Sony recently announced Uncharted 4 story DLC and I got excited. I mean, come on, The Last of Us DLC was so good. How could I not get excited? However, it sparked a conversation between a friend and me about whether or not story DLC is good or bad. Continue reading Are We Alright With Story DLC?
So I was up late the other night replaying Batman: Arkham Knight and I’ve come to a realization: The Ridder is an annoying insignificant little prick.
Now don’t get me wrong, from a game play perspective his challenges, riddles and puzzles are fun as hell. However, from a story perspective, I have no idea how the hell Batman deals with him.
When looking back at the previous Arkham games, the Riddler was possible one of the coolest things in the games. His riddles were full of Easter eggs for every Batman fan. He even sort of makes sense in the first Arkham game, with Batman trapped in the Asylum and every taking their chance to pick at him. A lot of the time though he just seems to be in the way.
As I played through the main campaign, trying to defeat Scarecrow and figure out the mystery of the Arkham Knight (huge let down by the way, figured it out a third of the way through the game), the Riddler was like that little fly that won’t stop landing on your face. I found myself leaving all the Riddler mission until after I finished the main campaign.
The weird part is I guess this is testament to how well Rocksteady did justice to the character of the Riddler. He is needlessly egotistical and has a massisive superiority complex. Sometimes I feel the like Batman should just ignore but that won’t work work because the Riddler would just put lives in danger just to prove he is better and Batman won’t let him. Then I got to thinking that’s the problem: Batman won’t let the Riddler win. I’m not talking about letting the Riddler kill a bunch of people but just feeding his ego.
What if Batman went against the Riddler like he does in the game. Stops whatever ridiculous game he has got for him. Takes him to jail but then just sits him down and goes “Let’s play a game a Chess Nigma”. Of course Riddler agrees boasting how he will have already won by the first move. All Batman would have to do is make is look like he is winning and at the last second lose on purpose. Would this not be the Riddler’s greatest accomplishment? Would he not just stop because he bestest his greatest enemy and endlessly brag about it every time he got a visit from Batman in jail?
I don’t know. Maybe a comic book writer needs to weigh in on this but after three games the Riddler wears a little thin.
Is it wrong that I get giddy every time a new Arkham Knight trailer is released? Does the word giddy make me seem like a prepubescent child? Probably but who cares, I’m a geek, I love this shit!
Anyway the new “All Who Follow You” Trailer shows off the four characters developer Rocksteady has been teasing this weekend. The gameplay is something Rocksteady is calling “Dual Play”. During specific moments in the game you will be able to switch between Batman and one of his allies in real time like GTA V and pull off tag team moves. I can’t scream through words but that sound fricken awesome.
Batman Arkham Knight arrives this June 23.
This game makes me squeal like a pig every time. I don’t have much more to say other than that.
Ummmm. Shit got real. Thrills and chills. Batmobile …
Amazing does not even begin to describe this gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. The scale of Gotham City alone looks ridiculous, making the claims of the city being 10x times larger than Arkham City seem more and more true. The graphics are amazing as well, with enemies and batman looking like they came straight out of a CG cutscene. Whatever magic Rocksteady has pulled for the finale to their Arkham trilogy must be dark indeed. Also, I may have said this before: Playable Batmobile!
It’s hard to imagine that almost half of the year has gone by so fast. So far 2014 seems to have suffered from the transition to the new consoles. While there have been a few surprises (Bravely Default, South Park), there haven’t been many big triple A games to talk about. However, the year is not over and with the recent arrivals of games like TitanFall, inFamous: Second Son and Dark Souls, the rest of 2014 is looking pretty exciting. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014:
10. The Evil Within
I’m generally not one to get scared by horror games. However, the “Horror” element has been missing for a while now. Leave it to Shinji Makami, the father of survival horror and creator of the Resident Evil series, to get me excited again. Makami’s The Evil Within looks disturbingly horrific … in a good way. From all the previews, this game looks to be a technical masterpiece. Lighting that gives off the right amount of dark that leave you not lost but wondering whats around the next corner. The enemies are relentless and powerful. Also, damage is crucial. Limbs stay hurt until they can be patched up, leaving escape difficult.
Look for this one August 26, 2014.