DESIGN DOCUMENT: SUPERMAN

In 2009, developer Rocksteady Studios applied the Metroid template to Batman, giving rise to the brilliant Batman: Arkham Asylum and starting one of the single best comic book video game series of all time. At the beginning of Arkham Asylum, the player only has a limited number of the Dark Knight’s gadgets. As they progress…

SAME COMIC BOOK GAME DIFFERENT SYSTEM: TITLES THAT HAVE CROSSED GENERATIONS

When the public was given a first look at PlayStation 5 software during the summer, easily the game that would’ve caused people to find several hundred dollars for a new console was Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the next chapter in Sony and Insomniac Games’ new Spider-Man saga. Thankfully, Sony announced earlier this week that those who can’t…

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN RETURNS THE VIDEO GAME

Save a few mobile games like 2013’s Man of Steel, there hasn’t been a big-budget console Superman game since the 2006 tie-in game to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns. Freelance writer Matt Paprocki just had a story published on Polygon about the troubled development of the last Superman game and having read it, you’ll sadly understand why no one has gotten a…

RANKING THE NINTENDO 64 COMIC BOOK GAMES

If you’ve read my feature about the Nintendo 64’s library of comic books games, you’ll know that there wasn’t that many released from the time in launched in September of 1996 to the time its last game, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, arrived in 2002. Technically speaking, there were eleven video games with comic book properties released…

TWENTY YEARS LATER: NINTENDO 64 AND ITS LIBRARY OF COMIC BOOK VIDEO GAMES

September 26th, 1996. In limited release, Nintendo launched their first ever three-dimensional console that defined how games would be played in this bold new perspective, thanks to games like Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Rare’s Goldeneye 007, the latter of which showed developers how first-person shooters, a genre that exploded in the next console…