The relationship between video game adaptations and gaming fans has been a largely toxic one since Super Mario Bros. served as a cinematic assault against fans and non-fans alike. They're characterized most often by the blatant disregard of the source material in favor of just slapping the name on the project and calling it an adaptation.
Resident Evil, to gamers, is a series known best for its tense atmosphere and unrelenting zombie action. For fans of the movie, it's known for cheesy acting, bad CGI, and even worse writing. It serves as a perfect representation of how executives see dollar signs when looking at a franchise versus an opportunity to make something special.
Thankfully, things have been on an uptick recently. The Witcher, Detective Pikachu and Sonic The Hedgehog were all great successes and were warmly-received thanks to their clear respect for the property.
And now, with the recent news of The Last of Us HBO adaptation run by the head of HBO's excellent Chernobyl series and series co-creator Neil Druckmann, many are eager to throw out more ideas on which potential video games the network should adapt next (myself included).