Battleship being turned into a FPS…what?
I’m sure you’ve heard of the upcoming movie based off of the classic board game Battleship. As if turning the gripping story of putting a red peg in B9 into film wasn’t enough, now they want to turn the franchise into a first-person shooter/”naval strategy”…thing.
Uh, guys, we already have a game based off of Battleship. Its called “Battleship“.
Seriously, the Battleship formula could have actually been used to great effect here, instead its used as a side-product to some probably ridiculous and cheap first-person shooter garbage. Just off the top of my head I can think of 3 better ideas:
- A full-on RTS game where you make, i dunno, battleships
- A Battleship board game re-creation where the aliens have their own style of ships
- Or a turn-based strategy game with resources and the classic grid (like B3 and C9) from the game as a map.
Hell, I would have actually enjoyed a facebook game in this case where you get to play Battleship turn-by-turn, Words with Friends-style. Actually…that’s not a bad idea.
So just for the record, that makes this a game based off a movie based off a game based off of real-life naval combat. Throw in a couple of aliens and suddenly it all makes sense!
I will play this game solely for the chance to hear the line “you sunk my squad…bro.”