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So lemme see if I have this straight...20 years fans have been waiting for ANY kind of closure, and instead...they get a 3rd game that ends in a cliffhanger and an anime (that traditionally on-time and never delayed/padded medium) that's starting FROM THE BEGINNING???

Eventually the blood will come from you rather than the stone, I guess.

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I REALLY like that they're going back to small, dark, and scary. I actually really liked Batfleck, but he was in a pair of movies that were appalling trash and took "The Batman" to such an insecure place that he's literally mowing people down in a tank before shooting them with guns, and...yeah, not really my Batman. Or anyone's Batman (even back in the '30s when he was using a gun), and while I just read a FASCINATING essay on how you could make Batman timely, relevant, and scathing again by having Joe Chill be a cop who gunned down the Waynes and then slipped through the system, they're NEVER going to do that, so I do like that they're going for a more intimate, horror movie feel.

Weird Hush imagery (that I really hope they don't jump the gun on, that's not a villain you can rush), Robert Pattinson is inspired casting ("The Lighthouse" is one of my favorite movies of the last 10 years), and the return to grit is welcome after hearing that GRITTY AND BADASS EXPLOS-O-MATIC is apparently the new way of things. Batman's supposed to be a shadow, not a branding iron.

And @humanity makes a great point: why is James Bond the only character who gets to cycle through actors/tones without anyone raising a stink, but Spider-Man and Batman (who have gone through COUNTLESS ITERATIONS in their comic forms) somehow have to be a straight, unbroken line.

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Cinema Swirl podcast.

One of them has seen a bunch of movies, the other hasn't seen any of "the big movies" that people always talk about (the first episode is "A New Hope," the second is "Terminator 2" to give you some idea). The latter predicts what the movie will be about, then they watch it, then they talk about it.

Great fun and VERY light-hearted/upbeat (but don't just listen if you want to hear about how all the movies you already like are unimpeachably perfect classics, they are VERY honest and blunt with some of those).

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I liked that both this and Gotham Knights put their foots fairly firmly down in subverting the grimdarkness of the previous games. Those had their times, but I think the tonal difference is a very, very good idea.

That said: I've said it before, I'll say it again, if the most interesting question you can ask about a character like Superman, who can be written with ANY limits or none, is "BUT WHO'S HE GONNA PUNCH REAL HARD THIS TIME?!" then maybe it's not the character that's boring...

Both Injustice and DCU Online did the "Brainiac overruns Earth" thing as justification for the fight, and it just seems passe at this point. There are so many cooler stories to be told with these characters, but treating "Superman bad now" as anything other than a tired trope (unless they actually DO SOMETHING with it) feels overly charitable.

That having been said: I'll show up for great writing and good gameplay. And here's to hoping they tie up ANY loose ends from the Arkham series, that whole thing just LOVED to dangle plot threads that went ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE (from Harley's pregnancy test at the end of "City" to the ending of "Knight").

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I was more excited when I thought this was a sequel to Arkham Knight (WB Montreal would be the perfect antidote to that game's medicore boss fights, and the story left off an excellent cliffhanger), and while I'm glad to see a less grimdark version (looooooove that modern Batgirl costume), this feels very also-ran.

It feels like they put their eggs in the basket of chasing Marvel's game, but now that it looks like that's not gonna be so great, they'd have been better served doing their own thing.

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Great customer service is sadly like great editing or sound-design: invisible (and underappreciated as a result) when it's down well, and absolutely INFURIATINGLY AWFUL when it's done poorly.

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Earthbound is perfection.

It's adorably charming, it flows well, it doesn't waste the player's time despite being a SNES JRPG, and when it takes a dark turn, it feels earned AND like it doesn't sacrifice all the charm and positivity that came before just to "stick it to the player." It starts on a high note and ends on one, and the journey to get there is perfectly paced.Also it's aged REMARKABLY well.

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@aktane: Only about an hour or two per playthrough, but lots of different folks to kiss! So replayable!

And it's "Pay what you feel," so impossible to be ripped off!

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I was honestly more excited when it sounded like we were going to get true backwards compatibility with the PS5.

I'm still going with that because of the potential of Bloodborne 2 and the fact that Spider-Man: Miles Morales and God of War ain't coming to PC anytime soon means exclusives actually matter to me, but I was going to be buying on day 1 if I could FINALLY play a version of Silent Hill 2 that doesn't require me booting up a PS2 or downloading some very questionable software, but since that doesn't seem to be the case, I'm just gonna wait and see until the bugs are hammered out.

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If you don't mind weird little short indie games: Love on the Peacock Express will likely scratch quite a few itches.

Perhaps some you didn't even know you had!

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@bigsocrates: Worth mentioning Delsin Rowe is voiced by the prolific white man, Troy Baker.

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT POINTING THAT OUT USING A TEDDY ROOSEVELT QUOTE!!

Gahhhhh, that guy's stock has fallen of late. Stick to the acoustic guitar with your co-stars, my man.