Batman: Arkham Knight from WB Games and Rocksteady is set to release by the end of the month and every Batman fan including myself am eagerly anticipating the game's launch. I myself forked over the money for that fancy silver PS4 system with the Batman decals on them just because of my love for the series. But a lingering question still sits with me as to wither or not the game will live up to my expectations.
Let's face it Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are two of the best licensed games ever crafted and while Arkham Origins missed the mark it was still an alright experience when compared to a lot of other rushed games like Assassin's Creed Unity or Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. But Arkham Knight has been delayed time after time and the last couple of games I was waiting for that faced delays were lack luster at best and Aliens: Colonial Marines at worst. My fear is with this being such a HUGE game with some many pieces mixed in I fear that it might backfire.
Do you think Batman: Arkham Knight will live up to the hype?
Another thing that may hurt the game is this new Season Pass that Warner Brothers is pushing that gates off a bunch of content that you can only get with the pass plus the big expansion pack where you play as Batgirl and they expect you to pay an additional $40 for the pass. With the system I pre-ordered through GameStop I get access to Harley Quinn and Red Hood story missions but if I want Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman I will either need to spend the extra $40 on the season pass (which if I did that would be the first Season Pass I've ever purchased) or I will have to hold out and hope each one is available digitally or sit and hope that a Game of the Year edition comes out later on with all the content on the disc.
But then I remember who is making the game, Rocksteady. These people have done nothing to make not trust them and they are one of the few developers that I am always excited to see what they are doing. I have faith that the game will be amazing, will it live up to the hype though? I can't say there are very few things that I've seen hyped up as much as this game and for many people that I know this is their reason to upgrade for the next generation systems. Only time will tell if the game will be good but I think we will be in for one heck of a ride later this month. Thanks for reading and remember to Keep Calm and Game On!
Be sure to watch my full review of the game on my YouTube channel after the game comes out: