The Batman is an origin story. Not the one you’re thinking of which we’ve seen depicted in film and comic form more times than Superman has abused his X-ray vision powers to spy on hot singles in his area. Director Matt Reeves doesn’t show us yet another slow-motion shot of Martha Wayne’s pearls scattering across a grimy alley as some low-life guns her and her husband down, leaving the crying Bruce Wayne to swear vengeance and grow up to wear a gimp suit with ears. No, in The Batman, Bruce has already been battling crime for 2-years. He’s still young, hot-headed and prone to losing control. He’s Vengeance, but he’s not The Batman. Not yet. Not until the credits roll on this excellent new telling of the Dark Knight.
“Wake the fuck up Samurai, we have a city to burn.” Ah wait, that’s the wrong game. Despite not featuring the shining excellence of Keenu Reeves, being overshadowed by The Last of Us Part 2 and getting considerably less attention from Sony than Naughty Dog’s long-awaited disappointment, Ghost of Tsushima has ended up being a fantastic end to the Playstation 4’s long line of strong exclusive games. Ghost of Tsushima is selling great and breaking records, and it thoroughly deserves to. Marvel’s Spider-Man let us be the web-slinger. Red Dead Redemption 2 let us live our cowboy fantasies. Ghost of Tsushima lets us live with honor as Samurai.
Another weekend and a chunk of the week have gone flying past like a bat shot out of a gun that’s travelling on a speeding train. None of that makes sense, but that doesn’t matter! This week I’m talking about Batman: Arkham Knight, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and the new Plants vs Zombies!
Important Warning: this article talks about how the recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer essentially spoils much of the movie. If you have been avoiding it for this reason, do not read this article as I will be talking about scenes from it. Do yourself […]
Following on from the disasterious launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, a game that was actually pretty damn good on console, Warner Bros. have announced via the game’s Steam that they’ll be launching an interim patch in August to hopefully tide player’s over until they can get the game […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Warner Bros. Montreal Publisher: Warner Bros. Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Given how her role in Arkham Knight’s campaign was limited almost entirely to being kidnapped and how little we actually know about her despite being in Batman’s […]
The ending to Batman: Arkham Knight is slightly mysterious, to say the very least. No, not that one. The other one. No, the other other one. The one that you can only obtain by completing everything in the game, including finding and solving every single Riddle spread […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC Reviewed On: Xbox One Developer: Rocksteady Publisher: Warner Bros. Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Rocksteady’s epic Batman trilogy in many ways charts my own passion and struggles with videogames. 2009’s Arkham Asylum sent me into a frenzy. I replayed the demo countless times, always […]
Released just yesterday to critical acclaim Batman: Arkham Knight is already facing massive amounts of backlash as the PC version appears to suffer from horrendous performance and numerous other problems. Most early reviews came from PS4 copies of the game, and some Xbox One code as well. Indeed, […]
Batman can get pretty dark sometimes, as any long-time reader of the comics will know. Hell, back in the day Batman actually killed folk and didn’t think anything of carrying a gun into a combat until his character was changed, bringing in the no killing vow. While the […]