We're already seeing a shift in mechanics if the grappler holds true.
And a more involved approach to the combo system as well.
I wouldn't want it to feel completely dissimilar, since it's under the Arkham banner, but I do like what I'm hearing about their design changes. That grappling hook able to attach to any part of the environment alone with the larger city will make this a worthy open world Batty title.
I don't see how this isn't a positive outcome. Arkham City lead to Rocksteady making the combat somewhat more convoluted because they tried to add more(the 'finishers' particularly with the throwing all the batarangs and using the grapple in battle and all those weird button combinations.)
This lets a new developer take tools that have already been crafted and probably not have to focus on changing up the engine entirely(kind of like New Vegas), so they can focus on the content of the game itself. It also frees up Rocksteady to work on something new where they can try all sorts of different things.
I'd be bummed out if Rocksteady was making this, honestly.
Though Warner Montreal should rename their studio Bebop.
But they need to shove in Joker so it can appeal to masses at moment Court Of Owls is not mainstream enough to most people.
No doubt Joker pops up in this I suspect it going be another City situation with plot
What I mean is when City was being advertised/announced it was built around idea of Dr Strange knowing Batman is bruce and locked him away but in the game it was the Joker show ,Strange had little to do with it overall which is damn shame.
I suspect this game will do same Black Mask is face villain but focus will shift onto Joker being created by Batman by accident a la Under Red Hood film then etc etc especially with the focus of it being a prequel and meeting future villains
That would adapt so damn well to a game. Owls would be great to play through. Got your action. Got your detective work. Could even throw the cast like Nightwing and Damien as playable characters for main or side missions.
I better stop. This is why I can't have nice things.
I'd throw money at a pre-52 Batman INC game as well.
Is that what it meant? I read it as you do sidequests to unlock new gear, and it's given to you via Alfred saying something like "Oh that (sidequest you just finished) looked tough, here's an explosive batarang" or what have you.
I'm not a huge fan of either Arkham game, so a change of developers actually gets me a little more interested. Maybe the new team makes some changes that make the game more fun to me.
I can't really say why, but I lost interest in both Asylum and City about halfway through. Both are pretty cool games, no doubt, but I think they felt kind of repetitive... But I've got to admit that I seem to be the only person on Earth who doesn't enjoy Arkham's combat system.
I'm interested to see how this turns out, City was an unfocused mess (though still enjoyable) compared to Asylum and by the end I was not that interested in another game. A change in developer might be what's needed.
Quite possible... I would say most likely it's just Old Gotham is the run down poor area of the city, similarly dilapidated like Arkham City, whereas New Gotham will be all nice for the rich/white folk. I don't see them reusing Arkham City too much given that it wasn't particularly well designed/memorable.
Gutted to learn it won't be a full on Batman origins story. Would be so psyched for a year one style game where you spent a good chunk of time as Bruce Wayne.