Insomniac’s Wolverine Needs a Mature Rating to Succeed

Wolverine is one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes, associated with some of the best stories written by the company either in his own solo comics or in his role as an X-Man. A grizzled badass in comics known for taking no gruff from anyone and yet capable of being the responsible person and doing the right thing. With Insomniac’s success in adapting Spider-Man to video games, there is understandably a lot of excitement around their upcoming adaptation of one of Comic’s favorite Canadian heroes.

However, one thing that bears mentioning is that a Wolverine solo game is going to have, necessarily, a much darker toner than Peter Parker’s adventures in New York. If you want a dark Wolverine game, then an M rating is going to be a necessary component of that, or at least the maturity and grittiness to warrant that rating.

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jznrpg192d ago

To succeed ? I don’t know but I think it will be M

Obscure_Observer192d ago

Insomniac pretty much confirmed that Wolverine will feature a more mature tone.

Which means we can at least expect more mature-oriented narrative/content, sensitive themes and blood. Not sure about sex/nudity and/or a more gruesome approach. Even less sure if it´s really necessary.

Amplitude192d ago (Edited 192d ago )

Insomniac could make a Wolverine game rated E for Everyone if they wanted to and it would still be amazing. This'll be M though

Aloymetal192d ago

Our beloved gaming media ''journos'' never disappoint....These people are literally running out of fresh ideas to stealth troll all 1st party Sony games. Now it needs some rating to ''succeed'' LMAO!

CrimsonWing69192d ago

What? I can’t believe some of the mental capacity of game journalists these days…

lio_convoy192d ago

It must have this in order to succeed!!!!!! I hate these articles. It's just a scared fanBOI snowflake afraid his/her/their personal vision of a character won't be the same as in game. Got news for ya, the game will be what it will be and it'll be the devs vision and not yours.

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Marvel's Wolverine Should Treat Deadpool Like One Classic Yakuza Character

Deadpool could play a vital role in the upcoming Marvel's Wolverine title by taking up the legacy of an entertaining Yakuza character.

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anast77d ago

I hope not. Keep it dark and grim. Just seeing Deadpool in that thumbnail makes it look like Fortnite.

Christopher77d ago

I think we can live without Deadpool. If he shows up he either steals the show or isn't present enough. He's too popular for being a main character now that he doesn't work as well as a side character in a heavily story driven game like Insomniac Marvel games. I also don't think any of us want to deal with the onslaught of "Why Insomniac MUST make a Deadpool game next" articles.

jznrpg77d ago (Edited 77d ago )

I am guessing he isn’t in the game.

They are going for a more mature darker tone from the trailer shown.

Deadpool doesn’t fit that at all.

I think I saw the first movie once but I’d rather they keep Deadpool in his own games

SimpleSlave77d ago (Edited 77d ago )

Absolutely. This is not about maturity but about writing and presentation. Yakuza is quite literally a story about the Japanese Mafia and it takes itself EXTREMELY seriously in that aspect. Then it flips it around and goes all silly goose on us. You know actual real life is.

The whole "tHiS iS mAtUrE" argument shows how plenty of people here have a lot of growing up to do. Too much Edge Lording and not enough Perspective, Nuance and Reality.

But then again, this will be a game about a guy that has healing factor, is like 200 years old, has indestructible metal over his bones and grows claws our of his hands. And he also hangs out with actual demi-gods and literal gods that are able to alter reality itself. So I guess I stand corrected. Deadpool might actually not work at all.

Oh, well. Maybe next time.

P_Bomb77d ago

Looking forward to it. Just ordered X-men Origins Wolverine to scratch some of that itch in the meantime.

Ninver77d ago

Underrated gem that game is

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Insomniac's Spider-Man And Wolverine Should Start Gaming's Own MCU

Starting gaming's Own MCU with Marvel's Spider-Man and Wolverine is a logical move Sony should make to boost sales amidst high competition.

Vengeance1138114d ago

God NO! The MCU is beyond awful now, or as it is now the "M-SHE-U", not everything needs to be part of some interconnected universe. Also this would greatly hinder creative freedom as making huge narrative changes would need to make sense for other games that are connected.

Terry_B114d ago

The MCU's big problem is..that more or less all Marvel movies and series are a part of it. Which makes something like a bloody Blade movie or a truly mature Punisher movie or series impossible.

Vengeance1138114d ago

Any Punisher movie is actually impossible now since his iconic logo was used by terrorists, now he's a ninja with swords with a completely different logo.

SinisterMister113d ago

Well, the same MCU that you bash now with no regret gave us the likes of the Avengers movies, and damn, wasn't that something of a series. The recent Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was amazing top-to-bottom as well. Sure, and I agree with you on that part, that Marvel hasn't been at its level best lately, but a cross-over like this in gaming isn't such a bad idea.

Noskypeno113d ago

It was great for a few years, but I shouldn't have to watch a 12 part tv series to understand a new character that appears in a new movie.

Popsicle113d ago (Edited 113d ago )

Edited/deleted this post because it was dumb.

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Bobertt113d ago

MCU died with Endgame. There were some flutters of life with No Way Home and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 but they weren't enough to make up for the entire MCU. At best we get some good Spiderman movies in the future but the MCU is dead.