I have experience writing in three different mediums, games, comics, and novels. Of the three, I think I prefer novels; although they’re a lot more work and take a lot more time, they tend to be more satisfying in the long run. However, I’ve recently been attempting to turn a comic book series into a screenplay and it is remarkably more difficult than turning a game into a novel or a short story into a comic book. The problem, I think, is that comic books are so visual that often there simply isn’t much in the way of an actual story there. I finally had to knock off today after one bad guy told the others that he had a great plan.
What was the cunning plan? Bring in an even bigger bad guy! At that point, I had to call it quits for the evening. How do you make an interesting story out of a continuing series of doing nothing but bringing in a bigger bad guy? It’s not hard to come up with a new story, but then, it wouldn’t be the old story. At least with games, everything is nice and simple. It moved, ergo I killed it.