• BladedFalcon - June 3, 2014 10:56 a.m.

    And this surprises no one. Just as well, many are treating this game as the fir TRUE next gen game and whatnot, so for their own sake they better make damn well sure that it delivers.
  • Vonter - June 3, 2014 1:22 p.m.

    I'm surprised. I thought next gen would come this year. Seems not only Nintendo has trouble going next gen (in before pedantic remark, I mean everyone has been having trouble going to the next level respectively). I'm really curious what the Fall game is gonna be for the other two, since this one seemed like the biggest game for Fall.
  • BladedFalcon - June 3, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    Yeah well, the transition seems to have been rockier and taking longer this time than usual because AAA developers are too scared of taking risks anymore. They develop most of their games with current gen still in mind because the install base there is just way bigger than in new gen. (Great as the PS4 is doing, it hasn't passed the mark of 10 millions sold, whereas with PS3 they are over 80 million last I checked, maybe even higher by now) That, and sure enough, every developer never truly understands how to get the best out of a system in the first year, or even two. The problem the Wii U has isn't really the same though. True next gen or not, the PS4 and Xbone are still getting at least one or two big multiplatform releases while the Wii U gets shunned altogether for most of them, true next gen or not, again the Wii U is simply not attractive as a stand alone console for most people who only want, or can only afford once console per generation, and the fact that two years into it's lifespan, and the Wii U still hasn't been able to get a steady stream of games aside from what Nintendo itself makes, and it's clear to see that while yes, everyone struggles with a new console, Nintendo's always seem to suffer the most because of this.
  • Vonter - June 3, 2014 2:46 p.m.

    Still like you've said, if you like the games Nintendo makes it still has a value proposition... until the other two also have a third party that makes the type of games nintendo makes.
  • BladedFalcon - June 3, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    That, and Nintendo games have the problem that- Despite being undoubtedly very good, well made and polished for the most part, they are also almost always iterations from the same tried and true franchises. To be sure, even in iterations you can make great innovations and Nintendo has done so at times. But for better or worse, you know what to expect from their games, all zeldas feel alike, all 2D mario games feel alike, all donkey kong games feel alike. As such, I' pretty sure that makes a big part of why a lot of people (and not just me) feel like they can pass on Nintendo games, since they might feel that while good games, they aren't really missing wholly NEW experiences. Also, I know that's not wholly true and fair, and there is always exceptions, but it's a valid generalization, and most people coast on generalizations.
  • Vonter - June 3, 2014 7:32 p.m.

    IDK I suppose it's the same apathy like I have with shooters, mainly not giving another chance since it doesn't look different enough. That's why I brought the EA Sports, COD comparison, Nintendo still makes games I like and enjoy, still I think is the only one of these three fanbases that has a strong loyal fanbase. As a fan I'm assuming most people want Nintendo to imitate the hardcore or big name developers, mainly put cinematic storytelling (which they're freaking bad at doing if it's not tongue in cheek), an FPS or TPS (which aside from Metroid they haven't really tried to make one) and or having a game that looks realistic (which kinda have done with Epic Yarn and other games that use real materials for a cartoony game or Mario Kart 8 real-like lighting) Still the problem, like most big companies nowdays is that they haven't gone out of their comfort zone, and I suppose that's a legit claim from most people.
  • BladedFalcon - June 3, 2014 9:21 p.m.

    Yeah, I don't think anyone wants Nintendo to starts doing what everyone else is doing, I certainly don't want them to become an FPS sandbox or chest high cover shooter factory. But like you said, they don't really step much out of their comfort zone. I want them to take RISKS again, I want them to really push for truly new and fresh IPs, the last time they did that was with Pikmin... and that was fucking 13 years ago. And yes, I know they've created others like Wii Sports and Brain Age... but does anyone really feel like they are on the same level of iconic vale and personality that the rest of their IPs have? I shit you not, even with as few games as the Wii U has overall, if instead of a New Super Mario Bross Wii U and DK Tropical Freeze, they had created to completely different IPs that tried completely new genres or gameplay mechanics, I would be way more inclined to buy the system already. But as it stands, I simply don't feel inclined yet because as great as those games I mentioned might be... I already know what I'm missing.
  • Vonter - June 3, 2014 9:58 p.m.

    But yeah, is Nintendo fan system atm. Although you know what they say, desperate Nintendo is the best Nintendo, they'll inevitable throw out something else, since pretty much the standard fare hasn't work.
  • shawksta - June 3, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Damn these delays.
  • Vonter - June 3, 2014 9:52 a.m.

    Sadly there goes my only reason to buy a PS4 or a Xbone this year. I don`t see any other game I want that I couldn´t get on Wii U or 360. What a bummer. But oh well, at least there could be a price cut before it releases.
  • Arno20 - March 28, 2014 4:45 p.m.

    Who plays assassins creed
  • psyche_out86 - March 28, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    The fact that this game won't have any multiplayer element is great news. I hope that this is an indication that the game industry's recent obsession with multiplayer is over. Adding multiplayer trophies to games like the Arkham or Assassins Creed series is criminal and means that true single players can't get platinum trophies.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - March 28, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    Since no one has made it super clear to me: Are these screenshots indicative of the gameplay they showed, or are they just pre-renders like the announcement trailer?
  • GR_HenryGilbert - March 30, 2014 4:28 p.m.

    Can't speak for where these images came from, but I can say the live gameplay I saw did look as good as those screens
  • db1331 - March 28, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    Really looking forward to picking this up on PC. I just Bought Origins for $10 on Steam yesterday. I don't expect it to be good, I'm just hoping it can scratch the Batman itch I've been having. I was about to reinstall City earlier in the week. Hopefully they offer a price reduction on this one for owner's of the previous games. I think you got $10 off an Arkham City preorder if you owned Arkham Asylum.
  • Tradewindrain - March 28, 2014 1:54 a.m.

    Rocksteady Studios are the effing best.
  • Shigeruken - March 27, 2014 10:12 p.m.

    Where did the new Arkham article go?
  • GR_AndyHartup - March 28, 2014 12:49 a.m.

    This is the new Arkham Article, word for word.
  • Shigeruken - March 28, 2014 1:13 a.m.

    I'm guessing the article from earlier in march was replaced with the article from today? If so, it's not showing up under the news or features section like other articles that get bumped up usually do.
  • GR_AndyHartup - March 28, 2014 1:21 a.m.

    The articles got combined. Henry got to see the game in action, so we pulled together his new experiences and combined them with the older information. The result - we hope - is a more comprehensive article. We've got more Batman stuff coming in the next few days...
  • Shigeruken - March 28, 2014 2:23 a.m.

    Good to know. I thought I may have had a stroke or something. I should probably lay off the energy drinks...
  • wiitard07 - March 28, 2014 6:24 a.m.

    MORE BATMAN?? I love you Andy :)))
  • GR_HenryGilbert - March 30, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    Yeah, what Andy said!
  • shawksta - March 27, 2014 8:39 p.m.

    Looking forward to it :D
  • Darkhawk - March 27, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    How plausible it that Arkham Knight turns out to be a resurrected Joker? Has good ole smiley ever donned the cape and cowl at any time in the history of the franchise?
  • ombranox - March 27, 2014 4:52 p.m.

    Yup. In one of the better episodes of The Batman.
  • Vonter - March 27, 2014 5:04 p.m.

    I love the role reversal in that episode, even though from Batman's side it was forced on him.

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