I think it’s fair to say I’m a fan of Batman. Long Halloween and the Killing Joke are a couple of my favorite comics and I have the Dark Knight practically tattooed onto my brain. For some reason though, Arkham Asylum never quite clicked with me. Maybe I was a little hung up with the seemingly random x-ray vision that Batman had or maybe the nerd in me is still raging about Harley Quinn’s redesign. I recognized that Rocksteady created a fabulous game but it just wasn’t for me. I was hard pressed, however, to see if Arkham City would swing past me again or if this would be a Dark Knight to remember.
I’m going to chalk it up to St. Patty’s Day and the universe telling me that I needed to be out drunk and singing Flogging Molly instead of podcasting, as to why we had so many problems. Returning, aside from the cast, is the stupid Skype beeping… I’m quite over this as I’m sure you are! Chat is now banned from our shows since I can’t seem to get everyone to disable sounds… le sigh.
Regardless, it’s a solid episode and we barely talk at all about fighting games. I know, right! A RARITY!!! In it’s place we debate about Jason Rohrer’s Chain World, Sony‘s strategies, and net neutrality! Sorry again about the audio in spots, we’ll fix it next week.
Former Arkham Asylum warden Quincy Sharp has bought Gotham’s ghetto to make Arkham City after taking credit for stopping the Joker’s siege on Arkham Asylum and becoming mayor of Gotham. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.
If you don’t know by now, I’m super gay for Batman. I relish in anything that’s related to the Dark Knight. Last year I played Batman: Arkham Asylum and geeked out to it the entire time. So it goes without saying that I’m pretty much about to pee my pants at any mention of new media or information pertaining to Arkham Asylum’s forthcoming sequel, Batman: Arkham City, due out next year. New renders and screenshots were released for the highly-anticipated title, and guess what? I got ‘em right here! Check it out, after the jump!