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I suspect it's hard to successfully adapt a game where one has "experienced" the narrative. I'm sure that someone will try to adapt "Mass Effect" - but if we've "been Shepard" do we really get much out of watching someone else play & interpret the character of Shepard? Movies & TV shows have a hard time living up to the books they are based on, but it's probably an order of magnitude more difficult to live up to a game that captured an audience enough for someone to even attempt to adapt it in another form.

There's a separate line of inquiry to be explored as to whether the increasing number of female protagonists is a cause or an effect of men shifting towards consuming entertainment/narrative content through computer games rather than through "traditional media".

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Watching the Fallout one, some of the visuals felt like I was immersed in the game, some very family parts of the game like as familiar as home. Looking forward to this one, can't wait to hear Ron Perlman's dulcet tones.

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I'm excited for Fallout. I played the hell out of the turn-based games; alas, when they went FPS I was a little saddened, mainly due to my sucky FPS 'skills'.

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Finally - something in the vein of fallout and its on a streaming service i am subscribed to (counting the days for Reacher s2 to drop as well). Although wont be impressed with the weekly drip feed - was just getting used to being able to binge stuff over the last few years and they go change it again because obviously they found it was bad for their business model.

Not sure if furiosa will get me into the cinemas though - worried it will just be a rehash of fury road "take successful movie, rehash the best bits that people seemed to like, rip out any soul to said original movie, apply to next three instalments squeezing for diminishing returns, leave dry husk on side of road for a war boy to inhale".

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