If you haven't read the books or seen the movies, where have you been? And on top of that, you probably won't understand what to do at points in the game. If you've done either of the above, you will be able to recognize many plot points and you'll know just what to do... which doesn't take away at all from the fun little title that this is for those of us who have done these things. If you haven't though, you may want to think twice before investing in this game. Instead, go to Blockbuster and rent the movies or visit your local bookstore and get the books first.