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General: 5 Other Movies That Could Be MMOs



  • ChicagoCubChicagoCub Chicago, ILPosts: 315Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by SBFord

    Is Firefly a movie? I thought it was just a TV show. And, I believe there actually IS an indie-developed Firefly MMO in development. :P


    Yes.  It was called Serenity.

  • Einherjar_LCEinherjar_LC MelfiPosts: 1,055Member Uncommon

    A Blade Runner MMO definitely but I hope they have more imagination about it than the Author. 

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    Mad Max/The Road Warrior - who wouldn't want to rock their own V8 Interceptor?


    Super Troopers - Meow that would be a lot of fun!  Who wants a mustache ride?



    Ok, that last one wasn't entirely serious.




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  • darkboazdarkboaz liverpool, NYPosts: 158Member Uncommon

    Although it is Christmas time and Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time it would make a good shooter but I don’t think a good MMO

    As some have said and adding some here


    The Walking Dead  type bases would rock


    River world


    Movie not yet out but the books for John Carter Warlord of Mars would work


    Dark crystal would be interesting


    Movies and books have been based on it but how about Battle Tech

  • darkboazdarkboaz liverpool, NYPosts: 158Member Uncommon

     Stargate did become a MMORPG but it never left early beta it was amusing but unfinished.

  • CarraraCarrara Innisfil, ONPosts: 111Member Uncommon

    How about my list?

    5) Mash - Doctors vs. Wounds

    4) Toy Story - Mr Potato Head vs. Dinosaur

    3) The Jeffersons - Mr Jefferson vs. The House Cleaner

    2) Charlie's Angels - Bosley vs. The Angels

    1) My Little Poney - Saddles vs. Butts


    Jeez, these articles are getting lamer and lamer!  Good grief!

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,856Member Uncommon
    one of the most epic story of all time i ever read from raymond e feist:the rift war cycle would be a very good game to make
  • TorvalTorval Posts: 11,884Member Legendary

    Originally posted by Chills05

    Originally posted by Xuljester

    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    Seriously, it doesn't get any better than that. Of course, the movie only scratched the surface of the Manga. Besides, who wouldn't want to be immersed in a game whose soundtrack is written by Joe Hisaishi, or play in a world created by Hayao Miyazaki? Nevermind that the art style used by Miyazaki never gets old.

    Ye, I was going to suggest Princess Monoke ^^


    Most any of the worlds made by Miyazaki and Studio Gibli could make great MMO worlds.  You wouldn't even have to follow the stories in the moveis themselves because there is enough setting to offer tons of stories.  Every time I watch one of those movies I wish there were more set in the same world.


    Avatar: Last Air Bender - Not the movie (and stories) but the setting.  It could be set well after during another Avatar's time.  The way magic and combat could work in the setting has a lot of potential for a twist on traditional high fantasy.


    Outside of that I'm pretty much with Tardcore - Forget trying to transform traditional IP into MMO gameplay.  Turbine and Funcom are pretty good examples of how badly you can fail with a "sure bet" IP.   IP's are very restrictive and, of course in my opinion, tend to interfere with fun gameplay mechanics.

    I would much rather see ideas ripped-off from traditional IPs than see offically sanctioned half-assed attempts.  Beam me up Gandalf.

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  • cagarcagar florence, KYPosts: 98Member
    Running man ( could be a mmo with that old smash tv arcade game spin ) lol
    Escape from ny with an escape from la expansion pack to follow.
    Planet of the apes. Can't believe no one else said that one.

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  • kaliniskalinis Dexter, MEPosts: 1,428Member

    yes firefly was a movie it was called serenity. so it works. 

    u could do a percy jackson mmo also. it has tons of book to call on for lore and u have the demi gods on the side of good, and the demi gods on the side of hades and the ittans

    would be a fun mmo to have. U could be a son or daughter of the gods with diffrent powers based on who your parents were.

  • AirwrenAirwren Normal, ILPosts: 648Member Uncommon



    I've mentioned before several times prior to this article that the Terminator IP would be a fantastic MMO possibility.  One issue that could really make the game difficult would be adding PvE content, especially for anyone that played the machine side of things.  What, you have a raid on some vagabond complex of humans? lol  Anyway, the 2nd hurdle is James Cameron.  He doesn't have a whole lot good to say about 'gamers' based on what I've read and he's even more of a douche than George Lucas.  Would love to see it, never gonna happen. =(

  • VindictusVindictus Somewhere, NCPosts: 49Member Uncommon

    The Blood of Heroes.

    Old B Movie, but it'd be an interesting mmo.

  • Druid_UKDruid_UK RotherhamPosts: 58Member

    Four of those 5 are utter pants !


    My five...


    1. Blade Runner

    2. Dune

    3. Mad Max

    4. V

    5. Dark Angel


    What is with all this restrictive faction garbage and then tagging MMO onto it ?


    A crappy FPS relabled as an MMO does NOT, an MMO make. Restrictive faction play just encourages mindless ganking and endless respawn tardness, ideally suited to FPS, inherrently stupid in an MMO.

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  • Dekarx12Dekarx12 SydneyPosts: 378Member Uncommon

    Pokemon :P


  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 8,384Member Rare

    i was gonna suggest Mad Max, but realized we have fallen earth already lol

  • CollaborCollabor Los Angeles, CAPosts: 37Member Uncommon


    28 Days Later MMO

    the Blade series was great: Vampires vs. Humans vs. Day Walkers

    Underworld series: Vampires vs. Werewolves vs. Humans vs. Halfbreeds

  • cerebrixcerebrix Orange, CAPosts: 566Member

    The Chronicles of Riddick



    so many great races were fleshed out in that movie.  it would make a perfect multi factioned mmo (cause 2 faction mmo's are lame).

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  • KwanseiKwansei HyogoPosts: 334Member Uncommon


    And any player in a Bladerunner MMO would have to go through  a void-comp (yeah yeah sp) test.

  • DracondisDracondis Reston, VAPosts: 177Member Uncommon

    No way in heck.  This setting is about one man vs an organization.  "One Man" does not say MMO to me.

    Sure, I can see this, but it's going to be massively lopsided against the nationalists.

    Ummm, no.  Just no.  Blade Runner makes a great RPG, SINGLE PLAYER, but a MMO would no do well in this setting.  An army of Blade Runners vs an army of Replicants?  That isn't very Cyberpunk.  And that's the ptoblem with cyberpunk.  It doesn't lend itself well to the modern concepts expected of most MMOs.

    Yeah, this works.  But it will suffer from the same problem as any survival MMO: the more people playing it, the less it feels like your fighting against the inevitable.  Also, you really need to make the servers PvP only and permadeath enabled.  That's kinda the point of the setting.

    Ok...  This is not a MMO setting.  It's a RPG setting, SINGLE PLAYER, sure, but the only side you can realistically add players to is the Cowboy side.  Once you start adding players to the Aliens side, you have to expose a lot of the things that make the aliens so cool, and htat detracts from the game.  It kills the mystique.  I don't see it working all that well.


    Again, it was stated, why didn't you include Serenity/Firefly?  A perfect setting with several factions and archetypes available.  It needn't even be locked into AvsB.  The Alliance could just be the omni-present "baddies", with the players filling out the roles of non-Entitled (non-Core World Residents) or ex-Entitled people on the lam.  It's a small, confined setting, 20-some worlds and moons orbiting a single star, most already detailed in the series, with a number still open to exploration.  PLus they can terraform moons and worlds to make them habitable, so there's room to expand.  Seems like a pretty good idea.  Certainly better than Die Hard.

  • KatrisaKatrisa Denver, COPosts: 112Member Uncommon


    1. FireFly!!! (So much you can do here. Can have more then two factions easy)

    2. DUNE (i think the spice issue could be resolved by having the spice planet controlled by NPCs. Maybe you have pvp guild batlles for temp access to the planet... i dont know. seems like a good IP to make into an MMO)

    3. GitS (I feel this would be open world pvp)

    4. Bladerunner (This seems to be the popular choice. Someone should really get on this one ;)

    5. Anything that isnt middle ages or has dragons. Im so sick of high fantasy. Lets have some new locations. real world, sci-fi, western! god please anything but more elfs and dragons!!!





  • GeezerGaz82GeezerGaz82 EnglandPosts: 52Member Uncommon

    imo for mmo

    1.  Dune

    2.  Mortal Kombat

    3.  Tron

    4.  Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (more based on the TV series thought coz the movie sucked)

    5.  The Matrix (I know it was one and died, but this time create a better one, it has potential)


  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon

    Ditto on Blade Runner.  Hard to believe that is almost 30 years old.  In my mind it's still as fresh as the time I first saw it.  Okay, I admit it was on my Beta hi-fi VCR, but hey... that's another relic of history.

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  • TheNitewolfTheNitewolf StockholmPosts: 102Member

    Seems there's another weekly column not worth reading anymore. Switching authors for this was a bad idea, I gave last week's top 5 the benefit of the doubt, but this one is actually worse. As many said already, the only one that could work is Blade Runner. The rest is all FPS, not RPG (and partially exists already, only thing missing being the movie name).

    Should I be mistaken and this was not a recent author change, my apologies, but lay off whatever you've been eating over the past couple of weeks.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member Common

    Originally posted by Collabor
     28 Days Later MMOthe Blade series was great: Vampires vs. Humans vs. Day WalkersUnderworld series: Vampires vs. Werewolves vs. Humans vs. Halfbreeds

    I would second a "28 Days Later" and "Underworld". I'd want to add a faction to "Underworld" though...humans weren't really a faction at all and I suspect most people would be half breeds because they were so powerful.

    Not so sure about the Blade series though. Once you got outside of the Blade himself, it seems like the game would be pretty generic.

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  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 854Member Uncommon

    i realy like the DUNE idea tbh :) ......alot... :)


  • TanemundTanemund Posts: 145Member Uncommon

    As someone mentioned above I think Underworld is something that is just BEGGING to be made into an MMO.  The horror genre is also completely unrepresented in MMOs today.  The Secret World appears to dip it's toe in the horror area, but none really go all out.  With CCP seemingly pushing back World of Darkness, this genre is ripe for the picking.


    Someone else mentioned Dune and that also could be spectacular.  It should follow the Eve model and allow players to form their own Great Houses in the universe.  That would give you a multi-sided war for control of the Spice.  Plus there are loads of character types to choose from.


    The Untouchables with gangsters and police would make a nice setting.  Would be cool to whip out a tommy gun and write your name in blood on the walls.  Again this game lends itself to the Eve model of player formed factions warring with each other for control of liquor distribution with the police elements trying to stop it or control it and profit from it.  That would make the police a kind of "wild card" that could change the interactions between the various criminal elements.


    Unforgiven or some other western genre is another movie that just shouts out for consideration.  Player built towns servicing community and defending themselves from roaming bands of outlaws.  A third faction consisting of Native Americans could be added which would resist westward expansion and interact with both sides according to the player's wishes.  For that matter Dances with Wolves is another movie I could see being developed.


    Others off the top of my head.


    The Postman


    The Godfather

    Toy Story

    Out of the list given I think Bladerunner is the one that sticks out the most.  I'd love to see a game world based on this IP.



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