EA to make Wheel of Time games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by B5C, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. B5C

    B5C It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    An EA game..... :?
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 1, 2005
    I hope that don't bastardize it, but hope only goes so far.
     
  3. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I read these books when I was younger and they're fond childhood memories so to speak. obviously I never finished the series but I'm hoping to do that someday. wouldn't mind a new game since the old one seems to suck pretty hard, but I'm not sure I like the idea of a movie that much.
     
  4. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Wheel of Warcraft.
     
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    You hope they don't bastardize the most convoluted, ridiculously long and boring fantasy series in the history of man?

    I hope at least the game series will get to some sort of ending before the 12th game, and the games aren't filled with 3-page descriptions of moss growing.
     
  6. Brother None

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    Apr 3, 2003
    I agree with Sander, what's there to ruin? It's mediocre source material of a hopeless series of pointless fantasy.

    Wheel of Time blows the big one.
     
  7. SimpleMinded

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    Jun 17, 2003
    Yea, no thanks. I'm curious to see how they'll compress the 1200 pages of nothing in the later books into some sort of game. Or maybe they mean "generic fantasy game with a licensed title to sell more"
     
  8. Bal-Sagoth

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    I can understand how they will do an MMO. Lord of the Rings Shadows of Angmar pulls it off quite nicely. That game is completely catered to the lore whores.

    Just over time they will release expansions that add areas from the books.
     
  9. TorontoReign

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    While I agree it is a bit long a pointless I really want to see a new fantasy epic. I have only read the first book and it was ok, so I guess I'm not exactly a expert when it comes to the Wheel of Time.
    I found LOTR to have the same issues that you describe. Walking,eating,and overly descriptive details about the grass and tress.
     
  10. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    There was a crappy FPS a few years back, I recall. I'm not a big MMO fan though, so I don't really care.
     
  11. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    The first book is decent albeit pretty standard. It goes downhill a lot from there.

    And yes, LotR suffers from the same problems, but it's almost as if Robert Jordan set out to create a series just to outdo LotR in that respect.
     
  12. Zaij

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    Feb 10, 2004
    Agreed. Too much purple prose, too much filler, not enough substance. I think I read 4 of the books, and by read I mean i skipped every 5 pages of no dialogue.
     
  13. Bofast

    Bofast Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 26, 2006
    Yeah, in my opinion the series contained something like 40% decent stuff (mostly about Rand) and 60% filler. It even outlived Jordan, as he died in late 2007 or so. Hopefully, the last book(s) can be made more compact and readable.
     
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    yes, there's definitely too much filler in there. that's the reason I stopped reading. but the core story and characters and nice and I have fond memories of reading the books. might be different if I read them again now however.

    that's why I think they could create a pretty good gaming world though - they have a lot to build on and don't exactly need to come up with stupid ideas themselves.
     
  15. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 29, 2006
    Oh, no. All my hopes to see a great RPG game based in Wheel of Time, fucked
     
  16. Brother None

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    Apr 3, 2003
    The difference being Jordan's grasp of the English language compares to that of Tolkien, and T isn't that great of a prosaic writer either.