The BBC are now going to try their hands in the games industry once again for some of their hit TV shows. The games that are privileged to be getting a gaming overhaul are Doctor Who, Top Gear and……….In the Night Garden amongst others.
Out of that list I can only see one game that would actually work if done correctly and that’s Doctor Who. But don’t expect to see high-def versions of these games as they will be released on iPhone, Facebook, Wii and DS.
As much as I love Top Gear I just can’t see it working as a game (perhaps you get to be Michael Schumacher as the Stig as you drive around the Top Gear test track racing cars!) and as far In the Night Garden, it just again goes with what I have previously said about the Nintendo Wii (drying up) with its gimmicky games. Just by reading what platforms they’re to be released on has me thinking these are nothing more the cheap, crap money grabbing games.
The only one that gets my attention in Doctor Who. Why? Well, we all know that Doctor Who is cheesy, but it’s brilliant. David Tennant was the best Doctor ever and he has made the show what it is today in this generation. There have been some quite thoughtful and emotional episodes in the past seasons with some amazing Sci-Fi moments on other planets and here on Earth.
So why not go all out and make something special for Doctor Who and aspire to making an A-List game title and for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC? Why not a Doctor Who RPG where you have to travel the universe and time itself to stop the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarin or whoever you fancy, taking over the world or destroying something?
It could be made into a really great game if given to the right developers. But of course this isn’t going to happen. Cheap crap, with appalling storyline and no point to the game apart from people to waste their money on. Surely the majority of the Doctor Who fans will want a proper Doctor Who game?
What are your views on my take of this news? Do you think I’m being too harsh? Do you like the gimmicky games that are a stain on the gaming world? Let us know in the comments below.
Via – MCV