So as you know, I’ve been doing tons of research about games that are based on movies, right? I’ve been compiling lists of every console and every game associated with it that is based on a movie. For…science? I guess I can hide behind that? Anyway, on my travels around the internet, I may have just stumbled upon a video that will change all of our lives. It’s for a little game from 2002 called E.T.: Interplanetary Mission.
The best way to articulate how I feel – this is a game that has charm, both in its solid (for the time) audio/visual presentation, and in its complete disregard for you, your life, and whether or not you’re having fun. And somehow it works?
I love Blade. I fucking love Blade. There’s something about his character (both on screen and in the comics) that I’m totally down with. I just felt like I need to mention that first up before I commit to anything that might imply otherwise. Years and years after my passion for Blade blossomed, I discovered that the movie received a game on the PlayStation way back in 2000. Naturally, as part of my quest in recent history to play games based specifically on movies (although every once in a while I’ll leave the gate open for a TV show or other licensed property), I acquired a copy of the game. And, as does not happen often enough, it’s not altogether unenjoyable.
I don’t understand what it is about this game that captured my imagination so much. Is it the rich vein of riffing material that Mummies in of themselves provide? Is it that giant Brendan Fraser head on the HUD to indicate how many lives I have left? Is it just the idea of playing a game based on a kick-ass action movie I’ve always had a soft spot for? I don’t think it’s the game itself, but I guess we’ll see.