Guillermo del Toro
The Game He Could Have Made: Batman: Arkham Asylum
After his genre defining work rebooting the Bat, you’d think Nolan would be the obvious choice here. But for us, Arkham is too overtly comic bookey for his tastes.
We think del Toro’s work on Hellboy means he’d have been more suitable for an over-the-top game delving into the heart of Gotham’s gothic nuthouse.
The inventiveness shown in the various creature designs in Pan’s Labyrinth also makes us believe he’d have filled the asylum with loads of hellacious beasties for players to scrap with.
Games He Should Make: Anything in the superhero genre. Just as long as they weren’t the kind shoved out the door in a couple of weeks to coincide with a film’s release.
The husky director is no stranger to games, after he wrote the script for 2008’s Hellboy: The Science of Evil. Admittedly, it’s shit, but points for effort.
With most titles starring spandex-clad crime fighters crapped out in short development cycles to coincide with summer blockbusters, we’re confident del Toro would bring a level of craft and care rarely seen in the genre.
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