Video games come in a variety of backgrounds, including comics. And it's not just the superhero that comes to mind first when we talk about comic book games. This genre is now quite popular, which is also reflected in the gaming environment, although the industry does not end there. Comics are different, and they can be adapted into the game so that it can compete in quality with the original. Be that as it may, here are 9 games made from comics besides superheroics. Yes, there are.
The Wolf Among Us
One of the most famous comic book games. Telltale's second most successful project to be continued in 2021. In it we play as an angry gray wolf, detective Bigby Wolfe, who lives in Fabletown, located in the northern Manhattan area. This is the world of fairy tales, which exists in parallel with the world of people, but it is not as fabulous and light as you might think. In the game, we follow in the footsteps of a maniac who found a way to kill the inhabitants of Fabletown so that they die forever.
This game is based on the Fables comic series by Bill Willingham. In his comics, fairy tale characters calling themselves Fables were once exiled from their world by some Mysterious enemy. They founded their corner in New York, taking on human forms. The Wolf Among Us takes place several years before the plot of the original comic.
Blacksad: Under The Skin
This recent noir detective features Los Angeles with only anthropomorphic beasts instead of humans. The game is not based on the Blacksad comic series by Juan Diaz, which tells about the everyday life of the cat detective John Blacksed. The action of the game is independent of the comic and tells the original story, while being entirely based on the original source. We are investigating the murder of the owner of a boxing club, who died on the eve of an important fight, while his main boxer disappeared. As a result, this investigation turns into one of the largest and most convoluted in Blacksad's career, as befits a good detective story.
The world of Blacksad comics is unique in that it is just as rotten and dark as ours, but at the same time it is completely authentic. Animals have their own unique abilities that nature has endowed them with, and among their communities there is racism, segregation by coat color, corruption and violence in all forms.
The Darkness is a series of games based on the comic book of the same name. He talks about the young mobster Jackie Estacado. His parents died, after which he ended up in an orphanage. His uncle took him from there to make him a member of the mafia. At 21, Jackie discovers that a new power [or rather a curse] has opened up in him, which he inherited, known as Darkness. It is the embodiment of evil, giving it demonic power and allowing it to control various creatures of darkness.
According to the plot of two games, Jackie is hunted to take away the Darkness from him.
Void Bastards is debatable as it is rather an exception to the rule. This game has no comic basis, it is a comic strip itself. We play as a prisoner who is transported on a large space ark. All passengers are criminals who have been frozen for safety. However, a breakdown occurs during the flight, and the system decides to unfreeze one of the criminals so that he can go for the necessary parts. We, in the role of this lucky one, will explore the ship. However, it is full of enemies.
The game is made in the style of Cel Shading Graphics, familiar to many from Borderlands, only here are also added other comic attributes, such as inscriptions that appear during the impact, and the story itself is presented to us in the form of a comic.
Developers position it as a thoughtful shooter that inherits System Shock and Bioshock. The atmosphere of loneliness and suspense will accompany you all the time.
The Walking Dead: The Game
And here is the most famous project of Telltale Games - The Walking Dead: The Game. The game was created based on the comic strip of the same name by Robert Kirkman. Unlike the series, the game is closer to the original work not only in style and atmosphere, but also in its message and cruelty.
Kirkman's comic brings people to the fore and shows that in the world of the zombie apocalypse, humans are the most dangerous enemies. There is a lot of violence and death in it, and often other survivors become their perpetrators. The game tells us a story, a saga of its own, about Clementine, who is saved by a young man, Lee, and becomes her father. In the future, we will play as Clementine herself, whose life is becoming more difficult every year.
Thief of Thieves
This is another game based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, telling about thefts and the people behind them. The main character Celia, eager to surpass her teacher in the art of thieves, comes to Europe to join a new team of criminals to commit high-profile crimes.
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