WASDuk presents a top ten list of things that Rocksteady utterly nailed when making Arkham Knight.
Such a great list!
and yes while the port is a joke, I'm still enjoying the game.
I must be one of the people who got lucky with the PC version. I had to turn off enhanced smoke, but it runs perfectly now.
I loved these games, I'll definitely miss the Arkham series. Rocksteady did a fantastic job with Batman, I wonder what they'll do next?
Personally, i'm hoping to see a Batman Beyond game. Maybe not by Rocksteady, but this series has been so phenomenally popular, i'm sure someone would pick it up. What would you like to see?
Batman Beyond would be excellent! If we're sticking with superheroes, I'd say: Flash Green Arrow/Arrow Daredevil Justice League (with the switching out characters thing from Knight during fights, that'd be awesome!) Wolverine Spiderman (he needs a new studio handling him) Superman (provided someone does it right this time, I think they could) Just to name a few, not necessarily in that order of preference either. I'd be cool with any one of them. If I had to pick one though it'd be Justice League. Daredevil would be pretty easy for them to recycle most of the Batman engine with though. I'd envision most of the game would be 3rd person like Batman, but the detective vision mode would switch to 1st person with the "world on fire" type of sight like the Netflix show had. That would be cool.
I seem to be in the minority as the game was just alright to me. Spoilers ahead: There was a huge over reliance on throwing dozens of tanks at me in place of having really cool boss fights like in previous games (Mr. Freeze, Clayface, etc). Hell, there's not even a bossfight against Scarecrow. Arkham Knight was a huge let down; he was just a whiny guy with an army that he somehow paid for. The sidequests were my favorite part, but there weren't enough of them. The Joker blood and Scarecrow toxin are apparently not that bad if you can just will yourself out of their symptoms as Batman seems to do at the end, even if you got injected with several syringes at once and you are at the breaking point with the Joker Blood. The best twist in the game with Oracle getting killed was taken back at the last minute. The unanimous praise this game is getting is flabbergasting to say the least.
Maybe I feel differently about the game because I really quite enjoyed the drone battles, and loved the idea of stealthing around in a tank. Seemed very Batman, to me. The Arkham Knight seemed to get too many boss-battles, as far as i'm concerned. You fight him from his sniper position, you fight him in a tank, then an excavator. He seemed a bit forced in that respect. I think the idea was that the fear toxin was being used to purge The Joker from his system. The two were being treated as separate identities by the end, so when The Joker's took over, he was getting dosed with the toxin rather than Batman, who was then free to take over a fear-weakened Joker? I agree with the Oracle fakeout, though. Seemed...kind of pointless.
That first-person sequence is sure the most gripping thing I've seen all year.
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