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I'm finding it diffcult to articulate why, but the idea of a fighting game based on this movie really bugs me. The movie is so great because of the multiple layers of messages it conveys, none of which have much to do with fighting per-se.

 

I don't know why this bothers me, I know that games and movies are very different forms of entertainment, but in this case I don't like the translation from film to game at all...at least the way it's described.

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What I want to know is if you get to blow up any multinational corporations' buildings. Vivendi Universal, for instance.

 

Of course, the only way you'll win is to realise you have to let yourself lose. Which will make for a fairly useless game dynamic, but at least it would demonstrate they didn't miss the point of the film entirely.

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Minigames where you have to blow up furniture from Ikea or infiltrate support groups? Perhaps some kind of fence-scaling, dumpster-digging, human fat theivery?

 

Come to think of it, you have a point. There are plenty of mini-game potentials there.

 

However, even if they pulled that off superlatively, overall it would be a shallow experience at best.

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I'm finding it diffcult to articulate why, but the idea of a fighting game based on this movie really bugs me. The movie is so great because of the multiple layers of messages it conveys, none of which have much to do with fighting per-se.

 

I don't know why this bothers me, I know that games and movies are very different forms of entertainment, but in this case I don't like the translation from film to game at all...at least the way it's described.

My sentiments exactly. I'm a pretty big fan of Fight Club (to give you an idea, I've read the book twice and watched the movie more times than I can even remember), and the idea of this game irks me. I'm pretty surprised Palahniuk (writer of the novel and pretty involved with the movie) or Fincher (director of the movie) is letting them do this, unless the rights slipped out of their control at some point. :?

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I imagine Palahniuk sold all the rights to Fight Club to 20th Century Fox. I think these days they generally lock up all media rights when they purchase the movie rights. They don't want anything like a play or radio version, say, diluting their product, and a videogame certainly falls into that. Fincher probably wouldn't have any say at all (did he even have final cut?).

 

The concept of a fighting game based on FC seems ridiculous. No superpowers, costumes, exotic characters, etc. From the screenshots, it seems like an excuse to have bare-chested characters in a bare-knuckle fighting game. Boring.

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