Its suppose to be a younger more unrefined batman. The say its not actually tied to the Arkham games. Its not really a set up to them because it happens way before them. That makes me feel a bit better but im still uneasy about it. I would much rather have had some closure with Hush and I wish Rocksteady still had it. After Asylum and City they have my complete faith. Anyways I know myself and im going to get it I already know it. I hate knowingly being one of those people that buy a game attached to a series even though I don't think its going to turn out well. I just always hold a little bit of faith that claws at me to actually try it out.
Yeah, the whole "not developed by Rocksteady" set up a warning flag, but "It's a prequel" was basically the equivalent of a huge WARNING sign with glowing letters and playing bad music going off in my head.
Just from the video and some released pictures, the feel and atmosphere look very appealing, and similar to the first two games. I'm fine with a prequel, though I'd have loved some more closure like others have stated from Arkham City, but I'd prefer the new company test out the waters on a prequel and then go forward with more experience in making the series.
I've got good hopes for it. Not sure why it's being hated on already.
Sounds promising. Initially, I was skeptical due to Rocksteady not being in charge, but if they are indeed offering significant input and advice to WB Montreal, this could be good.
Any guesses as to the assassins will be (save Deathstroke)? I have a feeling we won't see Deadshot again, if only because, at least to me, Arkham City implied it was their first or one of their first meetings. We could probably see Shiva, though, possibly David Cain, too.
I will say that I hope this game doesn't get too heavy into Joker, and just because Mark Hamill won't be voicing him.
Ugh, typo on my part. I meant to say "not just because Mark Hamill won't be voicing him."
I totally agree with you. I like Joker as a villain, but he should have a very low role, if he even appears at all in this game. And considering this is a prequel game that's based off of traditional Batman canon, but not bound completely by it, I think you could possibly have one of the major plot points toward the end be that fateful encounter in Axis Chemicals with the Red Hood, resulting in the birth of Joker.
That's how people are. They're so quick to assume the worst. I've seen people calling it a cash-in even though A) It's not a yearly release. B) It's been rumored ever since Arkham City came out. C) Just because RS isn't involved doesn't mean it won't be any good.
I even came across one person saying they won't buy unless Kevin Conroy voices Batman. When people say things like this, it makes me scratch my head. I love Conroy as Batman as much as the next person and would love for him to return, but he can't voice Batman forever. The series will continue with or without him.
The lastest Gameinformer has more info on this game
mentions its going to be using a tower idea which Far Cry 3 used, Dismantle the towers in Gotham which emit a jamming signal that prevent's the Batwing from flying into a area. Basically no fast travel and halts Batman's sensors from placing points of interest on the map.