Welcome one and all to our new Saturday club feature ‘Controversial Club’. As so much of our content is positive, charming and a lovely read we thought we’d start a weekly article where we can get a bit of rage out, or just generally be dicks! I introduce our controversial club, a place where we can all write about things that get on our nerves, rub us the wrong way and generally go against the norm.
This week in honour of the TMNT joining Injustice 2 we talk about our least favourite crossovers!
Dark Claw…At some point in time the Marvel and DC universes merged (the Amalgam universe) and someone decided it was a good idea to merge Wolverine and Batman. These two are probably my favourite heros from their own universes but they are so OPPOSITE. Wolverine comes out guns (well claws) blazing and makes as much noise as possible as he can’t be killed, whereas Batman opts for stealth where he can, sticks to the shadows and plans his attacks carefully. There is no need for these two to become one, IT’S RIDICULOUS!!
Game wise the one that always sticks in my mind is Soul Calibur as they’re pretty famous for having guest characters in every game. The ones that didn’t work for me were Ezio and Darth Vader. They just felt so different to the rest of the game, what a waste of our dark emperor! Additionally to this another that springs to mind is Street Fighter X Tekken, now this was one of my favourite games on the Vita but what annoys me is the sequel was never made Tekken X Street Fighter, which would have played as a Tekken game, as a Tekken fan boy that miffed me.
It’s clear what needs to be said right? Alien. Vs. Predator. I mean if ever there were a pair of franchises that didn’t need to be stuck together it was these two. If you can name me ONE decent piece of media to come out of this bastard love child of great sci fi I’d like to hear it.
Let’s face it neither has had a stellar run for the last few years. Predator just can’t seem to match up to the glory days of the first film and Alien has just give us film after film of like warm reception and the odd decent game (isolation springs to mind) let’s just all agree these two things need to never be fused again and in fact let’s leave both in the past where they belong as icons of a bygone era!
I’m a huge horror movie fan. From the old black and white classics to 80’s slasher horror and even the really obscure stuff I just love horror. Two of my favorite characters in any form of media have to be Freddy Kreuger and Jason Vorhees. So when little Salman found out that theres a movie out there where these two legends kick each others shit in you know I ran to the nearest bootleg DVD store and got myself a copy of Freddy Vs. Jason. Little Salman loved that shit, as I got older I realized how garbage that movie is but I can still pop it on and enjoy myself from time to time.
When it comes to crossover stuff I hate nothing really comes to mind. I guess that Simpsons and Family Guy thing was pretty shit.
Games usually have amazing crossovers but there is one shit stain on this planet that I will drag through the mud any chance I get and that’s Mortal Kombat Vs. The DC Universe. Fuck this game and everything it stands for. How can you ruin two of my favorite things ever. Like just ?????????
That is all. Thank.
Within the world of gaming, there’s a lot of crossovers that go relatively well, becoming fully-fledged franchises such as Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart… However there’s a rare occurrence where a crossover goes extremely wrong.
PlayStation Move Heroes is one of those terrible crossovers. Taking arguably three of the PS2’s most iconic mascot franchises, Sly Cooper, Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank, throwing them into a lazily concocted, motion-controlled mess. The game is, for all intents and purposes, the antithesis of bad videogame crossovers; bad script? Check. Near-total absence of a coherent plot? Check. Shallow and uninspired gameplay? Again, check. It literally took the template of a ‘game’ and threw in iconic characters; nothing more than a cash grab.