Superhero video games, especially DC’s, have existed for a long time and are even nearly 40 years old since the Atari 2600’s Superman was released in 1979. Although some In recent years, DC games have not been released as regularly as before, but their superhero game versions are still highly rated in terms of quality. However, somewhere there are still many projects that are almost ignored and forgotten for just one very basic reason. That’s making a game about superheroes but creating superheroes that are too weak compared to the rules.
The Injustice Series
One of the core dilemmas of any fighting game is keeping its characters balanced in terms of strength. For famous games like Mortal Kombat 1 or Street Fighter, this is not too difficult when developers can easily create many character classes according to their creativity. But with The Injustice Series, the story is completely different.
Simply because the main characters are existing superheroes with magic and skills taken originally from comics and movies. Therefore, developers are forced to try to balance. Then, things became unexpectedly worse when Batman was at times even stronger than Superman.
Essentially, Gotham Knights is built on a gear system and this means that its four central characters start off a bit weak. This is also a way for developers to encourage players to find new equipment and abilities to upgrade their characters on their journey.
But sometimes gamers don’t like that. The most typical case may be Red Hood, when this guy is completely weak. The bullets in Red Hood’s pistol do almost no damage, at least until this superhero is upgraded.
DC Lego Games
With the primary need to create fun and interesting entertainment situations for children, DC LEGO Games has intentionally nerfed the majority of its superhero and villain lineup.
Even to maximize simplicity, the publisher also shortened the character’s moves into basic physical attacks, punches and kicks instead of complex skills like in the original. Luckily, Superman can still shoot laser beams from his eyes. But that was more than enough for DC LEGO Games to receive countless criticism.