Chris writes "Before we begin let us get my personal bias out of the way. I loved Batman: Arkham Asylum, loathed Arkham City, and did not even bother to play Batman: Arkham Origins. With that in mind, Batman: Arkham Knight has me hopeful. Current-Gen hardware is still something of a mystery in terms of what is possible. Rocksteady can create a living world, full of secrets and joy. They could also create a stark wasteland, full of meaningless collectables and even more meaningless fetch quests.
To that end I have made a list of changes I would love to see happen to the Arkham formula. Given that I am one of the few people that disliked Arkham City, it is likely that most will disagree with these proposed changes. However, if Warner Bros. wants to pull money from me, this is how they could do it.
Ditch the DLC – Arkham Knight was not able to garner excitement for more than two minutes before a preorder bonus was announced. Preorder the game, play as Harley Quinn. This bonus does not even qualify for the “Did they cut this DLC from the main game?” debate. It is (assumingly) being developed alongside the game and then being held tauntingly above your head. This industry depends on preorders, that is understood, but this transgression is a gross one. This is not a bonus, it is a punishment for those who can not, or refuse to, pony up money before a game’s value is even established."