Dangerous Mood Swings.

Previously I had queried what was left for Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to squeeze out of the Arkham franchise. I asked this in reference to the announcement that they were releasing Batman: Return to Arkham, this July.   What was left for players to do in Arkham, er, I mean Gotham.  Hadn’t Rocksteady killed off the bat that laid the mopey egg?  Or was that Robin?  No, wait, which Robin?  Aw, hell.  I’m depressed.

Then, I found out yesterday that Return to Arkham is actually just the previous Batman Games, Batman: Arkham AsylumBatman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Origins re-released for the PS4.  Huzzah!  O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’  I can finally play Arkham City on the PS4 and get the bad taste of Arkham Knight and its ceaseless, stupid tank battles out of my frontal lobes.  Sheesh, what an aneurism.

I never realized, until now, just how much I missed the claustrophobic thrill of navigating Arkham Asylum, especially in the late stages of the game.  And Cracking heads in the Sionis factory or the Gotham Museum just never got old.  Now I get to do it again on the advanced platform.  I’m kind of psyched.

Wait..what’s that?  You have some video of the HD remaster?  I can see what the games will look like?   Well, play it man!  For the love of God, Montressor, play it!

Zoinks!  Well, OK, some of that looked swell.  But much of that imagery appeared as if they had strained it through baby shit.  What exactly does HD stand for, good fellow?  “Herp” and “Derp”? What did they do to the Joker’s hair?  Spray it with lacquer? Criminey, what punch in the taint!

I am disappoint.

Sigh.  Time to go self medicate.

R T Kraken!

Prior to becoming a professional curmudgeon and the Scourge of the Northern seas, R.T. Kraken worked as an artist and a photographer. He has been an avid comic book fan since he was spawned as well as an insufferable know-it-all.
He also sings for the Supra-70s band, RIFLE.
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