Being such a massive geek I love so many different characters, stories and franchises but out of everything I am passionate about its Star Wars that will always be my first love.
Ever since I saw the first Star Wars on tv at Christmas when I was 3 I have been madly obsessed about that galaxy far far away. At first it was because I loved the idea of lightsabers; the way that they move and sound called out to me but as I got older I began to appreciate everything else including the story, the music and even the costume and set design.
Tomorrow sees the latest release from Marvel studios; the eagerly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy. Rumoured to be in development since 2010, the film was officially confirmed as being in production in July 2012 and was being written and directed by James Gunn.
Whilst he hasn’t appeared in many games the scarlet speedster does have some titles under his belt. Most of them are fighting games as when you have a superhero game what else do you do but make them fight eh?
In nearly all of his appearances it’s been Barry Allen under the mask keeping true to his statement as the fastest man alive. So let’s dig into the games you have to play if you want to experience the speed force at your fingertips!
Possibly one of the best fighting games of the past few years: Injustice: God Among Us lets you take become your favourite hero or villain and kick seven bells out of each other. The Flash is well represented by being the fastest character in the game whose standing animation shows the speed force coursing through his body causing him to never be able to stand still. Whilst all of his attacks feature him dashing everywhere on the screen, it’s in his super move that his power really shines through: A punch with a run up that takes him right round the World!
After the huge success of Raven software’s X-Men Legends series, DC Comics and Snowblind Studios created their own co-operative team playing action game called Justice League Heroes. The game features most of the best known superheroes from the DC Universe like Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman as well as The Flash but it’s the spin off that was released on the Gameboy Advance that any Flash fan should check out. This platformer fills in the gaps to cover what the Flash (Wally West this time around) was up to whilst the other League members were on missions in the main game. It received positive reviews from fans and critics alike and is fun action game.
Finally we have Infinite Crisis which is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game which entered its open beta this March and takes its name from the 2005 – 2006 storyline written by now famous comics supremo Geoff Johns. If you don’t know what a MOBA game is then let me enlighten you, you control a character on one of two opposing teams where the goal is to destroy the opposite teams major structure. Once that is done your team wins and then basically rinses and repeat!
With the multiverse at risk heroes and villains battle it out to save their Worlds from the threat of destruction. Featuring many different character’s and various Worlds such as Arcane Earth, Atomic Earth and Nightmare Earth the game has a huge amount of choice and variations going for it.
Of course the game features different versions of the Justice League which includes Batman, Superman and our focus: The Flash. His moves are based totally around the speed force and he is great fun to play as, as well as giving you the advantage of speed to get through your enemies and reach the goal in the shortest time possible!
This year sees one of the greatest super heroes celebrate his 75th anniversary; the Dark Knight himself. So let’s delve into the past and explore some of the greatest stories from the DC archives to feature the Batman! Continue reading
Since he first graced our computer screens back in 1986’s isometric action game Batman, the Dark Knight has been in a huge amount of video games. So now that we have dug into some of the best Batman stories, let’s uncover the greatest Batman video games out there and why you should play them!
As a great TimeLord once said in his tenth incarnation” People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” And who are we to argue with a real time traveller eh?
Due to the popular sci-fi series re appearing on everyone’s radar in recent years I wanted to give a list of Star Trek games that I think are pretty fantastic and will help to get your Starfleet juices flowing!