Imagine Your Favourite Game As A Musical
Imagine a world where musicals were not something acquired to taste and while we’re at it, why not envision a world where elephants roamed the skies and the epitome of manliness was to cry at least four times a day.
Nevertheless, as fan of musicals in both theater and film renditions, I wondered what it would be like to have a game that proudly displayed its story and characters as seen in the aforestated mediums. Surely it would make for some odd results when taking a game from this era where the able-bodied tough guys exercise their throats by spewing commands to their supposedly inferior comrades in the dust-laden and war torn areas of any modern military shooter and adapting it to an ensemble of musical performances.
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As someone that has a taste for pretty much any musical performance, my mind can and will crawl into the gaming gutter to make comparisons, but in this case I do not see it to be something the industry is very likely to even consider. I remember watching The Nines and being slapped across the face by an unexpected scene (not that kind of scene); all of a sudden amidst a conversation between two people the woman who partook in this conversation, simply jumps up from her chair and begins to sing. A jarring shift of tone if there ever was one. I feel that gaming will be the same case.
No harm in imagining it, though.
Your eGamer homework for today is to imagine your favourite game converted into a full-on musical. Since you are but mere moments away to spoil your own favourite game, let me play along and do it myself.
BioShock Infinite. Tension floods the high skies as the floating city of Columbia slowly burns away in the fires brought to life by the Vox Populi. Low on health, Salts and ammunition – a crippled Booker DeWitt and emotionally drained Elizabeth slowly approaches their destination when a group of deranged Founders and Vox Populi enters the scene from two sides. Both armed to the teeth and full of hatred. A high-spirited song begins to play and escalates in volume. Both sides hold onto their guns and begins to do a synchronized song and dance routine. Booker jumps to a Sky-line with Elizabeth short on his heels. They join in with the song. In rhythmic bursts of gunfire he goes from one headshot to the next as each enemy lands in synchronicity with Girls Just Want To Have Fun. When all enemies are flat on their backs and without their thinkers, Booker and Elizabeth proceeds to the Duke and Dimwitt theater to join Songbird for a whiskey while whistling Fortunate Son.
Now it’s your turn. Leave us a comment and we’ll see who comes up with the craziest musical / game pairing result.