Just a Face and a Caption: The Problem With Licensed Games get usage counts
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1 Spark931st Jul 2012 04:27:28 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 SeptimusHeap31st Jul 2012 05:29:53 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.
4 jkbeta31st Jul 2012 06:02:42 AM from right behind you , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Pull it. The caption is no better, btw.
5 Willbyr31st Jul 2012 02:06:52 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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+1 to pull; definitely worse than nothing.
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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 ShadowHog20th Aug 2012 06:29:21 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 BlueGuy1st Sep 2012 06:50:02 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 BlueGuy15th Sep 2012 03:40:53 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 Spark922nd Sep 2012 04:02:21 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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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 ShadowHog22nd Sep 2012 05:37:16 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 burnpsy22nd Sep 2012 05:44:54 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 AnotherDuck22nd Sep 2012 09:03:45 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
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 ShadowHog22nd Sep 2012 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 Willbyr23rd Sep 2012 06:09:26 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 Willbyr23rd Oct 2012 03:47:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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22 Willbyr27th Oct 2012 07:57:25 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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