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Ender's Game being turned into... a game. Answered

Ender's Game is being adapted into a video game. It won't be the whole book so no hacking mini-games where you try and post comments as another student. No, this will be focusing on the Battle Room. Even more intriguing, to me at least, is that this will be distributed via Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network and not on a disc. Very interesting.

So how excited am I about this? Excited enough to say that it will likely be absolutely horrible and worthless. That's right, I'm burying my expectations right next to all those copies of E.T. for the 2600. Otherwise I risk extreme disappointment which leads to rage which leads to fighting words in Internet forums which just leads to a sorry state of being altogether.

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I love the book...hopefully they'll make a wii version!

The Nintendo Wii is one of the most WORTHLESS video game consoles! All of the games that utilize the motion sensor are incredibly primitive! The other games that don't use the motion technology, look bad, and play bad. The Nintendo Wii is one overrated, rip-off product!

All I know is that I enjoy playing on a Wii much more than I do an Xbox or play station, and I could care less about specs if I don't enjoy it as much.

read the book..myeh not bad. met the author in ireland. He is a Mormon like my brother. My bro sees all kinds of parallels between the church and the book...I dont. A better game ready book would be "the Forever War" great ideas

Great book, it seems like it would hard to make a good video game of it though. Actually playing the game that they play in the book would be awesome!!

Oh, I loved the book, but the videogame scares me. :P Then again, some book-to-videogame conversions might be okay. Right? Someone please say yes!

Umm... Uhhh... Yeah, I'm not thinking of any successful ones yet. I guess it could be done though...

halo... or did they make the game, and then a novel based on the game?

The novels are based off the game. At least I am pretty sure they are.

ill say yes if it makes you feel better. that is definitly one of the best books out there.


10 years ago

One of my favorite books written, but i think that converting it to a game is going to put a bad name upon it. just like that disaster of a movie that they titled Eragon.... ....Hollywood and game designers... please just leave some books alone...

I am going to have to pick a copy up. I just bought one for 5 bucks on Amazon.

I never read it. I don't even know what its about. Can someone give me a quick synopsis as to what it is about without any spoilers?

No. Go read it. Really - it's a geek classic for a reason.

Ok, I will. After I finish War and Peace though.

Bestest Scifi book ever!!! not really, but it's really really good. Not as good as his book "treason". Game? gonna suck.

So, in ET on the 2600, once you fell into the pit on the first screen, was anyone ever able to get out? I used to think getting out of the pit was the whole game.

from a dialog review of ET:

E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial
Atari 2600 • 1983
The original lousy licensed game, E.T. had players fishing phone parts and Reese's Pieces from holes in the ground. EGM voted it the worst game of all time. We forced the kids to play it because…well, we had to when we were little. Why shouldn't they suffer, as well?

['''E.T. falls into a pit''']

Tim: What just happened?

John: Ah, you're trapped forever!

Brian: This is sad.

Tim: Why did my head just get farther away? I can't get out.

Kirk: Maybe you should try to go over those dark green things.

Tim: I'm trying. I don't know how.

John: He's using his E.T. powers! What does this have to do with the movie? I don't remember the parts where E.T. falls into pits and makes his neck longer….

Kirk: Quit falling into the stupid pit, you piece of s***!

Tim: Can I stop now?

Brian: This controller's crap; you need to sit on top of the TV to play.

[An icon appears in the pit]

John: Yay! You got a…thing.

EGM: What did you get?

John: A backwards C?

Brian: Reese's Pieces? Am I in a different pit this time?

[Ten minutes later, Brian escapes the pit]

Tim: Whoa, someone has you!

John: It's a lady.

Tim: No it's not. Her hair is E.T.

Sheldon: No! No! Not E.T.! Kill! Kill! Kill E.T.! Glock E.T.!

John: This game is so confusing.

Kirk: No wonder it's the worst ever.

Brian: A flower grew!

Kirk: Piss on it.

Tim: Oh look—it's a dork!

[Points to Elliott on the screen]

John: He put himself inside your body. He bestowed his life force upon you.

Tim: [Points to lava lamp on TV stand] That thing's more interesting.

John: Yeah, let's watch the lamp. It's more fun and less predictable.

Tim: E.T. is unpredictable: You never know when you'll fall into a pit or when a kid is gonna enter your body…I mean use your skin as his own.

Nico: Didn't they bury this game in Mexico or something?

Gordon: Is that a woman?

Becky: It's Zeus. He's taking you away to the Acropolis.

Andrew: The point of E.T. is to see how bad they can piss you off...

Nico: …before you turn it off.

Becky: Maybe another movie company that didn't want you to like E.T. made this game.

Andrew: Yeah, it was some sort of corporate sabotage.

Sheldon: Hurry, make him die!

Gordon: Please.

['''E.T. finally dies—general clapping and hurrahs''']

Andrew: Eeeeeteeeee phone home.

drat I didn't notice the brackets in the dialog