There was a time, for me, back in the late 90s when I started reviewing anime DVD releases that there was a wave of video game based properties that were coming out. It made sense in that they were popular properties, crossover appeal, and you could sell them to a “mainstream” audience that would know them.
They were, almost uniformly, awful projects. Really awful projects. Remember the PSOne game Battle Arena Toshinden?
Thankfully, the world of anime and gaming have both grown up exponentially since then and with a slew of multimedia projects and more, there are a lot of great anime shows based on video games or tied into those larger project. Hit us up with the best of the best, and especially note which ones are the most accessible for those that may not have tried this before!