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8 Biggest Flops In Superhero Video Games

Marshall Lemon | 11 Feb 2016 15:00
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Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

I quite enjoyed Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, a PS2-era fighting game starring Marvel superheroes. But I'll also admit to being in the minority for several valid reasons. First of all, Nemesis was overwhelmingly dark, wiping out several beloved characters shortly after the game started. (Which also ruled them out as playable characters.) Second, the game flipped back and forth between 3D fighting arenas and beat-em-up missions, without adjusting the controls or difficulty to suit each format. Most damningly, you have to replay the entire story campaign multiple times to unlock all Fighting Mode content, including the full character roster. That's a slog whether you enjoy the game or not.

Still, Marvel Nemesis was a great example of how characters like Spider-Man, Storm, or Magneto could use their powers in a fighting game. Maybe one day the concept will get an Injustice-styled reboot.

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