Our Arkham City Wish List (PC)
Arkham City comes out for the PC on October 18th and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Arkham Asylum was a masterpiece, and it’s upcoming sequel is looking equally awesome. Now without being too pushy, there are a few things that might make this game even more amazing. So without further ado, here is our Arkham City PC wishlist.
1. Costume Mod Tools
Modders have already found ways to create their own custom Batman costumes in Arkham Asylum. Why not just include the tools to do this in the game? We know the technology exists, we’ve seen it in countless other games. Just give us a damn costume design feature.
2. An Adam West Batman Mod
The next item on our wish list comes from the twitter of Epic Games Director, Cliffy B.
“I wish Batman: Arkham City had an “Adam West” skin I could acquire that would cause fullscreen WHAMs and POWs when in melee combat.”
We agree wholeheartedly Cliff. Some inspired modder out there has to get on this ASAP when the game comes out.
3. The Ability to Change Graphics Settings
Can we pretty please have more than one chance to set our graphics preferences? In Arkham Asylum, the only opportunity to choose graphics settings was the very first time the game started up. After that, players who wanted to tweak something were just out of luck.
4. A Fight with Clayface
So in Arkham Asylum we saw Clayface pacing back and forth in his cell and changing into different people. But at no point did players get to go toe to toe with the shapeshifter. This fight could be epic! He could be disguising himself as Gotham PD and Batman has to figure out which one is Clayface and take him down. It would be like Batman meets Assassin’s Creed.
5. Build your own Batman Gadgets
It might be cool to have a system where we could create improvised Bat devices. For example, I could spray explosive gel on a Batarang to make an explosive Batarang. It would add an extra level of depth to the game and create some really challenging Riddler puzzles.
6. A Swimsuit Costume Mod for Harley Quinn
Yeah, I know I’m sick. What can I say, I like pigtails. I guess it would be good to have some Catwoman costume options as well. Catwoman is actually playable after all. But as for me, I’m mostly interested in Harley.
7. Better Boss Fights
Some of the boss fights in Arkham Asylum were not quite up to snuff. Specifically, I felt like the Killer Croc fight was dissapointing as he went down with just one Batarang each time he popped up. Come on, Rocksteady. You can do better than that.
8. The Goddamn Batman Mod
I’d like to see a mod where every Batman line is replaced with “I’m the Goddamn Batman!” Ok, maybe it doesn’t have to be every line. If the mod just randomly replaced one out of every ten lines with a roaring “I’m the Goddamn Batman!” I think that would satisfy me. Alternately, the mod could replace all batman lines with randomly inserted quotes from the Goddamn Batman twitter.
9. A Multiplayer Mode
If I’ve learned anything in my years as a gamer it’s that multiplayer makes everything better, no matter what. Why just think of all the possibilities for co-operative… I’m just fucking with you. Of course a multiplayer mode would be a horrible idea in this game. Who the fuck wants to be Robin?
10. The Ability to Save Replays
This would probably have to be a feature that comes with the game, I don’t think it would be possible to do this as a mod. Basically if a player set up a really cool series of takedowns they could save it as a replay video. Say I glide kicked an unsuspecting henchman, hit two of his buddies with Batarangs and then detonated some explosive gel on the guys coming in for reinforcements. That might be something I’d want to view again.