A Daredevil video game has the chance to be something really special
For reasons you’ll no doubt understand if you’ve been following the latest Marvel news, I just watched all the Netflix daredevil for the third time. Because who needs Disney Plus when you can watch Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio banging Seven Shades of Shit?
Season three of daredevil, in particular, is truly excellent and deserves to be considered one of the greatest comic book adaptations ever made. It’s really up there with The black Knight and Marvel’s Spiderman when it comes to how it offers a fresh take on an iconic character without losing sight of who they are at their core.
I avoided seeing daredevil for a while, if only because I was heartbroken after Netflix canceled the series, along with the rest of its Marvel outing. I had assumed that when the MCU reintroduced the character, it would be with a different actor. I didn’t want to remember how good Charlie Cox was as Matt Murdock knowing we would never see him again.
Except of course, we now know that the MCU’s Daredevil will be none other than Charlie Cox. The Netflix incarnation of Matt Murdock appeared as Peter Parker’s lawyer in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, just days after Vincent D’Onofrio reprized his role as Kingpin on Hawk Eye. They were smaller parts, yes, but obviously bigger things are coming for Daredevil and Kingpin in the MCU.
That’s why I think it’s high time to finally have a Daredevil video game. Or to be more precise, it is high time to finally have a Well Daredevil video game.
Despite being one of Marvel’s most popular heroes, the Man Without Fear has actually only starred in one game: an easily forgettable Game Boy Advance adaptation of Ben Affleck’s 2003 film. appeared in a series of Marvel games since then, and there are at least one project we know it was finally overturned, but it’s time to respect our vigilante lawyer a little more.
Marvel is currently having a successful foray into the world of video games (Avengers notwithstanding). Marvel’s Spiderman and its sequel Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are best-in-class action adventures filled with heart and charm. Insomniac Games is already hard at work on a sequel, and a Wolverine video game. There’s no universe in which these upcoming releases disappoint.
And although we didn’t talk about it as much as it deserves, last year Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a great game too. Like Insomniac did with Spidey, Eidos-Montreal wisely picked the best parts of Guardians comic book and movie history to create a new version of the heroes that felt pretty authentic. .
Daredevil could benefit massively from that same love and care. I mean, a lawyer by day who disguises himself as a devil by night to slap criminals? It’s true that there’s a concept with ridiculous potential for a very different kind of superhero game.
If we really lack imagination, an Arkham-style Daredevil adventure would obviously work. I would be in the front line to play it! But if you consider the fact that Matt Murdock is a lawyer whose heightened senses essentially make him a human lie detector, you open up a whole new world. I speak The black– inspired questions. Courtroom battles where Matt must use what he’s learned as Daredevil to piece together the truth, trip up the bad guys, and win his cases. A game at 50% arkham asylum, 50% Phoenix Wright, If you want. Or maybe 60/40 in favor of whichever game you prefer. We are only dreaming at the moment, after all.
Matt Murdock the lawyer is just as interesting as Daredevil the superhero. The Netflix show has figured that out, and any video game adaptation worth its salt will too. I’m all for another superhero game that mixes stealth and action-based combat, especially since you can’t really have a Daredevil game that is not it do this, can you? But the Matt Murdock of it all offers any potential developers a chance to really change the formula in a major way. Changing and enriching the way we engage with the smashy bashy superhero side with puzzle cases and dramatic court showdowns.
Again, I more or less accurately described judgment lost, so maybe I should go play that instead.