THE BEST MARVEL CONSOLE GAME EVER FINALE: SPIDER-MAN: SHATTERED DIMENSIONS (XBOX 360)

Spider-Man enjoyed a comeback in the video game world thanks to efforts from developers Neversoft, Vicarious Visions and Treyarch, but it was around the time that Spider-Man 3 arrived in both theatres and on consoles as well as handhelds that things started to once again trend downward for the web-slinger. Spider-Man 3 was nowhere near as good as either Spider-Man…

THE BEST MARVEL CONSOLE GAME EVER PART 10: THE PUNISHER (2005) (XBOX)

I’ve stated in the past that one of the sure ways to make a great comic book game is to marry a particular license to a pre-existing game franchise that just simply fits: Batman Begins for example is simply Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell with a Batman skin; Batman: Arkham Asylum and Acclaim’s Shadow Man have a lot in common with Nintendo’s Metroid Franchise and THQ’s The Punisher, the…

THE BEST MARVEL CONSOLE GAME EVER PART 9: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (GAMECUBE)

Today, franchises like Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield take a lot of heat for having annual releases that water down the brand they represent, but two console generations ago, the term “annual franchise” didn’t carry such a negative connotation. Insomniac’s Ratchet and Clank series released one year after the other and got better as they went along, which was the…