OXM UK: Rocksteady's Sefton Hill has said that he doesn't consider Batman: Arkham City to be a sandbox title, despite opening it up beyond the walls of Arkham Asylum.
That's fine. So long as it's as good as Batman: AA.
Good is right. Sandbox gets boring.
sand box gets boring idk about you but sand box never gets boring or at least out lasts the game thats not sandbox its like having an fps but removing the boundaries of the world thats why i cant wait for the time in technology when we can have an entire world of military combat and having players do what they want wanna build a base and equipment adn the way it looks go for it wanna play it like an fps just play as an fps wanna drive battle ships do it but something like this wont happen until development cost drop substantially
My only problem with sandbox games is that it's very easy to lose direction if not done right. Only a few people know how to do it right. I have no issue with the next Batman game being similar to the first. It played well, storyline wasn't bad, and the gameplay was good. Like most things, I don't see the need to change what isn't broken.
I agree sandbox gets repetitive after a while .
THANK GOD it's not a sandbox game. No offence to sandbox games, but dude, I'm tired of them.
Good. I am expecting it to be like the first one. Not entirely sandbox, but as you go along the story there are lot of open areas and back tracking.
Much like the first Bioshock. Seemed open world, but was pretty much linear, which worked well to acheieve that level of claustrophobic atmosphere
I hope its still a Metroidvania.
I always thought AA was sandbox :S I means couldn't you roam around all of arkham?
well it wasnt . Like said Metroid/castlevania fits better , and you dont see anyone calling them sandboxes
It's kind of a hybrid. Once you open areas up, you can revisit them (and typically have to for various reasons). But, the world isn't just open to you to explore from the get-go.
Its uses a HUB style system. AC will be probably be the same using main parts of the city that will branch off to smaller linear areas but I'm sure it will a larger game then AA. I like this style way more then an open world setting because the devs can put more focus and polish into the linear areas.
Never expected it to be sandbox in the first place. What I do want is a few respawning thugs once I finish the game so I can go around and keep beating them to death while I look for my 100% completion riddles or whatever they have in no.2!!! Combat is so fun.
its not going to be a sandbox game but a top quality one for sure.
No thanks , i understand the urgent need to cut off any activision fingers and pry them from marvel properties so they could have a chance at good (not capcom or 16 bits era ) games ... however , beyond batman , rocksteady should get more chances to display their full talent over new ips . Rather than becoming a comics licence factory .
Baka-akaB: "i understand the urgent need to cut off any activision fingers and pry them from marvel properties" Come to think about it. Activision has been making Spider-Man games since the Atari 2600. lol
Ya I was really only expecting it to be like Arkham Asylum but with more area.
im sick of sandboxes.
Oh dam I got to but the other batman game I forgot the name the other arkham one....i’ll do that tomorrow when I stop of at game or game station or HMV when im in Dundee city
I think it would be somewhat complicated to implement for a IP like Batman and might not be particularly rewarding to play. I can't imagine Batman doing side missions for money or collecting weapons when he already has all the money he would ever need and the best most cutting edge tech to work with. I suppose you could have a limited sandbox element to a Batman game, but it would have to be done in a believable manner that is consistent with the Batman universe.
best news of heard all day gaming wise. batman would suck if it was a sandbox game i prefer having a small hub world which link off to different areas. i just hope the multiplayer that was announced isn't co-op for the singleplayer game because it will ruin the experience.
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