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What is your favorite video game adjacent media?

Slogging thread by Jose Hernandez, Jeffrey Harris, Nicolas Ng and Limarc Ambalina occurred in slogging's official #gaming channel, and has been edited for readability. What is your favorite video game adjacent media (i.e. comics, books, tv shows based on a video game)? There are plenty of great examples, but here are our favorite choices. The Witcher TV series introduced the world and the lore without overloading the audience, making it digestible even for people who have never played the games before.
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In this discussion, we talk about our favorite video game adjacent media, whether it's animated films, tv shows, or comic books based on video games. There are plenty of great examples, but here are our favorite choices.

This Slogging thread by Jose Hernandez, Jeffrey Harris, Nicolas Ng and Limarc Ambalina occurred in slogging's official #gaming channel, and has been edited for readability.

Jose HernandezApr 29, 2021, 1:45 AM
What is your favorite video game adjacent media (i.e. comics, books, tv shows based on a video game)?
JeffreyHarrisApr 29, 2021, 1:12 PM
Good question, Jose. I'd probably have to go with the God Eater anime based on the game series. For one thing, great animation from ufotable, and it had an interesting, bleak post-apocalyptic setting.

Jose HernandezApr 30, 2021, 5:44 AM
Jeffrey, is it something someone who has never played the games can get into?
Nicolas NgApr 30, 2021, 1:20 PM
I absolutely loved Halo Legends even if it basically broke canon. Anime Halo is such a strange creation yet added so much depth to the series. It was the first visual look at the Elites outside of the war and a interesting look at Sanghelios years before Guardians
Jose HernandezApr 30, 2021, 10:09 PM
What would be your choices? Jack and Limarc
Jose HernandezMay 1, 2021, 7:47 AM
Nicolas, I never knew Halo had an animated film. I’ll have to check it out!
Jose HernandezMay 1, 2021, 8:00 AM
My choice would have to be the Injustice comics based on the game series. It details Superman’s transformation from a hero to an authoritarian, and explains how the rest of the heroes either joined him or rebelled.
Jose HernandezMay 1, 2021, 8:24 PM
On the subject of comic books, another choice would have to be the short Overwatch comics that were released some time ago.
Jose HernandezMay 1, 2021, 8:29 PM
Since Overwatch doesn’t have a campaign mode, it could be hard to know about the lore and the world of the game. So, those comics adding a little more info about the characters goes a long way towards fleshing out the story
Limarc AmbalinaMay 3, 2021, 3:48 AM
Great question! I have a few. I really liked Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children. The film blew me away at the time. It showed me just how much CGI has grown.

Perhaps the best though for me was The Witcher TV series. It introduced the world and the lore without overloading the audience, making it digestible even for people who have never played the games before.

Jose HernandezMay 3, 2021, 8:49 PM
I still need to watch The Witcher!
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