Could Marvel use the Batman Arkham series of games as a template to build from to make their latest hit, Daredevil be their own game of the quality expected in Batman Arkham Knight? We have a look at the possibilities on My Games Lounge.
Hopefully they find a studio capable of making it and not associate with WB in any fashion , cant trust a rival.
It cant be purely because Batman is so good because of its open world. Daredevil wouldn't suit open world. He has no quick way of getting around and has no way near the following to demand a big budget to make a game like Batman Arkham Knight.
they made it work for catwoman in arkham city.. the whole "no quick way" of getting around.
You seem to forget daredevil can swing around cities ala spiderman... Open world might actually suit daredevil
He was doing free running before it was cool.
Not to mention the built in "detective " vision. That cane of his is like a grappling hook and escrema sticks. Most people have no idea who Daredevil is so it might be a tough sell. Even with the show (and fantastic Waid run in the comics) he's still on the B list. Personally, I feel like Spawn or Ghost Rider would be better options. Both have better villains and worlds....
If they made the free-running fun enough, like I thought it was in dying light, he wouldnt need any other form of quick travel.
While Daredevil doesn't have the following that Batman does, the Netflix series is doing good job at redeeming the the piece of crap that the movie was. Another good season and you might get a little demand for a game. As for getting around quickly and his fighting techniques: "Though he has no superhuman physical attributes beyond an enhanced sense of balance, Daredevil is a master of martial arts. Having been trained by Stick, Daredevil is a master hand-to-hand combatant. His typical moves are unique blends of the martial arts of ninjutsu, aiki jujutsu, jujitsu, kung fu, capoeira, judo, aikido, wrestling, and stick fighting combined with American-style boxing while making full use of his gymnastics capabilities. Daredevil's signature weapon is his specially-designed billy club, which he created. Disguised as a blind man's cane in civilian garb, it is a multi-purpose weapon and tool that contains thirty feet of aircraft control cable connected to a case-hardened steel grapnel. Internal mechanisms allow the cable to be neatly wound and unwound, while a powerful spring launches the grapnel. The handle can be straightened for use when throwing. The club can be split into two parts, one of which is a fighting baton, the other of which ends in a curved hook"
His staff at least in the comics let's him swing around like spiderman. It.define try could work.
Daredevil is inherently tied to Hell's Kitchen, its his Gotham & its every bit as important to the character as Gotham is to Batman so I don't really follow. He doesn't have the gadgets that Bats does but he doesn't really need them as he's a parkour master & he also has a form of grappling available with his bo staff. That's not even mentioning the fact that his radar sense would make a detective mode make even more sense w/in the game & its story. There are many parallels but a Daredevil game could potentially work every bit as well as the Arkham games w/ the right dev in place & after the Netflix series interest in Daredevil has obviously peaked so I'd say his following is just fine.
Not dark enough. Really enjoyed the series but same old formula of having a cheesy unfunny dipshit side kick
haha who is this side kick? I've read a fair bit of the series & its known for being massively dark up to Waid's run & he's never really had a sidekick. Meanwhile, not sure if the news has hit yet, but Batman has had a dip shit side kick almost as long as he's been around.
He might be talking about Foggy... I dunno... As for the not dark enough part... lol Google Frank Miller Daredevil and notice how DD did dark before the Dark Knight.
Marvel licenses all games to Activision and Activision doesn't own any studios even close to being as talented as Rocksteady soooooo Nope.
http://www.digitaltrends.co... That deal expired long ago. I imagine Disney might do something similar to what they did with the Star wars license.
1 year... isn't long ago when they've been doing that for 20 years.
Marvel recently hired a new guy to head up all video game development & he seemed keen to really come back to the console space with a boom. He specifically mentioned properties & ideas for them a while back but I've forgotten what they were. Seemed like he had the basic idea down, he said it was all about pairing the right characters w/ the most talented devs. Granted most people would say that in a new role but I'd have to assume that at some point Marvel will grow tired of all the money they are raking in in the mobile sector so hopefully they will give a true console title a shot sooner rather than later. Remember DC didn't have the greatest of track records in video games until Asylum came out of nowhere so it only takes one game to change the narrative of quality w/ Marvel's gaming division.
WB Interactive built up talent, and acquired talented studios. I mean even their license games have been solid (Telltales Wolf Among Us). The reality is Disney will always focus on their target market, youth. Which isn't a bad thing but it means you'll never see anything on par with Rocksteadys Arkham franchise. They'll continue shoving characters into Disney Infinity while watching the money grow. Nothing GOTY. It won't happen over night, but chances are it won't happen at all... While WB keeps releasing award winning games. WB Montreal will continue the Arkham franchise with Origins titles. Netherrealms will alter between Mortal Kombat and Injustice, Injustice 2 slated for a 2017 release. Rocksteady will move onto another franchise probably based off a DC property. Monolith will continue building Middle Earth and hopefully give a DC game a shot with their Nemesis system. The real question is, what third party publisher aside from EA(Taken on Star Wars) has the talent to make some solid Marvel games and are looking for a rich IP? Not a lot.
Shouldn't Moonknight be Marvel's Batman...? daredevil is a cool character but playing a whole game based on him...just doesn't sound appealing.
I don't see how anyone can disagree with gansta here with the Moon Knight mention. I DO disagree with his part about Daredevil not being an interesting character to use in a game though True, Daredevil IS marvel's "man without fear" the way Batman is DC's "man without fear" But Moon Knight's character was made specifically to be similar to Batman. The riches, fighting skills, and vast array of gadgets of Moon Knight was Marvel's way of creating a "Batman" of their own. But on topic, I'd love to see a Daredevil game. And for that person that says Daredevil can't get around, if you read the comics more, you'd know he gets around the same way Spider-Man does, with swinging. One of his billy clubs have a tether rope for that very purpose.
Daredevil just doesn't have the gadgets, weapons and gear that a lot of gamers come to expect when playing current video games. One of the reasons why Batman works so well is because throughout the game he gets more and more gadgets and upgrades that help him progress through the game, it makes perfect sense for that character and translates extremely well in video games. Daredevil in comics is a very great character, blind but not helpless, being a layer in Hell's Kitchen, huge personal issues, great supporting characters around him, all that makes for some awesome drama and great writing...but for a game? I just can't see the action aspect being anymore than the same throughout the game. He has plenty of enemies to fight like The Hand, Kingpin and Bullseye. But how could his abilities be translated into a game and not get boring quick? If they gave anything else to DD he would not be DD anymore and more Batman. I welcome any ideas though, maybe I'm missing something.
@gangsta_red Daredevil would work much like how Spider-man works in games. As I said before, the swinging aspect is almost the same. And as for things like sticking to the walls, Daredevil has been known to hang off ledges with his billy clubs, just not the way someone like Spider-man obviously would. And he doesn't need gadgets. You can play off of his radar sense plenty. And have you seen the way he uses those clubs? He's been known to throw them around like Captain America with this shield with them coming back to him and all. It's not that you're missing anything. It's that you're looking at Dardevil literally at face value rather than delving deeper into the character's actual history. The problem everyone here seems to have this thought that a Daredevil game HAS to be like a Batman game, which is far from the truth.
"Daredevil would work much like how Spider-man works in games." I would make Daredevil have more of a parkour type of movement for getting around the city instead of web like swinging. "It's that you're looking at Dardevil literally at face value rather than delving deeper into the character's actual history." I'm actually looking at him from a game developer point of view and how this character could work from a gameplay stance and how anyone could make him interesting enough for a player to want to spend 40+ hours playing that specific character. "The problem everyone here seems to have this thought that a Daredevil game HAS to be like a Batman game, which is far from the truth." You have a point here...maybe....maybe it could play out like sort of an action RPG like game. Where you have certain objectives day in, day out...in the day you have specific cases you take on and at night you investigate leads. DD would fight enemies in an action RPG environment sort of like Parasite Eve or FF: Type 0. And when you question enemies you can monitor their heart rate, breathing and everything else to see if their telling the truth. The next day maybe present your findings in court and depending on how far you got the night before determines the outcome of the court proceedings...????
But the whole game would be in 'detective mode'....
hahaha I see what you did there!
which is more than Daredevil can say...
Daredevil is not the right character to do this for. The show was fantastic and I really enjoyed it, but it wouldn't work. Punisher would be interesting though. Not totally the same, but it could work.
I want a good superman game.
4get bout it!!
It is unlikely but it could happen. Personally I'd rather see a return to Xmen Legends/Marvel:UA style games now and then as they strayed into Legoland for everything nowadays. With all the movie tie ins today (standalone films to team ups) you'd think it would happen by now but no such luck. A more serious open world game could be cool too but I miss my old brawler Action RPGs of years past (goes for D&D and EQ too--some of my favorite games back then). Daredevil imo is cool but not sure if he could carry a game all his own.
Totally has the potential to be.
Just make a Spiderman game as good as 2!
Spiderman 2 was an amazing game
and they haven't been able to replicate for some reason!
Sure just make sure to make it first person.
Well it would have to be good, so there's that first. Can't just whore out the license and let Activision allow some back alley studio to develop it.
If it's as good as the Netflix series, we have a winner.
I'm actually really surprised we haven't gotten a Daredevil game yet...
A Daredevil game could work well. I'd buy it for sure.
If anyone deserves a game its daredevil, 18 rating with a good strong story and punisher side stories, open world and no cutscenes. £$€
Based on the new show, which is excellent I might add, I can definitely see the potential. Using angles for his throwing sticks or things in the environment could be loads of fun. Using his heightened senses to hear around corners and avoid bullets. Seems like if it was done right it could work.
Wow, thanks for the great feedback guys! Nice to see a split of opinion on this one. I have to agree with the people who mention Activision here, I made a point of saying about getting the right developer in the article and not sure they have one with that level of expertise. Saying that though Daredevil in himself can get around an open world for me, like mentioned above a mixture of Dying Light Parkur and Catwoman style rope would work. Series is dark enough and has enough depth imo but, again, it would have to be quality to be worth doing. Thanks for the comments :)
Daredevil is one of the worst super heros, along with the Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Incredible Hulk, The Flash, The Fantastic Four and a whole host of other super hero creations. If someone could actually do a descent job of making a gritty Spiderman game, something along the lines of Batman, then I think we'd have a winner.
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