As the title says, what video games would work well in an episodic format, either animated or live-action?
We've heard it all before about video game movies. They just suck, because there's too much to fit in, and all too often they're made by people with no familiarity with the games themselves. However, I find that video games work better when adapted into episodic formats. This came from seeing web series based on video games, as well as the animated video game adaptations. Castlevania on Netflix looks awesome, and there's a lot of hype for The Witcher live action series. That's why I'm asking about shows, not movies. I'm convinced we'll never see a good video game movie, but shows are a different story.
As for a video game I'd like to see get adapted into a show, and one I think is actually happening, is Overwatch. The game is a perfect fit for an animated format, as shown with the amazing animated shorts. I think a series on Netflix would be perfect, as it would allow them full creative control to tell the story and they wouldn't have any enforced censorship that network television has. In it's current state, Overwatch almost feels like a tie-in to something that doesn't actually exist yet. There's so much lore, yet we've only scratched the surface of it.
As for why I think it's happening, it's because they founded Activision-Blizzard Studios in 2015 specifically to adapt properties from both sides of the company. There's already a precedent for a Netflix series, as they've made the successful Skylanders Academy for the service as a Netflix Original, and it was successful enough that they said they wanted to adapt more properties. Also, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime stated that he wanted to reach new audiences with linear media and consumer products. Also, D.Va actress Charlet Chung posted at the same time that she just became a regular on an animated series. Could be coincidence, but definitely something to consider.
Anyways, what video games would you like to see adapted in shows, and how would you like to see it done? Let me know what your thoughts are.