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10 DC Games Insomniac Could Develop

10 DC Games Insomniac Could Develop

Ever since Rocksteady took over the superhero video game landscape with the acclaimed Arkham Series, Marvel fans have been wondering when the company would finally step up and give us a game worthy to compete with Batman. Sure had some hits with X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ultimate Alliance, but nothing that quite made us feel like we were in the shoes of those heroes. Not until 2018 when the gaming studio behind Ratchet and Clank finally put us into the perspective of the wall-crawler with Marvel’s Spider-Man. Insomniac managed to provide an incredibly entertaining game with perfect writing that made us laugh and cry at times. And now with Insomniac currently in development of a highly anticipated sequel, along with the announcement of a Wolverine game, we are curious what kind of game Insomniac could make if they took a dive into the darker side of comic books. What if Insomniac were to make games based on DC Characters? And just to settle something before you keep reading, Batman will not be on this list.

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Green Lantern

Green Lantern
Green Lantern

The Emerald Knight would be perfect for Insomniac to play with, with its massive scale traveling from planet to planet. Insomniac will be able to develop beautiful landscapes and architecture for planets like Oa. And since they managed to characterize both Peter Parker and Miles Morales for their Spider-Man game with similar but different gameplay, the same aspect could be applied to the multiple Lanterns the players can control. Give John Stewart and Guy Gardner a much more offensive approach, while applying a defensive style to Kyle Rayner or Hal Jordan.

 

Nightwing

Nightwing
Nightwing

This might be one of the easiest ones to adapt, combining the acrobatic and swinging abilities from Spider-Man to Nightwing. Nightwing has also been known to have gliders between his arms and body, a gliding action could also be applied to Nightwing so he can easily maneuver through the city. Tie in the assortment of gadgets and combat, Insomniac might have to just copy and paste their entire Spider-Man game and just add Nightwing.

 

Beast Boy

Beast Boy
Beast Boy

A character like Beast Boy would absolutely take a lot of time and creativity to try and tie in the different animals Beast Boy can transform into, but give Insomniac a great test to try and pull off. Allow players the opportunity to maneuver around the city on the ground as a cheetah or fly over it as a pterodactyl. Create easy side missions and challenges that allow players to find the right kind of animal to handle each scenario. Unlock different animals throughout the game by leveling up or completing challenges, just give us this game already!

 

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey

This one might be a bit tougher since we have a variety of characters with either Batgirl, Huntress, Black Canary or even Harley Quinn. Which this one might be better suited for Rocksteady to make, we still think Insomniac could pull it off. Whether you get the option to pick which Bird of Prey you want or follow each character through the campaign. Either way, give each character unique play style that allows you to play the game in more ways than one.

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Shazam

Shazam
Shazam

You might be slightly confused by this one, wondering how we could get a Shazam game before a Superman game with so much similarities between the two characters. While Insomniac would absolutely make an amazing Superman game, the personality and style of Billy Batson/Shazam just feels a bit more like Insomniac’s style. As cool as it would be to play as the members of the Shazam family, all we really need is Billy for some epic super powered brawls and tests of power with villains like Dr. Sivana or Black Adam. Maybe while you’re at it, throw a Superman cameo in there!

 

Firestorm

Firestorm
Firestorm

Firestorm is interesting, providing much needed gameplay for both the teen Ronnie Raymond and the scientists inhabiting him, Professor Martin Stein. Allow players to solve puzzles with Professor Stein the way Peter Parker did in Spider-Man. Then suit up as Ronnie Raymond’s Firestorm to fly through the city and battle different villains. With both play styles, you are getting a great blend of both characters and almost two games in one.

 

Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle
Mister Miracle

This is a character that could make for a compelling narrative. Considering Scott Free is the son of High Father from New Genesis, but was exchanged in a peace offering to the Lord of Apokolips, Darkseid. Growing up on Apokolips, Free learned how to escape the most complex locks to set himself free from Apokolips. Players can have the opportunity to interact with some incredible environments such as New Genesis and Apokolips. At the same time include some amazing boss battles with characters like Granny Goodness, Steppenwolf, Orion or Darkseid himself.

 

Plastic Man

Plastic Man
Plastic Man

Other than Beast Boy, Plastic Man might be one of the most interesting way to travel through a city. Able to transform his body into all different shapes in sizes, you could easily use his abilities or morph into something fast, swing through the city or glide by turning into a parachute. Another fun aspect would be combat, allowing for some unique action that could lead to endless tactical possibilities during brawls.

 

Static

Static
Static

With the resurgence of Milestone Comics in the DC Universe, characters like Static is beginning to become more and more popular. With that comes the opportunity to further that franchise, especially with a recently announced film in development. A Static game would most likely be compared to Sony’s Infamous but knowing how Insomniac, they would be able to make a unique and creative game that differs from Infamous. Something vibrant with smooth motion and colorful action.

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Zatanna

Zatanna
Zatanna

A powerful magic user could be insanely fun for Insomniac when it comes to a character like Zatanna. Allowing the gaming company to utilize the many spells Zatanna can wield, along with exploring the supernatural landscape of the DC Universe. Insomniac can introduce players to different magic wielding characters such as John Constantine, Etrigan, Dr. Fate or The Specter. While a game could be made for any other those selections, Zatanna is our pick.

Written by David Moya

A lot of appreciation for Marvel. Big love for DC Comics!