It has been nine long years since Warner Bros Montreal last released a game. Batman: Arkham Origins was the forgotten child, shoved to the side as people referred to the Arkham “trilogy” developed by Rocksteady. And while it was certainly true that Arkham Origins didn’t hit quite the same highs, Warner Bros Montreal still delivered a rock-solid Batman game. With that success, the future seemed bright for Warner Bros Montreal as they were primed to take over the Batman license while Rocksteady moved on to other things. But then they released the Batgirl DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight and…vanished. Reports of canceled projects such as an Arkham Knight sequel starring Damian Wayne and a Suicide Squad title threw the entire studio’s existence into question. Nine years is a long time for a studio to expend money without putting anything out. Here we are, though; Gotham Knights, a brand new Batman game that isn’t set in the Arkham universe, a chance for Warner Bros Montreal to don their cape and cowl again, an opportunity to prove themselves the heroes we deserve.
The Batman Review – Is This The Best Batman Movie?
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.
Ghost of Tsushima Review – An Honorable End
“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.
Weekend Whammy: Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review Score, Arkham Knight & Fallout 76
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!
Damn It, Batman v Superman, Couldn’t You Keep It To Yourself?
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 a favour, and just skip this. The…
Batman: Arkham Knight To Get Interim PC Patch In August
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 working correctly and back on sale on…
Batman: Arkham Knight A Matter Of Family DLC Review – Holy Disappointment, Batgirl
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 ear throughout the Rocksteady trilogy I was…
Analysing Batman: Arkham Knight’s Knightfall Ending
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 throughout Gotham, a slightly daunting task which…
Batman: Arkham Knight Review – The Final Knight
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 spending the most time in the first…
Batman: Arkham Knight Appears To Be A Mess On PC, Outsourced Development To Blame?
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, I requested PC code and got none,…