by Diane Duane

…at this moment from Mike Antonucci’s gaming weblog at the Mercury News. He’s talking about things that interested him at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) this past week —

“Justice League Heroes’’ from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PS2 and Xbox (plus a PSP version).

Activision’s “Marvel: Ultimate Alliance’’ generated far more buzz as a slick superhero game. But the “Justice League” game struck me as having an exceptionally good fix on why DC’s characters — including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Green Lantern — have such massive iconic stature in pop culture. It plays in a way that evokes many comic-book traditions, and the graphics I saw maximized what the original Xbox can offer. There is one thing that will irritate a lot of hard-core comics fans: The main Green Lantern character is John Stewart, not THE Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.

Heh heh. A man after my own heart. …I don’t mind John Stewart. But my opinions about the preferred Earth-based GL were formed when Hal was in office….

Must take a look at the game, anyway, as I’m a big JL fan.

[tags]comics, computer game, Justice League, JLA, JLU, Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment [/tags]

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1 comment

Sin May 26, 2006 - 8:51 pm

I had my moments. I hated what DC did to Hal with the whole insane Parallax thing, but I kind of warmed up to Stewart while watching the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons on Saturday mornings. Have you seen them? They’re quite brillant, I think.


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