A friend asked me: “How do you motivate yourself to keep drawing? Lately I have been lacking that. One of the reasons is that I feel afraid of making mistakes in my drawings not to mention that I sometimes feel inferior when I compare my drawings to other artists (particularly those who make…
'I don't care that you are gay, different gender, younger, older, handicapped or from a different country… when your art is good or bad, it's good or bad because of its own quality, not what sort of life problems or discriminations you've faced. Art should NOT be judged by 'who' made it.'
- Less over the top Monster enemies like venom-mutated goons or skyhigh Killercrocs… just Bane (a character I really hate but have to accept in the franchise as the new fav under the 90s influenced generation and Nolan fans)…
- Redesign of Copperhead. Made the silly character into a Batman char that can get reused a lot more in the near future with this design. And hope they do.
- Finally a game with Firefly since the NES game (or the ones where I know he is in it). Love this char and his fight is my personal highlight of the game.
- The batwing quick jumps trough the game. Saves time and nerves.
- Alfred before he becomes a crybaby.
- nice addition of some new combat gadgets.
- A -in my opinion- better presentation of the mad hatter at the surface.
- less ass and tit shots of the silly sexualized women.
- the Detective mode locations.
- No silly over the top boss fights like a mutated Joker or a giant Killerplant, with boring dodge gameplay. But still annoying boss fights like the Bane ones.
Things I disliked:
- The bugs and glitches: Combat felt less smooth (also when the new gadgets helped getting rid of the shitty shield goons), climbing and gliding glitches, AI pathfinding probs, grafic memory issues, object highlight glitches, Riddler trophy glitches.
- Too open world with not so much in it.
- Missing hints to other Batman villians.
- In general less interesting Batman villians or the forced feeling they squeeze all left villians who were not in the rocksteady games in as possible… still missed the Polka Dot Man. Want him NAUGH!
- In general less interesting story.
- No real new ideas or new ideas not really inspired excecuted.
- The ‘art’ feeling is missing.
It’s good fast food. It is unfair to compare it with the rocksteady games, but at the same time you have to do it, since it’s a prequel to these games and its using a lot from the rocksteady sources to create its ‘own world’. When you see it without the Rocksteady games it would be one of the best of all the batman franchise games and there were a lot BAD ones…. REALLY BAD ones. But compared to the previous games it’s a disspointment. Like watching Batman: Year One or the Nolan movies. It’s a ‘refreshing’ dark look at the franchise, but still not that fun and interesting. Personally I love the charme of the animated series as the guide how to handle the ‘dark and fun’ at the same time (but who does not take this show as the best example…).
The bugs are the worst, but doubt a patch can’t solve these issues. Some friends talked of worse glitches, but I have not experienced them, except the Riddler room trap one.
When you are Rocksteady game biased, I would say ignore the game, or wait till it gets on sale. When you are a Batman nerd and don’t mind that it is far away from the polished superior previous games, then take a look.
I had my fun, but am aware that it’s fast food and not art. Sometimes a Burger with ketchup issues can be enjoyable too and don’t need to get compared to Duck à l’Orange.