Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Spider-Man’s Peter Parker fought alongside the police. Miles Morales fights against them, or, is rejected when entering a battle. Morales lives and fights in Brooklyn. It’s a different New York. Culture breathes compared to Parker’s more static, Hollywood-ish good white guy approach. As an immigrant, Morales is an immediate underdog. Still righteous, but from a… Continue reading Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)


Marvel’s Avengers (PS4)

Five years after the Avengers were forcibly disbanded, a government-supported, rogue military group (AIM) begins rounding up “inhumans,” putting them in cages, and biased network news cheers them on. To get these obvious parables now leaves one to wonder what future Trumpian parables hold. Captain America draws a direct line to AIM and the Nazis.… Continue reading Marvel’s Avengers (PS4)


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (Switch)

Released as the first Marvel film universe story comes to close, Ultimate Alliance 3 retools that same story. Infinity Stones go missing, mega-big bad Thanos wants them, superheroes must stop him. The videogame edition tells this with no real style. It’s crowded. Most of the action is noise, with four Marvel characters slicing or punching… Continue reading Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (Switch)


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (PS4)

In Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, a journalist can fight – and beat – Thor and Hulk. This is an amazing thing. The mayhem in this corporate cross-over is sufficiently aboil, enough to plow through a turgid story concerning the all-powerful Infinity Stones. Think Lord of the Rings’ nineteen rings, but fewer in number and color… Continue reading Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (PS4)


Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4)

Playing Lego Avengers is certainly faster than watching each of the Marvel films the game will reference. While Lego Marvel Super Heroes plowed through this territory once, Avengers jumps ahead and flashes back to tap on each Marvel theatrical outing, effectively saying there’s too much of this Lego brand in the universe. This likely was… Continue reading Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4)