I’ve really only played two Superman games: The Death and Return of Superman and Superman Returns. They were the only ones that were on the consoles I had. They were… less than stellar. I know Superman Returns was. I remember renting that game and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance one weekend. I started out playing M: UA for a while and then played SR for a while. I got to the third level of that game and I was done with it. I went back to playing the M: UA which was definitely the better of the two games. It’s not that SR was crap through and through. It was just boring. I’ve seen other comments online and they more or less say the same thing.
So, what can make a good Superman game? I heard some ideas running around a few months ago and it really got me thinking about it. I’ve heard that Superman can’t work in a game because he’s so powerful. To me, that’s a pretty lazy comment. I do believe that one could do a pretty decent Superman game if they really know their stuff and understand the character. So, here are some ideas that could work.
1. Literally Start at the beginning with Superman
2. Have a good story
3. Involve Clark Kent
4. Good Villains and Bosses
There may be more ideas, but here’s what I can think of. As I said before, I don’t think it’s hard to make a good Superman game. If Rocksteady can make two awesome Batman games, I think the same could be done for Superman. Someone just has to use the right elements to do it. If there are any current developers out there, make it happen! At least I have Injustice where I get to knock folk into the atmosphere.