• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Community Poll Divide your library into adaptations vs original videogame ips. Which side has the higher average quality?

Which type of game had the higher average quality(in your opinion, of course)?

  • Adaptations

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Originals

    Votes: 21 95.5%

  • Total voters
    22

Africa's Toto

Banned
Jan 7, 2018
433
449
590
A lot of really good games are adaptations, whether from novels, shows, movies, comics, etc. Overall though, they probably count for a tiny fraction all of games made (licensing costs and all that).

Still, I thought it would be cool to see whether people have, on average, more quality adaptations than original ips in their library.

While the result would seem obvious, the fact that there will probably be very few adaptations (as well as every subpar game weighing negatively on that section) makes the question of average quality interesting.
Of course, quality is subjective so this is all in your personal opinion.
 

Sleepwalker

Member
Jan 8, 2012
2,014
3,035
940
Canada
aint nobody got time for that GIF
 

Africa's Toto

Banned
Jan 7, 2018
433
449
590
Originals, by a landslide.
Obviously, originals.
You absolutely certain?
every subpar game weighing negatively on that section
I mean, I know this is a console-centric forum but some of you have to have picked up some meh games on sale now and then(which were most likely originals)

While the very best games are, of course originals, most adaptations tend to be "AAA", the average library that has The Witcher 3, Metro: Exodus, recent Batman and Spiderman games, Alien Isolation, Star Wars Games, and the Shadow of Mordor games alone probably has a decent amount of meh games in their originals, tilting the balance to adaptations, no?

I don't know, it was a fun thought experiment
 
  • LOL
Reactions: Captain Toad

WoJ

Member
Mar 23, 2019
461
864
315
I'm sure there are more but off the top of my head the only adaptations that are even in the ballpark of originals are the Batman Arkham games.
 

Reizo Ryuu

Member
Jan 12, 2014
10,381
3,468
870
That would take way too long, on steam alone I have 400+ games, obviously most original IPs though.
 

Cert.in.Death

Member
Jun 28, 2013
3,886
4,188
750
Utah
Adaptations = Licensed properties?

Licensed games used to be a dirty word in the industry until Arkham changed the perception.
 

Swift_Star

Member
Sep 5, 2021
565
944
290
I barely have any game that is an adaptation and I believe the vast majority of them aren't.
 

Captain Toad

I advertise for PlayStation. For free.
Dec 1, 2020
5,506
15,443
660
Wouldn't all sequels be adaptations? They usually are not fully original.
I'm pretty sure he means licensed games. You know, classics like Superman 64, Home Improvement on SNES, Back to the Future NES, E.T., Terminator Salvation, etc.
 

melekind

Neo Member
Aug 27, 2021
48
38
170
I play the adaptations more, because the reason I buy the them is because they are more to my taste. Of course, the originals are also great
 

Hexa

Member
May 31, 2013
7,526
70
655
I was a kid back when every single fucking movie got a PS2 game and adults thought that kids loved that trash so they constantly gave it as gifts. So obviously the originals in my library are better. Just look at this shit:


I have dozens of games like this.
 
Last edited: