How did the greatest superhero who ever lived end up becoming the worst video game character of all-time?!
I hate that this needs to be said. Just because we hated Batman v Superman, doesn’t mean I’m a DC hater. Superman was my introduction to comics, superhero movies, and Fleisher cartoons. I had Superman bed sheets, a vinyl record of John Williams’ immortal theme song I’d spin on repeat and I believe I wore a Superman cap throughout most of my 20s.
With almost a century’s worth versatility, it’s fucking maddening how poorly Superman has translated to just about every medium outside the comic page. Of course, one field of entertainment has been a helluva lot worse to Superman than all the others. Those of you who read headlines already know I’m talking about video games. The rest of you should just click that video above. There’s a shitload of proof in there.
Big thanks to Josh Anderson at Sketch Layer for the editing assitance! And check out some long form Superman gameplay, if you’re a masochistic type.