Note: Elessar first played this game when it came out, but he’s been too busy to review it up until now. Also, he is aware that the PC version of this game launched in such a hilariously awful state that they eventually had to pull it off Steam but…he played it on the PS4, so that won’t really affect his review.
Batman is an odd concept when you think about it. Fans of the older comics love pointing out to me that they were much more kid friendly than most modern interpretations, but when you unpack the concept, it’s always been pretty dark. At it’s core, Batman is a concept about an 11 year old boy who sees his parents get gunned down, snaps and decides to dress up as a bat to fight crime. That’s pretty dark.
Still, the character has remained extremely popular, with the last two movies starring him both grossing over a billion dollars. And more recently, the Arkham games have been selling like gangbusters and racking up acclaim. And while I skipped Arkham Origins due to middling reviews and a lack of funds, I was pretty stoked about Arkham Knight.