Wednesday, April 12, 2017

[Top 5 Wednesday] Books That Would Make Good Video Games

It's time for this week's Top Five Wednesday! This has been created by gingerreadslainey and it also has a Goodreads group. I am hoping to do these posts (or other weekly Wednesday posts) more often as long as I am interested in the current prompt! This week's prompt is the top five books I think would make excellent video games.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 
This game would be like the video game Heavy Rain (I haven't played but my boyfriend has) where you are walking around and using the controller to do certain actions but it isn't super action packed. Like with August using his violin or having flashbacks about his past. I think some of the action would be cool with Kate's side of the story.. This could be a dark gritty game about how pain, hatred, and fear manifest into monsters. I think it would be eerie and beautiful.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I picture this video game as more of a Professor Layton type of game. Puzzles and challenges like that to move you to the next chapter of the story. You could play as Klaus, Violet, or Sunny depending on their specific trait, so if you need to do something bookish, invent something, or chew/bite something. It would be really cool to go through the books this way.

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
This would be a cool action packed video game. Riding Iorek, reading the alethieometer, fighting Ms. Coulter, and trying to save Roger could be some of the major activities. I think this would be really cool and fun. Granted, I think it may be a bit violent for kids. Between the bear fight and some of the deaths it's one thing to read them and another to see them play out.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This is another more action packed idea but I think it would be cool to be a shadowhunter in a video game. Sometimes video games take the characters and setting and all that but change the story, and you could easily do that with the video games and have it be less angsty and more fighting demons.

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
This is one of the ones I want the absolute most. I think it would be so cool to go on the main story line where there are paranormal things happening, you can be one of the girls, and you're trying to figure out what to and how to keep everyone safe. But then there could be these mini games where you're earning ridiculous girl scout badges and doing challenges like that. It sounds like so much fun.

Thanks for reading!

What are some books you'd love to see as video games?