Marvel Game Plans

Marvel forms videogame group on GameSpot has word that the comic book publisher has created a new internal position for game development management as they look to translate more of their franchises to the world of computer and video games. They also provide an outline of planned and newly revealed Marvel games: "Upcoming Marvel-based videogames include Spider-Man 2, The Punisher, and previously unannounced titles such as Fantastic Four (Activision - 2005), Iron Man (Activision - 2005), The Hulk 2 (VU Games - 2005), and Marvel Universe (VU Games - TBA)." Excelsior!
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Re: Well..
Jan 15, 2004, 19:49
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Re: Well.. Jan 15, 2004, 19:49
Jan 15, 2004, 19:49
 
T.H.E., you're so right. Chris Claremont *was* the X-men, especially Wolverine, and was also the object of their downfall for smarter fans, ie the mushroom like sprouting of series left, right and centre. But only because he made them so popular, not because he did anything wrong. Until CC X-men was just something to bounce the F4 off. Ish.

Ultimately any writer can only publish what he's paid for. So editorially, as Hitler would say, "Blame the Jews." You can blame them for rescuing Marvel, saving everybody's jobs and lately getting those movie deals. Respect Is Due.

(If Germans or Jews are offended with me paying respect to the Jewish community, while mentioning Hitler, then I'll offer up a guarded apology. I'm Irish and have no problem mentioning Cromwell in Irish or English company. If you don't get that then you have no right to complain. Okies?)

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Well..
Jan 15, 2004, 18:21
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Well.. Jan 15, 2004, 18:21
Jan 15, 2004, 18:21
 
what started the "second coming" for XMen was Chris Claremont and Jim Lee (hell think that's his name he went off and started Image Comics).

I pretty much think Chris Claremont was the saving grace of the Xmen until he left then everything just went to crap.

my .2 cents

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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 18:08
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Re: Honestly.... Jan 15, 2004, 18:08
Jan 15, 2004, 18:08
 
Wow. First time I've agreed with 3 posters in a row. Yeah, Bronco, I left about the same time you did, just before the mutant book explosion. Nin, you are so right about how the plots just got so weird and tedious ( I've re-read the last 15 years through bargin bin copies). ZigZang, I was a fan too, til about the period you mention. I'll never forget how surprised I was that the X-men's popularity grew after John Byrne left. I was SO sure that sales on that title were going to tank.

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Yep..
Jan 15, 2004, 18:07
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Yep.. Jan 15, 2004, 18:07
Jan 15, 2004, 18:07
 
Pretty much why i sold all my Marvel Stock and reinvested it someplace else.

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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 15:27
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Re: Honestly.... Jan 15, 2004, 15:27
Jan 15, 2004, 15:27
 
I was a big Xmen fan till around issue #150 or so. I still have every issue from the introduction of the new xmen till them. I picked up a copy of a recent Xmen (not sure which arc it was) and I was not only stunned at the brevity of the book (read: pamphlet) but at $1.75 a pop, it could be a very expensive habit. I remember when annuals were $.75. I never got into the alternate realities storylines, but from what I've seen/heard it did sound kinda cool.
ZigZang
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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 15:14
nin
 
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Jan 15, 2004, 15:14
 nin
 
I can understand wanting to protect your property. Esp. if they plan on coming out with their own game.

I can, too. If they had a game out at the same time as FF, or right around the corner, I could understand it (I wouldn't like it, but I'd understand it). But they didn't...

I stopped reading the x books years ago...how many times can we kill someone and bring them back (I hear they've killed Jean Grey AGAIN.)? How many crossovers can we have? How many stories can we do about an alternate future?


Marvel is kinda like Trek. They need to take about 5-10 years off and get some fresh ideas...

http://www.thecrystalmethod.com/
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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 14:21
Bronco
 
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Jan 15, 2004, 14:21
 Bronco
 
Check out post 4...people had created a large number of Marvel characters for FF, only to have Marvel shut them down...

F^&* em ...

I can understand wanting to protect your property. Esp. if they plan on coming out with their own game. Then of course the producer/designers of FF can sue them for stealing their idea.

My big beef with Marvel is how they started all of those cross series plots and the explosion of 'X' books. No way I could keep up with that so I bailed out. I wonder how many other people did that.

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Re: Marvel
Jan 15, 2004, 14:02
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Jan 15, 2004, 14:02
 
ABOUT BLOODY TIME!!!

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Marvel
Jan 15, 2004, 13:33
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Marvel Jan 15, 2004, 13:33
Jan 15, 2004, 13:33
 
I've been around for awhile, and although I'm not into comic books anymore, F4 and Iron Man have always been my favorite superheroes. If either of the games are decent, they're a lock for me.

Btw, I agree, Freedom Force would have been the perfect game for Marvel. The only thing I didn't like about that game was the made-up superhero names. Minuteman?? Bullet?

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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 13:25
nin
 
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Re: Honestly.... Jan 15, 2004, 13:25
Jan 15, 2004, 13:25
 nin
 
if Marvel could make a game like Freedom Force set up with the Marvel Universe I'd be the first one to hand them 40 bucks for it.

Check out post 4...people had created a large number of Marvel characters for FF, only to have Marvel shut them down...

F^&* em ...


http://www.thecrystalmethod.com/
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Re: Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 13:07
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Re: Honestly.... Jan 15, 2004, 13:07
Jan 15, 2004, 13:07
 
Agreed. They desperately need to make a Marvel Freedom Force type game. I myself, however, would prerfer it to be turn-based and to have decent multiplayer.

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Honestly....
Jan 15, 2004, 12:20
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Honestly.... Jan 15, 2004, 12:20
Jan 15, 2004, 12:20
 
if Marvel could make a game like Freedom Force set up with the Marvel Universe I'd be the first one to hand them 40 bucks for it.

And after seeing the title Marvel Universe and with Marvel sending out nasty lawyer stuff to the Freedom Force fansites, there is a glimmer of hope for this to come true.

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not ME...
Jan 15, 2004, 12:13
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not ME... Jan 15, 2004, 12:13
Jan 15, 2004, 12:13
 
After "good ol Marvel" served all those cease and desist orders on the Mod Community this fall to "protect their intellectual property" I wouldnt buy a thing made BY or FOR Marvel.

cannot see where skin makers and modelers were takeing money out of Marvels mouth...but they sure wont ever get MINE again..

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The real issue. . .
Jan 15, 2004, 12:09
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The real issue. . . Jan 15, 2004, 12:09
Jan 15, 2004, 12:09
 
with Marvel games (or games using Marvel licenses) is that they've never really transcended primitive console-ly/arcade-ish types of gameplay. Marvel has such awesome characters and worlds ripe for gaming. They need to do something as cool as KotOR with the Xmen or a Freedom Force with the Avengers (my point is not to copy these games but do something as cool and novel with their properties).
ZigZang
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Jan 15, 2004, 11:45
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Jan 15, 2004, 11:45
 
Lets just hope that this new Fantastic Four game isn't a steaming pile like the one on Playstation. It would be cool as a objective based squad game (Brute Force, Freedom Fighters).

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Jan 15, 2004, 11:39
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Jan 15, 2004, 11:39
 
Is it just me, or do other people feel that the fantastic four really don't hold up against more modern comic-book characters? I always think they're like an outdated 80's happy but dysfunctional family sitcom. I *loathe* the iron man tv series cartoons, but the core idea of the character is still great. I feel no such attachment to the F4.

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