So far, Marvel studio did a pretty good job on transferring their comic books into movie titles. The original comic book fans might not like every one of them, but these comic based movies sure introduce to more non comic fan attention.The upcoming marvel movie will captain America Civil war, starring a crossover rivalry between Captain america (Chris Evans) and Iron man (Robert Downey Jr).
Marvel movies are so successful that they can do character crossovers, which is always a risky thing to do even in comic books, trying not to be Biased on one comic hero against the others. Comic licensed movies, or movie licensed video games have a long and awful history of failures. The very first movie licensed video game will be E.T for the Atari. A really dull game that barely have any concepts in it, all you can do is controlling E.T the alien walking around and a button to extend E.T’s neck, everything is just confusing and undeveloped.
Perhaps it’s because of the limitations of early software programming can’t provide anything amazing. Then comes the NES era, Batman the video game in 1989 based on the movie directed by Tim Burton, is a pretty good plat forming action game, with good level designs and hard, challenging boss battles.
After the fame of the first batman game, more games based on batman concept came out, but they were either crappy or totally bad designed. none of them were as epic as the first batman game. After about 30 to 40 years later, Rocksteady studios made their first debut by developing Batman Arkham Asylum in 2009. A risky concept made by an unknown development team, most of the people don’t give much hope on it. However, they should. Batman Arkham Asylum did not just earned a big salary, but also developed an influential fight mechanics – to be an one man army, Batman ( the player) can counter incoming attacks by pressing a button at the right timing, so while focusing on one enemy, batman can counter anyone who tries to strike him at the back, making combat much convienient and swiftly. Later on this mechanic applied to several other games like Middle earth: shadow of Mordor and Mad max the video game.
Rocksteady studios followed up the success developed 2 more Batman games : Arkham City and Arkham Knight. Arkham City featured an big area of city for players to travel around. Arkham knight did the same, but changed the location to Gotham City. This time players can drive batman’s batmobile. However, when each Arkham games gained positive responses on the console version, Batman Arkham knight had received negative responses from consumers for the PC version, because the PC version is totally unplayable and bad optimized from the console version. Few days later, those who purchased the PC version can refund, meanwhile the company canceled selling the PC version.
Batman is the most popular concept among the other superheroes. Arkham knight was pretty much the final chapter of the game series, meanwhile Christopher Nolan is not going to direct another batman movie. Will we see another good batman movie or video game? The upcoming movie Batman vs superman will be the latest, but in my opinion, that crossover doesn’t make sense at all. A mortal with gadgets vs a man of steel, who will most likely win? That’s a real dumb question with an absoulute answer. Batman will probably bring peace with superman besides defeating superman. Anyway, what’s so interesting about a man who can’t be beaten?