I’ve been thinking about this game. Personally to me it represents a lot of lost potential - it’s a great concept but it’s brought down by a less than stellar execution. The cartoon designs look more like stickers than anything, just barely resembling a stereotype of a stereotype of the 1920′s-30′s cartoon style. While I don’t like complaining about people’s choices in design and art, I guess the theme is one that I’m rather passionate about, and a little bit of research from the developers would bring the game to a much greater level of quality than it is at the moment. The monsters in the game are also just unimaginably lame, and to me represent just plain blowing off the original idea in favor of more “serious” horror.
(Continued under a readmore because I say a lot; tl;dr I talk more about where the game went wrong in my opinion and how I would recommend changing it.)
the problem with MCU Tony Stark characterisation in fanfic
okay so I love smol, soft, vulnerable Tony Stark as much as the next person, but sometimes I think we forget some super important things when writing him:
literally within an hour of IM1 we see Tony hammering metal with basic tools in a cave which is very physically taxing for someone not used to it
we see Tony Stark miniaturise the arc reactor, something his own dad never figured out, in the space of three months whilst probably battling chest infections, the threat of death and low cognitive function (the fluctuating temperate, irregular meals, sleep cycle and high risk of infection from open heart surgery drastically affects your thought process, genius or not) - with fuck all available
there is the suggestion that Tony + Running isn’t so much of a novel idea in IM1′s ‘Dogfight’ as Rhodey doesn’t bite back and say ‘you don’t jog’ in response to Tony’s flighty responses - that would be the first thing a best friend would point out to their fellow bullshitter
he and Happy practise MMA against one another (IM2) and Happy isn’t someone to go gentle - Tony isn’t one to want Happy to pull his punches so Tony is proficient in some form of close combat when fully cognisant - we see Happy’s skills when he finally (!) punches one trained fighter as Tash knocks off everyone else. if Happy can do that, Tony certainly can - and even better now he’s a full Avenger (we ignore Civil War, okay)
he literally takes a sledgehammer to his own home and re-discovers and element once again previously hidden to his own dad - a man heralded and lauded as The Genius - so he’s very proactive and willing to move shit around to figure something out
we also see the strength needed in the synthesising of this element - his arms are literally b u l g i n g with muscle mass, so this gives us the nod that Tony does work out to keep himself fit
in IM3 he literally has nothing? he makes his OWN weapons again from store-avaliable items and takes down literally a whole compound under his own steam (reminiscent of IM1 building of the suit with a box of scraps) so he isn’t exactly ‘useless’ when given the correct tools
despite that bullshit scene where he suddenly ‘forgets’ that magazines aren’t universal for all, we know Tony handles guns - he does it when he’s escaped the bed in the basement, when facing the Mandarin etc and he’s confident enough to use them correctly (deliberately missing Trevor but close enough to make him shit himself) so this crap about him suddenly being unable to shoot a light from that distance is again, bullshit
he literally drags the iron man suit through the snow - whilst it’s (MK42) is about 240 pounds on, it’s gonna be a lot heavier with all the hydraulics and electrics powered down. it takes core strength to make it and drag it, guys, so he’s pretty well built for a civvie
in avengers he spends just as much time moving - you need insane core strength to maintain a flying position, metal suit or not, and you need to be physically fit to fly it too if you think of how often it would have glitched and malfunctioned with hits before it rebooted. just because he’s in a metal suit it doesn’t mean it’s effortless and JARVIS does it for him - it’s like riding a horse. the movements are subtle but you’re using so many fucking muscles and so much energy
in AOU he literally fucking JUMPS FROM THE BALCONY ONTO A BOT floating in mid air like, that’s super gutsy for a civvie who has no official ‘spy’/army training or no backup Green Machine but by this point nothing surprises us about this fuckwit tbh (it gets me every time when I see him do that)
he gets thrown into walls so often with enough force to knock out a normal person like, i’m surprised he, Rhodey and Bruce don’t have constant concussion tbh - in IM3 with a missile blast/ in AOU against the wall after Ultron and down to the floor from a great height
he’s super fucking gutsy and takes massive risks for someone with no healing factor or special skills - in IM3 when he faces off against the Mandarin with nothing/jumps off a balcony on the rig and slides down the bending metal before jumping into fucking mid-air relying only on his suits to save him/facing off against Loki and then being thrown out of a window despite not knowing what would happen at all and knowing that his suit wasn’t quite ready/relying only on his mobile gauntlet to save his whole fucking face when Bucky (poor soul) tries to shoot him (unintentionally it isn’t Bucky okay) in the middle of his freak-out (and these are all without the whole suit, only bits and pieces, so don't say he’s a little wallflower he has as many balls as the rest of them in combat)
have you seen him in a three piece suit??? his figure is fine af from all this shit
he literally survived a blast to the fucking chest with a bomb, survived palladium poisoning, thought his way out of countless shit, is a certified genius, a massive polyglot, has several doctorates and isn’t the soft, smol, vulnerable little chicken so much fanfiction makes him out to be
I love reading those smol, cutesy fics from time to time too - because lbr MCU!Tony IS small in stature because Robert is, bless his platform shoes - but please remember Tony is actually meant to be a badass physically fit (wiry or lithe, depending on comics or movieverse) superhero - he may not be great at hand-to-hand combat like Cap or twenty feet tall like Thor but he can certainly hold his own fgs.
• Without any doubt, when you discover your pregnancy, you are already married to Steve. - Some people around him tend to forget it, but he has been raised in the Catholic values. It means, he still believes in God, and for him, starting a family means being committed and happily married. • Steve is speechless for a quick moment when you tell him about your pregnancy. • However, the shock of the news swallowed, he takes you in his arms, careful to not use his super-strength and he peppers kisses all over your face. • He chuckles, saying he is the happiest man on the planet and he gives you that smile. The same smile that made your knees go weak. • After a long moment, he releases you from his arms in panic because he thinks he’s hurting the baby. • Your husband immediately finds a safe house like Clint’s, but a Brooklyn inspired one. Nobody knows about your home location to protect your future family. • The team is overly happy that a mini-avenger is on their way! Natasha is the happiest of all and she can’t hide her tears. • Tony calls himself godfather or uncle… it depends on the days. - “No, Tony! My child isn’t going to wear a metal suit.” - “Steve, I’m obviously the uncle here, so this baby will have tons of gifts, including a suit.” - “I swear if you-” - “Y/N, your husband is threatening me.” • He hates the morning sicknesses as much as you because he feels helpless. • Steve spends his free days making your house safe for the baby. • You are annoyed that you can’t go on missions for a while and you get bored easily. • But your husband spoils you whenever he can. He just makes sure you are comfortable and happy all the time. He’s the sweetest of all. • Steve buys every book he finds and does all the research he needs because he wants to be ready to welcome the baby. • Sam and Bucky are always here to calm him down when he’s feeling stressed. • Gosh, he is so adorable when he is with you. He keeps saying you are his safe haven. • He overreacts every time he learns something new about the pregnancy. • Steve is worried your child will have the same issues he had before the serum, but you tell him this baby will be loved and cherished, anyway. • You cuddle all the time. • He’s so into you, though! • The first time you can really feel the baby kicks, you rush to his office and without a word, you place his hand on your stomach. This is a very emotional moment for both of you. • Since then, he always asks you before rubbing your belly and listening to your baby. • Steve confesses he is afraid of fatherhood because of his family’s story. • You tell him that he will learn just like you and if he protects the baby as much as you, then they will never catch a cold. • Never. • You try to convince your husband to go on missions because that’s his duty. • He promises you he will come back and he tries to call you every day to have some news whether they are important or unnecessary to share. • When you’re away, Steve asks Laura for help every time your hormones drive you mad. • - “You’re so beautiful in that dress. Let’s go for a walk in the park?” - “You disabled the Wi-Fi on my laptop once again, haven’t you?” - “Uh…?” - “Steve.” - “But it’s not healthy for anyone, doll!” • He says he doesn’t have a preference about the gender of your baby, but he secretly wants a girl. He thinks there are too many male members of the Avengers family. • During the last months of your pregnancy, Steve places his cup of coffee on your belly just to make you laugh. • You think of calling your baby either Sarah if it’s a girl or James if it’s a boy.
Bonus: • Steve tries to be so prepared that he’s got a whole schedule made out for the day you would go into labor. He named it: Rogers family’s D-Day. • When you finally go to the hospital, he grips your hand harder than you are holding is. • Even though you are completely exhausted after giving birth to your baby, your husband thinks you are the most beautiful woman in the world. • So many tears are shed when Steve holds and looks down at the baby for the first time. His whole life he thought he’d never have his own family and now that he does, he can’t even explain how happy he is.
Everything’s changing. A little while ago, most people went to bed thinking that the craziest thing in the world was a billionaire in a flying metal suit. Then aliens invade New York then were beaten back by among others, a giant green monster, a costumed hero from the 40’s, and a God.
“… just the way the cast performs it — it’s one thing to have seen that giant metal suit and hear that there is a version of Barry inside of it. It’s quite another thing when you actually come face-to-face with what’s inside… seeing the scar and the milky white eye, but also seeing the person that you love be so twisted. Barry Allen, who probably has the gentlest soul of all of the characters in the Arrowverse, to just see how far he could fall, he’s both terrifying, but it’s also heartbreaking.” — Andrew Kreisberg
A/N: Seriously guys, thank you so much for the nice feedback. I hope I tagged everyone, sorry if I didn’t :/ (As usual some quotes from the movie)
“I know who you work for,” Brock Rumlow, notorious human
trash bag, hissed as he pinned you with the weight of his body against a brick
He put his big, calloused hand around your throat and
tightened his grip until you were gasping for air. You tried to pull yourself
free, but your hands were trapped behind your back. He was breathing so close
to your face that you could feel his clammy breath on your skin.
In hindsight, you should have known that Rumlow wasn’t going
to be easy an easy target. He was a murderer and a thief, he probably didn’t
even have a heart. Your targets were usually old people or horny men, this was
a first and you couldn’t understand why Bucky needed his heart. It was most
likely all black and corrupted.