Ive been on this site for months and i love it but i always see people bashing video game characters in the battle forums. Well known characters that i think would be a great match for many marvel and dc heroes/villains. For example Kratos Alex Mercer The Assassin creed characters and so forth losing to heroes by the majority of comments that really surprise me. Most people use feats and so forth. I figure its just that most of the people havent played the games through all the way. In the end i think a lot of video game characters are underestimated in the battles boards. Lemme know your opinions please.
To be fair, the video game characters are limited by a few things:
1. Player control: Generally speaking, cutscenes only serve to move the story along and don't feature much fighting, because that's left to the player. Thus, any 'in character' fighting styles are usually up to speculation, as is what methods they'd use. At best we can make a vague guess based on what abilities they have.
2. Limitation of gameplay. Following the problem above, games have to be fun. In order to be fun, most games have to be challenging. In order to be challenging, most games have to have a form of failure. Thus, a character can only be so strong in order to maintain that challenge. Comic book characters have no such limitation, and can do pretty much whatever off the wall insane stunt they please, with whatever powerset they please.
3. Lack of durability. Following the two above, in order to maintain the challenge, the characters can only be SO durable. In most cases, they have to be substantially harmed by the usual gunfire in order to justify mass produced enemies without giving them superpowers.
4. Lack of speed. Since the player is only human, a character can only be as fast as normal human perception allows. Thus drastically limiting what you can do without adding a slow or stop time effect.
This and more limits the powers a purely video game character can display, hence why they tend to be stomped against most comic book characters who would at first glance appear to be on a similar level.