Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wired's "10 Literary Classics That Should Be Videogames" List

Yesterday, Electronic Arts released their reimagining of Dante's epic poem as an Xbox 360 and PS3 action/adventure game. *I plan on getting my copy early next week.

The folks at Wired posted this great article "10 Literary Classics That Should Be Videogames" which list the best literary tales that would make a good transition to video game mode.

Imagine playing as Kafka's Gregor Samsa in "Bug Mode" and dodging missiles hurled by a final boss or as Herman Hesse's Siddhartha in an RPG adventure game. Imagine these great literary classics coming to a PS3 or Xbox 360.

Which other books could be made into videogames?

Below is the trailer of Dante's Inferno:

1 comment:

Sean Lane said...

You're a complete fucking retard. Any gamer worth a salt would know treatign Dante's Inferno as a game more than any kind of trash passing reference is foolishness.

It's like pretending Captain EO was an imaginary short film about the wonders of space. Fuck off.