Arkham Origins: Is the Batman franchise over?
The Dark Knight has been on a roll these past few years. It started with the comics 1986 The Dark Knight Returns, then Nolan’s epic trilogy and lives on with Arkham. Or does it?
Anyone who’s played the Arkham series has to admit it Bruce Wayne kicks ass. The developers took the extra minute to really put icing on the franchise.
So what’s my beef with origins? I’m judging a book solely on its cover so hear me out haters --think of me as Mulder, “I want to believe.”
Check out the trailer then continue reading…I’ll give you a minute before we figure out what they're doing to the Batman franchise.
1. Another origin story? Come the eff on already!
How many times am I going to have relive origins? GAWD. At this rate, if you combine the movies, comics, books, games, shows, word of mouth, action figures, I feel like Bruce’s parents didn’t die mine did! I’ve relieved the damn story so many times it’s engraved in my memory box.
Everyone does not love the origin story. There’s gotta be at least a hundred bad guys in the DV-Verse. Can we please move on from chapter one. Seriously. We can still talk about mommy and daddy but will someone in development respect Bruce’s parents enough to let them rest in peace.
Where is the X-Factor in this trailer?! The last Arkham trailer had me on the edge of me seat. It was worthy enough to make me want to pre-order the game.
What does this one do for you? Let’s look at it. It shows a young Bruce getting beat up. A teen Bruce getting slapped around. An older Bruce/Vin Diesel getting a sword thrown his way.
I want to believe in this game, but this trailer I have to admit is pretty lame. Probably because the story isn’t there whereas the other trailers did a solid job selling the story.
This game reeks of fear. If you read the reviews online what’s new about is the expanded world. Which is cool IF the story was something we haven’t lived a hundred times over with Batman. The Batman story has so much to offer it's not just skin and bones guys!
Why aren’t we moving forward? I Love the Batman franchise and this is the second thing I’ve seen this year (first being the terrible news of Affleck wearing the cape) to make me believe Batman will fail. Damn you pre-sequels.
Anyone have any ideas beyond money on what they’re doing to the Dark Knight? Is this it? Is the Batman franchise finally over?