DC vs. MARVEL: Battle for the best videogame!


First there was MARVEL Ultimate Alliance, then Batman Arkham Asylum (Batman), and most recently MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 2 (MUA2) was released. It just so happens that MUA2 came out just shortly after Batman coincidence? I think not! It seems as though Marvel and DC could be starting a trend of going back and fourth with who has the best videogame. IF you have noticed they have posted ads in all of your comics, and have came out with 2 good games. I believe this could be a good thing for people who love comic based videogames. I think we do not see enough competition in videogames and having the two biggest names in Comics make videogames to compete with each other can only bring out the best in their games. Personally I am a DC guy and L!O!V!E!D! Batman Arkham Asylum and wish I could play it all day every day (but I have other things to do... work etc). I have only played the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance, my opinion on that is not positive or negative. It was a game that took a little while to get into, but once you did the story was good, the graphics ok, the controls WEAK! I am looking forward to trying MUA2, but only once I have heard from a couple friends how they liked the game. I believe this little competition might spark some life into more videogames. There are Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Transformers, Superman games out there, but they have all sucked because they were solely based on the one of the movies and were just a little crappy games put together to coincide with the movie release date to make more money. Batman and MUA2 are different. They seem to be made for the comic videogamers who want a good story, good graphics, and want to be able to become the character! Keep it coming DC and Marvel we want more awesome videogames and we want to see who can come up with the best videogame.
  
Don't forget DC has DC Universe Online still coming out... no one knows when but if its taking them like 5 years to make it should be AMAZING! 

For those of you that have played both games which one did you like better? Do you think there is a deep competition going on between DC and Marvel for the best videogame? What do you want to see for the next DC videogame?
31 Comments
31 Comments
Posted by spiderpigbart

Ultimate Spiderman (game) was great.

Posted by LJHalsall

marvel vs capcom 2 is the best game ever

Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct

overall Marvel has had better games. no finger pointed there though since its dependant on whatever company made whichever game in the first place, and not either marvel nor DC fault, nor reflective on them or their works. both have had there share of stinkbombs.
 
MVC2 is the best super hero video game of all time. its proven itself by the way that it has been re-released in its original
formt since it first hit a home system, for every major system ever since. people want a sequel, but since they cant, they decide that
the game was so dam great theyll take another version of the original. now thats fortitude and undeniable!

Posted by Matezoide2

overral,Marvel haves better games
BUT,they also have done much more
while Batman Arkham Asylum was the BEST MOTHAF*CKING SUPER-HEROE GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Marvel haves games like
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2,the last Wolverine game,X-Men Legends 1 and 2,Hulk Ultimate Destruction, the two Spider-Man for Playstation 1 (plaied then A LOT),Ultimate Spider-Man,Spider-Man 2,Web of Shadows and mostly important Marvel vs Capcom 2 

so,the win goes to Marvel

Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct

sort of off-topic, but speaking off stinkbombs, am i alone in feeling like i got swindeled by that SEGA Iron Man movie game?
i thought that thing was so boring i couldnt even pretend i liked it. (and theyre  the same team doing the second, ug!)

Posted by Matezoide2
@CATMANEXE said:
" sort of off-topic, but speaking off stinkbombs, am i alone in feeling like i got swindeled by that SEGA Iron Man movie game? i thought that thing was so boring i couldnt even pretend i liked it. (and theyre  the same team doing the second, ug!) "
ho yeah,Iron Man was the worse super-heroe game i ever plaied
but right now,Sega is kinda better,they made Valkiria Chronicles (PS3) after all,lets see how this one will be (but i dont have big hopes for it)
Posted by Sparda

DC has the best comic-book game out right now with Arkham Asylum. That being said, the previous, massive clunkers that have been related to DC (Superman 64) don't help at all. Marvel has a lot of good games. Overall, they win (Marvel Vs Capcom is amazing......too bad the sequel is so badly broken), but Arkham Asylum trumps every Marvel game, pretty much (although Hulk: Ultimate Destruction comes close).
 
(IMO)

Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct

its weird. Sega used to be renowned for their super hero games in the Genesis days, be it marvel or DC.
glad to finally hear im not the only one. i got into an argument with someone that swears by it and was offended 
by my opinion. the best i could figure was that he liked it only for the reason Iron man was in it. I cant say that
the gameplay sucked because...well, what gameplay?lol.

Edited by Girth
@spiderpigbart said:

" Ultimate Spiderman (game) was great. "

I agree.  It was the best Spider-man game.
Posted by TazzMission

id say dc right now. i played a bit of mua2 and im disapointed.
Posted by The WeatherMan

Best game belongs to DC with Batman Arkham Asylum. I own the game and its sweet. Scarecrow boss fight pwn. All characters are fully fleshed out, action and stealth are amazing, you actually feel like Batman through the whole game. Extras are icing on the cake with bios and challenge rooms. if you own an PS3 you can play as Joker. No Marvel game touches this. 
 
But overall best game lineup belongs to Marvel. Marvel vs. Capcom, all the Spider-Man games range from great to mediocre, Ultimate Alliance are usually not amazing, but solid.
Posted by burr787

My list:
 

  1. Arkham Asylum
  2. Lego Batman
  3. Ultimate Spiderman
  4. Batman (Genesis)
  5. Spiderman (PS1)
Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

I have to say Marvel Ultimate Alliance is probably the best super hero game ever... So many different heroes to play as and so many different teams to create. It's just awesome.....

Posted by Agent Buttons
@TazzMission said:
"id say dc right now. i played a bit of mua2 and im disapointed. "
Posted by BIackFlash

 I like some of the older games
 X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC
 
some of the really old are great like Marvel-v-Capcom or batman retro video game for the PS1 SNES emulators

Posted by joshmightbe

honestly arkam asylum is like the first good batman game and i think marvel has a better overall track record with games

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Posted by Caligula

Arkham Asylum, is the best super hero, based video game ever
Posted by Chocolate Lantern
@Caligula said:

"Arkham Asylum, is the best super hero, based video game ever "

YES! couldnt agree more.

@TazzMission said:

"id say dc right now. i played a bit of mua2 and im disapointed. "


I guess I will just rent MUA2 to see if it is complete crap instead of speding $60 on it to later realize it sucks.
Posted by Chocolate Lantern
@BIackFlash said:
" I like some of the older games  X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC  
I heard MK vs. DC was awful! But I also heard Marvel vs. Capcom was awful too... maybe the people that recommend videogames to me are full of shit IDK.
Posted by Matezoide2
@Chocolate Lantern said:
" @BIackFlash said:
" I like some of the older games  X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC  
I heard MK vs. DC was awful! But I also heard Marvel vs. Capcom was awful too... maybe the people that recommend videogames to me are full of shit IDK. "
MK vs DC isnt great,but it is a solid game
the reason pepploe say it sucks is the lack of gore
Posted by TazzMission
@Chocolate Lantern said:
"@BIackFlash said:
" I like some of the older games  X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC  
I heard MK vs. DC was awful! But I also heard Marvel vs. Capcom was awful too... maybe the people that recommend videogames to me are full of shit IDK. "

mki vs dc is good but the real shit part of the game is they only had 22 charachters on the roster and the dlc with was quan chi and harley quinn got cancelled
Posted by dancingphlower

DC only really has Arkham Asylum. Otherwise, it goes to Marvel.

Posted by Matezoide2
@TazzMission said:
" @Chocolate Lantern said:
"@BIackFlash said:
" I like some of the older games  X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC  
I heard MK vs. DC was awful! But I also heard Marvel vs. Capcom was awful too... maybe the people that recommend videogames to me are full of shit IDK. "
mki vs dc is good but the real shit part of the game is they only had 22 charachters on the roster and the dlc with was quan chi and harley quinn got cancelled "
man,that sucks :(
it lacked characthers
and while it was just to the story happen,i really hated all the amount of PIS in the story mode 

for god's sake,Sonya DEFEATED Captain Marvel then got attacked by Green Lantern,she beated the crap out of him and then Marvel had to sucker punch her just to take her down and then they ran away like kids while Sonya was just fine
also,i hated how they took out the fatalites...i mean,i can undestand the DC charatchers not killing and all,but the fatalite's animations just sucked
save for that,it was a solid game,good gameplay,good online
 
i still want a Marvel vs DC game with 20 characthers for each side at the very least and a great online mode ( makes a happy face while dreaming)
Posted by Aronmorales

No sides.

Posted by TazzMission
@Matezoide said:
" @TazzMission said:
" @Chocolate Lantern said:
"@BIackFlash said:
" I like some of the older games  X-Men Legends was pretty cool and MK Vs. DC  
I heard MK vs. DC was awful! But I also heard Marvel vs. Capcom was awful too... maybe the people that recommend videogames to me are full of shit IDK. "
mki vs dc is good but the real shit part of the game is they only had 22 charachters on the roster and the dlc with was quan chi and harley quinn got cancelled "
man,that sucks :(it lacked characthers and while it was just to the story happen,i really hated all the amount of PIS in the story mode  for god's sake,Sonya DEFEATED Captain Marvel then got attacked by Green Lantern,she beated the crap out of him and then Marvel had to sucker punch her just to take her down and then they ran away like kids while Sonya was just fine also,i hated how they took out the fatalites...i mean,i can undestand the DC charatchers not killing and all,but the fatalite's animations just sucked save for that,it was a solid game,good gameplay,good online  i still want a Marvel vs DC game with 20 characthers for each side at the very least and a great online mode ( makes a happy face while dreaming) "

theres gona be a mk vs dc 2. remember now wb bought the mk license so hopefully we getar least 50 people
Posted by CATMANEXE--defunct
@burr787 said:
" My list:
 
  1. Arkham Asylum
  2. Lego Batman
  3. Ultimate Spiderman
  4. Batman (Genesis)
  5. Spiderman (PS1)
"
all good choices. my first job ever was i worked at a video game rental shop/comic store, one of the first
of its kind. the boss let me help in choosing what we ordered, and he was big on having Japanese imports in the store before they
came out in the US, and especially if they werent going to. so needless to say i got to play the Megadrive version of Batman
before it was out in the US and was a very happy boy indeed.
Posted by Chocolate Lantern

I have never really liked the MK type games were its just smash buttons and hope you win the fight and I feel a lot of Marvel games are like that, but Batman AA was awesome cause it actually had a good story and the whole stealth and detective stuff was a lot of fun.

Posted by Chocolate Lantern

I'm starting to think DCUO is never going to happen... I mean how long could it possibly take to make 1 videogame???
Posted by TazzMission
@Chocolate Lantern said:
"I'm starting to think DCUO is never going to happen... I mean how long could it possibly take to make 1 videogame??? "

marvel online got canned like lastsummer i believe... i pray to god it dont happen to dc
Posted by Chocolate Lantern

This is the first time I've heard any thing about Marvel online. DC has been talking about DCUO for years now and they have videos and pictures of the game working so hopefully it will not happen to them too.

Posted by TazzMission
@Chocolate Lantern said:
"This is the first time I've heard any thing about Marvel online. DC has been talking about DCUO for years now and they have videos and pictures of the game working so hopefully it will not happen to them too. "

i saw it on youtube  back in the summer of 2008 apparently marvel got dumped