Recent rumors have suggested that Rocksteady is working on an open-world Superman game. We take a deep dive into why, or why not, Rocksteady's Superman might work, & how they can learn from their own Batman: Arkham trilogy of games.
It needs rings, lots of them. Online race through rings.
Haha. Oh man, I still remember having some buddies over for a game night in high school. We went to Blockbuster... "Oh man, Superman!". Got home, "WTF is this?" Some of us laughed hysterically. Some just blank stared. My one friend Shane was determined to get all those damn rings. We left him there with the game.
@ Otter X Blame WB for meddling with game development
Back then I, early teenage age, I couldn't afford more than one game per 3-4 m months! I saw Superman 64 on the shelf and bought it without hesitation. I tried. I really tried to play it. What else could I do? Put another 500 hrs in Mario 64 amd B&K? I tried! It was the worst game I've ever played...How could you do this to me Nintendo at that young tender age? How could you approve that crap!!
LOL!! what a brutal game and love the Blockbuster reference...R.I.P video game rental fridays and buttery popcorn
The more the better, it should be a Nintendo exclusive too so it can be on a cart only lol...
God Damn it. Beat me to it :')
This comment is why I'm losing sleep tonight.
It's good for some saturday night with friends drunk game...Laughter, vomiting and over all fun for sure.
It almost seems impossible to make a quality Superman game
The 'man of steel' one on the og xbox is pretty good.
I think the biggest hurdle is justifying who the enemies are and how they're causing any damage. I get the boss fights, but what about everything else in between? You can't seriously make every goon tote kryptonite....perhaps lex will block out the 🌞 lol
It won't be. A team of 200 creative people and a 50 million dollar budget over 4 years and you don't think the talent at Rocksteady can make a successful Superman game? Watch what they do.
Rocksteady has proven themselves when it comes to Superhero games, apart from the recent blunder(delegating the latest Batman PC port to another company). So if they set out to do a Supes game I'm very confident they will make a great one. Provided of course WB stays the f*** out of their work.
I think, in order to make it successful based on the arkham series formula.. it would have to be similar traversal as arkham knight but with extra strength combat like spiderman (2018). The other issues though is not a lot of good villains like batman.. but nonetheless.. i loved the arkham games.. and spiderman looks amazing.. so if they're anything like those games.. i'm in.. here's to hoping..
Has there been even a quality Superman movie?
no drone tanks
just don't give us a Zack Snyder Superman Rocksteady. give us a hopeful and less aggressive supes
Agreed. That zack snyder one was pure garbage imo
The only engaging Superman? What else do we have but the other Superman who fight crime yet still constantly wear a smile - similar to The Joker?
The critics and loud minority online begs to differ
Film is subjective. I'm a writer (award winning), director, engineer and critic. And I likey the new Superman-y
What work of yours won awards if you don't mind me asking Señor.
You're an award winning writer and you thought Zack's Superman was engaging? Well, if an award winning writer says so, how can I disagree?
A critic at that. Because you know they always have the most solid opinions about media. There's no way the critic pool is filled with people who are oversaturated with entertainment products causing a general distaste in life. /s
I hope RS add some original Superman tunes but now all. I'd hope RS add some of their own style n musical interpretation of the original Superman tracks.
I hope it’s not superman, what a waste of an ultra talented studio.
Because they can't pull it off or because you want something completely new?
It’s a boring character. I think they have earned their own IP.
Ok, even though I like Superman I will upvote.
If you like Superman then that’s great news, it couldn’t be in better hands. Out of all of the superheroes superman is probably my least favorite. I don’t like his endless skill set, personality or villains.
Lol a bit harsh don't you think? xD Don't quote me on this but, I remember them saying in an Arkham city interview that they would love to make a Superman game. They even put all those Superman Easter eggs in the Arkham games. I doubt they'd do that for the lolz. Lex Luthor called Bruce Wayne in Arkham Knight for Christ's sake! To say it's a waste because you personally don't like the character is harsh xD I love Superman! He's a very deep and complex character when done right! I personally couldn't think of a better studio to take on a task like this.
It’s not harsh to me lol. I don’t like the superman so it would be a waste to me. I said if you like the superman it couldn’t be in better hands. I just hope it’s not that character. You don’t see why they would use Easter eggs for lols? That’s what Easter eggs are haha. I don’t know of any complex stories involving superman other than him being an evil dictator in injustice. That’s not his real character though.
A waste to you lmao selfishly harsh! xD My point was that they want to do it! So they should! Sure the Easter eggs COULD be for the lolz but why just Superman? Why not throw in WW or Flash Easter eggs to the same degree? :b As amazing as games for them would also be! Some great Superman stories areeee Superman for all seasons Superman: Red Son Kingdom Come Must there be a Superman? All-Star Superman For the man who has everything Superman: What happened to the man of tomorrow? All great stories that show he’s more than the simple op character everyone sees! Or the boyscout Donner popularized! And Rocksteady would take a cue from these for sure!
If you're going to have a Superman game the only way to make it great is to have an insanely big map (maybe even a full planet) if not it will probably just feel claustrophobic since Superman flying ability will be useless if you're flying in invisible walls every 45 seconds
The problem a Superman game runs into is the same problem Spiderman games run into. It's very hard to program for the two major modes of play. There's the Macro which is your highspeed navigation and large scale interactions and that alone is very tough to make feel "good", then once your feet are in the ground you essentially need to instantaneously change everything about movement speed, animations, physics and collisions to a far more Micro gameplay style. With spiderman it's a far more tangible feet because the gap between the macro and micro is far smaller than supermans, whereas spiderman fights some guys in an alley then swings to the streets above going about 10x speed, superman can fly out or orbit at like 1000x speed in a matter of seconds after stopping a simple purse snatcher in a small alley. It's essentially like programming for two games in one that have to share the same game level and switch between the two so seamlessly players can't notice a difference. It's an insane task
Hope there is crazy instructable environments when throwing a villain through the building or when he's flying above water u see the water effects like in dragon Ball z. Would make a Superman game look and feel cooler.
Should use Goyer's / Snyder's / Cavill's Superman as he is actually interesting. No sociopathic, 1950s, Republican fanboy nonsense.
They just need to copy the flying mechanics from Superman Returns and not the landing part. Ohhhh and no Animated Series Superman
I'm ecstatic they're doing it, it's been years since we've seen superman not suck the fun out of life in a game...
Lets just make sure that they don't include the Bat Mobile this time around......
To not exist? Superman is a terrible super hero...
I've thought that the 4-Superman-like-characters after the death of Superman period will be the perfect point of such a game. You can have: - characters with some form of Superman's power, but not all of it. -this would also explain why the character (player) need to gain more power (level up) - gamer can play as good (Steel, Superboy), bad (Cyborg) or anything in between (Eradicator).
How do you even do basic generic enemy mooks in a Superman game that can provide a challenge
2 words: Nemesis system (or similar system).
Just don't replace main characters with diversity agendas like what's being done with the new Spiderman game please. I already had to suffer Supergirl, I don't want to suffer black supertransition girl next.
The hell are you on?
umm peter parker in the main character, and unless you have never read a spiderman comic, Mary jane is a major part of Parkers life. if your talking about how Miles is in the game, Grow up, parker isnt the only spiderman. and in some cases Miles is better
I'd rather have a Flash game...but knowing that's not going to happen, I'll just stick with neon power in infamous and pretend.
I was determined to peruse all of the comments first before I suggested this same thing. I think Flash would make for better gameplay than Supes.
Have much different mechanics than that of batman...
to all the people that criticize superman for being over powered and that his being over powered will make the game boring, i say this...... it's a fantasy, they can write super villains powerful enough easily. what will make or break this game is a badly written story and or micro transactions.
Seems like a challenge because of Sups being so damn powerful. He can kill any human in so many ways that i question what would be a threat.. A legitimate threat beyond kryptonite technology.
existing first, then being awesome of course
It needs to not be Superman
I still don't get how a good Superman game can be made, what would the threat be ?, his way to OP, and if you bring certain types of suns into it where let's say the game takes place what's the point then you're just a regular ol joe That also doesn't take progression into account, if you're lvl 1 starting point is god tier, then again whats the point ?
Good point. I think that premise could work if you were the threat. Zod: the game aka Destruction as “Superman”.
Please do something about that horrid costume. Why does Superman need armor and that ridiculous metal thing wrapped around his head?
What RockSteady's Superman Game Needs To Do.. Not suck
Superman is not interesting though. Unless Doomsday is involved maybe. What is every boss has some kind of cyptonite weapon?
I'm not sure I can top that but I did rent Shaq-Fu from Blockbuster and Virtual Boy aka the eye grill.
Make it a semi linear story driven campaign like god of war.
As long as this is in no way shape or form like Superman 64.
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