Saturday!

Fall Sun – Back To School – Coca Cola Commercial – 1995

A couple of years ago, Batman: Arkham Knight came out and it was really good. Well, it was really good on PS4. So good that I beat it twice before anything but the Day One DLC came out.

And after I beat it that second time, I said something to the effect of “Ugh. I won’t need to play that again for years!”

And I didn’t, even though I got the season pass in the first few minutes of playing it because, jeez, I thought the game was awesome.

Well, I realize that it has been a couple of years and I beat the ported-to-PS4 Arkham Asylum and the ported-to-PS4 Arkham City and I sat down with Arkham Knight and realized, oh jeez! I’ve got about 10 gigs of DLC to download! So, once again, I sit down to play Arkham Knight and, instead, I’ve got about seven hours of stuff to download.

But, yesterday, the downloads were all finished and I sat down to play and, golly, it’s like riding a bike.

Of course it’s absurd and overstuffed and they crowbar in dang-near everybody from every single corner of the Bat Universe. From greatest hits like Man-Bat and Two-Face to lesser-known deep cuts like Professor Pyg, if this were a movie, then this would be a movie that you complain about years after the fact… but since it’s a video game, you lean forward and think it’s cool that they included a little shout-out to that particular corner of the bat-universe by having you fight Deacon Blackfire.

And, jeez, they released, like, 10 gigs of stuff since the last time I touched it. So I’m going to get back to it. (It’s okay, I’m doing laundry.)

So… what are you playing?

(Picture is HG Wells playing a war game from Illustrated London News (25 January 1913))


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5 thoughts on “Saturday!

  1. I finished Pyre earlier in the week, it’s a short game, but very good. The soundtrack is excellent, but then that’s true for all of Supergiant Games’s work.

    I’ve gone back to Civ for a while, as that’s my usual between-games game. Now that they’ve released the final patch for Mass Effect Andromeda, I might go back and give it another play.

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  2. I’m playing ME:A on PS4, but my wife is monopolizing that playing Final Fantasy.

    I’ve been playing Civ 5 but after three attempts to start a game, i think I’m burned out. I’m trying to decide what to play now. (Vanishing of Ethan Carter, This War of Mine, Stardrive, Planescape Torment, or another hack at Baldur’s Gate…)

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  3. I’ve been playing witcher 3 again. Third time around. Working the qwent quests this time, and thinking about hooking up with Triss vs Yennefer. Not played in about a year and nothing’s out I want to play right now much…or that I want to pay full price for.

    Usually I get a game AFTER most of the dlc comes out or wait until it all goes on sale. Depends upon the game.

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