Video game novelizations are even worse than video game movies.
The Pokemon ones suck, but some of the Blizzard ones are really good.
They're right, you know. You think the Super Mario Bros. movie was bad? You should read the novel! (Yes, one exists.)
However, the novelization of the first MK movie was okay; the ending was different with a thin slice of cheese, but it was okay. The novel for the second? Not so much.
I think the exception to this rule would be with manga. God i love the pokemon manga.
I have 2 of those books
I learned how to read by playing Pokemon Blue version. This is, like, full circle!
They're kids books, of course they're going to be terrible.
Woah now. Those Pokemon books were the shit.
To be fair these are novelizations for the anime. I don't care for plugging but I reviewed the Pokemon special (Adventures) manga and have it up on screwattack. It's really well done and suggest every fan to pick up something based more so on the games than just the world of pokemon.
Most game novelizations suck because most are done by authors who can't write, dont know how to adapt the material, or just they're just trying to make a quick buck. If you've ever read any of the Metal Gear Solid novelization you'll know what i mean.
I bought one of these as a child at our school book fair. In all honesty its probably enjoyable for younger children. I didn't like it cause I couldn't read.
For the most part, yes I wholeheartedly agree. There are a few that are good, however. Pokemon sucked hardcore, though. Maybe that's just because I hated Ash.
Eh, I wouldn't say they are worse than movies. I really want to read ICO: Castle in the Mist and Bioshock: Rapture.
That's why u should buy an Pokemon manga, not this crap!!
I really enjoyed the expanded universe novels of Halo and Mass Effect... Except for the ones written by William C. Dietz... That guy is like the Uwe Boll of video game book adaptations.
I had so many of these haha
These hardly count. They're adaptations of the anime, which is technically an adaption of the game. Ash Ketchum isn't technically in the video game universe, Red is. (Not the same Red from the manga, IMO.)
Those are the Worlds of Power books. I have the Ninja Gaiden one. There were 4 books in total. I wish I got the Mega Man 2 one too, but I didn't start playing those games until 1990.
Actually, the Japanese Pokemon mangas were kick ass. In "The Electric Tale of Pikachu", Pokemon actually DIED. Ash looked a lot more like his original "Red" design, the fights were more awesome, and we even saw Misty naked. At a hot spring, no less.
Also, Jessie and James are married in this version. Wrap your head around that.
Well maybe current ones, but I sure loved the Ninja Gaiden novel I got from the Worlds of Power series back in the late 80's.