Biggest wastes of a superhero's powers

As seen inHulk for GameCube, PC, PS2 and Xbox

Unlike the excellent Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, the game of Ang Lee’s 2003 flop diluted the ‘Hulk smash!’ formula by including needless Bruce Banner stealth sections. Not only were the sub-Metal Gear mechanics a real chore, but you’d be forced to replay these levels if you Hulked up. And really, who wants to be sneaking around in the shadows with a scientist when you could be punching tanks into the sun with everyone’s favourite mean, green fighting machine?

Solid Hulk isn't exactly a lean, green, sneaking machine

As seen inCatwoman for GameCube, PC, PS2 and Xbox

What a stellar choice EA made here. Give you control of an ass-kicking heroine who can rip baddies’ throats out, makes Indy look like (even more of) a pensioner with a whip and has better reflexes than ten caffeine-fuelled Russian gymnasts. And then force said heroine to veeeery sloooowly make her way through pitch-black platform levels made up of obscure ledges. Granted, Berry’s portrayal of the Bat’s bit on the side may be laughable, but the character herself deserves more than this shambles.

Oh c'mon. We just want to whip some baddies in the plums

As seen inSuperman 64 for N64

Superman on the N64 is the videogame equivalent of a big steaming pile of Kryptonite. Slow, foggy and with some of the most broken controls we’ve ever seen, it’s a massive slap in the face to Supes. Nothing, though, is worse than seeing the ultimate superhero reduced to having to fly through a series of rings like a common NiGHT – minus that game’s wonderful charm and character. The only thing we want to fly through is time (ala the film). And until we get a game that lets us fly around the globe backwards so we can go back to win the lotto, Clark’s videogame powers will never reach their potential.

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Can you think of any other mundane tasks you've been forced to muddle through as a superhero we've not mentioned? Let us know in the forum.


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