Game Industry Quest, Part 09

Two days ago, Batman: Arkham City was released to an unsuspecting world.

Batman Arkham City Collector's Edition

The Batman Arkham City Collector's Edition, for those that love swag. Did I mention that I love swag?

Actually, it was released to a world dying for the follow-up iteration to Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was both shocking in its high-quality gameplay and production values.  I think the Arkham Asylum was shocking in that prior to that game, there was no great Batman game.  There have been good and bad Batman games, but nothing great until Arkham Asylum came around.

Sadly, the Collector’s Edition arrived at my apartment, and went into my closet as I’m simply too busy with school work to play at the moment.  Still, the statue looks amazing, and I’ve heard that it’s very pointy to boot.  One great piece of news for Rocksteady is the incredible metacritic score Arkham City has received, 95 out of 100 for XBox 360 and 96 out of 100 for PS3, as of today’s date.  Supposedly, these are the highest metacritic scored video games of 2011 thus far.  Impressive to say the least.  Kudos to Rocksteady and their immensely talented and dedicated development team and staff for the amazing accomplishment.


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