Originally Posted by skupples
just enough to lulz and inflame.
I'd love to know how many fans of the game ever ended up picking up a book, or how many fans of the game had read a book before it became a game? (the curiosity only stems from where folks learned the lore.. NOT from a "I READ THE FUGGIN BOOK!" hipster level)
I got lucky & found them pre-game. Airports would often have them at eye level when I was younger. Same for the Metro series actually... hmmm...
the whole "get woke, go broke" thing is 100% true. Why? Probably because its woefully apparent when a product is pandering.
I've just played the games.
Didn't finish the first, liked the second quite a bit and awaited the third with great anticipation and it exceeded my expectations. After the first game, the second exceeded my expectations as well.
Partly because I expected the games to be a continuation of the previous one. The story was, but the games were different, bigger, better.
I didn't read the books and they are probably better than this will be. I also won't before I watch this. Not just because of the time trade off, but also because I don't want to heft a new set of standards to judge this show by.
I'm pretty sure this show is made for more than just those who have already read the books. I also like that it is based on the books, which I do not have direct knowledge of, but still have respect for.
This way the show can be different from the game and still not let me down by not being true to my comparisons.
It's not going to be literal or perfect, it's Netflix. Hopefully my plan for intentional ignorance will pay off.
I can read the books after and I won't have any problems with them not matching up to the Netflix series.