I’m still nursing a massive grin on my face over the news of a new Batman game from Rocksteady. Gotham is getting bigger, there’s a new black hat in town and Rocksteady wants to end their trilogy (You don’t count Arkham: Origins) with a bang. It all sounds good. But bugger all that, I just want to drive the Batmobile.
I’m busy replaying Batman: Arkham Origins, and to be fair, it’s still a lacklustre and mediocre game that doesn’t live up to fantastic efforts of Rocksteady, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Still, if there’s one thing that I do like about the game, it’s the Batsuit. Which is probably why I’m slobbering over this figure right now.
I’ve got to hand it to Warner Bros Montreal, because releasing the prequel game Arkham Origins was a genius move. A game that was clearly meant to be a lacklustre release, that provided the perfect distraction from what Rocksteady were busy toiling away on. Well played gents, well played.
Did you think that Batman had a tough night in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City? Well wait until you get a load of this game where the dark knight joins forces with his greatest ally: His wheels.
Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Ever since the events of Arkham City the caped crusader has been left without a purple-suited maniac in his life, as the Joker finally succumbed to the effects of the game that kicked the entire franchise off in Arkham Asylum. A new game is on the way, and that’s no secret. So who will be the main antagonist? Well, Hush up and I’ll tell you…
Here’s an interesting one. Batman: Arkham Origins may not have been too well received, but the prequel shifted over 3 million units since launch. There’ve been rumblings that another game is on the way, and this one might be a firestarter.
Earlier today, Gavin asked you wonderful lot if you’d like to throw some cash at him so that he can kick ass in a court case. Once again, you guys haven’t just been radical, you’ve smashed any and all our expectations. On Twitter, a donation was promised if I reviewed a game while dressed up as Batman. Never one to disappoint (Unless you ask certain ladies), I duly obliged. Here’s that review.
One of the biggest complaints that I had with Batman: Arkham Origins last year, was that the game wasted a golden opportunity to spin some unique gameplay from its storyline. Facing a gauntlet of enemies on Christmas Eve, this game could have been a lot better instead of repetitive. Hopefully, the Mr Freeze DLC can sort this out.
Batman: Arkham Origins wasn’t exactly warmly received when it launched last year. Sure, I may have loved the look, story and voice talent behind the game, but the sheer amount of unpolished work on the game which resulted in a ton of bugs, ruined it for me. And don’t expect those bugs to be patched anytime soon.
One of the best fighting games on the market right now has to be Injustice: Gods Among Us. And it’s not just because of the fact that it has solid gameplay and visuals. It’s because it has something which other genre games lack: A great story. And that storyline is wonderfully fleshed out in the official adaptation.
I am the night! I am the terror! I am in an immoveable position right now but dammit you will fear me! BECAUSE I’M BATMAN!
If there was one game that I was looking forward to in 2013, it had to be the prequel to Arkham Asulum and Arkham City. Unfortunately, a lack of originality and more bugs than a Starship Troopers movie meant that Arkham Origins felt less than stellar. Perhaps DLC for the game can sort things out.
Times are changing, and with it age old traditions. Take weddings for example. The holy union of man and wife/man and man/woman and woman/man and that sexy hole in the wall is giving way to legal partnerships and unions. What a wedding needs in order to survive, is some magic. Which is what this union had bucket-loads of.
I'm a huge fan of the Humble Bundle. They give you awesome games in a nice bundle and support charity. It has been a great source of awesome indie games, but this time, it's sponsored by Warner Bros and is seriously impressive.
If you’ve been paying attention over the last two weeks, you’d have noticed that everyone here at Lazy HQ is posting their top ten gaming lists. Victor already had a turn and was fired for Molyneux reasons, while Zoe picked up the pace with her ten best games. Now it’s my turn. Brace yourselves.