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?
"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
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.
"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.