Sunday, May 30, 2004

The Shield coming to Xbox

The Shield is coming to the Xbox. Interesting. The Shield is one of the best shows on TV, but I never would have expected it to appear in video-game form. There's not enough action to make a traditional action-based game, and as a cable show I don't know if The Shield has a large enough audience to make up for the trouble that licensed games generally have. Now that I think about it, though, there are some interesting gameply possibilities as the strike team walks the fine line between maintaining order and profiting from the chaos. One problem that comes to mind is that a large part of The Shield's appeal is the "I can't believe they just did that" factor. When a game turns that into "I can't believe I just did that", the results can be unsettling (see Manhunt).


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