Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
That’s right… I’M BACK! I haven’t done a Top 10 Tuesday post since my Spring TBR back in March, but I’ve been missing these posts! This week’s theme was supposed to be books that should be adapted into shows/movies, but it only felt right to commemorate my return to T10T by putting my own spin on the theme, as usual, plus this post has been bouncing around in my brain for a few months, anyways!
So instead, I’ll be talking about… 10 book-to-game OR game-to-book adaptations I need!
|? Final Fantasy X
This is my favorite video game of all time, and I had to include it. There is technically a book that exists as a sequel to X-2, but I’m thinking more along the lines of a series fleshing out the events of the games, including a prequel focused on Braska’s journey.
|? A Darker Shade of Magic
Technically, this whole trilogy would make such an interesting video game IMO. It could be so gorgeous and visually appealing, including side tidbits where you would veer off-course from the main storyline to play through Holland. ?
|? Stardew Valley
I know some of you are raising an eyebrow at me right now, but hear me out… a series of romance novellas or a short story collection taking place with SDV characters. Tell me you don’t low key want to know how a certain political figure’s shorts ended up in a certain townie’s room… ?
Honestly, the battle scenes alone. Could you imagine?
I don’t know how many people will recognize this one, but it’s a horror/sci-fi indie game involving some very creepy time-continuum issues and… other things… and honestly, I think it would make an absolutely TERRIFYING book.
|? The Bone Season
I’m not even sure if I would ask for the game to follow the plot of the books, or if it would work better as an MMO, because what I’m really picturing is the option to choose the type of voyant you play as and having the ability to train and level up your powers, complete with raids against SCION soldiers, etc.
|? Delicious series
If you’re not familiar with these, they’re point-and-click time management games (similar to Diner Dash), but there are a ton of them and they follow a linear storyline for the most part featuring Emily and her family. I think a set of graphic novels following Emily’s story would be so cute, plus there are spin-off game series featuring other characters from her town, which could easily work into spin-off standalone graphic novels! And the art could even match the art style of the newer games!
Like The Bone Season, I’m picturing this more as an MMO. Imagine getting to choose which order you belong to! Or, I guess you could not belong to an order and play someone boring like Mal… *sigh* Also, the Darkling as a boss battle? WHOA.
I cheated a little bit here because I haven’t actually played this game, but I’ve watched my spouse play a good bit of it, and when they suggested the idea of this as a children’s book, I had to agree that it would be adorable and perfect. It has a sweet little mouse as a main character! How much more can you ask for?
|? We Have Always Lived in a Castle
I thought of this one while writing this post, and now I feel like I’m going to always want this to be a thing because it would be so cool. Imagine a hidden object/mystery game where you uncover clues to the death of Merricat’s family. If you’ve read the book (or seen the film), you know where I’m going with this, but… yeah. It would be creepy and epic.
Are there any books you’d like to see adapted into video games? Or any video games you want novelizations of?
— destiny ♥