Most of you don’t know me personally (in fact, none of you know me personally), but if you knew me gamer-to-gamer, you would know that I’m a huge Batman fan. I’m borderline obsessed with the Batman, in fact. I’ve been a fan since the original Michael Keaton films released when I was a youngster, and since then I’ve been a fan of everything from the comics to Batman: The Animated Series to the Nolan trilogy and most recently, the Arkham series of games.
So to say that I have a few things I want to see in Rocksteady Games’ finale (the likely finale, that is) is quite the understatement. Rocksteady seems to be ‘going bigger than ever’ in Arkham Knight, so without further ado, here is what I want to see in the last game of the Arkham series.
Give us a trip to Metropolis
Don’t get me wrong: I’m thankful that we’re finally going to get to travel through the bowels of Gotham City – a request that has been on the tongues of fans since Batman: Arkham Asylum. I’m also thankful that we finally get to travel in the Batmobile (another feature fans have been wanting for yeas), but with this being the last entry in the Arkham series (again, probably the last entry), Rocksteady needs to end the series with a bang. One of the best ways to do this? Allow us to visit Metropolis for one sole reason – to kick Superman’s ass.
I’ve always been a fan of the fight scene from the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns (the animated feature is also incredible) in which an older Batman battles Superman. While Batman won’t be old in Batman: Arkham Knight, it seems logical that these guys would never get along. Do you think goody-goody Superman would be best friends with the raw and rugged Batman? No way. Thus, I want to be able to fly in the Batplane (more on that in a moment), find Superman, and just fight him in an epic boss battle that would be the perfect end to the Arkham series.
This could even be DLC. As long as I can see the sights of Metropolis while being able to battle Crypton’s golden child, I’ll be happy.
Let us fly in the Batplane
I’ve always loved flying via the cape in the Arkham games, but imagine taking to the air in the Batplane, diving out of the cockpit, and saving a few innocent citizens from thugs. Remember how awesome it felt to nosedive from the top of a building in the Arkham games? Imagine nosediving from high in the air from your aircraft! It’s a feature that would never get old – plus it would make traveling around Gotham City much easier. With Gotham City being five times bigger than Arkham City, we’re probably going to need a mode of transportation faster than the Batmobile.
A twisted Batman story like none other
Spoiler alert: The Joker is dead. An ending literally no one saw coming, The Joker died at the end of Batman: Arkham City, and as a result, the Arkham series is lacking a psychotic main villain. Sure, we still have Harley Quinn, but with the death of The Joker, he’s not being replaced by another Joker-esque character. Instead, we need a new villain vastly different from The Joker, but as effective all the same.
Who should the main villain be? Hush. A childhood friend of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Hush is able to use his skills as a plastic surgeon to craft a ‘Bruce Wayne face’ onto his own, thus taking the disguise of Bruce Wayne. While the disguise isn’t perfect (there are a few noticeable scars here and there), people still mistaken him for Bruce Wayne all the same. Hush may be psychotic just like The Joker was, but instead of relying on pomp and circumstance to carry out his misdeeds, Hush is quiet and calculated.
Since there is such a strong history between Hush and Bruce, we could see a story crafted that’s one of the most dark and twisted stories in the Batman mythos. It would be awesome, and while The Joker was great, Hush can certainly pick up the mantle and run with it as the next main villain.
What other features do you want to see in Batman: Arkham Knight? Let us know in the comments below!
Article by - Dusty W.
Insert Date: 3/22/2014