Should Rocksteady Studios tackle the Green Arrow after the Dark Knight?
Sometimes thinking that a “worthy” video game adaptation would actually exist feels like wishful thinking. However, that does not mean we aren’t allowed to hope for one. I spent my last weekend gobbling up the first season of Arrow. I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because it was on the CW. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the show. I was expecting too much emphasis on the romance, but it was only a sub-plot wherein the story and ass kicking took center stage.
While I was watching the show, I felt like that this could be a cool video game to play. There are moments when it reminded me of playing the Arkham games by Rocksteady Studios. Green Arrow’s melee fight sequences looks like it would be fun to play if I were in control. The hero also has his own arsenal of gadgets he could use like Batman.
You might be asking why I was looking at an adaptation in particular. Why not start from scratch and let the studio create their own interpretation? I actually have no problem with them doing that. However, I do see the benefit of building off the world Arrow has created. The show has plethora of interesting heroes and villains with added twists to their backstories. I don’t know about you, but I thought John Barrowman’s character and Seth Gable’s The Count are awesome villains to go up against. The show isn’t also confined to Green Arrow’s universe. There are several moments when they touch on DC’s expansive universe like the appearance of other heroes and villains. The team behind Arrow certainly did not do a terrible job with the mythology and the game will be promoted to Arrow’s audiences too. Therefore, I believe doing an adaptation of Arrow is the way to go.
I chose Rocksteady Studios for this because they’ve done a great job with the two Arkham games. In addition, I don’t think they’ll have anything on their table once they finish Arkham Knight. It was confirmed that this would be the last game tackling the caped crusader from Gotham.
This won’t be the first time the CW’S Arrow crossed over to the world of video games if this were to happen. Stephen Amell’s interpretation of the Green Arrow is available as a skin in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us and he even does the voice work for it.
Do you agree with me whether it’s partial or completely? Maybe you would like to see another hero in a video game? Let us know.