QOTW: What superhero game disappointed you the most?

Every week the hosts of TalkRadar present and answer a new "Question of the Week" - a personal inquiry which unearths some of our deepest, and sometimes most sinister, gaming memories. Everyone is encouraged to answer each week's question, so go ahead, tell us your most glorious, nostalgic, or shameful story!

This week's question:

What superhero game disappointed you the most?

There have been a few really good, and a lot of really, really crappy comic-based games. Given that Comic-con is currently burning up San Diego, we decided to open the floor for some superhero related venting - dig in!

Answer this week's question in the comments!

Questions can also be answered in the QOTW forum thread. Our favorite posts this week will be read next week on TalkRadar 62, and appear in the next edition of this article. Listen to TalkRadar 61 on Friday for our answers to this week's question!

Last week's question:

What was the first movie game that made you hate movie games?

Below are a few of last week's answers that tickled our collective fancies, but since we can't feature them all here, check out last week's article and forum thread for more...

Opusander wrote...
"'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Incomprehensible Bullshit' commonly known as 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' for the Atari 2600."

"I had a fever dream once. It was surreal, unsettling. I can't be sure that some of it didn't actually happen. I speak of it in hushed tones to those I trust. When the memory of the dream haunts me, and I stay awake at night, I need to think of something else. I need to know that an undeniable shared experience exists. Something that assures me that I'm not alone in the universe. Something as unsettling as this dream. Then I remember. Raiders of the Lost Ark for the 2600 existed. It existed."

Elbo444 wrote...
"the Toy Story game for N64, I never knew how to save so I would have to do the first level over and over again, I was like 7 at the time so all I remember is Buzz Lightyear, possibly some jumping, but it was boring so we took it back"

Brettbot wrote...
"Die Hard on the NES. Seeing Bruce Willis get his ass kicked was kinda depressing."

RabidZombies wrote...
"Top Gun for the NES. Landing was hard as hell."

Pillowfort wrote...
"Jurassic Park on the Megadrive(or genesis, I guess).

The music is some of the least inspired on that system (Although maybe I'd just been spoilt by the Chemical Plant Zone theme) and the jumping was... Less than intuitive.

It was so bad that, while I think I might have only been 4 or 5 when I can first recall playing it, even then I knew better than to give it more than a few tries."

Egregious wrote...

"Rambo. Originally it was going to be Who Framed Roger Rabbit on the NES, until it dawned on me how much damage this game has done. The graphics are horrible even by '80s standards:"

"Rambo, a Green Beret and specially trained soldier, has to LEARN to use an assault rifle with every kill getting him XP. He not only fights Vietcong, but giant animals and creepy-looking water. The music was also pretty crappy and most of all: the password system. Oh man."

ChrisAntistaSmellsLikePizza wrote...
"Peter Jackson's King Kong the Offical Game of the Movie. F' you Gameloft, I didn't like the movie and I hated the game even more. Good for achievement whoring however."

CaptainHead wrote...
"007 Tomorrow Never Dies for the PS1. I remember hearing EA had grabbed up the 007 license after Goldeneye had bum secks'd everyone's n64. EA then proceeded to excrete a vile bastardized stump of a 007 game. Never again."


Jul 23, 2009

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  • bschroth - July 29, 2009 7:46 p.m.

    If Terminator counts then it was his shitty ass light gun game without a lightgun for the Sega Genesis.
  • wiigamer024 - July 28, 2009 5:43 p.m.

    Superman 64 a.k.a: A pile of sh*t.
  • Terro - July 27, 2009 11:36 p.m.

    Spiderman on the gamecube. The only Spiderman movie game where your webs can stick to clouds. Because that makes total sense.
  • oreomonkey - July 27, 2009 2:24 a.m.

    Blazing Angels, idk, I'll never get my comment picked so I'll say something stuipd from NOW on.
  • JizzyB - July 27, 2009 12:13 a.m.

    Superhero games blow sharts. So I don't play them.
  • LeeCarvallo - July 26, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    Batman: Dark Tomorrow. The cutscene was awesome and it got me hyped thinking that I was about to play an awesome game. Then the first level starts and the game is so unintuitive that I couldn't even make it past the first screen (I just kept falling off the building). I tried it 10 more times and then turned off my Gamecube and never touched it again.
  • Samael - July 26, 2009 5:06 a.m.

    Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 3.
  • Pyroco101 - July 25, 2009 7:01 p.m.

    Man, Scooby-Doo and the Cyberchase was NOTHING like the movie!
  • RatPuncher - July 25, 2009 5:29 p.m.

    Watchmen: The End is Nigh I tried the demo on the OXM disc, and was bored within minutes.
  • Splash - July 25, 2009 5:20 a.m.

    Superman returns, I checked sites for news on this game so much during the summer that my parents thought I was depressed and put me in councelling. They said a normal boy goes outside and plays with his friends. I told them I was gay(I'm not I just like fucking with them
  • cirious - July 25, 2009 2:10 a.m.

    Spider-man/X-men: Arcade's Revenge... Storm just kept drowning, over and over again!
  • EndOfEternity - July 24, 2009 7:53 p.m.

    Spider-man 3 was bad.
  • Glides - July 24, 2009 7 p.m.

    Superman 64.
  • TheWebSwinger - July 24, 2009 6:35 p.m.

    Spider-Man: Web of Fire (no, not Web of Shadows) for the 32X. It was literally the ONE GAME I bought the 32X add-on for. Seriously, on paper it looked great: beautiful graphics, and 3D effects (on the Genesis??). But in play, it was a middling side-scroller with zero hit detection. Talk about your musclefucks. p.s. I like Spider-Man 3. Take that, internet.
  • oldgrammastinkyfeet - July 24, 2009 5:22 p.m.

    Iron Man... that film was so great... but *sniffle*.. that game *sob* so horrible..
  • Conman93 - July 24, 2009 5:10 p.m.

    I agree with foxhound. Superman Returns SUCKED!!! I couldnt beat the first boss that kept using big sonicbooms and never gave u a chance to get up Good movie though
  • Flantista - July 24, 2009 5:01 p.m.

    Batman Forever on Genesis, because no amount of digitized characters and crazy gadgets can can get the blood out of my ears after Two-Face screams, "IF THE BAT WANTS TO PLAY, WE'LL PLAY!"
  • cronoman66 - July 24, 2009 3:59 p.m.

    Either Superman Returns or X2:Wolverines Revenge, god damn awful, made Wolverine feel like a puny idiot
  • FamousMortimer - July 24, 2009 8:16 a.m.

    Batman for the Atari Lynx. Never got past the second level. Or cared. I grew weary of throwing batarangs at evil clowns riding motorcycles. That previous sentence makes the game sound much, much better than it in fact was.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 24, 2009 6:21 a.m.

    The Spiderman game on the PC by Neversoft (in which a cloud of nerve gas blankets the entire bottom of the world). It was especially hell for me because, being left handed and the controls being mapped to the num-pad, I had to play cross-armed. Technically, it was actually OK, but it's the only Supa-hooman game I've played and I wanted to chime in.

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