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))