Tag Archives: Good Games

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…

Blood Bowl, Sweat and Tears

‘Hate is such strong word’, is a phrase people with small imaginations like to parrot.  Personally, I find that the words ‘kneecapping’ and ‘fuckcake’ far exceed ‘hate’ on the vocabulary strength-o-meter and I just had to use both while phoning to reserve a library book.  Besides, hate should be recognised as the important emotion it is, especially in the context of computer games.  As I’ve recently discovered the games that really stay with you, that really affect you, are the ones that make you think they bloody hate you.  There’s one particular title that has helped me reach this conclusion;…