Stan Lee Says Sometimes Games Look Better Than Movies

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Let's jump right in. Here's Spider-Man creator Stan Lee talking about video games at Comic Con:

When you talk about games evolving over the years and becoming more like movies, in many ways, they've gone beyond movies," he said. "To do a movie is difficult, but it's linear. There's a beginning, a middle and an end, and that's it — you write a story. In a videogame, you're writing many stories within the story. It's a totally different structure and a totally different philosophy of writing and, I think, a much, much more difficult one. I get the feeling more work goes into these videogames than even goes into the movies. I marvel at the fact the games look as good, and in some cases better, as the most expensive movies. [Those] guys are just geniuses. Now you watch one of these games and it's like watching the greatest superhero movie, except you're part of it. It's indescribable.

Yep, Stan Lee is awesome. But we knew that. Games Are Exceeding Movies [Eurogamer] [Pic]

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@Werrick:

Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, X-Men Legends series, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage, X-Men 2: Clone Wars, Marvel Vs. Capcom (And its sequel and predecessors), the X-Men arcade game, Amazing Spider-Man Vs. the Kingpin, Spider-Man (For Playstation/Dreamcast). That's just off the top of my head.

Far from "almost every," comics have probably the highest success rate far and away of any licensed video game genre. Whereas movie games (Outside of Star Wars) and stuff based on TV and books is almost universally garbage, a large chunk of comic based video games are pretty damn solid.

As for Stan Lee. For a guy who's 85 years old, he sure has managed to ride the pop culture curve well for pretty much his entire life.