Prepare to step back again into the shadows, wear the cape and cowl and be the hero that Gotham City needs.
Rocksteady Studios Batman games were always heralded as the turning point for superhero games (arguments if Batman is a superhero in the comments please), the game blended the beautifully crafted universe of the Dark Knight with fast and fun paced combat. The two games in the Arkham series released on Xbox 360 were the fantastic Arkham Asylum and the direct sequel Arkham City(which I was never as keen on). These two games reviewed extremely well and brought faith that video game adaptations of comic books could be a viable move.
Some people might remember 2011, there was a royal wedding, riots took place for several nights in London ...... oh and Skyrim was released. This game is held dear to the hearts of many people, with its blend of open world exploration and intricate story telling, it is no wonder the Elder Scrolls games are held in such high regard.
The announcement of Darksiders 2 having a current gen release was a strange news article to read, the biggest shock was that I was not even aware the IP had been purchased. When THQ went under a few years ago many of the intellectual properties (IP) were bought by other companies, this is a common practice in the computer game industry. Darksiders was an interesting and always very understated title, where you would play as the legendary horsemen of the apocalypse from Christian mythology. (By mythology I in no way mean to cause offence to Christians)
The original game has the protagonist of War, who was falsely imprisoned by the Charred Council (order of balance for existence) for a tiny wee crime of ....... cause the apocalypse. The first game saw War fight his way through hell on earth ... literally, to clear his name and bring fourth justice. The game falls into an elaborate tale of betrayal and conspiracy as the plot unfolds, there is an amazing balance or action and adventure with plot, puzzles and storytelling to keep players involved.
Capcom have dropped the bombshell that Resident Evil is to be released digitally early next year on the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. Originally released in 1996, then 'remade' in 2002, the series has gone on to sell in excess of 61 million units to date. This remastered version of the original is sure to sell well with those who have yet to sample the delight which is Resident Evil and even those fans of the series looking for a trip down memory lane.