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Submitted by xiren187 521d ago | opinion piece

Batman: Arkham Origins – Taking the Series in the Wrong Direction

'As you’ve no doubt heard by now, a new Batman game in the Arkham series is coming to current generation consoles courtesy of Warner Bros. Montreal. Rather than moving forward, the new team has decided to go for a prequel, a common direction choice this year, showing off Batman’s younger and less experienced side. While Warner Bros. Montreal’s Christmas Eve beatdown has potential, I can’t help but feel that the game is headed in the wrong direction.' - JPS (Batman: Arkham Origins, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Root  +   521d ago
"But I can’t help but feel that Rocksteady’s loyal fans have been pushed to the sidelines. The community constantly dug for new Easter eggs and hints following Arkham City’s release. What came out of all the hard work was a handful of titillating discoveries and in-depth theories. Arkham Origins isn’t going to confirm or deny our predictions and explanations"

True....however I think it's been made not only as a filler game to squeeze some more money out of people while they wait for Rocksteadys new game but to close the "Arkham Trilogy". There wasn't really anything else Rocksteady could of done with Arkham unless they made it that all of Gotham was taking over but I don't see that happening. Hopefully with a new trilogy "Gotham City" they can push the open world themes of their Batman games and expand on what we've seen and want from the franchise...vehicles being one.

I'm scared though that Warner Bros are going to get greedy, if Origins gets amazing sales they'll want more and more Batman games which will make Rocksteadys new releases seem dull because we've been over exposed to the franchise.

I do want to see the Joker come back at the end of Rocksteadys next game...something dosen't feel right. In comics no one is dead forever.
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maxcon  +   521d ago
Didn't Rocksteady already say that they are not making another Batman?
sarshelyam  +   521d ago
I'm of the mindset that this release truly does close the "Arkham" trilogy, while Rocksteady is devoting all of their time to a next-gen release. We've seen what they can do with this generation, any release would ultimately be compared to its previous iterations and, likely condemned for not pushing forward. WB Games can get away with this by releasing a prequel on current gen platforms while still maintaining interest in the brand until Rocksteady is ready to reveal their project/s.
stragomccloud  +   521d ago
It's kind of weird that it's only coming to one next gen console. PS4's PC based architecture should make porting the PC version a breeze.
Jek_Porkins  +   521d ago
Do you really want a port of what is basically a current generation game? You can just get it for a console you have now, also the game releases October 25th, which is probably a month before the next Xbox or PlayStation even release.
admiralvic  +   521d ago
You would have a point if I could play PS3 games on the PS4...
stragomccloud  +   521d ago
Doesn't really matter. Port is better than no port. I'm probably going to get the Wii U version since the dev has experience with it and should be ground up, therefore look more like the PC version; however, a PS4 port should still be in the works. It's really not a stretch to make it work. It also helps devs get accustomed to new hardware.

That said, if given enough time for development. Both the PS4 and Wii U versions could support the PC versions high res textures and directX 11 features. I say features because technically neither Wii U nor PS4 support directx 11(It's a Microsoft thing, hence the name directXbox).

In the end, who cares if a new console gets late ports? It happens all the time. I think early adopters wouldn't mind waiting a month for some games they can play on their new hardware.
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ChiTownDoc  +   521d ago
Wow I didn't know anyone actually had a Wii u
R1CAN617  +   520d ago
Rock Steady should really do a Batman Beyond game with Bruce guiding him in Neo Gotham & Terrys friend max doing Bat suit upgrades.

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