While we can’t ignore the problems with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, we also can’t discount the tremendous success the game is having on consoles.
When a video game is as heavily anticipated as Batman: Arkham Knight, it gives people a lot of time to set their expectations of what they want and deserve from the game. For developers, this can be a nerve-racking situation since there is so much pressure on them to deliver. Fan expectations greatly influence one’s perspective in evaluating a game’s success.
For a game like Batman: Arkham Knight, fans want to see the return of everything they’ve loved about the previous games, the removal of everything they hated, and the addition of a bunch of new goodies.
As many noticed with the failure of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which Ubisoft is still apologizing for, even companies that have consistently delivered time after time can encounter difficulties and fall short of fan expectations.
However, the people over at Rocksteady Studios have endured the pressures of expectation, labored arduously through the creation process, and emerged victorious to the standing ovation of fans everywhere (well, really only the fans that play on consoles).
Be warned that there are indeed some spoilers ahead as we take a look at the 5 ways that Batman: Arkham Knight delivers to fan expectations.