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16th Mar '17 4:58:15 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Mar '17 5:17:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The novel to ''Film/BatmanForever'', by Creator/PeterDavid throws in some deleted scenes from the film, rearranges the order of some scenes to make more sense, and is generally thought quite good. Bizarrely, the Riddler briefly wears a robotic muscle suit for a few pages, like in the licensed game version.

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The novel to ''Film/BatmanForever'', by Creator/PeterDavid throws in some deleted scenes from the film, rearranges the order of some scenes to make more sense, and is generally thought quite good. Bizarrely, the Riddler briefly wears a robotic muscle suit for a few pages, like in the licensed game version.
8th Mar '17 6:26:31 PM rabidwolfe
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*For the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', there are novelizations of the first two films. ''Film/PitchBlack'', by Frank Lauria, is mostly a cut-and-paste from an early draft of the script (so that one important twist from the movie doesn't appear), but it does add some backstory on how Riddick was captured and why he went to prison in the first place. The one for ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' by AlanDeanFoster added in tons of details, several extra scenes, and detailed backstory, including an appendix with more details on the Necromonger religion.
26th Feb '17 8:08:25 PM tomandtish
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** Taken to a further level, with actual MODULES (pre-packaged adventures) having novelizations, including "Against the Giants" (G1-G3), "Keep on the Borderlands" (B2), Temple of Elemental Evil" (T1-T4), "Tomb of Horrors" (S1), "White Plume Mountain" (S2), "Descent into the Depths" (D2-D3), and "Queen of the Demonweb Pits" (Q1).
23rd Feb '17 4:56:53 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4: Deadly Fortune'' is a NoExportForYou two-volume novelization written by the game's scenario writer that further fleshed out the game's background, like a better explanation as to why Dante was in Fortuna. It also contains some details that were omitted from the game, such as [[spoiler:Nero being Vergil's son]]. [[note]]Some categorize it as a LightNovel.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4: ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4: Deadly Fortune'' is a NoExportForYou two-volume novelization written by the game's scenario writer that further fleshed out the game's background, like a better explanation as to why Dante was in Fortuna. It also contains some details that were omitted from the game, such as [[spoiler:Nero being Vergil's son]]. [[note]]Some categorize it as a LightNovel.[[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: Legion'' serves as one for ''Crysis 2''. It's written by Creator/PeterWatts, which gives you a rather good idea about what to expect.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: ''Crysis: Legion'' serves as one for ''Crysis 2''.''VideoGame/Crysis2''. It's written by Creator/PeterWatts, which gives you a rather good idea about what to expect.
6th Feb '17 3:59:20 AM Doug86
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* The novelization of ''Film/TheFunhouse'' gives its characters more depth and back story and is also slightly more disturbing than the film. It was written by DeanKoontz (under the pen name Owen West) and released while the film was delayed. This lead some to believe the film was an adaptation of the book, but it was actually the other way around.

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* The novelization of ''Film/TheFunhouse'' gives its characters more depth and back story and is also slightly more disturbing than the film. It was written by DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz (under the pen name Owen West) and released while the film was delayed. This lead some to believe the film was an adaptation of the book, but it was actually the other way around.
30th Jan '17 10:32:52 AM spectertv
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** There are also several mangas of various games, including ''Ocarina Of Time'', that are pretty fair themselves and sometimes include bonus side stories (some of which are dubiously canonical, but still fun). In fact, the side story for the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' manga details the origin of the titular mask quite well.

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** There are also several mangas of various games, including ''Ocarina Of Time'', that are pretty fair themselves and sometimes include bonus side stories (some of which are dubiously canonical, but still fun). In fact, the side story for the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' manga details the origin of the titular mask quite well.
27th Jan '17 8:40:57 PM Rubber_Lotus
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** ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' had novelizations done by Dennis O'Neil, who'd written and edited Batman comics for roughly three decades beforehand. As a result, he's confident in making a ''lot'' of expansions and outright changes, ranging from the minor (Joker is somewhat closer to the comics take, even using Joker Venom at one point) to the truly bizarre (Scarecrow's motivations are explained as those of a WellIntentionedExtremist trying to create utopia through fear).
5th Jan '17 2:15:49 PM DynamiteXI
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* The novelization of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' is relatively faithful to the movie, except for one entire chapter (two) which deals with Short Round's life before meeting up with Indy, and some info about one of their elephants being named Large Short Round, leading SR to assume it's the reincarnation of his dead brother.

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* The James Kahn's novelization of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' is relatively faithful to the movie, except for one entire chapter (two) which deals with Short Round's life before meeting up with Indy, and some info about one of their elephants being named Large Short Round, leading SR to assume it's the reincarnation of his dead brother.brother. It also negates a few of the movie's problems with ArtisticLicense and even justifies some of them InUniverse; for instance, Indy and Captain Blumburtt discuss the un-Hindu gross-out feast at Pankot Palace, and turns it into a creative bit of {{Foreshadowing}} that all is not right at Pankot.
4th Jan '17 11:34:48 PM narm00
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** ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' also has novelisations of all the first season, the first two stories of season 2 and "The Wedding of Sarah Jane". They use the space to add scenes that explain a few things (like adding events from "The Sontaran Strategem" and "The Poison Sky" shown from Sarah Janes viewpoint to "The Last Sontaran") and add ShipTease for Characters (like Luke/Maria in "The Last Sontaran").

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** The BBC filled in some of Target's gaps come the 2010s by publishing novelisations of Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Who'' stories, including ''Shada'', which'd been abandoned during production.
** ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' also has novelisations of all the first season, the first two stories of season 2 and "The Wedding of Sarah Jane". They use the space to add scenes that explain a few things (like adding events from "The Sontaran Strategem" and "The Poison Sky" shown from Sarah Janes Jane's viewpoint to "The Last Sontaran") and add ShipTease for Characters (like Luke/Maria in "The Last Sontaran").
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