In the next few days a Doctor Who special called, The Day of the Doctor, will be aired on BBC. This episode is especially important because this episode will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the pilot episode that was first released in 1963.
With this event it seems the important question now ask is Where is our Doctor Who game? This question popped into my mind when I read the announcement that the BBC has cancelled their established Doctor Who game trilogy for the consoles.
But the Doctor Who show is no the only long running title to had the problems launching good games. Both Superman and the Power Ranger series have not been known for releasing quality game titles over the years.
After looking at the success of Batman, Star Wars, and The Walking Dead games I do wonder why these three well established series, with plenty of original source material, have not created games that hits it out of the park.
We have seen the Doctor, Kal El, and the team of teenagers with attitude bring in successful in the other forms of entertainment. Each have appeared in plenty of books, movies, comicbooks, radio dramas, and even musicals with more success than their licensed videogames.
It is not the videogame industry does not of the inability to mimic superpowers and amazing stunts depicted in the stories like they did back in the 8 bit era. I felt closer to playing as the Green Lantern, conjuring an infinite amount creations of in Scribblenauts than I did playing the Green Lantern movie tie in from a few years ago.
I have to wonder what is stopping the video-game genres from making these games, we no longer have the technological barrier that the gaming industry faced in its infancy and with the proper script the games can convincingly address the issue on why the protagonist just does not overpower the enemies within in first act.
What do you think, what do you think is stopping a proper Superman/Doctor Who/Power Ranger games from making a hit game? and what TV or comicbooks series are you hoping to see on the PC or console?
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