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GV10: [Results] Best Comic Book Video Game: Check Page 2!

DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
edited March 2015 in Graphic Violence
Our next category is Best Comic Book Video Game!

This category is for your favorite comic book video game of the past 10 years! Essentially, if a video game came out between April of '05 and today, it's eligible, so nominate your favorite!

Rules

1) Nominate as many games as you want! There's no limit
2) If you see one of your favorites has already been nominated, feel free to second or third or fourth that nomination!
3) Please talk about why you think your favorite games deserve to be in this poll. Simply posting a the name of a game won't disqualify your nomination, but...
4) ...this thread is also for you to state your case for your favorite games! I won't be making a seperate voting thread, so here's where you make your case
5) And above all: keep it civil. This is supposed to be fun. I don't want to see people slagging on each other or their choices, try and keep it positive, alright?


Alright, and nominations are open...NOW

Put your nominations in BOLD TEXT. You don't need to all caps them, though

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    city of heroes with its expansion

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Arkham City
    Arkham Asylum

    As much as I hate hate hate it sometimes ( most of the time) Marvel Avengers Alliance
    Would Telltale's Walking Dead game count as a comic book video game?
    Hulk Ultimate Destruction
    Ultimate Spider-man from Ps2 era
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I could take the easy way out and nominate both, but I'm gonna go with Batman: Arkham City. For the most part it takes the formula of Arkham Asylum and builds on it, and it has (so far) the best Boss Fight in the franchise. You could reasonably argue that maybe it doesn't have the same atmosphere as Asylum, but I think the Gameplay compensates for that.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

    Car Fists

    Bus Surfboard

    Hulk Stealth Mission

    It's also a really well made, fun open world game that captures the spirit of Hulk perfectly but

    Yo

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Seconding City of Heroes, on the basis that the vast majority of that game's content came out after 2005. Its closing is still the saddest I've ever been over a video game shutting down. Exploring that city with the travel powers you got is one of my favorite memories, and its character creator is still the most fun I've ever had playing with a video game character creator. It was fantastic, and it was still improving right up until its sudden shutdown. RIP, old friend.

    Seconding Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, because I can't nominate the best version of those games, X-Men Legends 2. It still had Colossus, though, and a bunch of really fun cutscenes in between wrecking shit with your buddies.

    Seconding Ultimate Spider-Man because swinging around New York and running into the Baxter Building is still one of the most pleasant surprises I've ever had in a video game. I wasn't expecting to run into other elements of the Marvel Universe, and I'm glad they were there.

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Is City of Heroes allowed? If not, City of Villains fits within the timeframe and, in my opinion, was better, anyway.

    Edit: I should refresh before posting.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I'm not going to nominate either Arkham game, I don't think, but the structure of Arkham Asylum was better than the structure in Arkham City, in that it felt better to explore the Asylum, and the game was paced very well, while City was kind of gross to look at (too much green) and it was more of a chore to explore. The Mr. Freeze fight in Arkham City is the platonic ideal of a Batman boss battle, though. Very hard to top that.

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    HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Hulk Ultimate Destruction. This game is just pure fun. It was so good it caused future, non superhero games to take heavy inspiration from it.

    Arkham Asylum. You are Batman. You strike fear into your opponents by sneaking around in the dark and brutally taking them down. The Scarecrow levels are fucking awesome. Nuff said.

    Arkham City. Pretty much the same as the above, only this time you can also play as Catwoman.

    Lego Batman 2. Lego: good. Batman: good. Playing other superheroes: good. Fighting a giant Joker robot: awesome!

    Ultimate Spider-man. A good game based based on a great comic series? Hell yeah! Plus you get to play as Venom and beat the shit out of Wolverine!

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Have there been enough decent Comic Video games in the last decade to get a top 20? Comic Book games have long had a high % of being terrible, is why the few gems stick out so much.

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    Champions Online was kind of a let down after the glory of CoH, but I still enjoyed it. The character creator alone is enough to get my vote.

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    HeatwaveHeatwave Come, now, and walk the path of explosions with me!Registered User regular
    Shit. I forgot to also say Telltale's The Walking Dead.

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    People seem to be pretty down on it, but I enjoyed The Walking Dead Season 2 almost as much as the first one.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Have there been enough decent Comic Video games in the last decade to get a top 20? Comic Book games have long had a high % of being terrible, is why the few gems stick out so much.

    If we don't get a huge number, I'll drop the number of votes per ballot, probably. Let's see what happens, though.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I'm going to nominate Scott Pilgrim vs. the World because that game was a ton of fun, and it was also a ton of fun in co-op before our second playstation controller mysteriously disappeared. I still have no idea where it went. ANYWAYS. Yeah, I had a blast with that game.

    I'll also nominate Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, primarily because I fucking love watching fighting game tournaments and those games are insane to watch. I'm fuckawful at it, but the comebacks pros can come up with are insane in a really entertaining way.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Nominating X-Men Origins: Wolverine for being a really fun character action game (a genre Wolverine was born to be in) full of fan service with insanely cool healing factor visuals as well as one of the few movie tie in games to be significantly better than its source material.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Lego Marvel Superheroes: was a fun romp through Marvel insanity, and a neat open world game to boot. (You could fly down from the helicarrier to Manhatten in real time, without a single load screen.

    Deadpool: This won't win, and I know people find the Daniel Way-esque version of Deadpool annoying, and this game is certainly a little TOO self aware and juvenile, but it had enough funny bits to justify the $10 I paid for it. :)

    I mean.
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    Marvel Heroes: This wasn't a terrible Diablo clone. Though I wish I could have just bought a version that had all the characters rather than having to grab them separately as a F2P game. They've added a TON of fan favorite characters and loads of new content since launch. If you like Diablo loot games and Marvel, I'd recommend checking this out. It's free, after all!

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    manjimanji Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Nominating X-Men Origins: Wolverine for being a really fun character action game (a genre Wolverine was born to be in) full of fan service with insanely cool healing factor visuals as well as one of the few movie tie in games to be significantly better than its source material.

    X2: wolverines revenge is 2 years too early unfortunately. it gives you smell o vision which is a really nice precursor to detective vision, a whole heap of stealth kills, plus you can play as patch or in the brown and tan (best outfit!)

    i can't in good conscience vote for uMvC3 as i bought the standard game in good faith, then they re-released with iron fist and ghost rider with no options to get them as DLC for the original game, which is just a massive fuck you.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Oh man, how much fun would an open world skyrim style but in space, Saga game be?

    Now I'm sad this doesn't exist for me to play right now

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is the greatest game of all time
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    And if you disagree you are stupid and wrong. For those of you who haven't played it, it's like a version of Crackdown that doesn't suck nuts. Things you can do in this game
    *Smash a car in half and put half a car on each fist for car-knuckle-dusters
    *Jump a jillion feet in the air, grab a helicopter and kick it into another helicopter
    *Headbutt buildings until they explode
    *Pull the ball and chain off a demolition truck and fuck stuff up with it
    *Pull missiles out of someone else's missile launcher and then throw them at stuff in a direct contravention of the rules of safe missile launcher use
    *Throw a bus like a boomerang (read that again. It comes back too)
    *Pin hulk sized robots to buildings with lampposts and then thoroughly rough them up
    *Run up a building and then, upon reaching the top, elbow drop thirty stories onto a huge mech's head
    * Grab previously mentioned hulk sized robot, run up to top of previously mentioned building and power bomb it thirty stories off said building while it asks you not to
    *Grab a tank by the barrel and throw it into another tank
    *Delicately flick civilians off buildings
    *Use a bus as a skateboard before elegantly kicking it at a guy just because
    *Just generally fuck stuff up a lot with fighting

    I submit to you that, within its given objectives, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is the most flawless piece of art ever created by mankind or the larger species of bear. Discuss how right I am and how much you wish you were like me.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2015
    that's a pretty strong recommendation

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    manjimanji Registered User regular
    brb, getting gamecube out of the attic

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Can I do a general nomination for the Marvel tables of Pinball FX2 or would folks want me to narrow it down a bit to say, the Deadpool or Spider-Man tables?

    Also Freedom Force vs the Third Reich qualifies and that series is just pure comic book happiness.

    Spider-man 2 for the PS2 seems to just make the cut-off and that's a great game. I put in many hours on that one.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Nominating X-Men Origins: Wolverine for being a really fun character action game (a genre Wolverine was born to be in) full of fan service with insanely cool healing factor visuals as well as one of the few movie tie in games to be significantly better than its source material.

    I fucking loved this game. I really want another one

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    The Wolf Among Us is, if not a perfect videogame, impressive in how well it manages to neatly fit into the history of a long running comic book which already has an awful lot of history. Plus it's gorgeous, and actually does a good job with looking like a comic book, a visual styling that a lot of games (and movies, and TV shows) have failed at. And if you ask me, it's a lot better written than Fables itself.

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    Devlin_DragonusDevlin_Dragonus Gorgeous Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2015
    I want to second City of Villains - it introduced playing as a villain, and the ability to switch from hero to villain and vice versa plus parallel universes is pretty awesome to experience.

    To increase the list of games, i would like to nominate: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - any game that lets me play as Captain Marvel and SHAZAM people into oblivion is A+ in my book.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    Seconding or Thirding Scott Pilgrim vs The World as best game of the last ten years.

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    • Took everything from River City Ransom and made it better.
    • Hired fan-favorite pixel artist Paul Robertson
    • Features 4-player co-op
    • Mini-games.
    • Heavily affected by the comic's creator
    • Has a killer soundtrack

    It's only flaw was distribution as a console-based download only game, which means that as of end-of-year 2014, it's been unavailable.

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    Chomp-ChompChomp-Chomp Shonen Princess Registered User regular
    Seconding Marvel Heroes, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

    Marvel Heroes is really amazing for many reasons. First, it has excellent voice acting and characterization for a huge roster of heroes. David Hayter as the Winter Soldier? Tara Strong as Squirrel Girl? Whoever the heck was the voice of the 90s Spider-man as an alternate voice/costume for Spider-man? Jeez. It's an act of love.

    Second, although it could be said to have had a rocky start, it won the award for Best MMO of 2014 and Most Improved MMO of 2014 from various sites and magazines.

    Third, it has a metric butt-ton of characters and simply won't stop releasing them. They tend to pattern their patches around the release of MCU movies so when The Winter Soldier came out Captain America got a rework. Thor was reworked for his recent release too. Star Lord was released when Guardians dropped - etc, etc.

    It's just a solid game with good studio support and you get to punch mans as pretty much any hero in the Marvel universe.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Oh man.Scott Pilgrim Versus the World was so fantastic. I can't believe I forgot about it.

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    M-TeeM-Tee Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    Also, nominating Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, features the best youth-oriented Marvel character designs to-date.

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    The earlier attempt of Super Hero Squad (despite how much I liked it) failed in this aspect by having horribly generic designs that looked like they came out of the Homiez line of gumball machine toys. I actually can't remember if I voted for SHS for Best Show or not. I nominated, but I might have seen others on the list that beat it out.

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    ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    2nd for Marvel Heroes. As you can probably see from my sig. I spend a ridiculous amount of time playing this game.

    It is a Diablo style game made by Dave Brevik who basically was the father of the Diablo series. (And is a Ceo of the company now and still regularly does twitch streams with his wife of them playing the game.). It's obvious that the team is full of fans that respect the comics too, as you get everything from avengers movie costumes for characters to Hawkguy sweatshirt and pants to alternate versions like Kate bishop, lady Loki, or Sam Alexander Nova complete with alternate voice recordings to fit the characters. They've even gotten actors who played Spider-Man on precious animated series to voice his costumes along with Clark Gregg and of course Stan Lee himself.

    Gameplay wise you are looking at a massively multiplayer Diablo style game where each playable hero is their own class. Which as of this weeks release of She hulk will put the game at 46 heroes, all who play very differently. They are constantly adding new content from one shot story missions to raids (Surter first and soon Axis with Red Onslaught, and an Ultron one). Even more story content is coming with a Secret Invasion based storyline and the coming of Thanos being teased.

    All in all its a blast of a game and considering we've got close to 100 people in guild on the forums that play regularly it's pretty popular too. (Plug: lemme know if you want an invite)

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    I'm going to be a unique and special snowflake and recommend Sam & Max: Season One, aka Sam & Max Save the World. (If you want, you can consider this a nomination for the whole series, or just season 1, or just the first episode in season 1. Just want to get the name in there, basically.)

    I'm not really a huge adventure game guy, but boy, I loved the Sam & Max games. They did a tremendous job with the humor, they had great characterization, and were short enough that Adult Delduwath could actually fit them into his stupid dumb schedule.

    Also the Soda Poppers theme song is still stuck in my head.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Seconding The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead Season 1. Not Season 2. Season 2 is not nearly as good. On the same vein, Arkham Asylum but not Arkham City.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    I see Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction has been well covered, good, good.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    I uhh.....
    I don't even.

    I will legitimately nominate Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, because even though it was a lot shorter and less-in-depth than its predecessor, it was a mountain of fun, I liked the combat more, and I enjoyed how it blended together the modern avengers stories instead of the sort of weird greatest hits generic story the first game did.

    I will nominate Injustice and Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe because I liked them.

    and I will nominate Justice League Heroes, because at least it tried, sort of.

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    Probably going to vote for Walking Dead Season 1 as my number 1, as it is the best Walking Dead thing (better than the comics and tv show in my opinion anyways)

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Can I do a general nomination for the Marvel tables of Pinball FX2 or would folks want me to narrow it down a bit to say, the Deadpool or Spider-Man tables?

    Also Freedom Force vs the Third Reich qualifies and that series is just pure comic book happiness.

    Spider-man 2 for the PS2 seems to just make the cut-off and that's a great game. I put in many hours on that one.

    If we have to pick specific tables for FX2 , I'll nominate Infinity Gauntlet and World War Hulk

    Once you get 1-2 gems into the gauntlet, it gets so ridiculous, board flips over, balls become magnetic, balls teleport, it's crazysauce

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    MidniteMidnite Registered User regular
    I'll nominate Spider-Man: Web of Shadows for the DS. A 2.5D Metroidvania staring Spidey, it was way more fun than the portable tie-in to a pretty crappy console game had any right to be. It was a bit short, but I still loved every second of it.

    I'll also throw my hat in for Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    That reminds me. Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions was the first good Spider-Man game in years. It was the one with the four different realities, each one starring a Spidey that played slightly different (or quite different in the case of Noir).

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    McFodderMcFodder Registered User regular
    Seconding Lego Marvel Super Heroes - I asked my niece and nephew what they wanted to do for christmas (I wanted to do something with them rather than buy them something since they were moving away soon afterwards) and they told me they'd like to chill out and play games - specifically the one they'd played at the shop we'd been at the day before. Happily, this was Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

    The first time they came back to visit, a few months later, they were so happy that I had unlocked every character, just so they could play with them. Yep, that was totally the reason.

    Great fun, less glitchy than earlier Lego games I'd played, and with some great humour throughout.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Can we get a call on if Marvel Pinball FX is ok or if we have to name certain tables?

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