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Ideas For X-Men ‘97 Part 3
Previously I wrote two articles about ideas I think X-Men ‘97 should explore. The first focused what I thought were likely plots based on what occurred in the original series.The second speculated on how smaller parts of the show could be expanded.Finally I would like to write about characters who were noticeably absent in the original show and how I’d like to see them incorporated in X-Men ‘97.
N64’s Most Underrated Game
Growing up I was very lucky to have some of the best N64 games around. This included games that are often talked about like Super Smash Bros, Goldeneye, Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. However, one of my other favourite games Battle Tanx: Global Assault is barely spoken about. Battle Tanx: Global Assault is a post-apocalyptic tank game that improved on literally everything from its predecessor Battle Tanx. It was released on the N64 and PS1 but the general consensus is that the N64 version is considerably better. With that in mind I’d like to highlight why I thought this game was so great despite not gaining the same praise as other classic N64 titles.
Ideas For X-Men ‘97 Part One
The announcement of X-Men ‘97 (a show that would continue the X-Men animated series that ran from 1992-1997) has me incredibly excited. Although It is likely years away I thought I’d enjoy speculating on what the show will be like mainly in regards to potential plot lines. Many of my thoughts will overlap to some extent but for the sake of clarity I’ll try to discuss my thoughts in 3 categories. Namely, how the show can carry on existing plots, how they can expand on smaller parts of the show and aspects that weren’t in the show at all to my knowledge.
Disney has turned its back on binge watching
Back when Netflix became the first hugely popular way to stream television shows the idea of binge watching helped make it unique and appealing. The idea that you didn’t need to wait week to week for episodes of a new show or could watch an old show without buying physical media drove many people to find a new favourite show on Netflix rather than traditional television. Their are many factors for why Netflix succeeded but I’d guess the draw of binge watching was a huge part of it. More recently however, Disney Plus seems to actively avoid the leaning in to binge culture and there seems to be a logical reason for it.
I’m excited for Warner Brother’s New Superman
It has been reported that Warner Brother’s has hired Ta-Nehisi Coates to write for a new Superman film. Additional details claim that they are also searching for a Black director and a Black actor to star as Superman. However, there’s seems to be a lot of negative reactions to this news and I can’t help but feel like folks are overreacting. Yet here I am writing about it so perhaps I’m the one overreacting. Nevertheless I think Warner Brother’s plan for a Black Superman is step in the right direction even if it is small and long overdue.
How Suicide Squad Could Use The Nemesis System
Warner Brother’s Interactive Entertainment has a recently patented it’s Nemesis System. A system used to in their Lord Of The Rings Series were orcs have somewhat complex strengths, weaknesses and personalities as they interact with the player. I wrote about how this system is likely to be incorporated in a Batman game sooner or later in the article below.
How Batman Could Use The Nemesis System
Recently I have been playing Warner Brother’s studios’ Shadow of War and I’ve been thinking about it’s Nemesis System. This system was greatly improved for Shadow of War but has been well received and talked about since debuting in Shadow of Mordor a few years prior. When Shadow of Mordor first released there was a lot of talk about where the Nemesis System would show up next but it has yet to show up aside for in this series. However, that looks to change soon since Warner Brother’s has recently received a patent for the Nemesis System. With that in mind I thought it would be fun to look at some of Warner Brother’s franchises and speculate where else we could be seeing the Nemesis system, starting with a Batman game.
Sony Studio Marvel Matchup: Sony Santa Monica
A little while ago I wrote about how much of Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man seemed like extensions of concepts they had established in their Ratchet & Clank series here: https://vocal.media/stories/insomniac-s-spider-man-shouldn-t-have-surprised-me