This is late. Obviously. My time-management lately has been absolutely terrible. And I just need to find a system or find the thing that is not working so that I can change. Maybe I’ll make a post on that, although, with my current track record, that is not likely. Anyway. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday theme is the books that we think would make good video games! I have actually been very into video games for most of my childhood, but I am not considered a legitimate gamer because I like to play low-stress games, like the Sims. Totally okay with that, because I really don’t care. I like to play my games, and other people like to play their games. It’s all good. Anyway. Here are some books that I think would make cool video games:
- The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins. There is a flash game of this that you can find HERE. I’m apparently too much of a softy to win at this. But imagine a real, full PC game of this. You can choose to be district or Capitol, and play through the game like that. Playing as a game-maker and creating your own Hunger Games arena. Playing in the games as a tribute, that you can create yourself and pick your district. Or play as a capitol member and make or lose money betting on tributes, give gifts to tributes and see what/how you can influence the games. I’m imagining a full, huge game with so much detail and so much potential to insert yourself into the Hunger Games world.
- Percy Jackon – Rick Riordan. This has a Nintendo DS game based on the film that was based on the first book. See the game HERE. But I think a more expanded game would be really cool. Especially if you get to make your own character, pick your godly parent and join Percy on monster hunts. Can you tell that I’m a fan of inserting yourself into your favourite book worlds?
- The Long Earth – Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett. If you are familiar with this series, you can understand why it’s on this list. Alternative Earths, alien creatures and space travel. And the trolls. Just google it.
- Discworld – Terry Pratchett. There is a Discworld PC game, but it is about as old as I am (1995) and is long overdue for an update. Learn more about it HERE and the sequel HERE. I’m imagining an open world style RPG game, like Skyrim, where you explore the Disc and go on adventures. You can join the night watch, or help the witches, or try to learn magic at the university. Just imagine what you could do in Ahnk-Morpork alone! This would be an amazing PC game and you know it.
- Maze Runner – James Dashner. There is also a flash game of this which you can find HERE. It’s not very complicated, but it has the premise that I had in mind. So imagine this flash game, but way cooler and much more detailed. With cut scenes. And choices. You know what I mean.
As you can probably tell, I’m a fan of PC gaming. Mostly because it’s quite low-stress, and I don’t have to buy a whole new console. and console games are so expensive. LOL. Anyway. You can find all you need to know about Top 5 Wednesday on the Goodreads Group and I hope you can understand why I wanted to do this even though it’s late.