Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives… or some mumbo jumbo like that. Hey it’s weekend! You overslept and missed every day? Don’t worry, we have your weekly wrap right here!
As far as games go, there are few titles out there that manages to cram as many characters into the narrative than the Batman franchise. You’ve got the dark knight himself, his various allies and an entire rogues gallery to contend with, and that’s not even counting in lesser known foes and civilians. Right now, the rumour is that a certain Man Of Steel might be popping up in Arkham Knight as well. That’s most likely just what it is. A rumour.
That’s a wrap… July is gone, finished, done for, kaput! August promises butterflies and rainbows and cookies and Gamescom and kittens and traditional wind conditions. IT’S GONNA BE A GOOD ONE! How did we conclude July though? Oh, you know, news stories and stuff! Here’s what happened this week on Lazygamer.
Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! The mighty trinity of the DC Comics Universe may have vanquished gigantic robot apes, super geniuses and universal death gods, but they may have met their greatest foe in the upcoming Lego Batman game. And that’s the dreaded fiend who leaves a four-stud Lego block on the floor, waiting for it to dig into your heel. The maniac!
This week has been the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman. 75 years of crime being punched in the face by an orphan with too much cash, rage and not enough therapy. Over the decades, the origin of Batman has been retold many times, with one of the more recent variations outside of the New 52 being the very brutal and realistic Earth One hardcover. It’s a great book to read, and it’s getting a sequel graphic novel.
Just who is the Arkham Knight? There’s been a lot of talk recently over the identity of the mysterious new villain who will be both a physical and intellectual match for the Batman. Most folks reckon that he might be a former Robin who went bad, a character who is better known in comics these days as the Red Hood. Well it may be time to put those rumours to rest, as the Red Hood will be in Batman: Arkham Knight. But he sure as hell ain’t no knight in shining armour.
You know who’s a great character that deserves more attention? Batgirl. The daughter of police commisioner James Gordon has survived being paralysed by the Joker, can hold her own ina fight with some of the best fighters around and is more capable at mystery solving than a ragtag quartet of a jock in a neckerchief, a clueless cheerleader, a genius bookworm and a beatnik who hangs out with a cowardly dog. And come this October, Batgirl is getting a new direction and a new look.
Welcome to our third new video feature! Today, I’m talking action figures. I’m talking collectables. I’m talking stuff so awesome, you’ll probably never ever own so you might as well give up and rather paint a hobo to look like a highly sought-after piece of merch instead. I’m talking Collectibles Corner, which is all about thrusting your hard-earned cash at your screen.
One of the reasons I’ve been slobbering like Homer Simpson over Batman: Arkham Knight, is that you get to drive around in the Batmobile in that game. And that specific incarnation of the Batmobile is fantastic. But what if I told you that a Batman game exists where you can drive all of the previous cars that Batman has pimped out? Because such a game does exist.
By now, you’ve heard me wax lyrical on how Batman: Arkham Knight will be one of the best games of 2015, if ever. I’ bias as hell, I’ll admit it but that’s a good thing in my case. You won’t just get to be the Batman in the final Rocksteady game however. You’ll also get a chance to be the main squeeze of the Joker, Harley Quinn.
Patience is a virtue, was something my father would often say before he defenestrated the person driving in front of him for being so slow on the road. And that’s an adage which applies to gaming, as the big name titles from the previous year often wind up back on the shelves in a new repackaged form. Like Batman: Arkham Origins for instance.
Ah February, the month of love, boxed chocolates and cheap dates with drinks that taste like Roofies. And now also, hopefully the month of having crime punched out of a criminal, one battered and terrified thug at a time.
Look, if I’m going to talk to the frontman of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game, Dax Ginn, I’m going to do it properly. And by properly I mean get sweaty in a cowl and start geeking out because I threw my objective opinion off a balcony the second I started playing that game.
The caped crusader may be known as the greatest detective that the world has ever seen, but some problems can’t be solved with sheer intellect alone. Sometimes, a conundrum needs to be fixed the good old-fashioned way – with fists. And in Arkham Knight, Batman will have an expanded arsenal of attacks to try out on various henchmen.
Well ladies and Germans, the show is indeed over. It’s been a splendiferous three days of games, games and even more games. Hell, even I’ve had my fill and I’m ready to come over. But not before gawking at a few more pictures.