There was a time that video game adaptions for both shows and movies were met with hesitation and worry from fans of the series. Recently though, there seems to be a resurgence in video game adaptations with more and more exceeding fans’ expectations. Adapting these shows require being true to the original fans of the games, while also being approachable enough to watch without any knowledge of the games themselves. Let’s take a look at the titles that we think have managed to achieve this fragile balance.
In 2011 Game of Thrones premiered and took the world by storm, quickly rising to the top of the fantasy genre. Its popularity amongst not only fantasy fans, but fans of any genre was astounding. This began a cycle where anything even remotely similar to Game of Thrones in scale, tone or story was instantly compared to the HBO juggernaut. So let’s explore the shows that have been hindered by the phrase “the next Game of Thrones” and highlight how truly incredible they are in their own right.