Submitted by TransientDreamer 366d ago | opinion piece

The Future of Batman in Gaming – The Bat Needs a Break

David Rodriguez writes, "I recently finished the main story of Batman: Arkham Origins, and I can say that despite its criticisms, it is a very solid Batman game, with an engaging story and the Rocksteady-developed gameplay that I first fell in love with in 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum. Origins has its issues though, and they are primarily centered on the game’s story, which while engaging is horribly misshapen (the big reveal, which was unfortunately spoiled for me beforehand, came much earlier in the story than I expected). However, these issues are nothing compared to what they represent: the challenges the franchise faces going forward and where the Batman character has been oriented in the wake Batman: Arkham Origin’s release." (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ziggurcat  +   366d ago
actually, the bat needs rocksteady.
Ezz2013  +   366d ago
Am i really the only one who love arkham origins more than arkham city ?

also, the next batman game need to be pretty damn big
and where you can be Bruce (also drive his cars,plans etc)or batman any time you want
the batcave have the batmobile,Batwing etc and you drive them any time you want
different type of skins and for the love of god put TDKR skin and Batman 1987 skin
i want random missions to stop crime something like arkham origins but stop bank robbery,chase,rape etc
and plz let the batsign from police station show up in the sky so batman go to police station to see what's going on
i want epic boss fights like in arkham origins
i want a real gotham city where there is people walking the street
i want better combat system and i want to scare the crap out of thugs where i take them any where i want to integrate them
like i beat the thugs on the street and then i take one of them with me to the rooftop and hang him from there etc

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Kurylo3d  +   366d ago
yea I think you are the only one. Origins was terrible.... Nothing memorable about that game.

Was in fact very boring and very predictable. They wanted to make beleive it was a nolan game.. and it really wasnt. No style either. Only thing that made it playable was the gameplay that rocksteady implemented in the previous games.

Other then that its a cash in. A boring one at that. The most interesting villain in this was deathstroke and u got to see him for a whole 5 min lol.
ZombieKiller  +   366d ago
I disagree with this article, although Batman has been getting some good games recently, I feel like Batman as a character deserves more. I like where the Arkham games are going with the series, and AS LONG AS THEY DON'T MILK IT, I'd like them to keep making them.

Even with the bugs, I thoroughly enjoyed Origins and am looking forward to Rocksteady's sequel. My point is although they've released 3 games so far, there are still SOOOO many stories they could tell. I say bring the bat, assuming it does not lose quality like COD did over time. I see no harm.

Again, if you don't want it, or think it needs a break don't buy it. That's what I did with DmC this year (and Call of Duty actually). Batman has plenty of stories to tell and I think as long as it retains the quality of the first 2 games, I say more Batman. These games are awesome and there is a ton of things you could do to add a fresh feel. Instead of other games (since there's a foundation already built) why not include more to this game? Co-op, more characters, and a different story. We pay these guys for their creativity, instead of making Batman go away for a while, create something interesting and different. They're professionals in that region, aren't they?
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Ghostgamer1  +   366d ago
Actually, Batman needs a mix up! Add Robin and Batgirl for Co-op Experience! Better Multiplayer action and features! Different setting and plot! Different city than Gotham! How about a new made up city?!?!? They need a some screws tighten!
Vandamme21  +   366d ago
The bat does not need a break..keep em coming.
dgrayson  +   366d ago
The Bat does need Rocksteady; the Bat also needs quality.
WeAreLegion  +   366d ago
It needs Batman Beyond.

Something tells me Rocksteady is working on a Batman Beyond right now, actually.
dgrayson  +   366d ago
The problem is that while there are plenty of things that can be done to freshen up the series, none of those things are being done. A few new moves or gadgets are nice, but when you're fighting the exact same people in the exact same way, it gets tedious.
kewlkat007  +   366d ago
Why don't they focus on another DC character in the same universe... I swear it's like these devs have no material..
TransientDreamer  +   366d ago
Superman, Justice League, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Corps. It's all spelled out for them.
Austin48  +   366d ago
bring back rocksteady
Kurylo3d  +   366d ago
Yea seriously. Rocksteady has some style and creativity. I saw nothing creative about origins.. just a rip off of gameplay.

Arkham city was way more impressive then origins.. and not just cause of the sheer amount of KNOWN villains, but also it felt faithful to the comics...

Origins just seemed to rewrite the history for the sake of being able to include more characters... Like bane being in the past lol.
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Kurylo3d  +   366d ago
The author definently has it all wrong. So many characters could be implemented that are interesting and known. Hoping they are saving them for origins..

My wishlist espeacially is. Jason Todd - Red Hood or Azrael..(I'd be fine with the one that took over for batman and became a villain or the newer one in arkham city...)
Max-Zorin  +   366d ago
I would love a Green Lantern game.

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