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Superhero Games – Some Ideas

Recently I’ve been thinking about Batman: Arkham Asylum. Rocksteady’s stealthy facepuncher sim was last year’s dark horse game, it came from nowhere and ended up in most people’s best of lists, it really got the appeal of Batman and translated it perfectly into game form. With a sequel due out next year, I’ve been wondering, why are there so good games about superhero comics? So, following in the path of Arkham Asylum, I’ve tried to set out some ideas for how to construct interesting games that reflect the ideas behind heroes uniquely. I’ve deliberately chosen the heroes I think I…

Game of the Year 2009 – Tom Hatfield

Are you noticing a pattern yet? This week all of us at Gaming Daily are putting together our games of the year lists, which makes us several times listier than those websites who put out one big list. Collaboration is for the weak. So here’s my top three, I’ve played most of this year’s big releases with indie darling Braid and mainstream behemoth Modern Warfare 2 the most major releases to pass me by. I’ve also excluded the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum from the running as, terrific game though it is, I ended up treacherously playing it on console, rather…