals and tell a story. With comics and novels you have the chance to tell a long story and get character thoughts across. With games and films you get actors to portray the characters that you love or hate. With games you get to influence the story some way. No medium is perfect, and all can be used to tell the same story in a different way.
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    Nightfire, without a doubt! I could read it all in one day and then still be ready to read it again!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Agent Under Fire by Far, It was an interesting game. I enjoyed it. It would make a good bedside read.
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    None whatsoever, read Ian Fleming and you lose the urge to read a games novelisation. If not seek help. O:-)
  • X3MSonicXX3MSonicX https://www.behance.net/gallery/86760163/Fa-Posteres-de-007-No-Time-To-Die
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    Nightfire, EoN and BloodStone.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    SaintMark wrote:
    None whatsoever, read Ian Fleming and you lose the urge to read a games novelisation. If not seek help. O:-)

    Yes, Fleming did it best, but the good novels by the continuation novels (License Renewed; Win, Lose or Die; Zero Minus Ten; Devil May Care) prove that he's not the only one who can write Bond, plus, the GoldenEye novelization is (in my opinion) on par with the novel Goldfinger (granted, my distaste with the film Goldfinger may have knocked its basis down a few flights of stairs...).
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    X3MSonicX wrote:
    Nightfire, EoN and BloodStone.

    Yes sir, those are the three!
  • edited April 2012 Posts: 12,292
    I don't see the need to novelise any of the games. Even if there was a need, I don't think it would work - games and novels are two completely different mediums.

    I think it depends which game. If it's a game like assassin's creed, uncharted or metal gear, it has a good story so it could work. But if it's a game like, duke nukem, which is just fun alien killing, then it would turn out terrible.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    The whole "Two completely different mediums" argument is just plain stupid. If it weren't for hopping mediums, we'd have no Bond games or films. Bond started out as a book, hopped to comic strips, hopped to TV (Climax!'s Casino Royale), hopped to films, hopped back to books (Christopher Wood's novelizations), then hopped to video games, now hopped to radio. A good deal of the films we have right now would not exist if mediums hadn't been crossed.
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    Despite its gigantic fan fiction feel, I would really like to see GoldenEye Rogue Agent become a novel, because the cut-scenes in the game lack depth and any serious movement of plot, leaving a very convoluted storyline which otherwise could be really good if we knew more about it.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I doubt even an excellent pen could turn that contrived piece of bat guano into a masterpiece. Or even a decent work, for that matter.
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