#1 Posted by magnetorex (6 posts) -

Imagine this. GoThAm city. You're Batman. You can swing, drive, fly(batplane), take a boat, just about anything around GoThAm. Total free reign. The city is divided into territories. Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, etc. all have their own parts. You could even have Killer Croc in the sewers. You have to clean up the streets as gang wars escalate and all the big players are trying to take over GoThAm. Here's the kicker though, you have an "Urban Legend" meter, as i call it. The more you stay out of sight and conduct your business in a stealthy matter, the scarier you are to the criminals. If you just go walking down the middle of the street, you lose your element of surprise, but if you always stay in the shadows and drop from the ceiling on a rope to scare the hell out of criminals, you can sneak up easier and have more powerful sneak attacks. You'd play up the whole, "is the Batman real or not?" aspect of the character. It would have to have an impecible fighting system, as guns are a no-no, but you'd have tons of kick ass gadgets. I don't care if someone steals this idea, in fact, i hope they do. This is my dream game. It's totally do-able. It needs to be made, and it needs to be made right. Now, who's with me?

#2 Posted by lordofultima (6204 posts) -

I like your clever use of capital letters, I'll give you that much. Someone get this man a coffee!

#3 Posted by Wolverine (4276 posts) -

Yeah that could work.

#4 Posted by TimeWaffle (944 posts) -

that's crazy enough it just might work

#5 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
lordofultima said:
"I like your clever use of capital letters, I'll give you that much. Someone get this man a coffee!
"

Bahaha! I agree bro, this has been talked about in another thread (and another thread made about this), a free roaming batman game. The next Spider Man 2 game revolution, basically. :P
#6 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -

Omg that would be sweet

#7 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

Sounds cool

#8 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I would play it.

#9 Posted by Feanor (1386 posts) -

I could see a batman sandbox game working very well.

#10 Posted by BigDo6 (166 posts) -
Crackdown in someways was a super hero GTA clone. Maybe the guy that made it could be enlisted to do a Batman game.

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#11 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -

I don't like Batman, and I don't like GTA, I'll pass.

#12 Posted by aemaeth (220 posts) -

Sounds like a good idea.
A solid story where Batman's actions have consequences on Bruce's life (such as being accused of being Batman, or blackmailed etc.) or if you play it smoothly, you'll be living as Bruce relatively smoothly also.

This mixed with a huge Gotham City, would be fantastic.

It'll never happen, though.

#13 Posted by 6matt6 (21 posts) -

I like the idea but I would like to play as a bad guy for once. Setting traps and robbing banks as Joker would be awesome.

#14 Posted by Phillipo2932 (13 posts) -

100% With you and that waould be cool if you could be The Joker too. That would be a definite buy if done right!

#15 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -
6matt6 said:
"I like the idea but I would like to play as a bad guy for once. Setting traps and robbing banks as Joker would be awesome.
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What he said.
#16 Posted by Phillipo2932 (13 posts) -

What company would you like to see make the game though?

#17 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

If it had the old style batmobile yes, but if it had that tank disgrace of a batmobile then no.

#18 Posted by MSG (188 posts) -

Well good news for you guys, this same idea, open world Batman, has been a rumor for months and months.  Supposedly it's in development at Pandemic, obviously to be published by EA.

#19 Posted by Peter_J (151 posts) -

Didn't Pandemic make Mercenaries?

#20 Posted by MSG (188 posts) -

Yes.  Yes they did. 

#21 Posted by Peter_J (151 posts) -
MSG said:
"Yes.  Yes they did. 
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Awesome.
#22 Posted by Stapler_Hernandez (129 posts) -

Not in.

#23 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

Pretty good idea. I especially like the Urban Legend meter, it'd be pretty neat.

#24 Posted by WolfODonnell (39 posts) -
Stapler_Hernandez said:
"Not in.
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Same.... Batman isn't even that good of a superhero anyway...
#25 Posted by killer_meatballs (460 posts) -

Magneto, that sounds like a killer game!  I'd get that in a sec.

#26 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

Add a cape on the guy in Infamous and I am pretty sure you have Batman... who can shoot electricity.

#27 Posted by magnetorex (6 posts) -

I'd like to see realtime worlds, the guys that did crackdown, do this

#28 Posted by calf_exercises (858 posts) -

Yes, I would like to see a batman sandbox game but definatly not a GTA clone. I think it has the potencial to work but i doubt it will happen for a long time. If they stopped making movies for a few years its a possabilaty.

#29 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -
Sounds like a great idea.But at the same time, I can see it ending horribly, horribly wrong.
MSG said:
"Well good news for you guys, this same idea, open world Batman, has been a rumor for months and months.  Supposedly it's in development at Pandemic, obviously to be published by EA.
"
If tthat is true, then I do have hope for this happening. We'll see.

#30 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

That would be a pretty badass game.

#31 Posted by IHeartUnicornsAndRainbows (91 posts) -

Sounds like Spider-Man 2 mixed with True Crime. What shit.