5 Superhero Licenses That Deserve the Insomniac Treatment
If there’s anything that Insomniac’s recent hit based on the Spider-Man franchise proves, it’s that there’s plenty of potential for superhero games to be great with the right studio behind them. Whether they take the form of a hack and slash action game or a cooperative multiplayer title, most any superhero could make the jump from comics to games and receive an even wider audience as a result. Of the many different options out there though, these five are the most deserving of a proper video game adaptation.
While there are examples of good X-Men and Wolverine games out there – see the classic arcade game or the movie tie-in game X-Men Origins: Wolverine – there’s still never been a title which fully realized the potential of the fowl-mouthed, claw wielding mutant. Which is a shame, because there’s so much that can be utilized from the comics and films for an action title like no other. Not only could players rend their way through waves of enemies with different combos, attacks and finishers, but they could also use his different abilities to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles in a variety of ways. Does a massive wall stand between you and an objective? Climb it using your claws, and jump between surfaces for an extra element of exploration. Stalled by a wall of flames? Walk right through it, and then watch as Logan’s flesh regenerates at record speed.