Hello World! I’d like to talk about a group of games that are often overlooked: video games based on a pre-existing license (whether it’s a cartoon, movie, comic book, or anything else). Licensed video games rarely get discussed, and when they do get discussed it’s usually about how bad the games are. Most are written off as poorly made, quick cash-ins before they can even be played. They are destined to be clearance games within weeks of their release, and become forgotten shortly after. I think that’s a shame because there are some really good games based on great franchises, and people are missing out. While some of these games might have failed a quality assurance test, a lot of them are the embodiment of the reason I play video games. Do they further the argument that video games are a useful medium for storytelling? No. But they answer burning questions in my head like: “I wonder who would win a fight between Goku and Bardock?” “How good would I be at web-slinging my way through New York City?” “Which household object would I use to wipe that smug smile off Jerry’s face?”
Check out the video above to see why you should play Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider (also known as Sheep Dog ‘N’ Wolf).