@themarcv said in My Pitch for a Resident Evil TV Show:
You all have any ideas for tv shows/films adapted from games?
So something interesting that I subconsciously do every time I play a game is I adapt it to TV in my head. It's not even a conscious thing, I just do it. Don't really know why, because I've been doing it for as long as I can remember, long before I was actually trained in TV. I don't just adapt broad stories either, I'll hear a line of dialogue and tweak it in my head to have it better fit in the TV version. Now that I think about it, it's rather weird that I do that, but I don't know that's just how my brain works.
Some games lend themselves to it better than others. For instance, a game like Mass Effect 2 is relatively easy because it's comprised of many bite-sized stories. The only problem with it is giving it a steady throughline so that it doesn't become too episodic, but that can be solved as long as the main plot is sprinkled throughout.
I've been playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and it is proving to be much more difficult. The problem is that much of the game's value is derived from multiple playthroughs, which simply doesn't make sense in a TV format. It's also very hard to give characters meaningful screen-time when there are so many of them. I have a feeling I'm not gonna crack the code on this one, and even if I do I'll likely forget it shortly after beating it.
But yeah, you could ask me about pretty much any game I've played (recently, because it doesn't really stick with me) and I'll have some sort of idea of how it should look as TV. It should rarely be a film though, as there is often just too much to show. A game like Banner Saga could lend itself well to film though.