Back in 2006, we got a Reservoir Dogs video game for PC, Xbox and PS2. It sucked. It wasn’t even on par with other movies translated to video games kind of suck, it was just a horrible mess with bad cut scenes worse controls, and even terrible dialogue that not even a Quentin Tarantino wannabe would lay claim to. But that’s what happens when many companies get the licenses for major pictures and try turning them into some kind of extension of the film. But… every once in a while you find a company who gets it right.
Lionsgate and Big Star Games have come together to produce Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. New footage and screenshots have finally leaked of a brand new video game based on the 1992 film, and it actually looks good. The most we’ve been given are screenshots of the game and a trailer that’s less than 30 seconds, but it’s enough to entice as it has a Miami Hotline aesthetic to it. I personally found it funny to see the character’s life bars symbolized as the color they are, with red being all the targets. I’d love to be Mr. Purple, but he’s on another game right now, so I’m Mr. Pink. The game is going to give you fight simulations that you’ll need to strategize your way through, doesn’t look like you can just go all Mr. Blonde and shoot everything in sight, you’ll die quickly.
This is a nice little game for us to see in 2017, which is great timing as it’s the 25th anniversary of the film. Now if only they’d come out with a Kill Bill game, that would make me a happy camper.