Perhaps the best word to describe Arkham Knight would be ‘thrilling’. This is big budget gaming at its very best.
Feel like there have been better games so far this year. Bloodborne and Witcher 3 both felt like they really broke new ground, whereas Arkham Knight didn't stray too far from the Rocksteady formula. All are great games, but in my opinion other releases have innovation on their side.
Haven't had chance to play Arkham yet, so I'll reserve judgement. All I'll say is it would have to be spectacular to top Bloodborne and W3 - but this write-up certainly does make it sound/look spectacular. That gif off him flying out of the batmobile and gliding made me drool!
I agree, I feel that the forced Batmobile segments stop it from being that. Personally I don't think that anything has matched Bloodborne so far this year.
Yeah but the Rocksteady formula is closest thing you can get to pure perfection in the action adventure genre. it's almost impossible to improve .. i guess that shows how good are Rocksteady at making games.
The Witcher 3 is the best game of This generation so far. Come close Bloodborne.
Ditto. BB and TW3 are my 2 favorite games this gen.
I feel like it innovated as much as either of those games. Not sure what's really innovative about the witcher at all to be honest. It's just a really well-executed RPG with a more open world than usual. I'd say bloodborne is probably still my favorite, but I'm actually enjoying the new batman game a lot more than I was expecting to.
Agree, Bloodborne is still tops.
Bloodborne broke new ground? How?¨What makes it so different than the other souls game?
Regen and transforming weapons....and maybe the speed of the combat, but nothing else.
Completely disagree. The core of the game may be the same but the same can be said of The Witcher 3 and Bloodborne. The regen system, transforming weapons, and faster combat are the only real changes to the Souls formula. Would you really call that new ground? The open world is new for the Witcher 3 but I'd argue that certain things have gotten worse with the witcher...like the combat. The first Witcher combat was outstanding and ACTUALLY ground breaking but over two games, the combat has become more button mashy and less tactical. Again that in comparison to the first game, not something like Assassin's Creed. Yeah the side missions are unique but theyre still only side missions. You're still researching enemies to gain an advantage and that's what we've been doing for 3 games. Now Arkham Knight has taken every aspect of Arkham City and improved it. While it may not be ground breaking (and what game is?), this is the absolute best super hero game ever created. This is the game all Batman fans have been waiting for and it delivers. The combat has been expanded, the city is huge, the batmobile is amazing, the new skill tree and progressions are all new to the series, detective mode and forensics are new or improved, the game still sports the best voice cast of any game with the Conroy as strong as he was in the 90's. All 3 are great games and believe me I've dumped countless hours in Bloodborne, but there's nothing better than Batman.
So far what I have played I would still have to give the nod to Bloodborne and The Wild Hunt. But its a great game nonetheless.
1.Bloodborne Close 2. Witcher 3
Even though it had it's own issues, I think Witcher 3 is by far the best game of 2015. The game takes an insane amount of time to beat, looks incredible, and has been given away free DLC for the past month. Not to mention the developers have been listening to fans and making changes best on feedback.
I like both but Bloodborne Combat is so much more fun to me than W3
That sequence when you first get to ride the batmobile on the streets is extremely well done.
But then you have to keep riding in the batmobile...over and over and over. Even the Riddler challenges are batmobile races this time around. It's the only thing that is not blowing me away in this game, to be honest. It's a fun little distraction, but I would rather have had more innovation go into taking out bad guys as Batman, not blowing them away in a bat tank.
No shit you need to keep using it. It's a major part of the game, and they said from the beginning that they want it to be a extension of batman and his tools. How can you complain about something so silly? The bat mobile is also one of the most fun things I've ever driven in a game.
It's kind of the polar opposite of what I have loved the series for before it. I don't see how that's "silly" and I don't see how Rocksteady announcing it beforehand magically means it's immune to criticism. It's cool if you like it, though. I'm still loving the game. I just think the batmobile makes things feel a little...schizophrenic. It feels like it was added in because all AAA games are required to have a certain amount of explosions that the series just couldn't reach otherwise.
I didn't feel that the inclusion of the batmobile is forced in any way at all. Granted that I've only played 3 hours so far, but it does make sense storywise. Batman's enemy has an entire army at his disposal - tanks and aircrafts included, so it only makes sense that Batman keeps his batmobile close to him at all times. The button prompt that lets you summon the batmobile for the first time was even labeled "Even the Odds".
Anyone else happy that we are getting so many good games this year?
Yup very good year and im now where near done. All three systems will be packed from now until next year
I can agree with that. :) I'm pretty slap happy when it comes to this year's library of games.
I enjoyed Bloodborne, Splatoon, Resident Evil Revelations 2 (so underrated), & Kirby and the Rainbow Curse so far this year. Batman is up next. I'm a happy multi console gamer with no bias.
Thats not what the PC owners are sayin' to be fair but... opinions though.
I don't think PC gamers have any complaints with the 'game', it's the p*** poor optimisation they're having issues with. The content and narrative are still all there.
Content and narrative are all good if one can enjoy them... unless you have a monster rig to overcome to the horrible optimisation, the game is virtually unplayable.
Hard to enjoy the content when you randomly drop from 60fps to 20fps. without anything happening, and the voices de-syncing etc...man it's almost unplayable.
Bloodborne Mortal Kombat X Witcher 3 Batman Arkham Knight Grand Theft Auto V PC Would say that these five are all equally great.
I agree ... especially since they are mostly different genres. How can someone actually say that an RPG is better than a Fighting game? What if you prefer fighting games? It's completely different genres that fullfill different goals. The games you listed are some of the best in their respected genres so the claim of them being equally great isn't far fetched at all.
lol .. did you play witcher or bloodborne this year?
Did you play Batman?
Did Batman play Batman? ;)
Did Batman play Bloodborne? The Joker did.. :P http://cdn.psx-sense.nl/wp-...
Geralt is more Batman than Batman. And a natural detective to boot.
You're Batman! Your opinion is obviously biased.
@replies: I think you got me wrong. I've yet to play The Witcher 3 (playing Witcher 1 for the first time) and Batman: AK. I'm just saying that you'd have to had played all of them to say which one is the best. Unless I misunderstood Boodi his comment implied that you can't call Batman: Arkham Knight the best game of 2015 when you've also played Bloodborne and TW3. Bloodborne is my favorite PS4 game but I think it's fair to consider all three of the mentioned games to be top tier.
I played all of them. 1- Batman. 2- The Witcher. . . . . . . 3- Bloodborne.
Many good games so far ... We have a great year
I refunded Arkham Knight but I'd be surprised if its better than The Witcher 3.
GOTY no I don't think so. My vote still goes to The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt... that might change when Fallout 4 gets released though.
Looking at the title of the website I seriously thought it was some kind of World Of Warcraft spammer/bot site lol
Can't decide which one to win.
Nothing is gonna top W3 for me this year. But the more games at such a high standard, the better!
come on!! it is a really good game, but does not come any close to the witcher 3 experience, maybe it is close to the bloodborne one, but for me, the witcher 3 have the most richiest world and story for the moment, and the graphics are really good to, as i said, batman ak, is the best batman game to date (even the best super hero game ever made), but is by no means the best game of the year, we only have to wait for metal gear the phantom pain, fallout 4, just to mention a few, and you´ll forgot everthing about batman really soon
Perhaps I am being touchy, but I hate seeing article titles like this that state opinion as fact. Having said that, having played a good 6 or so hours of Batman I can safely say its one of the best games I have played this year. My personal fave is still Bloodborne and at the moment the only games on the horizon that looks capable of toppling it are Fallout 4, MGS or Battlefront. If someone thinks that there personal fave is Batman then I could totally appreciate it, the game is spectacular.
Playing witcher and batman right now, witcher isn't my type of game, but it's still fun, batman has me hooked allready. So far my GOTY list is like this: Bloodborne Batman Witcher Dying lightG. it will probably end up like this: MGS5 Fallout 4 Bloodborne Batman Witcher COD ( zombies)
PC Gamers would say otherwise.
Yeah but that's because the way it runs on PC. Doesn't mean that it's a bad game though just poorly made on PC. The console versions are great though. P.S I still believe that it was shameful what WB did with the PC version of this game.
Witcher 3 so far is the only game GOTY for me :D
Tell that to my computer.
Bloodborne is also my game of the year so far. The Witcher might follow that but I think its going to be MGSV for me as well.
Nah, I still think the Witcher and bloodborne trump it. My money is on the Witcher 3. Batman Arkham knight is good, but I absolutely hate the batmobile portions... It honestly feels at odds with the rest of the well put game.
The god-awful atrocious batmobile ruins most of the game for me.
Witcher 3 for at the moment:)
I'm only played a couple of hours and the game is amazing, I'm not in a position of saying if it's the best or not but it's one of the best. I've played 140hs of Bloodborne and 225hs of The Witcher 3, this game might aswell be on par in its own way. I'll see.
The Witcher 3 is the best game of 2015 so far.Batman AK has good gameplay and an okay story but with less innovation.Forced batmobile gameplay and bad pc port is also holding back Arkham Knight.
Yeah I can't disagree from what i've played up to this point. While the WItcher 3, Bloodborne and MKX were all great I have to say that Arkham Knight may be one of the most engaging open world action games I've ever played. Maybe my opinion is a bit colored as RPG's aren't my favorite genre but the sheer content and spectacle or Arkham Knight is breathtaking and probably makes it my goty up to this point.
Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Arkham Knight, MGS5, Fallout 4, MKX, SW: Battlefront... man, this is a good year for gaming, there's something truly great for every taste!
Goty for the best BAD port of the year.
Why is everyone so obsessed about GOTY? I mean people are handing their own GOTY awards and it's only sixth month going right now. I've even seen people handing their GOTY's on comments to games that are not even released.
While I loved the Witcher 3 I kinda got bored after spending 2 weeks playing it; plus working full time its kinda hard to put it down for a few days and than get back into it. So far I'm loving Batman. Definitely the best game this year so far (in my opinion). Its the kind of game I can pick up and play without it stretching on for ages. Plus I love the puzzles, story, driving, combat and the visuals are impressive.
haven't played the witcher yet. not sure if i have the time to play another game like that. bloodbourne is already freaking long. I have the batman game on the way. Batman: Arkham Knight - Limited Edition with the statue. ohh yes. Blooodbourne is the best game so far this year for me.
Bloodborne so far but I think it'll be topped by MGSV
It sure is and I don't doubt it'll be a GOTY contender when this year's all through.
Until Fallout 4 comes out
I agree, witcher 3 and BB are the best so far, so it's gotta be pretty astounding to top them.
The Witcher 3 and Bloodborne are SO far ahead of Batman. Batman is fairly derivative and might have the worst PC port in years, if not ever - frame rates, lack of options, buggy, DirectX10, Gameworks, and so on. Plus, we still have Metal Gear Solid V, Fallout 4, Xenoblade Chronicles X, XCOM 2, Hitman, Just Cause 3. Batman will be in the bottom of the top 10, which is fine, but the PC launch will forever taint it. I have a massive rig but still got it on PS4 for PC fear plus I will play it and sell it for what I got it for ($38 at Best Buy).
Batman for me because atleast in consoles it delivers the best experience in every aspects!Batman PS4 the gameplay is wonderfull and from a technical standpoint its polished to the bone,1080p30fps lock no frame pacing or other nasty issues.Witcher 3 wonderfull gameplay ruin by lots of bugs and a framerate that often dips below 30fps something that i dont find acceptable in this days and age because even machines like the PS4 and the Xbox one should target 30fps lock minimum by now!Bloodborne,Wonderfull game but the gameplay do not fell smooth at all ,frame pacing issues ruins the gameplay fluidity and playing online the framerate dips often not to mention other known issues.Final words both Bloodborne and the Witcher 3 are games that were released to consumers in unfinished state not ready for prime time because they still lack polished on the technical side... Batman on the other hand its the complete package with very few or none complains.Winner for goty at this point Batman Arkham Knight, in my view.Im talking of console software.