Question Which Marvel or DC character deserves a standalone video game?

PCG Robin

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Can I cheat a bit with someone from Dark Horse comics? I'd love a game starring Hellboy. He's had a few games in the past but they were pretty rubbish - I'd love to see him in full next-gen glory.

Sticking more to the rules... I think Ghostrider could make for a really fun game. He's such a ridiculous, over the top character, and they could get really creative with the motorcycle sequences.
 

PCG Chris

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Well the Daredevil movie stunk out loud and the show kinda fizzled out, but I'd play a Daredevil game. BUT! I would like half the game to be the Matt Murdock stuff—being a lawyer, defending people in court, using super-senses to detect lies and solve mysteries, and then switching to Daredevil at night to swing around and kick butt. Superhero stuff is cool but games should do more to explore the secret identity side of things.
 

CParsons

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Well the Daredevil movie stunk out loud and the show kinda fizzled out, but I'd play a Daredevil game. BUT! I would like half the game to be the Matt Murdock stuff—being a lawyer, defending people in court, using super-senses to detect lies and solve mysteries, and then switching to Daredevil at night to swing around and kick butt. Superhero stuff is cool but games should do more to explore the secret identity side of things.
That would be an interesting twist on a game for sure.
 

Mknott

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Well the Daredevil movie stunk out loud and the show kinda fizzled out, but I'd play a Daredevil game. BUT! I would like half the game to be the Matt Murdock stuff—being a lawyer, defending people in court, using super-senses to detect lies and solve mysteries, and then switching to Daredevil at night to swing around and kick butt. Superhero stuff is cool but games should do more to explore the secret identity side of things.
This but with She-Hulk.

Just do both of them and start working on the project around 3 years ago so that I can play them tomorrow because this whole pitch is sparking endorphins.
 
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If you mean a superhero: I suspect a lot of people will hate this idea, but... a Green Arrow game, set in the angsty Arrowverse world of the recent TV series, with all the supporting characters voicing their roles.

My biggest reason for picking this is I like playing characters who aren't nigh-invincible (like Superman, Wolverine or Deadpool) but for story purposes might as well be. And Batman's been done to death. And nobody seems keen to give the PC world a decent Spider-Man game.

On the other hand, if you literally just mean a Marvel or DC character: Phil Coulson, in a SHIELD game. Though that would have probably been best as a TellTale game, which I know nobody wants.

And this totally ignores the constraints of the question, but I'd like an X-Men action RPG (maybe by Bethesda or Obsidian) where you play as a no-name mutant you create, a la Freedom Force, who interacts with Professor X and the other regulars, to defeat Magneto or someone else.
 
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A Blade game could be interesting. Everyone loves killing vampires.
I tend to like more obscure heroes, like Moon Knight or The Shroud. Those could be cool games if done right.
Ghost Rider as stated could be a cool choice, switching between driving mechanics and fighting.
A Damage Control game might be fun. They're the people who go in and clean up after a mega super hero battle, deal with PR, etc. Light management sim type game.
I agree with Robin about a Hellboy game. But not based on the mediocre movies, based on Mike Mignola's actual comics which were a little more seriously themed and not all bad jokes, etc.
 
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I dunno what universe he is in but Gambit.
It would be an amazing character. Stealth, Explosions, a Big stick.

Gambit is sent to investigate a Mystery in Lousiana in a big open-world map. Where you need to search for clues, sneak into bases, and use the environment to your advantage.

 

Sarafan

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I won't be original here and I'll say Superman. It's absolutely unbelievable that we haven't seen any decent game with this superhero. It's probably due to him being very powerful, so there are problems with proper balance. But we have to remember that there's Kryptonite and it's not hard to imagine thugs equipped with bullets that contain this material. I hope we'll see a game with Superman in the upcoming generation!
 
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Ironman - Imagine what can be done with his armor?....................new armor updates monthly. A contest where we (the customer) would get to design a new suit....say once a year. A pod where when he throws it, it wraps around a human to protect them from whatever villain is threatening them at the time. or........dare i say it.................A world beater is bearing down on Earth and tony finally unleashes it..............................................................................A suit of armor around the world!!!! Id buy that in a heartbeat!!!
 

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