Hikaru No Go happened to get praised as being real good, and served as something that created a world-wide boom in interest in the game of Go. It may be possible that a piece of storytelling can do a good job connected to a game. However, outside of this, and maybe a few others people can mention (feel free to chime below), I would have to ask this: Is it going to be possible to do a good movie based on a game? Good movies based on comic books (Avengers and latest Batman series are two notable) and novels have been done (yes, the typical, "Not as good as the book", is said).
Look at the Rotten Tomatoes (and saw the Spill.com review) of Battleship, and am left wondering if it is possible. You can check out Metacritic.com here on Battleship the movie:
Anyone believe it is possible? I have serious doubts. You can likely guess why based upon my blog posts on how real games don't have stories, in that games aren't a strong source to directly base a story on. I believe you can do a story on people who play a game (Hikaru No Go is an example of this), but not the game itself.
And I am not sure there will ever be another time in history where a Blog contains both the games Go and Battleship together.
And I am checking the VideoGameGeek box below also, because I a big issue has been that videogames have failed to make a successful transition also. So, I am up to hear from anyone into videogames if they believe a videogame can make a transition. I believe a videogame should be a better candidate for transition to the big screen actually, because of the increased importance on the use of stories in them.