The first Vietnam strategy war game was ‘Nam 1965-1975, published by Domark in 1991. I hate false statements! Finally, until today, only one more game was based on a film awarded with the Oscar for best picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It’s imperative to mention that Peter Jackson’s zenith won all the 11 Oscars for which it was nominated: best picture, best director, best screenplay, best film editing, best art direction, best costume design, best makeup, best original musical score, best original song, best sound mixing and best visual effects! Such an amazing accomplishment! And, just before the premiere of the movie, Electronic Arts released the game based on it.
Available for Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Mac OS, Return of the King was extremely well received by critics and public in general praising the game’s combat system, graphics, THX audio, animations, music, cutscenes and voice-overs, all of this was superbly mastered by the programmers. During the development of the game, an Electronic Arts representative would travel to New Zealand once a month to present the last build of the game for the filmmakers to play and give back their feedback. Even the same guys that made the stunts in the movie were hired by Electronic Arts giving their contribution to a more realistic approach towards the game. The result is astonishing. We’re practically playing the movie and no cut scene on the game would spoil the movie itself for those who had not seen it.
Remember, the game was launched more than 20 days before the premiere of the movie. If I’ve missed something, please let me know! Leave your comments below with your thoughts about movie and video game industries. Which Era was, for you, the richest in movie conversions in general? Was it the eighties? The nineties? 2000snds? We’ve reached a point where we’ll be seeing the other way around. Movie studios are more and more exploiting the video game panorama. They’ve already noticed the amazing plots and stories that will certainly make awesome big screen blockbusters. This is all for this week’s episode of the Pixel THING! I really appreciate all your comments and I try to answer them all! Thanks for your likes and dislikes, and, most of all, for subscribing to my channel! Thank you very much for watching and… I’ll see you all next week! I’m a bad guy! Oh! Energy! Oh, lady! How are you? Nice baby you’ve got there! Ohhh… sorry!