Superman 64: The Respect Thread

Superman 64 is not only a great game, but the greatest game on the N64. I’ll list my personal reasons here, but be sure to add your own!

1)Graphics: Just check this game out! Never before have I seen a more realistic depiction of the polygonal virtual reality universe within the Superman universe. Truly the Man of Steel has never looked so good!

2)Story: I don’t want to spoil the plot, but I have to say it’s Lex’s greatest scheme yet and the way the story introduces villains by awkwardly shoving them into the narrative is genius!

3)Difficulty: This game is so hard I’ve never beaten a single level. It must be amazing!

4)Graphics: SERIOUSLY I FREAKIN’ LOVE GREEN MIST!

5)Controls: This game has the tightest controls I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing how if you barely move the control stick, Superman will veer just out of the way of an objective no matter how you try. It adds so much to gameplay and is probably the hallmark of the game.

6)Rings: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

7)Characterization: Never before has Lex been this threatening, his “SOLVE MY MAZE” sends a chill down my spine every time I play this game.

8)Replayablilty: You’ll never beat this game so it never runs out of gameplay!

I’ll edit in more great reasons to love this great game as they come up!

41 Comments
41 Comments
Posted by joewell

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Posted by TheCerealKillz

My favorite game. The aesthetic is so realistic, and the cape physics are so great. People underrate this game, but it's really a fantastic game. The game is symbolic, and the rings that you fly through mean how Superman, while being a god, is under control by the people. The graphics are so realistic, even for now, Battlefield 3 doesn't have shit on this game.

This game is the 2nd best video game of all time, right behind ET.

Posted by TheCerealKillz

@joewell:

He doesn't get it man.

Posted by joeagentofhand1

@TheCerealKillz said:

My favorite game. The aesthetic is so realistic, and the cape physics are so great. People underrate this game, but it's really a fantastic game. The game is symbolic, and the rings that you fly through mean how Superman, while being a god, is under control by the people. The graphics are so realistic, even for now, Battlefield 3 doesn't have shit on this game.

This game is the 2nd best video game of all time, right behind ET.

Nah bro Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously there was no hype built around for like 10 years and it did not feel totally dated.

Posted by MysteriousUsername

@joewell:

He didn't even know that you're clearly suppose to use cheats to get past the first level.

It's part of the game's challenge, and he's too much of a fool to understand that.

Clearly.

Posted by Glitch_Spawn

Am I being punk'd?

Posted by TheCerealKillz

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Am I being punk'd?

Why can't you accept this game genre defining beauty, and it's magnificent landscape?

Edited by joeagentofhand1

@Glitch_Spawn said:

Am I being punk'd?

what are you talking about Superman 64 was beastest game. Even Arkham City did the flying through ring thing.

Edited by Glitch_Spawn

*goes catatonic*

Yes...Superman 64 is the greatest video game of this or any generation.

Posted by TheCerealKillz

@joeagentofhand1:

Absolutely, you're correct. Duke Nukem was brilliant

Real Talk on that "Arkham City did it too" thing: HOLY CRAP I JUST CAME TO THAT REALIZATION!

Posted by HBKTimHBK

@Glitch_Spawn said:

*goes catatonic*

Yes...Superman 64 is the greatest video game of this or any generation.

Posted by MatKrenz

This is beautiful.

Posted by TheCerealKillz

This thread makes a better fighting stance than the one about Minecraft.

Posted by Inverno

My reaction to this thread

WUT?
Posted by MysteriousUsername

@CaioTrubat:

Most people don't give proper respect to Superman 64 because they can't comprehend that something can truly be perfect.

Posted by Samimista

@CaioTrubat said:

My reaction to this thread

WUT?

There needs to be a Batman & Robin Respect Thread to make this even more perfect.

Posted by MysteriousUsername

@Samimista:

Project B&R is in developmental stages.

Posted by Samimista

@MysteriousUsername: If only it could live up to Superman 64. It's a shame they don't make games that good anymore.

Posted by SmashBrawler

This game was as good as Superman: At Earth's End.

Posted by MysteriousUsername

@SmashBrawler said:

This game was as good as Superman: At Earth's End.

While I agree that Superman: At Earth's End is an amazing classic, I don't feel that it compare to the greatness of Superman 64, which is clearly the peak of the Superman franchise in any and all mediums.

Posted by SandMan_

All joking aside...Rocksteady should make a Superman game...Its long overdue.

Posted by Samimista

@SandMan_ said:

All joking aside...Rocksteady should make a Superman game...Its long overdue.

I'd be up for this. He needs an actual decent game and deserves one.

Posted by TheCerealKillz

@Samimista said:

@SandMan_ said:

All joking aside...Rocksteady should make a Superman game...Its long overdue.

I'd be up for this. He needs an actual decent game and deserves one.

How would they do it though?

Posted by SandMan_
@TheCerealKillz: This has good ideas.
Posted by terry2012

@joeagentofhand1: I remember Duke Nukem, but it wasn't the only game on there that was good. Here is a some of them

James Bond Golden Eye 007.

WCW vs NWO Revenge.

Killer Instinct Gold.

WinBack.

WWF No Mercy.

Kibry.

The Legend of Zelda.

Mario Kart.

Mario Golf.

Mario Tennis.

Diddy Kong Race.

Mortal Kombat 4.

NBA Hangtime.

NFL Quarterback Club.

Pokemon Stadium.

Rainbow Six.

Rayman.

Spiderrman 2000.

Turok.

Super Smash Bros.

WWF Attitude. and some more there I haven't mention.

Posted by terry2012

@SandMan_: Yes I agree. I like the Superman return game because it felt close to being a super man game. The flying was the best part of the game.

Posted by cuddles666

@MysteriousUsername said:

Superman 64 is not only a great game, but the greatest game on the N64. I’ll list my personal reasons here, but be sure to add your own!

1)Graphics: Just check this game out! Never before have I seen a more realistic depiction of the polygonal virtual reality universe within the Superman universe. Truly the Man of Steel has never looked so good!

2)Story: I don’t want to spoil the plot, but I have to say it’s Lex’s greatest scheme yet and the way the story introduces villains by awkwardly shoving them into the narrative is genius!

3)Difficulty: This game is so hard I’ve never beaten a single level. It must be amazing!

4)Graphics: SERIOUSLY I FREAKIN’ LOVE GREEN MIST!

5)Controls: This game has the tightest controls I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing how if you barely move the control stick, Superman will veer just out of the way of an objective no matter how you try. It adds so much to gameplay and is probably the hallmark of the game.

6)Rings: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

7)Characterization: Never before has Lex been this threatening, his “SOLVE MY MAZE” sends a chill down my spine every time I play this game.

8)Replayablilty: You’ll never beat this game so it never runs out of gameplay!

I’ll edit in more great reasons to love this great game as they come up!

Troll level: SUPER

Posted by MrDirector786

You think Superman 64 is awesome? You have clearly never heard of the Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. THAT is the greatest game ever made.

Posted by jwalser3
Posted by TheSheepHerder
@MrDirector786 said:

You think Superman 64 is awesome? You have clearly never heard of the Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. THAT is the greatest game ever made.

It also spawned the greatest ever GameSpot video review.
Posted by TheSheepHerder

Also wasn't there a PlayStation One version of this that was considered to be more polished than its N64 counterpart?

Posted by MrDirector786

@TheSheepHerder said:

@MrDirector786 said:

You think Superman 64 is awesome? You have clearly never heard of the Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. THAT is the greatest game ever made.

It also spawned the greatest ever GameSpot video review.

And that video inspired the creation of this video.

Posted by TheCannon

I personally LOVE the game. Not because it's a good game (it's a horrible game), but it's so bad that it's good.

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Posted by MysteriousUsername

@TheSheepHerder said:

Also wasn't there a PlayStation One version of this that was considered to be more polished than its N64 counterpart?

Uh...uh...PS1 was the lesser system. >.>

Posted by terry2012

@TheCannon: Laughing out loud.

Posted by TheCannon

@terry2012 said:

@TheCannon: Laughing out loud.

May I ask why?

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Posted by Pokeysteve

@terry2012 said:

@joeagentofhand1: I remember Duke Nukem, but it wasn't the only game on there that was good. Here is a some of them

James Bond Golden Eye 007.

WCW vs NWO Revenge.

Killer Instinct Gold.

WinBack.

WWF No Mercy.

Kibry.

The Legend of Zelda.

Mario Kart.

Mario Golf.

Mario Tennis.

Diddy Kong Race.

Mortal Kombat 4.

NBA Hangtime.

NFL Quarterback Club.

Pokemon Stadium.

Rainbow Six.

Rayman.

Spiderrman 2000.

Turok.

Super Smash Bros.

WWF Attitude. and some more there I haven't mention.

Dude.......NICE LIST!! The nostalgia is overwhelming.

Posted by terry2012

@TheCannon: Because of the last part.

Posted by terry2012

@Pokeysteve: Thanks, I play a lot of games on N 64, and they were the best ones. Some times I like go back and play those games, they were very much fun than todays games.

Posted by TheCannon

@terry2012 said:

@TheCannon: Because of the last part.

Don't see how it's funny.

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Posted by terry2012

@TheCannon: "Not because it's a good game (it's a horrible game), but it's so bad that it's good."

You don't see how this is funny? What you said have been use as joke and sometimes as sarcasm, even when it is true it still is use as a joke for the most part.