Hardcore Gamer: Gamers love superheroes. Whether it’s DC, Marvel, Dark Horse or manga, the idea of being powerful and being able to challenge some freak-of-nature foe in a superhuman standoff has always had an epic and enthralling appeal. The superhero subgenre has led to countless films, TV shows and video game adaptations, but a recent trend for the field has definitely changed things for the gaming community. Superhero games are steadily becoming involved with the open-world genre of gaming. Batman, Superman and even fresh new original superhero series are expanding beyond level-to-level progression and breaking down the walls of game design. But why is that? Why are we expanding to a fully explorable city instead of simple mission-to-mission design? It’s simple, really; superheroes and open worlds, when combined, epitomize each other’s visions. Together, both sides are downright unstoppable.