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?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe: A series of blockbuster superhero films, featuring Marvel’s finest comic-book heroes, all set in one single universe. Starting off with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has become a major success with the first phase of films allowing the franchise become the second largest film franchise ever in such a short space of time then culminating with the mega-blockbuster title that was The Avengers.
While it’s been smooth sailing for Marvel, it has been anything but for DC. DC Comics have been playing catch-up for a long time now with their intentions to establish there own ‘DC Cinematic Universe’as well their major superhero film: Justice League. DC have been playing catch up for years now.
Would they simply emulate the Marvel strategy or simply throw in all their big guns at once? One thing that is certain…
“Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can and have the wisdom to tell the difference.” The film starts of with a young Barry Allen chasing after cars on the motorway trying to hitch a ride after being stranded on a motorway. “So much irony here” I thought to myself. “I’m already in love with this film already”.
This world has never heard of Superman, Hal Jordan was never given a Green Lantern ring and Bruce Wayne was shot that night in Crime Valley. Barry Allenhas woken up in a world where he has lost his powers but has to race races time to put things right before Wonder Woman and Aquaman start World War 3!
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 Raiderwhich 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 abow for one. Throughout the entire game I was always thinking “What if this was a Green Arrow game?”
Justice League: War is the first film to be based on DC’s New 52 Universe and. If you’re not a fan of the New 52; chances are you won’t like this either. This is the Justice League before they’re the Justice League. They don’t like one other and the world doesn’t like them. When multiple alien abductions occur around the world the likes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Cyborg and… Shazam! are forced to work together to face a greater threat!
This film was supposed to prove that, outside of Supes and Bats, other DC heroes were ready for the silver screen .
How many Marvel superheroes have had successful live-action films I ask you? Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine and the X-Men. Marvel have been making DC look silly. DC on the other hand have been ever-reliant on their two big guns: Superman and Batman.
In 2011 DC attempted to show the world that they do actually have more heroes under their belt and released a Green Lantern film. Only problem was that movie was bad. Not even a little bad but very bad. The movie barely made profit and was very painful to watch. So what exactly went wrong?
Dear Netherrealm Studios, You’ve done a decent job with Injustice thus far . Considering that I’m actually going to buy Ultimate Edition; I would like some new characters and stages please.
Yours Sincerely, Nikyle.
All your DLC characters included! Even Batgirl ….*sigh
First of all, called it. I saw it coming. Netherrealm Studios have announced Injustice: Ultimate Edition; an updated version of the successful DC Comics fighting game Injustice. This Ultimate Edition will include the heap of DLC content released for the first edition including characters: Lobo, Martian Manhunter, General Zod, Zatanna and err…Batgirl. Netherrealm introduced a shit-load of content after the game was released which was the exact same thing they did with the last Mortal Kombat game. And that led to Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition. It’s the same thing here.