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The Twilight Saga
The “Twilight" Saga by Stephanie Meyer is one of the most successful book series of all time. The movies that have been made have been hugely successful and there is Twilight merchandise everywhere you look. You can find everything from posters to panties saying “Team Edward" or “Team Jacob" on it.
The one area that hasn’t been tapped into yet is a Twilight video game. There have been some board games, and the Scene It? games, but no game can be played on a PC or console device that actually immerses the player in an online world that the saga takes place in. A vampire video game based on the series would do incredibly well and allow fans to really experience the saga like never before.
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Twilight Board Games
There is a new board game released for each of the books in the Saga. They are available around the time when the movie comes out for that book. These games are focused on how well the players know the book or movie by testing their knowledge. They are fun board games for sleepovers or Twilight parties and include everything a normal board game would. However, these games are not something that has a huge re-playability factor that a video game would have.
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Twilight Scene It?
Similar to the board games, the Scene It? games for the saga come out around the time the movies do. This is because the game gets the questions from the movie scenes. It is available to play on DVD or Blu-Ray for each of the movies that has been released so far. There is also a version of the Twilight Scene It? game for the PC, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. This is however, not a real video game where you play as the characters and actually do much. The Scene It? games focus on the movies.
It is a good game for fans of the saga, but fans want more than being able to watch the movie clips and know what happens in certain scenes for this game. It doesn’t score big for the re-playability factor and Twi-hards will be able to beat it very quickly.
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The Sims 3: Twilight Characters and Buildings
In the PC version of “The Sims 3" many fans of the saga have created and downloaded The Sims 3 Twilight characters and buildings to make their own town of Forks to relive the Twilight Saga in.
There are many free versions of all of the main characters to download. You can really pick and choose which you think is the best Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Jacob Black, all of the Cullens, and many other side characters to add to your game. If you have “The Sims 3: Late Night" you can even turn the vampires into real vampires in the game. Of course the Cullens would need to be vegetarian vampires, but that is easily doable with the Plasma Fruit!
There are also many versions and downloads available for all of the main buildings in the saga. You can download The Sims 3 Cullen house, Bella’s house, Forks High School, Edward and Bella’s cottage, and more. If there isn’t one that you can find, you can always make a building yourself for your Twilight world in the game.
With “The Sims 3" anything is really possible in your Twilight game. It does take a lot of time and energy to do, but it is very possible to recreate the whole world from the series in this game.
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Twilight Video Game?
Although there are some options for Twilight fans to play board games, Scene It? games featuring the saga, and having the option to make their own Twilight world in “The Sims 3," there is no game that is available (yet) that is set as a RPG that is based on the series.
There is a huge market for video games that are based on popular movies. The “Harry Potter" films have done it for each movie, and they have each been highly successful. With these games, fans are given the opportunity to be in a virtual world that their favorite series is set in. This is something that is sadly missing from the Twilight Saga.
If there were to be a Twilight video game, the time is now for them to make it. If they decide to make it too late, they will have missed their mark for the game, if they decide to ever make it at all. With the huge potential for this being a very large and profitable money maker, why haven’t they decided to make the saga into a video game for the fans to enjoy and experience?
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Screenshots and references from The Sims 3, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Board Game and Scene It? Twilight.
Images provided by the writer.