Over the years, video games licensed from other mediums have slowly slid into a sort of batting slump where anything licensed from something -- like comics, for example -- is immediately assumed to be terrible. At least, that was the prevalent attitude until games like Batman: Arkham Asylum
came back on the market and destroyed those expectations.
It’s not like said expectations didn’t have a foundation in truth. Superman 64
is often mentioned in the same breath as “worst game ever,” among other more unfriendly phrases. So, considering that the sequel to the best Batman
game ever made is coming, it’s time to take a look at licensed games that, unlikely as it might seem, were and -- still are -- awesome.