Let me get this out of the way now: it doesn't matter that Superman is (seemingly) invincible. His powers aren't the point of his character. The point is this: Superman can punch somebody into outer space, burn them to ash, and run rings around them with super-speed. He can solve any problem with overwhelming force if he wants to, but he doesn't, simply because that's not being a hero--that's being a bully. You see, more than a Man of Steel, Superman is a man of integrity, and that conflict is what drives his best stories.
It seems like that's what Paul Dini had in mind with a recent interview with Yahoo! Games, talking about the future of DC superhero games after the upcoming (and highly anticipated) Batman: Arkham City, where he mentioned:
"Well, Batman is pretty real-world centric. So if I was going to do another comic book based game I would probably want a hero that had, you know--I would probably want to amp it up a bit as far as the power level goes and do more of a superhero with more superpowers.
Batman is pretty much a self-trained guy, I think it would be fun to do a character like Superman or Captain Marvel or maybe Green Lantern, somebody who's got a completely different resource for fighting crime and fighting villains.
Maybe a magical character. The DC universe is filled with them. I love Batman, and I always will, but if I was going to do another one I would probably pick one in a completely different setting with a completely different power scheme. [Superman]'s pretty much the number one in the DC pantheon, and I think not enough has been done with him to make him a character, as he's got amazing powers, he can fly super fast and everything, but also there's a level to his character that I don't think has been explored yet in video games to kind of get underneath who he is and into his heart a little bit.
I think there's a lot of reinvention being done on Superman at the moment, both in the comics and in the movies and I think it would be fun to revisit that character and kind of see what makes him tick."
If Rocksteady's behind it, I'm all for the idea of another Superman game, because I haven't seen a good one yet. Maybe one that has combat similar to the scale of the DBZ: Tenkaichi games, with a choice-based dialogue and character-development system like Mass Effect?
What do you think? Is a Superman game a good idea, or would you rather see a different hero heading a new Rocksteady DC game?