Next Batman Game - What do you want?

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#1 Posted by Aegon (5403 posts) -

I only have a couple of requests. One is that they should focus the experience on being a lot tighter, with a gripping story. Another is to make the gadgets and riddler stuff more fun and accessible. Lastly, they have to put in some quotes from Batman: TAS. I mean, come on.  
 
  

#2 Edited by FLStyle (4578 posts) -

Batman: Gotham City, main bad guys Hush and Red Hood (the ending of Arkham City would make an interesting plot point with Red Hood specifically)

And I want to play these two scenes in the game.

#3 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

Please let me use Nightwing to roam the city. Also, I want the main villain to be Hush and maybe a love story.

#4 Posted by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -

Batman.

#5 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

I just want to finally drive in the fuckin' Batmobile.

#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

I don't think I want another batman game, they risk getting really samey. Maybe take a similar approach with a new hero?

#7 Posted by LiquidPrince (15843 posts) -

Just more. I'm not tired of this style of game.

#8 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Batman Beyond would be awesome that or Arkaham planet

#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
  • Release at the same time on consoles and PC
  • Work just as well on PC as on console (no shitty-port syndrome)
  • Feature Batman
  • Adam West and Nolan North both voice Batman (he's schizophrenic)
#10 Posted by wwenmdc (1 posts) -

A couple ideas. They are running out of bad guys from Batman, so one idea is to move the series entirely into Justice League. That way you could fight villains from around the world. Another possibility is to have some incident where the heroes all disappear and Batman assembles a group of ragtags to fight the army of baddies. Also there could be a war between Earth and Earth 3 or Bizarro World. There also could be one where you play s bad guys too...just sayin.

#11 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -

I want Adam West!

#12 Posted by Pr1mus (3811 posts) -

Nothing. I was done after the second one. They need to start from scratch and make something new, not just add more to it.

#13 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

Scarecrow.

Polite criminals without potty mouths.

#14 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

Better sneaking, I felt that in AC that it wanted you to brawl more than sneak around and take everyone out. If I were to pop one of the games in today it would be Asylum.

Get rid of the open world. As well as they pulled it off it didn't add anything to the game besides taking a bit longer to get where you need to go.

How about an ninja game because the final battle with the batman using the sword was fantastic. Rocksteady do the next Ninja Gaiden?

#15 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

Nothing. I was done after the second one. They need to start from scratch and make something new, not just add more to it.

Why? The Arkham formula is incredible and there's still so much they could do with that style of game. Why change what works?

#16 Posted by NMC2008 (1231 posts) -

More chatty criminals, they are hilarious and entertaining while I am sneaking around taking each one out. I have no other requests as I trust RS completely.

#17 Edited by Pr1mus (3811 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

@Pr1mus said:

Nothing. I was done after the second one. They need to start from scratch and make something new, not just add more to it.

Why? The Arkham formula is incredible and there's still so much they could do with that style of game. Why change what works?

I just don't get excited playing mostly the same gameplay more than once. If the original is truly outstanding like Arkham Asylum was i'm perfectly happy with playing another one of those but it's just not new anymore and past that i get bored easily. If i want to play more of the same i have no problem replaying the same game multiple times especially if its the game where all my good memories of discovering something new are.

#18 Posted by EXTomar (4499 posts) -

I thought they missed out on fun story ideas along with game play by not integrating other playable characters. It is fine to have the focus be on Batman but offering side missions more along the lines of Catwoman's sections are a great idea.

#19 Posted by pyromagnestir (4246 posts) -

Batman the Third, done by Volition. That's what I want.

#20 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

What I want from a new Batman game is to not have Joker as the main villain (yes, I beat Arkham City, and no, Mark Hamill being 'retired' doesn't mean shit)

That, and to have co-op in some fashion. Imagine having a group of like 60 guys, and even though your hitting dudes and their bodies go flying, the other player can still hit those enemies from mid-air, though it could cause your combo to break so only really close co-op partners could make an effective combo; however it should just flow nicely no matter what.

Also, imagine the stealth parts in co-op. There'd be sections in the single player campaign where theres no way in hell you could beat them with just one player, so you bring in another player. Maybe stuff like the way some guards are stationed theres NO WAY a single person could get past, so they need another player to make a distraction or unlock a timed gate or something.

Oh and also a Jonah Hex flashback sequence.

#21 Posted by SaintOfKillers (64 posts) -

I know it's probably not going to happen but i would love to see the court of owls as the villains in the next batman game

#22 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Dont really want one. Would rather them do a Superman game in Metropolis.

#23 Posted by i8246i (119 posts) -
 
@wwenmdc said:

A couple ideas. They are running out of bad guys from Batman, so one idea is to move the series entirely into Justice League. That way you could fight villains from around the world. Another possibility is to have some incident where the heroes all disappear and Batman assembles a group of ragtags to fight the army of baddies. Also there could be a war between Earth and Earth 3 or Bizarro World. There also could be one where you play s bad guys too...just sayin.

This could be nice.
 
Maybe not make the whole game about stealth, if they go in that direction.
 
@EXTomar said:

I thought they missed out on fun story ideas along with game play by not integrating other playable characters. It is fine to have the focus be on Batman but offering side missions more along the lines of Catwoman's sections are a great idea.


I'd really like it if they'd stop using the Halle Berry-esque costume for her.  And if we are to play as her in any other games, give her more abilities!  Or at least something to balance out the lack of tech she has to make sneaking and stalking with her feel more natural.
 
Another path they could take is to incorporate more of the "Court of Owls" into the game.  That could also necessitate teaming up with other JL heroes...
 
Or heck, bring back the Clock King and make him awesome again.
#24 Posted by craigieh28 (73 posts) -

I want more retailer specific DLC!

#25 Posted by stryker1121 (1345 posts) -

Definitely a little more focus like AA had. Less characters, more characterization. I enjoyed swooping around as Bats but there were so many distractions and things to do, it was almost too much. The main story suffered for it, IMO.

#26 Posted by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

More musical numbers and more hawkman.

#27 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

I never liked the arkham games because I hated the combat in that game.I want one that focuses on the stealth aspect of batman. He is the coolest when he comes out of nowhere to one shot badguys and fuck with their heads then some repetitive match a symbol fighting system.

#28 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

A more developed overworld, probably.

In the sense of interaction more than anything. Arkham City was great, but imagine that same story transposed to the actual Gotham City, with Batman slinking around and civilians cagily walking home trying to avoid a multitude of supervillians and their cronies.

Batman: Gotham, basically.

#29 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3023 posts) -

So I know Activision kind of dropped the ball with the recent Spiderman games by adding future Spiderman 2099. But I wouldn't mind seeing Rocksteady exploring the future Batman Beyond world in a game. Was a huge fan of the show and liked the feel of a futuristic blade runner world but through the eyes of batman. New gadgets, new Gotham, new enemies, possibly the return of older enemies?

#30 Posted by Flyinnmunkee (28 posts) -

I want them to incorporate Batmans shadow, So when you do stealth stuff you could freak the hell out of the thug with it!

#31 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

I would want something akin to the Dark Knight Returns I think. That would hopefully lead to some real gameplay changes. As much as I like what these games do I think they should probably change it up in the next one.

#32 Posted by i8246i (119 posts) -
How about Brainiac?  No Superman allowed.
#33 Posted by hoossy (932 posts) -

I've think they've stretched the gameplay as far as it needs to go. I don't want another Batman game like the last one, I really enjoyed it, and now I've had enough.

If I miss it, I can just go play Arkham City again.

Let's not Call of Duty-ize this series.

#34 Posted by FLStyle (4578 posts) -

@SaintOfKillers said:

I know it's probably not going to happen but i would love to see the court of owls as the villains in the next batman game

A little soon for that, Batman games normally go ten years back when picking up comic book arcs. I wouldn't mind a twist on Under the Red Hood, the ending of Arkham Asylum practically hands you a significant difference with which to play out the story.

As far the setting goes I don't think you can simply place it in the entirity of Gotham and call it a day. Send Batman across different areas of the DC Universe, have him interact with Robin, Nightwing, Superman, WW, GL etc. It would be a Justice League story, but played from Batman's perspective.

#35 Posted by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

As much as I want it, no way the court of owls stuff is gonna be in a new batman game. I mean if its technically in the same universe as the animated series, maybe a batman beyond game would be possible . I really like the beyond stuff , and it could change up the gameplay enough to make it fresh.

#36 Posted by Svenzon (713 posts) -

I want it to be an MMO, where everyone is Batman. It should control pretty much like Arkham City, except with collision detection during the gliding sequences so people would fly into each other left and right all the time. Make this happen.

#37 Posted by Buttenator (188 posts) -

I want an appearance by the Condiment King.

#38 Posted by Im_a_Wizard (51 posts) -

@Svenzon said:

I want it to be an MMO, where everyone is Batman. It should control pretty much like Arkham City, except with collision detection during the gliding sequences so people would fly into each other left and right all the time. Make this happen.

The only form of audio communication between players should be "I'm Batman!"

#39 Posted by Brad (2875 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

I don't think I want another batman game, they risk getting really samey. Maybe take a similar approach with a new hero?

Yeah, either roll that concept up into a new superhero franchise or do something completely different with Batman. I love those games, but don't run it into the ground.

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#40 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

A retro mode that lets me play as Adam West Batman, complete with low-budget costumes, awesome Batmobile, Bat-Shark-Repellent, and full-screen exploding text effects whenever I punch someone.

#41 Posted by TheHT (10887 posts) -

an anthology of stories taken from Batman The Animated Series.

#42 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

I want episodic stories/missions. each one about an hour or so long with a different villain. Let us play as Nightwing or run with Nightwing or Robin in missions where it's appropriate. An overarching story would be ok, but not required. By doing episodic, each mission could have a different feel and possibly a different playstyle. I loved Arkham Asylum, but 6 to 8 hours of beating up the same goons got kinda old. It's the main reason I haven't rushed to play City, yet.

#43 Edited by LaserLambert (167 posts) -

@Ubersmake: YES. of all the hairbrained DLC they crammed out for Arkham City how was this not one? All the Thugs in turtleneck sweatshirts, the Joker having a semi-visible mustache,have the classic music playing when you fight.

#44 Posted by Grixxel (763 posts) -

I want more Batman with my Batman, please.

#45 Posted by 49th (2691 posts) -
  • Big proper open world.
  • Vehicles.
  • Batmobile which turns into a jet because that's awesome.
  • Streamlined gadgets, like instead of 4 different baterangs just have 1 which you can press a different button to use different variants.
  • More unique gadgets.
  • Cross over guys making an appearance.
  • Bat cave.
#46 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -
@crusader8463

I never liked the arkham games because I hated the combat in that game.I want one that focuses on the stealth aspect of batman. He is the coolest when he comes out of nowhere to one shot badguys and fuck with their heads then some repetitive match a symbol fighting system.

If that's how you play, of course the fighting system won't be fun. Going for awesome combos is the best.
#47 Posted by The_Ruiner (1012 posts) -

Nightwing online co-op

#48 Posted by Dayve86 (48 posts) -

I think they should take a break and make something new. Maybe come back to Batman a couple of years into the next hardware cycle.

#49 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@TentPole said:

Scarecrow.

Polite criminals without potty mouths.

You've gotta admit, compared to the rest of the game's themes and narrative, the swearing just seemed out of place. Like a bad attempt at grounding the thugs into some kind of "WE'RE TOUGH AND CAN SWEAR TOO" element that just felt cheap.

#50 Posted by RockAction (376 posts) -

i was really disappointed with city, the main thing i want from another batman game is a decent story told well, focusing on three or four characters,

with city they tried to mention just about everyone and then just kill almost everyone off instead of dealing with them properly which lessened the impact of certain plot points like jokers death which still felt strange and unnecessary

i also felt the open world was underused and lacked the scale of a city, it was just asylum without loading times, but the mechanics of gliding through the city were fun; but the city needed to be a lot larger, i didnt feel like you were one man in the city, after a couple hours you knew where everything was and just went around kicking everyones ass,

i mention the way in which the story is told is important to me because city was horribly paced; i dont understand why the side quests were labelled as such, they should have tried to integrate that into the narrative as they were some of the better parts of the game and the main story was quite underwhelming considering the villains involved

maybe more freedom, a couple of things really stood out for me; when azrael would just appear after a mission, i realised later it wasnt randomly generated but the first couple times i noticed him by accident and that felt special; also a similar experience with the identity theft quest line where you had to find the bodies without any help, stuff like that where you have to really explore and pay attention to your surroundings

its still one of the best playing games from a mechanical and gameplay perspective but i think greater care with the setting, characters and story would go a long way to making a really great game, which is what the first one pretty much was; i consider it among my favourite games and as tight and well produced as some of nintendo's zelda games

sorry for the long post but ive recently replayed it and i really enjoy some parts and but am still greatly disappointed by it

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