Batman Arkham Knight is Nearly Perfect

batman arkham knightBatman Arkham Knight is getting mixed press due to the horribly handled port to PC. This is unfortunate as my experience on the XBOX One was practically flawless with respect to bugs, and I only noticed a few instances of frame rate drops. After sinking a substantial amount of time in the game, achieving 100% (the Riddler is the real final boss), and getting about 70% through the Story+ replay mode I can honestly say this is the best game I have played on my next-gen system. Rather than get bogged down into specifics I’m going to keep this review big picture, highlighting things that stood out, and then ending with a few minor criticisms. Continue reading

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Batman Arkham Knight Delivers

batman arkham knight scarecrowGamers and fans of the series can finally sink their teeth into the long awaited Batman release, Arkham Knight. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City I was both anxious and nervous about whether or not the new title would deliver. After sinking over 12 hours into the game on my stream I can confidently say this game just might be a 10/10 on my scale. I played for almost 8 hours before I died or encountered anything buggy/poorly designed. The scale and scope of the game has been expanded in ways that are consistently positive, but the gritty and fun Batman experience is still at the core. This is the first next-gen game I have played that actually feels and looks next-gen. Continue reading

Batman remastered in the works, but why?

Batman Arkham AsylumA survey recently leaked indicating that both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are in development for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. Not surprising Arkham Origins is being passed over since it was not well received and is undeniably a black eye on the franchise. While I understand wanting to capitalize on the hype surrounding the launch of Arkham Knight, this seems like a strange remaster. However, even though some have complained about the popularity of remastered games, I think there is huge potential here, especially for franchises looking to expand to next-gen. Continue reading