We’re not saying that the video game world could do with a makeover because there every year we get introduced to another groundbreaking game. Just to name a few, we have seen GTA V, Far Cry 3, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 4, all of which have blown players away. But if there is one thing that links of all of these big titles it is the big numbers that follow the title, so much so that many of the latest releases are ignoring numbers and just giving them names, almost as if they recognize the ridiculousness. It is why you would be forgiven for feeling a little bit bored of gaming, or fatigued by the same-old.
The question is, where can games get inspiration to keep pushing the boundaries without continuing down this path of nepotism? The answer: comic books.
Comic books are perfect for the simple fact they can offer what every purist wants in a great game; the atmosphere, setting, and story. It has been proved time and time again that even those that are familiar with the original material can get into the games on another level because of that heritage.
Read on to see our list of comic books that absolutely deserve to be given a video game:
- Booster Gold
How – just how – has nobody taken the obvious leap and made turned Booster Gold into a video game. Unless you are a real nerd, then you probably haven’t heard of Booster, but that is part of his charm. He is the greatest superhero you have never heard of, a time-traveler that goes by the moniker Michael Jon Carter. That’s right, a time-traveler. Not just that but one who dons a super suit and has an unprecedented desire for fame and money. The fact he is a time-traveler (have we mentioned that already?) is the key to all this because that is what could set this game apart. Do with that what you want, game developers.
Have you heard of the film Kick Ass, the one with Nicky Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz? Well, even though that film was based on its own comic book, we still feel like the idea was stolen from Kite, which is about the daughter of a murdered ex-cop, who tracks down her father’s killers with the help of his ex-partner. Sound familiar? For you to really get hooked by this badass story, there is anime online that you can watch for free, including Kite. But, to break it down for you a little further, Sawa is a school girl, an orphan and an assassin, and she is under the control of a corrupt policeman. This is the story of how she rises up from under that shadow. This story failed on the movie front (they went with Samuel L. Jackson), but it is destined for gaming gold.
- Judge Dredd
Okay, so this comic story by 2000AD has been done a couple of times before, but not for a long time and not to a good enough standard, and that boggles our brains. Not only should it be easy to get right, it has all the ingredients to be a seriously epic and high-octane offering. It is about a badass cop that exists in a dystopian society where there are a ton of mutants and a dreadfully unfair legal system. It could be done in a style similar to Gears Of War and, so long as they give a glimpse of the Dirty Harry-ness of the character (by which we mean the fact he is not exactly a good guy) the makers will be onto a winner. Please, please can someone make this into a game.