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Just a Face and a Caption: The Problem With Licensed Games get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Tue, 31st Jul '12 4:27:28 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Yes, the ET game is one of the most famous examples for people of a certain generation. However, that is not evident from this little screenshot, which just shows the face of ET.

Motion to pull. Perhaps we could make up something comparing a movie shot with an in-game screenshot?
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 2 Septimus Heap, Tue, 31st Jul '12 5:29:53 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Classical Just a Face and a Caption here. You can't even see licensed in the image, which is a key part of the trope.

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Ugh. Supporting pull.
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 4 jkbeta, Tue, 31st Jul '12 6:02:42 AM from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Pull it. The caption is no better, btw.

 5 Willbyr, Tue, 31st Jul '12 2:06:52 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
+1 to pull; definitely worse than nothing.
Pulled.

edited 3rd Aug '12 2:08:41 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
I'd recommend someone 'shopping an image similar to the one used for Video Game Movies Suck - a list displaying the poor scores these games usually get in reviews.

EDIT: May or may not contain higher-scoring games to show that this doesn't always occur.

edited 7th Aug '12 3:17:10 PM by xtrem3rd

Why not have a image comparing a poor licensed game with its source side-by-side?

 9 Shadow Hog, Mon, 20th Aug '12 6:29:21 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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[up] Because the trope is about low quality compared to other games, not low quality compared to the source material.
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 10 Blue Guy, Sat, 1st Sep '12 6:50:02 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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[up][up][up] But wouldn't showing the higher-scoring games defeat the purpose of the trope?

Maybe we should put two images - one for The Problem with Licensed Games with the lower-scoring ones, and another one for No Problem with Licensed Games with the higher scoring ones?
 11 Blue Guy, Sat, 15th Sep '12 3:40:53 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
I'm thinking take a cue from Porting Disaster.

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I screencapped and cropped Superman: The Man of Steel's Gamerankings rating. There's a bit of the issue in that some of the info is lost in resizing, but it still might work (Possible caption: at least it rated better than Superman 64).

edited 21st Sep '12 5:31:41 PM by Sparkysharps

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 14 Spark 9, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 4:02:21 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
That works, but I think you should enlarge the font on "beat-em-up" to make it clear this is not a movie.
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 15 Shadow Hog, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 5:37:16 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I don't think GameFAQs has pages for movies, so we're probably okay.
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 16 burnpsy, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 5:44:54 PM from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Abstaining
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"Xbox" is one of the few readable things, so I think we're doubly okay. Plus, movies don't have cheats.

edited 22nd Sep '12 5:45:35 PM by burnpsy

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Metacritic example - definitely a bit big, but notice the scores.
 18 Another Duck, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 9:03:45 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
@13: I wouldn't count that as readable for an illustration. If you have to search for the text, it's too small, especially since there's a lot of text. Also make sure to actually say which page it's from, since that's not clear.
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 19 Shadow Hog, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 10:09:29 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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[up][up] But again, that's focusing on how the game is worse than the movie. We should be focusing on how the movie-based game is worse than non-movie-based games, right?
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 20 Willbyr, Sun, 23rd Sep '12 6:09:26 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I tried to do some other takes on that pic, but the ones I came up with were actually worse quality-wise IMO, so I'm good with the one that we have now.
 21 Willbyr, Tue, 23rd Oct '12 3:47:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
 22 Willbyr, Sat, 27th Oct '12 7:57:25 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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