Why SUPERMAN games don’t work

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Will a Superman game ever be as good as Arkham city?

Ever played a good Superman game? Nope, Me neither. Why is that? Batman’s had much success in the video game world as of late and DC have also had other gaming success with DC Universe games and the recent fighting games Injustice. However, when it comes to Superman, things don’t tend to go as well.

While they have tired, many times, Superman is well-known for having a terrible relationship with games. Superman 64 is widely considered to be the worst video game of all time. So what exactly is the problem?

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Making a GREEN ARROW Game

Green Arrow can never be as popular as he is now. Is it time for a Green Arrow video game?

The Green Arrow character has never been as popular as he is now. Is it now time for a Green Arrow video game?

A few months ago I wrote a couple of articles concerning The Struggles of Making a Superman Video Game. I stressed that while Batman’s human limitations enable him to make a success of the video game world; Superman’s many superpowers oppose traditional “video game rules” making it difficult to create a worthwhile Superman game.

At the time of writing that article I was playing the latest Tomb Raider which reminded me a lot of another DC superhero: Green Arrow. Tomb Raider’s storyline is near identical to Green Arrow’s origins story .among other similarities. Lara rocking a bow for one. Throughout the entire game I was always thinking “What if this was a Green Arrow game?”  

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How to Make a SUPERMAN game

Despite being the world’s most iconic superhero, Superman is also infamous for his terrible games. While Batman has had much success with his Arkham and LEGO respective series’, the last Superman game we’ve had, Superman Returns, wasn’t very good. Batman’s abilities are suited to conventional gaming mechanics as opposed to Superman game-breaking ones but if done correctly a Superman game can be just as good as the Arkham titles.

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Whenever I would play Arkham City I felt like I was Batman. That’s the kind of feeling this game need to create.

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Can a SUPERMAN Game Work?

Will a Superman game ever be as good as Arkham city?

Ever played a good Superman game? Me neither but why is that? Batman’s had much success in the video game world and DC have had successes from DC Universe Online titles the versus fighting game Injustice. However when it comes to Superman things just don’t go as well. While they have tired, many times, Superman is well-known for having a terrible relationship with games and Superman 64 is widely considered to be the worst video game of all time. So what’s the problem? Continue reading