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Wheel of Time Rolls Through EA

Red Eagle Games announces they've signed a distribution deal with Electronic Arts for the Wheel of Time games that are planned to go along with the upcoming movie series based on the WoT fantasy novels. Specific release details aren't included in the announcement, but word is this will cover Windows, consoles, mobiles, and the Wheel of Time MMOG: "Red Eagle Games will develop and publish a line of stand-alone games on all major videogame platforms, including consoles, personal computers, handheld systems and wireless devices. The games will be distributed by EA. In addition, Red Eagle will launch and operate a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that encompasses the themes, characters and world of The Wheel of Time, which will be distributed at retail by EA."

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21. Re: Wheel of Time Rolls Through EA Jan 15, 2009, 14:19 Endo
 

I enjoy Jordan's work, although I personally favor George R. R. Martin, as he is not afraid to kill off any of his characters, so it's not quite as predictable.
Likewise. But I'd also have to say, Martin's writing style is just better across the board. Jordan's stories are great, but his writing style left a lot to be desired.

Unfortunately, Jordan's system of magic is not one that translates well into video game format. They had one game years ago that was interesting to play, but failed completely to work itself into the lore.
Agree there as well. His magic system is great for books, but I think it's too complex to work well in an MMO. Recent video game history has shown us that the only way to get plenty of people to play your game is to make it easy enough that virtually anyone can play it, and you just can't do that with Jordan's magic system and remain true to the books.
 
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